Sunday, 22 July 2007

Wow! Wow! Wow!

This is awesome!

I don't know whether it will appeal to everybody but I think that this is just a fantastic idea.
It adds a whole new emotional dimension for those of us who spend a lot of time on the Internet and have been accused by those that don't of needing to get back in touch with the real world.
Well, here it is and guaranteed to make you feel something!

Jonathon Harris is an artist who also happens to know how to program and he is using his programming skills to create art that is not only interesting in content but also great to look at. We feel fine tracks the world's blogs and searches for phrases starting with the words I feel........ and then captures the rest of the sentence. A picture of the way the world is feeling at that time is created - look it is hard to explain, click on the "We feel fine" graphic and check it out yourself!

His latest project is called "Universe" and provides a snapshot of our world from the point of view of any parameter that you put in. Again awesome!


Saturday, 14 July 2007

Png's! in IE - What a pain!

I have been creating a website for Michelle and and I am using pngs with transparent backgrounds for all the navigation and menu graphics.
Looks great in Firefox but..........?
In IE 6 and back, a big mistake unless I am just to assume everybody who uses IE has upgraded to version 7 which is incredibly unlikely.

I have tried a couple of the fixes but of course they are complicated by the matter of links and rollover effects etc and so far no success.

I will keep at it but I am pissed with Microsoft.........again!

Sunday, 1 July 2007

ITtoolbox for IT professionals

I discovered this brilliant site sometime ago and have decided to blog it just in case you might be interested and don't know about it!

ITtoolbox is a community of 1.2 million IT professionals who share information and provide assistance to each other on all things related to being involved in the IT profession.

Main category areas include:
  • CRM
  • Data Management
  • Development and Integration
  • Enterprise Back Office
  • IT Management and Trends
  • Networking and Infrastructure
You can also:
  • View, contribute to or comment a vast array of Blogs on real IT issues and trends.
  • Use Groups to ask and answer questions among skilled peers.
  • View the excellent Wiki, create and edit definitions, FAQs, and HOWTOs.
There are also any number of white papers and research, webcasts and events and......... you can even score a new job!

I have joined various blogs and become, like many others a fan of bloggers with names like Security Monkey, Locutus and Puramu.