zerosleeps

Since 2010

Power button

Saturday 30 August 2014

Who is this label for? Why did someone feel the need to label the already labelled power button? Not to mention the fact that this was spotted in an equipment cupboard, which is only accessed by people who know that the equipment is there, and therefore presumably know why they’re in the cupboard in the first place.

Run your own country

Friday 22 August 2014

David Tennant:

As I chose to leave Scotland many years ago now I forfeited my right to tell Scottish residents how to run the country

Good quote, but I’m not so confident myself. I’m still Scottish, and I may well want to return there one day. It’s been four years though. Am I still Scottish enough to have a say in the future of my home country?

Test card 505

Friday 25 July 2014

I was browsing around the BBC News site tonight and at one point it threw up a 500 server error page, which as it turns out is a fantastic play on the über famous Test Card F. Love it!

0 for January

Friday 18 July 2014

From the MDN reference for the JavaScript Date object:

month: Integer value representing the month, beginning with 0 for January to 11 for December.

Well there’s an afternoon of debugging I’m not going to get back.

TripView

Friday 16 May 2014

Another iOS app post, this time about TripView by Grosoft. I use this app at least twice every single day and I’d be completely lost without it. I’ll bet a massive percentage of Sydneysiders have this app installed on their phones.

I bring TripView up because I had a little problem with the app the other day. It was suggesting all sorts of weird and wonderful ways for me to get from station A to station B, but it wasn’t offering up the fastest and most direct route at all. The developer replied within minutes, pushed a timetable update that fixed my problem, and has committed to fixing this in the future.

I love stuff like this - small, nimble developers who provide solutions that do one thing and do it incredibly well. It’s the complete opposite from my 9-to-5 life!

Grosoft offers a free version of TripView, but I encourage everyone who uses it to plonk down (less than) four bucks on the full version if for no reason other than knowing it’s the right thing to do.