Firefox 1.5
Are you still using Internet Explorer? Shame on you. Do the decent thing and download Firefox (version 1.5 out now, if you've done the deed already and need to upgrade) and find out what web browsing should be like. It's free as well. There's no excuse not to (corporate/educational firewalls and networks excepted - although you can go and shout at your sysadmin and tell them to the decent thing). Anyway, do it. It's nice. It's worth it for tabbed browsing alone, and at the end of the day is free, so what have you lost?

Entry 1523, Thursday, December 1st 2005, Filed In Stuff
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First Post
It might not be for every Lazylacer (I'm looking at you meme), but I think I've found the desirable fashion item of this season for a good few of you. I almost fell off my chair laughing when I first opened the link. It made me think though - maybe I should use cafe press and get some Lazylaces t-shirts done. Anyway, I'll save that thought for another day, for now lets see who can post "First!" in the comments [subbed by ron].

Entry 1516, Monday, November 28th 2005, Filed In Stuff
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Antony And The Johnsons
This should have really been posted yesterday for (the recently missing) Lazylaces Musical Friday, but I hadn't heard of Antony And The Johnsons until I saw them on the Jonathan Ross show last night. What can I say? I just find Antony's voice bewitching, and the music is so chilled out, which is exactly my cup of tea. Anyway if you visit the site you'll find versions of several songs accompanied by animations by Adam Shecter, check "Hope There's Someone", "Mysteries Of Love", and "The Lake".

Entry 1512, Saturday, November 26th 2005, Filed In Stuff
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Warning Label Generator
You remember a long time back I posted a link to the church sign generator, well the warning label generator is a nice twist on the same idea. Have fun generating your own warning label for your own web site, bedroom door, whatever.

Entry 1511, Saturday, November 26th 2005, Filed In Stuff
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If you have your own web site pop on over to Silktide SiteScore to see how your site rates for marketing, design, accessibility, experience, and visitor opinion. It provides a very good analysis of your site and is free with no registration required. As a result of my 7.9/10 score, I'll be improving LL's accessibility soon, as that's where I scored poorly (which I wouldn't have thought of without using this tool).

Entry 1507, Wednesday, November 23rd 2005, Filed In Stuff
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Doo Wop Horses
In case you haven't had your daily dose of strange, here is a flash movie of some horses that sing calming doo-wop music to you when you click on them. Strangely entertaining. I personally recommend leaving the horse on the far left silent for the best effect [subbed by pigbuster].

Entry 1500, Monday, November 21st 2005, Filed In Stuff
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Working Daze
I haven't seen the Working Daze comic before, as far as I'm aware it's not syndicated in any UK publication (well, not one I read anyway), but as I work a web developer some card thought this strip would appeal to me. It tickled my fancy - I'll be checking out Working Daze again in the future.

Entry 1482, Wednesday, November 9th 2005, Filed In Stuff
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Right, I fully admit a BBC News story about proposed cheaper peak time rail fares into London Waterloo station has a limited audience (me, and at best 1% of you guys), but anything that reduces my commuting bill (over £220 pounds a month currently) is absolutely superb news worth shouting about for me. And look at this way, the less money I'm spending on travel, the more I have for my ever increasing web hosting bills for Lazylaces (don't even ask - it's getting depressing).

Entry 1481, Wednesday, November 9th 2005, Filed In Stuff
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The Spider Cliff Mysteries
Not quite a game, but half interactive comic, The Spider Cliff Mysteries require some pointing and some clicking but aren't really point'n'click adventures, they make a nice diversion though. And if, like me, you've never seen them before, there's absolutely loads to catch up on [subbed by Aurora].

Entry 1479, Tuesday, November 8th 2005, Filed In Stuff
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Black Cab USA
The London Black Cab is set to invade the streets of the USA. Hwah Hwah Hwah! First the cabs, then we'll send you London cabbies (an experience to behold - bless them), and before you it the whole of the States will be drinking tea and playing cricket [via Le Furet Rouge].

Entry 1478, Monday, November 7th 2005, Filed In Stuff
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I've not really had a chance to use it in anger yet, but the Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar (Beta) looks kind of useful for web development - especially for people like me who do a lot of IE centric development for Intranets (I'm guessing you'd need FF and Opera developer toolbars as well to do this thing really seriously). Anyway, what does it offer:
  • Explore and modify the document object model (DOM) of a Web page.
  • Locate and select specific elements on a Web page through a variety of techniques.
  • Selectively disable Internet Explorer settings.
  • View HTML object class names, ID's, and details such as link paths, tab index values, and access keys.
  • Outline tables, table cells, images, or selected tags.
  • Validate HTML, CSS, WAI, and RSS Web feed links.
  • Display image dimensions, file sizes, path information, and alternate (ALT) text.
  • Immediately resize the browser window to a new resolution.
  • Selectively clear the browser cache and saved cookies. Choose from all objects or those associated with a given domain.
  • Choose direct links to W3C specification references, the Internet Explorer team weblog (blog), and other resources.
  • Display a fully featured design ruler to help accurately align objects on your pages.
Not too shabby really. This could possibly join the list of tools I use everyday. Nice.

Entry 1466, Wednesday, November 2nd 2005, Filed In Stuff
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Lost Rhapsody
Total silliness is the result of Lost vrs. Bohemian Rhapsody and I'm loving it. Sing-a-long now [subbed by tafkam].

Entry 1456, Saturday, October 22nd 2005, Filed In Stuff
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