Alternate Stylesheet

Heh, I’ve added an alternate stylesheet to my site. You’ll need Mozilla to view it – go View > Use Style. If you’re using IE, the glutnix chicken logo and the webfroot network button will be gifs, otherwise they will be 32bit alpha’d PNG files. The CSS controls the checkers and the background image, as well as the colours. Rather simple really. 🙂

UPDATE: Added a ‘toggle alternate stylesheet‘ link at the bottom of the side – click to switch to the alternate stylesheet for the rest of the session. Might switch to cookies instead of session though.

Down to business

my business card

So, yeah, I’m Lead Developer for Instinct. Been so since about Feburary, but now it’s official cos I gotz the business card! Cheers to that funky Monkeyjay for the design, and that funky Gareth guy for the logo.

I’ve been mucking round with WAP. Here’s a little WAP game I made a while back. You’ll need a WAP capable phone, or a WAP Emulator. I made it cos we were trying to get in bed with Telecom, but ended up flagging cos they are so square. They wanted to focus on WAP, which really is a non-event. Meh, the game has a mini-wow factor. If Mufasa (my boss at instinct — yes the truth comes out) lets me, I’ll let you guys have the source code.

Having a mobile is pretty sweet now. If you really want to know, my phone number is on the business card above :D. Call me if you want, I dare ya! I was thinking about ringtones, and how people like to show them off (yeah, i’m talking from my own bragging). I got the theme from Tetris for my ringtone. Why do people like myself want to expose some hapless human being into listening to my ringtone, especially when they probably won’t recognise the tune? Mind you, Monkeyjay has ‘Funky Town’ for his ringtone… everyone loves it, and hates it cos it sticks in your mind like hot tar on your jandals.


Isn’t a weird word. This is gonna be a little deep for some of you, but here we go. The word programming is important to me. It used to be the word that ruled my life at high school. I wanted to be a programmer. I spent my spare time programming. Not coding, but programming. I wrote programs in Qbasic. It just dawned on my that I’m not programming any more, but i’m coding. They seem to have different meanings to me. Coding is the informal term for programming, but have I lost something deep and meaningful by not calling it that anymore? I looked up the word programming on, and found this:

[Late Latin programma, public notice, from Greek programma, programmat-, from prographein, to write publicly  :pro-, forth; see pro-2 + graphein, to write; see gerbh- in Indo-European Roots.]

Maybe the speakers of latin had something to do with open source…?

Code Legend

Smileychris is a freaking legend. He’s coded an Robo Battle Pigs game processor in Python. What makes him more of a legend is he did it in one weekend. I helped him a little, but nothing he couldn’t have figured out himself. I hope he releases it as open source – he’d make the game that much more popular. There were words of maybe having a SOAP service interface to it, and definetely a web site where you can play against other people. All the hard work is done! I tell you: LEG-END.