Writing from October 2008

Graphs that lie

Here’s one thing that’s making me angry at the moment. In fact there are several things making me angry at the moment: McCain’s supporters; the greed that lead us into these financial end-times… and by comparison this particular matter is trivial. But at least it’s easier to solve than the others.


In Misc on 11 October 2008. 28 comments. Permalink

Making websites

With the occasional updates about performances and auditions you’d be forgiven for thinking I’m no longer making websites. Although I had little time free for real work while at college I was still able to squeeze in a few smaller projects over the year since I finished my time on BBC Programmes (which has since gone from strength to strength):


In Personal on 14 October 2008. 1 comment. Permalink

Showing them one tiny corner

There was some interesting discussion on my previous post about stock market graphs and there were perhaps three themes we can address.


In Misc on 16 October 2008. Permalink

Stopping Movable Type from truncating long templates

This one goes out to all those fickle fans who stumble here via Google.

If you use Movable Type 4 and have any very long templates you may have encountered a problem where saving the template in MT’s editor results in the end of your template being cut off.


In Movable Type on 21 October 2008. 1 comment. Permalink

A format only robots could love

I’ve just added a new section to my site: Comments written on other sites. Every time I post a comment on another site I’ll make a copy here. It’s already stocked up with every comment I’ve made on other sites since July 2004.


In Web Development on 27 October 2008. 6 comments. Permalink

Ghostly fingers of APIs

When writing my previous post about aggregation I started thinking about all the small pieces of me that are loosely joined around the web. Today I decided to see what all those connections looked like:


In Misc on 29 October 2008. 4 comments. Permalink