Life as Usual

Well I haven’t made any updates to the site for a few days since I’m focusing on my third year project at the moment. Here’s a recent addition to the site, entitled “Think Outside of the Box“.

As I’ve not done much here are a few links.
Zerost? All about Exploring Urban Areas.
First Textpad a nice text editor for windows. I’ve recently downloaded it to try it out and I’m really starting to like it (I really like the syntax highlighting features).
Unreal Tourament Player? I really like these downloadable Unreal Torunament Maps.
Bored? Why not try a new pastime, surfing robots.txt files. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, nevermind, if you do, why not see if you can make any “Discoveries” on your favourite websites. email me the domain name of the most interesting results.

Big Update to the Site

I’ve just uploaded a new batch of CSS templates. The templates are freely available so take a look, they are mainly concerned with using CSS for layout techniques. If you have any comments, or you know of any sites I might be interested in linking to, send me an email.

New Examples of CSS Positioning

Over the last few weeks I’ve been adding a few pages which demonstrate various layout techniques, I’ve just added the latest page, it gives an example of how to combine multiple class definitions to achieve an interesting result.

New DVD’s

Just bought “The Patriot” and “Charlies Angels” on DVD, I saw both of these films first at the cinema and now I get to watch them all the time, excellent. I Don’t know why but I prefer to own DVD’s rather than Videos, maybe it’s something about the way they look, VHS tapes always felt clunky to me, slightly inelegant, DVD’s feel nicer.

The way things are

I’ve recently added two new pages to the site [one,two]. They both are examples of laying out pages using cascading style sheets. My WebDev site section deals with stylesheets and has some templates freely avaialable for public use.

Archived some of the old stuff, I’m messing about on the site

I’ve basically just stashed it in a few pages and linked to them, I’m using server side includes to manage it all at the moment, none of that fancy weblog software is used (as I’m sure you can tell). I’m also just adding a few new pages here and there full of silly stuff to lighten the atmosphere a little. I’ve also just become an editor at so that should be fun.

Not much happening, a few new browsers

Well with some heavy preparations going on for my final year project (due in a little over a month) I’ve not been putting in too much work on the website (this update should have been posted a few days ago infact!), although I’ve hatched a few plans for when I’m not so busy. My spare time has been filled in playing Unreal Tournament, and downloading obscure browsers. One of these browsers is x-smiles 0.5, this is an XML browser for more obscure devices. It makes a passible rendering of XHTML pages, messy HTML dies though. It also supports the mobile media type specified by the w3c web standards group.
I still think I need a few more browsers to add to my collection. I would really like an audio browser so I can experiment with aural style sheets, speaking of which seems to be quite cool demo, although incorporating it on my website would be a little expensive.
This Page seems to be evolving into a weblog style format, hmmmm time for some organisation I think, I’ll probably start a rolling archive of the stuff I write here to my personal section, it’ll probably motivate me to write more as I won’t be so concerned about clogging up my home page, with lots of stuff.