“Web one-point-ohdear…”

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The Bureau of Meteorology offers commercial services for those customers that might need it, which is a good thing I guess. There’s an online order form, which you can see here: http://www.bom.gov.au/other/orderform.shtml Hey, at least they didn’t print it, put it on a coffee table, photograph it,…

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CSS3, MOFO, DO YOU SPEAK IT!?!

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A colleague found a rather cute pop culture spoof recently that’s worth sharing. If you develop web content on a regular basis then I think this’ll really touch a nerve: http://www.elliottkember.com/ie.html (contains some contextually-appropriate coarse language) Did you notice the little peel-away flap in the top-left corner? 🙂

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News flash: widespread power outage hits Sydney CBD, Anchor hosting operations unaffected

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Sydney suffered a nasty power outage in the CBD on Monday, which according to reports affected tens of thousands of homes and businesses. Curiously, some traffic lights on George street were blacked out while others just a block or two away were working fine. From a technical standpoint, a measure of diversity like that is […]

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Anchor goes green(er)!

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As part of our recent greenification initiative we’ve started adding plants to the office. We’ve decided it’s simply not practical to carry the nautical theme throughout the Chalet, so we’re going for a more jungle-y theme. If Johnny Depp has shown us anything, it’s that a jungle theme should be largely compatible. Without further ado, […]

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ACMA blacklist not so black?

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There’s been a lot going around recently regarding the ACMA’s proposed blacklist for undesirable and illegal content. By all measures it appears to have been an embarrassment for the government (or at least Senator Conroy) and just isn’t getting any support from anyone, judging by what’s getting reported in the mass media (though I admit […]

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Grepping for binary data

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I was dealing with an interesting content-encoding issue yesterday for a customer’s website. They’re adamant that the problem started a few weeks ago after a routine database restoration, but we beg to differ. In any case, the customer’s site was displaying “funny characters” here and there, classic symptoms of encoding failure. I’ve written about this […]

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