July 2005 Archives


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I'm on the beta test program for IE7, and I must say I'm underwhelmed in general.

Yes it has tabs
Yes (impressively) it does alpha transparency right, but not the gamma correction of alpha-blended colors (not in the same way that ie6 gets it wrong though)
The interface is moved round so it looks weird, url bar along top (below title bar), refresh button after the url input field, file menu last in the toolbars.
It fails the acid2 test in the same (drastic) way that ie6 does.


I just launched the BBC's first site dedicated to open source software, /opensource.

Its already quite popular on del.icio.us (17 links after being launched for 1.5 hours - update 23:34 79 users linking).

Also linked from backstage.bbc.co.uk, ben metcalfe's blog and Boing Boing and slashdot

New Toy

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18V of grunt DIY power, the Black and Decker HP188F2K Hammer Drill, Grrr !!

I had to get a new one after my last one, that wasn't very old, was just crap and broke.

Booked a Holiday or two

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We've just booked a holiday to Greece for a week in the middle of this month. We're going to Zeus Hotel in the tiny traditional village of Afyto, on the Kassandra Peninsula of Halkidiki. Should be fun, I get to try out my waterproof camera case to photo the fishies...

Then in September we are off to Arenzano in Italy, in the north by Genoa. We're going all the way by train, via paris and nice, so that should be fun :-) I just hope Benjamin behaves.


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