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Net: Checking Sites on Multiple Browsers

February 21st, 2008

Until yesterday, if I was doing a design for a website I would either need access to multiple machines with multiple different web browsers on multiple different operating systems – or (and this is the route I took), just set up virtual machines (I used Microsoft VirtualPC which is free of charge) to get as many environments running as possible and then just cross my fingers.

But no longer is this needed! I’ve just come across which generates previews of your website in around 60 different browsers/browser versions/operating systems with you giving the chance to specify if Java/Javascript/Flash should be enabled or disabled, which screen resolution should be used, what colour depth etc. So if you’ve been developing in a 1280×1080 64million colour Windows Vista with Windows IE 7 environment, but wanted to check it looked ok on Safari on an Apple Mac in 800×600 or Epiphany 2.20 on Linux FreeBSD 6.3 in 8 bit colour, now you can!

It is free of charge by default, although you can pay just $10 a month for “priority previews” if you wanted.

Net: Simple Tricks to doing Arithmetic (Maths) In Your Head

February 20th, 2008

If, like me, you sometimes have difficulty in doing basic maths sums in your head, then head along to GeeksAreSexy (oh yes we are 🙂 ) and have a look at their simple “is a multiple of” rules. And after that, why not mosy on down and have a look at 10 Easy Arthimetic tricks on ListVerse. If only these tips were taught in schools then I wouldn’t be so reliant on a calculator or computer….

Net: The Earth, in perspective

February 13th, 2008

The Earth, in perspective Thanks to Innocent Smoothies, I’ve come across a nice animated GIF (1.1Mb in size) showing the Earth in perspective: how large it is compared to the Moon, Mars, Venus, Saturn, Jupiter, the Sun, Betelgeuse and various other stars.

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Free Domain Names

January 27th, 2008

Are you looking at starting a new project but can’t afford the domain name? Well, my other half may well be able to help you free of charge. She’s got around 20 domain names (some registered and paid for until August 2009) available free of charge – with names ranging from (for fans of the Patrick O’Brian Aubrey/Maturin novels), through the “Microserf”eque, through to me strange ones such as , and .

Check out her list of domain names and drop her an email (or comment) if you are interested!

Net: JBS Mens Underwear Advertisements

August 30th, 2007

JBS Mens Underwear AdvertisementVia I have an idea are four (Not Safe For Work) advertisements for mens underwear: but that have taken into account the fact that men don’t tend to like looking at other men in any state of undress…

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