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October 2012 Archive (28 posts)

Only in Japan: Super Great Toilet Keeper! | The man in the picture? Tatsuhiko Kubo, also known as "The Dragon". A recently retired Japanese soccer star with a penchant for scoring goals. Except he has just been foiled by the most unlikely of foes - a toilet. I'm not entirely sure whether this is ... (General Nonsense)
WordPress: Check the Current Page Number | If you are working on designing your own WordPress theme, then I'm pretty sure that at some point in time you've wanted to identify or check what page the user is currently viewing when working with loops. To do this we need to make use of ... (CodeUnit)
JavaScript: A Simple Function to Return a Sorted and Unique Array | I came across this useful little JavaScript code snippet which given a simple input array, will both sort it and ensure that it contains unique values. If you take a look at the code, you'll notice that the trick is to first sort the array, ... (CodeUnit)
Marcelo Frusin: Loveless #1 (2005) Cover | Eisner award-winning writer Brian Azzarello returned to DC in 2005 with his gritty western Loveless, which has been described as a cross between the bloody action and atmosphere of a Sergio Leone film, and the provocative storytelling of HBO's Deadwood. From DC: "Wes Cutter is a ... (Comic Book Art | Comic Books)
Ubuntu: How to Setup a SSH Tunnel via a Terminal | SSH tunnels are useful beasts in that they allow you to communicate with machines and ports on a private network which are not directly accessible to the external world, by building a bridge between your local machine and a machine in the walled off network ... (CodeUnit)
Tennis: An Incredibly Cheeky Shot | I'm not particularly big on tennis in that I'm not really familiar with the current crop of players gracing the ATP tour, outside of course, the big four in terms of men's tennis, and then poor old Kevin Anderson who keeps getting saddled with the ... (Sport & Health)
Review: Green Lantern: The Animated Series (2011) | Unfortunately the live-action outing for Green Lantern didn't really catch anyone's attention (not really a surprise there to be honest), but nevertheless, the guys at DC and the television studios decided that there is still money to be had from the emerald green franchise, the ... (My Reviews)
A Weekend or Two | Pleasingly, this weekend past was a lot happier than the weekend before that, probably due to the fact it was Chantelle and my first off weekend in something like eight weeks, and even more important than that, Jessica had finally managed to kick the multiple ... (My Life)
How to Google It Cheatsheet | Spotted this awesome How to Google cheatsheet on 9gag earlier, and thought it worthwhile to save it over here. Seriously useful little image! (CodeUnit)
Review: Teen Titans: The Complete Fourth Season (2005) | The loveable, accessible to all ages but aimed at the younger viewer, Teen Titans animated television series is certainly is a lot darker than normal with the show's 13 episode long fourth season outing, this time focusing on a far more evil and powerful entity ... (My Reviews)
Joke Factory: I Found Jesus | A Sunday School teacher of preschoolers was concerned that his little students might be a little confused about Jesus, mainly because of the fact that Christmas season places so much emphasis on His birth. So, wanting to make sure that they understood that the birth ... (Jokes & other Funny Stuff)
Review: Amazing Nurse Nanako (2000) | Meet Nanako. Nurse Nanako. She is currently assigned to the military base hospital, Ogami General Hospital, where she is in charge of cleaning, cooking and looking after the various doctors' needs. The medical staff of Ogami Hospital includes the likes of an old witch by ... (Anime | My Reviews)
Joke Factory: Putting a Dog Down | A man took his Rottweiler to the vet. "My dog is cross-eyed, is there anything you can do for him?" "Well," said the vet, "let's have a look at him then", picking up the dog, first carefully examining his eyes, followed by a check on the ... (Jokes & other Funny Stuff)
How to Quickly Increase or Descrease the Font Size in NetBeans IDE | NetBeans IDE lets you quickly and easily develop Java desktop, mobile, and web applications, while also providing great tools for PHP and C/C++ developers. It is free and open source and has a large community of users and developers around the world. Quite by accident ... (CodeUnit)
Review: Ultimate Spider-man (2012) | Written by Brian Michael Bendis (who also happens to write the comic book series Ultimate Spider-man) together with Paul Dini and Man of Action (the guys behind Ben 10), Ultimate Spider-man gives us a fun to watch, often silly, but always very action-packed new take ... (My Reviews)
How to Use Percentage Sizes for Your FancyBox | I'm a huge fan of the jQuery-driven FancyBox and make use of it in just about all of my web development work. This is a handy little trick to use percentage (%) values for a fancybox implementation's width and height, thereby making it easier to specify ... (CodeUnit)
First Impressions: FIFA 13 (2012) | I have been playing the EA FIFA soccer game franchise since I was a youngster, first battling it out over the SEGA MegaDrive if I remember correctly, before moving on to the various iterations on PC, PSOne, PS2, and XBOX 360. In other words, I'm pretty ... (Games | My Reviews)
Joke Factory: The Lion Sleeps Tonight | Steve culled this particularly amusing image/pun off some dark corner of the Internet (pointing a finger at 9Gag), passing it on to Tristan who in turn was forced to pass it on to me. Needless to say, this had me laughing out for a solid five ... (Jokes & other Funny Stuff)
New Appliances Bought | So remember that big exciting SurveyThumb Project 161 Touchwork project I mentioned here once or twice? While like I have previously noted, the culmination of that work project resulted in a nice little bonus being added to the end of my salary last month, a ... (My Life)
Jessica Walks for the Very First Time (2012-10-07) | So the most awesome of things happened on Sunday - Jessica started walking! And as it just happened to be, the full set of Oupa, Ouma, mommy and daddy were all on hand to see the very first walk, which of course was then dutifully videotaped ... (Jessica | My Life)
A Market, a Walk, and Magic Mike | Another weekend past, another market stall manned. As per usual Friday evening was all but wiped out by the frantic market prep, with Chantelle massively behind thanks to her big 80 cupcake order which she needed to deliver in Bellville on Friday afternoon. In an ... (My Life)
Review: Mister Terrific #7 (Mar. 2012) | When a mysterious ghost ship appears in Los Angeles harbor, Mister Terrific must investigate his strangest case yet! Supernatural horror quickly gives way to a nuclear nightmare as L.A.'s protector uncovers a terrorist plot to destroy the city. But while Mister Terrific fights for the ... (Comic Books | My Reviews)
Stephen Segovia: Thor: The Deviants Saga #3 Cover (2012) | Issue 3 of Thor: The Deviants Saga now has us right in the middle of a fantastic story, with Thor invading Lemuria, the home of the entire Deviant race, as things get out of hand when Deviant turns against Deviant, not to mention the return ... (Comic Book Art | Comic Books)
Double Market Weekend | So no weekend for me last weekend, no, I was occupied for pretty much every single minute of it, having taken it upon myself to handle Chantelle's Cookies & Cakes market stalls for both Saturday and Sunday, a first for Chantelle's fledgling business. Friday evening took ... (My Life)
Review: Comic Party (2001) | Kazuki Sendo is in his third grade of high school. Because their school is on an "elevator" system of promotion, Kazuki can relax because he already has a college entrance permission. On one lazy day, Kazuki and his best friend, Mizuki Takasei, are intercepted by ... (Anime | My Reviews)
Poles versus Pole Dancing (aka Pole Dancing Fails) | Pole dancing seems to have really taken off, though I'm not quite sure just why everyone seems to be filming themselves whilst doing it. Nevertheless, this activity requires strength, focus, flexibility, balance... and a pretty damn sturdy pole. Which none of the below seem to have. Ouch. ... (Jokes & other Funny Stuff)
Why Municipalities Should Hire Spelling Nazis | It bothers me greatly when I see misspellings on official government or municipal signage, mainly because it means that these incorrect spellings of words or use of grammar must have slipped through multiple nets and sign-offs in order to arrive in its final printed state, ... (Craig Lotter | General Nonsense)
Review: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2002) | Eternia has seen the end of tyranny and evil. Its community lives in peace, safe in the knowledge that its greatest threats are trapped behind the great barrier in the badlands near Snake Mountain. But little do they suspect of the danger to awaken, for ... (My Reviews)
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