Archive for April, 2012

  • On This Day In 2004

    27 April, 2012

    On this day in 2004, Dan finally handed in his dissertation on the subject of Three Rings. Since then,...

  • British Telecom's implementation of the new cookie laws. Curiously, if you visit their site using the Opera web browser, it assumes that you've given consent, even if you click the button to not do so.

    Visitor Tracking Without Cookies (or How To Abuse HTTP 301s)

    24 April, 2012

    A technique for abusing HTTP 301 redirects and random numbers to uniquely track users; even those who have cookies...

  • Darth Vader

    Star Wars – Machete Order

    23 April, 2012

    Ruth, JTA, and Dan watch the Star Wars series in Machete Order - that is, episodes IV, V, II,...

  • One Hundred And Sixty

    19 April, 2012

    Dan reminisces about old mobile phones, text messages, and those 160-character limits we learned to work around. Twitter could...

  • My head

    Moving Things Around With CSS Transitions

    17 April, 2012

    The "pop-up head" in the top-left hand corner of the page is powered entirely by CSS: no Javascript is...

  • My dad,

    Top of the World

    16 April, 2012

    This weekend, Dan's father finally made it to the North Pole, as part of his charity trek, albeit in...

  • A New Look

    13 April, 2012

    Dan redesigns the theme for scatmania.org, returning to sans-serif fonts and shades of blue... plus a few modern CSS...

  • Personal Effects

    11 April, 2012

    Dan's been working on sorting out his late father's estate and his personal effects. Some people have been helpful;...

  • The Meats I Miss

    4 April, 2012

    After a year and a bit of being vegetarian, Dan looks back and considers the things that he misses...

  • On This Day in 2040

    1 April, 2012

    On this day in 2040, Dan built the Internet Time Portal, and - connecting backwards in time through the...