archive for the Work category

The View From Work

Photography,Work Thursday 28th July 2005
view from work
view from work

IE Woes

Technology,Work Thursday 28th July 2005

Spent some time at work tearing my hair out today as IE was rendering a page bizzarely. I eventually tracked it down to the fact that the very first line in the HTML was not the DOCTYPE definition. If IE doesn’t see this first I think it reverts to “quirks” mode AKA “render stuff where every I want” mode. Handy to know.



Me,Technology,Work Friday 13th May 2005

Mutt is awesome. It’s a super hardcore console email client that I’ve been using for my personal mail at work. Not that I’m trying to be sneaky, but it keeps the personal mail out of the way in a terminal, and stops me getting distracted by it all the time. It supports IMAP nicely and has an insane level of customisation. I’ve got it colouring my inbox mails differently depending on the status of them and what their subjects/senders are. Its pretty neat. It also does threading, threading! I can’t live without it now and it drives me insane when I see people reading their mail in the wrong order through something like hotmail.


Pacman, The Snow Level

Gaming,Work Thursday 24th February 2005

It’s amazing what you can do in your lunch break.


More Fun In The Snow At Work

Work Wednesday 23rd February 2005


Work Saturday 22nd January 2005

In the past I’ve ranted about how clunky the Adwords interface is. Google have at last seen sense and are releasing an API:



Work Tuesday 18th January 2005

Another busy day at work…



Design,Work Friday 29th October 2004

Froogle have recently launched in the UK and at work we’ve hopped on the bandwagon with me developing a froogle feed backend. You can view all of our products here or one of my favourite products here. Now….its party time.



Design,Work Sunday 22nd August 2004

Work is pretty constant at the moment with lots of design “look n feel” changes on our main store. We finally managed to drag kicking and screaming out of html 4 hell. It took some convincing as it wasn’t a “critical” project but we managed it in the end :).


Kilt2 In The News

Work Friday 30th July 2004

Our latest venture at work, kilt2 has been making some waves in the press. Scottish TV recently did a feature on us and interviewed Nick (my boss). Look here for some hilarity and terrible quality clips of the feature.