Archive for April, 2006

Colour Contrast Analyser 1.1 – Update

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

Screenshot of colour palette

The fantabulous Colour Contrast Analyser 1.1 has been updated is now out and available for download.

This tiny (319 kb) tool sits on your desktop, not only a perfect tool for checking foreground & background colour combinations to ensure that they provide good colour visibility, it now has sliders so that creating colour schemes is as easy as pie.


Lassie come home!

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

I have much to learn about embedding video methinks. To stop the video playing every time you (re)load the front page, I’ve put it in an extended post. Just click on the “Continue reading Lassie come home” link to see our favourite collie as you’ve never seen him before!

Quote of the day, #35

Monday, April 10th, 2006

For those times when you’re feeling incompetent, ill at ease and generally mal dans sa peau, remember Henry Van Dyke‘s words:

Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.

And for Nick. I’m so sorry to hear that you’ve lost the final battle in such a long and brave fight against cancer.

Time Is

Time is …
Too slow for those who wait,
Too swift for those who fear,
Too long for those who grieve,
Too short for those who rejoice,
But for those who love,
Time is Eternity.

– Henry van Dyke

Light a candle for peace

Friday, April 7th, 2006

Two candles floating in a moonlit pond

Light a candle for peace.

Click on an unlit candle to light your candle for peace.

[Via Ally Bean.]

Nathan Janes and Pop ARF

Friday, April 7th, 2006

Pop art painting of black and white dog called Button

Nathan Janes’ Pop ARF

Any similarity between Button (above) and this black and white mutt are purely coincidental.

The GTD Prayer

Friday, April 7th, 2006

Giles Turnbull, check The GTD* Prayer:

The GTD Prayer

Our lifehacks, page which art in contexts,
Inbox zero be thy aim.
Thy Kinkless done.
Thy Mind Sweep fun, in @work as it is in @honeydo.
Give us this day our next action.
And forgive us our open loops, as we forgive those who delete our email.
And lead us not into web surfing.
Deliver us from IM.
For thine is the Moleskine, the Project and the Due Date
For someday/maybe,


* GTD = Getting Things Done.

Wish I’d had this last Saturday

Friday, April 7th, 2006

Pink Expenses for the practical joker in us all.

Select from a list of racy services, get presented with a plausable looking receipt, then cut it out and submit it with your next corporate expense report. Hilarity ensues (or you get fired).

Fake generated till receipt from Diana's Dirty Diner in Atlantic City

[Via MetaFilter.]

Tom Attix Photography

Saturday, April 1st, 2006

Sunset at Point Reyes

Tom Attix Photography

A pot of striped paint please

Saturday, April 1st, 2006

Having trouble remembering stuff? You need one of these new USB memory sticks.

Climate change or an escape from the zoo?

The name’s Bond. A fascinating article on actor Sid James’ possible role as the famous agent.

Previews of the new Doctor Who from the BBC.

Blizzard announce a new race (no, I’ve no idea what it means either, World of Warcraft fans will apparently enjoy it though).

China buys Google.

Jack Bauer to join cast of Lost.

Pictures of yours truly on a beautiful Welsh beach, circa 1998.

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