Archives February 2006

Diamonds or Coal-fires


If I write a thousand verses
Will I find a hundred gold
Or will the writing of the thousand
Turn the whole to rotten steel

Would I rather write in diamonds
Crystals pressed from darkest smoke
Or write mountains of dark coal
And wait for pressure from below

Oh the diamonds can be clever
Melting ...

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Crouching Teddy


He lies in wait
Lovable teddy bear
Searching for victims
To share his unfettered joy
Scanning the crowds
Gift baskets brimming
For some cute vegetarian
Whose heart is pure
Sipping his latte
Of frothy soy

Working around Firefox 1.5's SVG target problems (Sure it's simple, but it takes hours to try all the other hacks...)


Cinemon, as some of you may know, uses SVG graphics as one of its core navigational mechanisms. Until today we've basically had to have users use either the Adobe SVG viewer or be annoyed by the Mozilla browsers loading the whole site into the iframe where the navigation graphic is displayed. This is because ...

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Bit of maintenance among the learning tasks... (Or, what I did for the last few days...)


I'm continuing to work on making StarPy a decent platform for writing Asterisk applications. In between I'm working on Cinemon administration (and a bit of code) and little bits of the VoIP project that need handling.

Wound up installing FreeBSD, the HotSpot software and Cinemon on a box for one of our partners ...

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