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Darwin Day

Happy Darwin Day! Today we celebrate the anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth, possibly the world’s most famous biologist. I’m on the side of evolution rather than the creationist side of the coin, although truth be told you can have a bit of both if you really wanted to. Take a look at what Sir David […]

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Automatic srcset in WordPress

One of the best things that WordPress did for the web was to roll out an automatic responsive images solution along with their out of the box installation and implementation of WordPress. Below is an image which contains a lot of text, which from an accessibility point of view is terrible, but sometimes we need […]

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AMP Stories

This week I’ve turned to the darkside a little and I’ve been looking at the potential of using AMP Stories. I know right. While I have my own opinions about the direction that Google is trying to take the web with AMP I can not ignore the commercial benefits that it can provide clients by […]

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Australia Bush Fire Appeal 2020

It has been more 10 years since I last “lived” in Australia, but for the first time I’m feeling overwhelmingly home sick. This is down to a one reason, the catastrophic bush fires that rage across the entire country. Let’s looks at some context Largest loss of land to wildfires in the world Worse Air […]

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Personal

Happy New Year 2020

Many happy returns to you for New Years! I hope your year ended as you intended, and that 2020 brings you all that you set out for. This year I’m not doing my New Years resolutions until February to give me a little bit of time to see where the year is heading and take […]

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Writing

Get your .com

I had an email from Go Daddy today to tell me that the dot com version of this domain, surfthedream.com.au “Brilliant” I thought, I can get away from the expensive Australian domains and go global. $2,999.99 I’m sure the domain squatters go looking for names of sites that have been around for 5-10 years and […]

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Work

Visualising data in presentations

If your graphs don’t visually illustrate the percentages associated with them I literally stop listening to the point being made. It’s often not the speakers fault, and I don’t consciously stop listening up in my high horse, I just get so caught up in the inaccuracy that I can’t focus on what’s being said.

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Snippets

Array.push()

In our review of Array.indexOf() we looked at using the check for -1 assigned to the indexOf() as an indication that that item was not part of the array. With Array.push() we can add items to the array.

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Array.indexOf()

Using the indexOf() call in javascript allows you to… Get the index of the Array item you pass across Check to see if an item exists within an Array If we have the following Array we can then pass that array into the indexOf() function to find the index values. I can check to see […]

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Writing

Good idea, great idea

Often when you’re on the way home from somewhere and you decide to drop in for one more drink it turns out to be a bad idea. Other times, you bump into one of your favourite musicians of all time. Tonight, that one more drink was an excellent idea.