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Free Mojtaba and Arash Day

Free Mojtaba and Arash Day

Roseneath, Wellington, Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005

SoundSplash is cool

SoundSplash was neat. The vibe wasn’t as cool as Kaikoura Roots, but it was a great weekend regardless. Lots of driving, lots of beautiful NZ countryside.

Trinity Roots played their second to last gig and were amazing; I saw Katchafire for the first time, who were also great, and the Blood and Fire Soundsystem with the mister coolie Rankin Jo – a superb MC. Alas we missed Kora, but I’m sure to see them again soon.

No piccies, forgot…

Roseneath, Wellington, Tuesday, February 8th, 2005

mozillazine and ting

Lots of gooood stuff on Mozillazine at the moment:

Roseneath, Wellington, Monday, February 7th, 2005

SoundSplash 2005

Off to the SoundSplash in Raglan this weekend. Looking forward to seeing the awesome Kora again. It’s going to be a long drive though, about 8 or so hours.

Roseneath, Wellington, Thursday, February 3rd, 2005

Fog in Wellington

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Fog at 8:15

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Fog at 8:25

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Fog at 9:15, and planes are landing at the airport again.

Roseneath, Wellington, Thursday, February 3rd, 2005

Search box

The search box is back after a short holiday. Why did it go? When I hacked rejigged the way Domino served the pages I found that the search page wouldn’t work any more – I got a “HTTP Web Server: Application Exception – Documents treated as HTML cannot be edited” error. After guessing likely URLs I still couldn’t get it working so back to the less than perfect but usable current search page.

I rebuilt it using Jake’s most excellent article. However, the nasty work around I’ve resorted to to get this working is to leave the search page as it was: unpleasant, un-accessible, quirks-mode HTML. But at least the search is there in the meantime.

Roseneath, Wellington, Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005

Broadband again

Our broadband was switched on this morning, and for 256 it is nice and fast.

Roseneath, Wellington, Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005

XHTML and Domino

Done it! The site is now XHTML 1.0 transitional. I wimped out of going the whole hog to 1.1 but I will give that a go when I understand it better. Syntactically it’s not much different from XHTML 1.0, but the MIME type is application/xhtml+xml instead of plain old text/html which apparently has implications of some sort. There are still a few things missing (most notable the search) but I should be back to normal in the next week or so.

UPDATED: Back to HTML 4.01 Transitional….
I read these two articles and realised that I would be misusing XHTML and that HTML was really what this site needed. And although I dislike ‘browser-sniffers’, I may consider checking the UA and serving XHTML with a MIME type of application/xhtml+xml to Mozilla and friends and text/html to everything else. Or I might just stick to HTML – it does the job for this simple site just fine.

Oh yeah – and thanks again to Ferdy for his excellent article on doing this stuff in Domino.

Roseneath, Wellington, Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005

‘Budget’ airlines

I’ve just booked a flight to Sydney. I decided to fly Qantas, although there wasn’t much in it. Pacific Blue (who are Virgin by any other name) are a so-called ‘budget’ airline, but only worked out to be about ten bucks cheaper than Qantas or Air New Zealand. I choose Qantas over Air New Zealand only because the flight to Sydney was at a more convenient time (Air New Zealand had pretty much sold out of their cheapo seats except on their 6am flight). And while Virgin have better planes (brand new 767’s where as Qantas/Air New Zealand only fly 737’s from Wellington) I’d have to pay for booze and food on Virgin – so it was a no brainer.

Roseneath, Wellington, Tuesday, February 1st, 2005

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