Archive for September, 2009

GM Canola

September 28th, 2009 No comments

Apparently Genetically Modified canola plants were found growing by the road side, outside their designated farms in southern NSW. Naughty plants! Don’t the plants realise that “Farmers will have to sign a form at collection depots declaring their harvest is GM-free”. Haven’t the plants read the paper work. They are just not allowed to grow outside their designated areas. Surely that’s enough to stop the spread of GM crops.

As if.


Debrief : The Quick Brown Fox

September 27th, 2009 No comments

This blog entry has been moved to my app site.

CSS Corners

September 27th, 2009 No comments

I always thought that to create nice rounded corners on pages, you needed to use little bits of images for each corner.

However, I came across a way of doing this just using CSS. I’m sure its common knowledge to some, but I thought it was pretty cool.

Define the following CSS:

.corners {
    background:#EEE; /* Background of box */
    margin:0px 0px;
.rtop, .rbottom{
    background:#FFF; /* Background, outside box*/
.rtop *, .rbottom *{
    display: block;
    height: 1px;
    overflow: hidden;
    background:#EEE; /* Background of top and bottom of box*/
.r1{margin: 0 5px}
.r2{margin: 0 3px}
.r3{margin: 0 2px}
.r4{margin: 0 1px; height: 2px}

Then surround your contents in the div shown below to produce the rounded corner effect show.

<div class="corners"><b class="rtop"><b class="r1"></b><b class="r2"></b><b class="r3"></b><b class="r4"></b></b>

Something inside a box with
rounded corners created using CSS above.
<b class="rbottom"><b class="r4"></b><b class="r3"></b><b class="r2"></b><b class="r1"></b></b></div>

What is enough?

September 22nd, 2009 No comments

Xanthe attended a Kinesiology conference in Sydney this weekend. One memorable quote from one of the speakers, Sylvia Marina, stuck with her.

What is enough?
A healthy body, an intelligent mind and a heart full of love.

Can’t really add to that.

American Coke

September 20th, 2009 No comments

Time Magazine: Sept 21 2009

… the average American drinks 412 bottles of Coke products a year

Mobile App Stats

September 3rd, 2009 No comments

This blog entry has been moved to my app site.