ClassicPress

Aractus 12, March, 2019

My blog is now running on ClassicPress not Wordpress. I know what you’re thinking – it’s stupid to be an early adopter. Well, I’m going to flip that and propose that it’s stupid to be a late adopter. See what’s happened over the past 10 years is there has been a very strong shift away […]

Firefox adds scrollbar styling after 18 years

Aractus 13, December, 2018

From today, Firefox visitors will see a dark coloured scrollbar on the default theme. The plain theme, if you have Javascript enabled, will remain with the default scrollbar. And so ends an eighteen year wait for this functionality. The reason why this has never been supported before is because there was never an official CSS […]

New theme

Aractus 17, June, 2018

(Last updated 13/12/2018) Welcome to the brand new theme for my blog. I spent the last two weeks creating it – completely from scratch, even the background images are unique (made from royalty-free images I found on the internet). The only thing that hasn’t changed just yet is the footer links – those have indeed […]

Downloading is theft!

Aractus 28, September, 2010

Well, I’m going to concentrate this entire blog article on just one aspect of piracy: Australian Law. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll cover the other important issues in a blog another day. But love it, or hate it, p2p filesharing is here to stay, so it seems. I’m not a lawyer, or an expert on […]

The Web’s Dirty Little Secret: Why websites should use HTML 4.01 and not XHTML.

Aractus 21, June, 2010

Ask any Joe-Doe what a website is, and he’ll say “why it’s a resource filled with H.T.M.L. thingies those Hyper-Text Markup Language text-documents, and H.T.M.L. is what makes it look like more then just plain text, and they’re sitting on a server and the server sends those H.T.M.L. thingies to Internet Explorer what then displays […]