End of an era



Pet peeve of the day

Serious UrbanDictionary definitions that aren’t funny and are actually informative.

dog-earing – to turn down the corner of a page, especially in a book. sometimes used to bookmark pages.

Yawn. It totally defeats the purpose!

forklifting – Forklifting is used to describe the pursuit of a fat chick by a desperate male. If one succeeds in bagging a tundra pig, he has been successful in forklifting. Forklifting is looked down upon so most men will try to hide their forklifting efforts.

That’s more like it!

Shameless plug alert

Have set up my flatmate with a personal website/blog – check it out at tarquinprincepike.co.nz!

Initial Money Mouth design

Have bashed up a quick static HTML page for an early Money Mouth design.

This is probably not how the final version will look (unless I get too lazy); and even this design needs a lot of work (I was intending to create some nice JS rollovers etc), but I was quite happy with my ability to fairly closely turn the initial mockup into tidy HTML/CSS.

Here it is. And here’s the original design image that it was based from, for reference. Unfortunately I used a font which is not readily available on PC systems, so Arial Narrow is used as an approximation. I do not intend to use any sort of text replacement for this site, although I may use @font-face for compatible browsers.

New project!

Finally decided on a website project – Money Mouth. (Currently just a placeholder page).

When complete, it will be a “betting pool” application (for fake money, of course!). Basically, users can create pools with several options that others can place bets on, and the total pool is divided among those selecting the winning option. Pools can be about anything and everything, and will likely be community regulated (for example, creating a popular pool will net you some of the winnings; and falsifying the winning option will result in you getting a bad rep).

If you have any cool ideas around this project I’d love to hear them!