Archive for February, 2010

Site Spammers

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Well… first we had the scrapers… now we have the spammers… Since about 4:30pm my blog has seen an inordinate amount of traffic originating from all over the place… the one common thing… all of it is apparently referrals from a site that pushes software for getting your links around and about the web. I’m not going to give them the recognition they are after by putting the domain on the front page, so if you want to know more, read on… (more…)

i-Pod Sock Pattern

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

If you have an i-Pod and you’d like a ‘sock’ for it, but object to paying money to Apple or someone else for one… if you want to knit one here’s a fairly simple pattern for one. (more…)

Special Sack

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

I’ve not been knitting too long (a little over a year) and I’ve just finished my first real request :-) Up until now all the stuff I’ve done, I’ve offered to do to get some practice in. But just before Christmas I was asked if I’d knit a sackboy for a friends sister. He’s been knitted with the Alan Dart pattern and he’s got a nice little hat and scarf. (more…)

IE 8 Compatibility

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

For anyone browsing with IE 8, the problem with the left sidebar should now be fixed. This is the first time I’ve used IE 8’s developer tools and I have to say, they made fixing the problem a piece of cake. I have Firefox with a bunch of dev tools installed, but trying to fix CSS problems can be a bind… with IE it was dead easy, turn off the items with a check box to see which one broke the page… one item, turned out to be a fix for a problem with earlier versions of IE. Anyhow, it’s fixed and the site now looks how it should in IE 8.

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