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There are 9 posts tagged: coding

The trouble with travel
11 September 2022

Until now, all posts that I've made to this blog have been from the same time zone as the server. So, all I have to do to record the date and time of a post, is to set the default value in the datetime column to CURRENT_TIMESTAMP(). Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Conditional email
13 June 2022

Although I received this message in my professional account inbox, it's not a predatory solicitation. Just a bog-standard commercial one. And the message itself isn't worth commenting on, except possibly to note the footer:

1 March 2022

I wouldn't normally do this, but I cannot adequately describe the abject amateurism of the email that I received from IJDMSR—the Indian International Journal Dental and Medical Sciences Research [sic]. So, below is a screenshot of that message.

Reporter reporting
18 January 2022

Mary-Ann Russon asks What can we do to get more women into coding? I can't honestly say that I give a shit, and her gossamer-thin article didn't help me understand why I should, other than that there's a shortage of digitally-skilled workers.

Navbar update
27 November 2021

I decided to tart up the horizontal navigation bar at the top of the page, not that anyone'll notice. I wanted the About link to be on the right-hand side of the bar.

OCD: obsessive coding disorder
26 July 2020

The manner in which post titles are set in this blog is to have a separate field for the title, which is then displayed within a heading block. I don't know how the likes of Wordpress do it, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if this is standard practice. Nothing to get excited about, for the most part anyway.

Inline emojis
17 December 2019

As I was updating the emojis for this site, I thought about having them scalable to fit within the line, no matter the font size. It's easy enough to scale SVG images nicely, compared to GIF. They are, after all, vectors.

An open letter to Google
20 April 2013

Dear Google,

Oi, what have you been up to fatty?
28 September 2004

Well, since you ask so nicely, I shall tell you, gentle reader. I've been building a website. Or, rather, rebuilding it. Actually, re-rebuilding it, if I'm to be perfectly honest. And not just one, but that's another story.