Archive for January, 2009

CiBOX Monitor -Hidden Factory Menu

January 24th, 2009 No comments

CiBOX Factory Menu
A couple of years ago, I got paid for some programming with a  CiBOX C1905 19″ Monitor.

When  I first got it, I thought it was the dogs-danglies, however after using it for a little while, two inconsolable problems came to light.

Personally I dislike wide-screen monitors. I spend a lot of time typing and whether it be paragraphs of text or lines of code / config files; all of which (especially if you hope it to be printable) have a habit of being in portrait; eg: Scrolling Down!

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DHTML Lemmings

January 24th, 2009 No comments
Screenshot of SHTML Lemmings

Lemmings written completely in DHTML, so thats static HTML and JavaScript. No flash here. -very excellent 😀

In fact, I first came across this a good few years ago… I wonder ifit can be calssed as pre-2.0 Web2.0 :)

Personally I recommend polaying it with firebug running, so you can watch the source change :)

Lamb -Little Things

January 17th, 2009 1 comment

A live rendition of Lamb, playing their epic track Little Things from the Fear of Fours album.

Lamb seem to put across all the energy and funk of The Postal Service, but with the musical know-how of, say Mylo. This track in particular is a favourite as about 2:10 it starts feeling like its a Bill Bailey remix.

-Infact, if you’re going to listen to this, you should listen to B-Line next; the order it comes on hte album.

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Pro/Desktop 8 and Wine

January 15th, 2009 2 comments

I’ve recently come across PTCs Pro Desktop 3D CAD software when reinstalling a laptop for a friend.
As I understand it, Pro/Desktop is the younger brother to Pro/ENGINEER, “a parametric, integrated 3D CAD1/CAM2/CAE3 solution” produced and distributed by PTC4.

And after playing with it, to try and make a vivarium, I decided I needed it to run on linux.

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  1. Computer Aided Design []
  2. Computer Aided Manufacturing []
  3. Computer Aided Engineering (& Analasys) []
  4. Parametric Technology Corporation []
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FireFox & WordPress

January 15th, 2009 No comments

It turns out one of my (many) firefox plugins is causing wordpress to break in strange ways, namely when trying to edit a post, it reloads the main page inside of one of the iframes and then fails.
More info as it comes.

Thu Jan 15 18:25:35 GMT 2009:

I tried to be clever. I re-installed WordPress, Disabled all the plugns on the website and all to no avail.

Then I used my brain and tested it in another browser (seamonkey) and found it all working perfectly -fantastic, not a server issue then, but FireFox.

After switching to a different FF profile1 for a little while, I prove it was due to the plugins I was using.

Having finally switched back to my orogional profile, I’ve found everything working fine again. Which is a PITA.

  1. `firefox –profilemanager` []