Archive for November, 2007

Inciting Religious Hatred?

Thursday, November 29, 2007 21:25 30 Comments

Which is more of these two things is most likely to sow dissension and spread the seeds of hate between different societies? A British teacher, teaching in Sudan, allowing her pupils to name a teddy bear Muhammad (after 20 of 23 of them selected the name), not realising it would cause offence The Sudanese justice [...]

This was posted under category: Faith & Forteana, Politics

Behaviour, Content and Presentation: why the 3 layer model is wrong

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 0:58 50 Comments

All good web standardistas know that your HTML provides the web content , your CSS provides the presentation, and your Javascript provides the behaviour. Right? Wrong. Well, it’s right most of the time, but not always…

This was posted under category: Standards, Technology

She’s Back

Tuesday, November 27, 2007 22:05 2 Comments

Actress Billie Piper is to return to Doctor Who, the BBC has confirmed.BBC News Hurrah! Now all that remains is to find which store cupboard they have left Tom Baker lying around in after the end of the Little Britain voiceovers, and dust him down again too… (Although before I get anyone upset, I mean [...]

This was posted under category: Media

Delivering Inclusive Websites

Monday, November 26, 2007 23:47 7 Comments

The COI released a consultation document some time ago called “Delivering Inclusive Websites”, which basically consisted of their recommendations for accessibility best practice in public sector websites, along with the concept of a stick – that the domain names would be withdrawn for sites failing to meet the minimum conformance level. The consultation period [...]

This was posted under category: Accessibility, Public Sector, Standards, Technology

(God and) The Devil In The Details

Sunday, November 25, 2007 10:38 10 Comments

Yes, it’s another one of those posts about religion. You may think it odd for someone who describes himself as an agnostic to take such an interest in the concepts of theism and atheism, but if so, you’re rather missing the point. I’m agnostic because neither the stance of atheism nor any of the theistic [...]

This was posted under category: Faith & Forteana, Life

Shortfellas The Movie

Saturday, November 24, 2007 0:46 16 Comments

They’ve been filming a trailer for a movie in Newcastle recently. It’s called Shortfellas, and it’s basically a crime comedy caper with five dwarves, five million pounds worth of diamonds, and various Newcastle locations. The trailer has been released somewhat in advance of the film — as they’re still attempting to raise more money for [...]

This was posted under category: Media, Reviews


Friday, November 23, 2007 0:59 2 Comments

A more serious tone to this month’s spamwatch: I’m wanting to share with you a very worthwhile site to help you identify scam and spam email, help you identify hoaxes, and share with you a security blog that I find to be of significant value. The best part is, they are all to be found [...]

This was posted under category: Blogging, Scams & Spams, Technology

Holly: Getting Karma by the day…?

Friday, November 23, 2007 0:54 2 Comments

Local writer Holly A. Harvey (and fellow Mike Parr Survivor) will be in Borders bookshop on the Team Valley on Tuesday 27th, to promote Gateshead Council’s Short Story Competition 2008. Which reminds me, I really must get round to entering that competition one of these years… If you’re likely to be in the area, why [...]

This was posted under category: Books, Local Interest


Thursday, November 22, 2007 0:42 8 Comments

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This was posted under category: Life


Wednesday, November 21, 2007 9:03 2 Comments

Well, I’m off out tonight to watch England take on Croatia. Will they qualify for the European Championships, or will they let me down like the so many times they have before? Well, I’m going to stick my neck out and predict the outcome. We’lll qualify, there’ll be a lot of media hype in the [...]

This was posted under category: Sport