Archive for September, 2004

Graphical trickery

So maybe my confidence with all this website malarkey is growing…maybe I’m just a little bit bored…but anyways – I’ve been fiddling with my old graphics from the original incarnation of this website and nabbed my original ‘logo’ and layered it onto the header of this wonderful wordpress style.

I’m thinking it looks a bit naff, but I really wanted to stamp my brand all over it – I’m sure it will change again soon once I get back into the swing of things with photoshop.

On a side note, I’ve noticed that I’m climbing back up the google ranks for ‘keeran’. I’d like to think that I am the most net savvy Keeran on the planet, so I think I deserve to reclaim my number one spot. Who really wants to know what ‘Keeran’ actually means..or read about some random hockey player with the same name..or get bored about some russian politics anyways?...some people eh!

You all want to read about ME…DON’T YOU!

Kee ;o)

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HiRes Elisha

Mmmmm wasn’t sure if I should create a ‘mega babe’ category for this site or not..it’s a bit lame I guess – but I had to post this URL:

Yum.

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Edinburgh festival jokes

The dodo died. Then Dodi died, Di died and Dando died… Dido must be shitting herself. Colin & Fergus at the Pleasance

My parents are from Glasgow which means they’re incredibly hard, but I was never smacked as a child … well maybe one or two grams to get me to sleep at night.
Susan Murray at the Underbelly

Is it fair to say that there’d be less litter in Britain if blind people were given pointed sticks? Adam Bloom at the Pleasance

My mum and dad are Scottish but they moved down to Wolverhampton when I Was two, ‘cause they wanted me to sound like a tw*t. Susan Murray at the Underbelly

Q: Who are the most decent people in the hospital?
A: The ultrasound people.
David O’Doherty at the Gilded Balloon

I went to the airport to check in and they asked what I did because I looked like a terrorist. I said I was a comedian. They said, “Say something funny then.” I told them I had just graduated from flying school. Ahmed Ahmed at C34

A lady with a clipboard stopped me in the street the other day. She said, “Can you spare a few minutes for cancer research?” I said, “All right, but we’re not going to get much done.” Jimmy Carr at the ICC

I realised I was dyslexic when I went to a toga party dressed as a goat. Marcus Brigstocke at the Assembly Rooms

Sleeping with prostitutes is like making your cat dance with you on its hind legs. You know it’s wrong, but you try to convince yourself that they’re enjoying it as well. Scott Capurro at the Pleasance

My dad’s dying wish was to have his family around him. I can’t help thinking he would have been better off with more oxygen. Jimmy Carr at the ICC

You have to remember all the trivia that your girlfriend tells you, because eventually you get tested. She’ll go: “What’s my favourite flower?”

And you murmur to yourself: “Sh*t, I wasn’t listening … Self-raising?” Addy Van-Der-Borgh at the Assembly Rooms

The world is a dangerous place; only yesterday I went into Boots and punched someone in the face. Jeremy Limb, at the Trap

Cats have nine lives. Which makes them ideal for experimentation. Jimmy Carr

My friend said to me: “You must be more American,” so I went to have botox. The surgeon said to me: “That’s $8,000.” I couldn’t even look shocked. Shazia Mirza at the Pleasance

I saw that show, 50 Things To Do Before You Die. I would have thought the obvious one was “Shout For Help”. Mark Watson, Rhod Gilbert at the Tron

I went out with an Irish Catholic. Very frustrating. You can take the Girl out of Cork … Markus Birdman at the Pod Deco

Got a phone call today to do a gig at a fire station. Went along. Turned out it was a bloody hoax. Adrian Poynton at the Pleasance

A dog goes into a hardware store and says: “I’d like a job please”. The hardware store owner says: “We don’t hire dogs, why don’t you go join The circus?” The dog replies: “Well, what would the circus want with a plumber”. Steven Alan Green at C34

Employee of the month is a good example of how somebody can be both a winner and a loser at the same time. Demetri Martin at the Assembly Rooms

An American girl hit on me in a club and asked me to make her an Egyptian princess. So I threw a sheet over her head and told her to be quiet. Ahmed Ahmed at C34

Walking down Princes Street, soaking up the atmosphere, I saw a big sign that said: “Bus tours, ten quid.” So I thought I’d give it a try… What a rip off. Ten quid to have a look round a bus! Seymour Mace at Caf√© Royal

I like to go into the Body Shop and shout out really loud “I’ve already got one!” Norman Lovett at The Stand

The right to bear arms is slightly less ludicrous than the right to arm bears. Chris Addison at the Pleasance

Ask people about God nowadays and they usually reply, “I’m not religious, but deep down, I’m a very spiritual person.” What this phrase really means is: “I’m afraid of dying, but I can’t be arsed going to church.” Colin Ramone at The Stand

50 Cent, or as he’s called over here, approximately 29p.
Sarah Kendall at the Pleasance

I was walking the streets of Glasgow the other week and I saw this sign: “This door is alarmed.” I said to myself: “How do you think I feel?” Arnold Brown at The Stand

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Safari / Konqueror wrapped inline list spacing

Ok ok so the title is a bit shit.

I was having a problem with an inline UL/LI set for a site – the client was telling me that on her browser (wahey, she’s a mac user!), the list had some really nasty spacing between the lines…On IE and FF (the browser of choice!) it looked quite tight and TBH I didn’t think that this would be an issue.

Anyways, designers being..designers, I was forced to check it out and correct any problem. Fired up Exceed and ran Konqueror on my local linux dev box to see if I could track it down. Turns out none of the normal CSS styles/methods would correct the problem – as far as I could tell anyways. I added a border to the LI items to see if I could spot where the box model was breaking this wonderful little list…lo and behold – the spacing between the wrapped list items went down to a normal size and the list looked like the design (wahey!). So here dear readers..hahah…I present what I consider to be my first contribution to the wonderful world of blogging and HTML/CSS hax0ring.

The offending HTML, put here so at least you get a rough idea of what I’m babbling on about:

In a fixed width div we have a load of list items:

<div class="codesnip-container" ><div id="wrapped">
    <ul>
        <li>lots of items</li>
        ...
    </ul>
</div></div>

The div has width: 300px; applied to it (as an example). The UL LI has display: inline;. When the list wraps, certain browsers render a massive gap between the lines.

I tried fixing the size of the text, fixing the line-height, height of the UL/LI, margins, padding – nothing sorted it out.

Apply border: 1px solid white; (or whatever the background colour of the site is), and the problem goes away!

Tada!

Ok I know it sucks, but I wanted to share ;)

Kee

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Firestarter

Wanted to put this revamped version of an image online because I like it so much. Amazing what you can do with some cross application effects!

Firestarter!

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