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Nice little earner

Web Developer / 6 Months Contract / ASAP £195.62 – £196678.12 per day Netherlands As opposed to this one: Web Developer £1 per annum Leeds, West Yorkshire

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What minimum wage? (maybe the Victorian period)

Straight from an agency website: Graduate PHP Developer – Cheshire – Graduate, Junior, Trainee £15 – £18 per annum Cheshire

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URL failure (see Janet Jackson ‘Wardrobe malfunction’)

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Google (m)AdSense

I put together a short function in javascript for handling the addition of a bookmark, which worked fine for IE and FF, but needed to support other browsers. So I set to with a search (using google) starting with “javascript … Continue reading

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Well they did ask!

After a series of online chat and email sessions which failed to solve a problem with my NAS box, I was asked to take the customer satisfaction survey. My favourite question and the first possible answer was this: “You have … Continue reading

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Beer goggles meets mail goggles

Mail goggles – a great new idea from Google Labs – must have been one of those Friday projects

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Dark side of the moon (I know I have been there)

Consider a voice transmission from the earliest space missions put through the following process: save onto magnetic tape playback via an early analogue phone line to someone on the other side of the world have that person translate it into … Continue reading

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Zen and the art of code maintenance

This is an example of super coding worthy of study. (The image, courtesy of TechRadar, is clickable)

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Headache on the way to heaven

I’ve been reading (but not quite finished so I can’t give the ending away) ‘Dead Lines’ by Greg Bear, which is both horror and sci-fi. The techie bit is the ‘trans’ phone which utilises molecular technology but has unexpected side-effects. … Continue reading

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linux meets Ikea

A linux cluster in an Ikea Helmer cabinet (thanks Rob).

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