Category Archives: Diversions

The Home Page as a Graph

Had a play around with this nice tool for creating website graphs a few weeks ago. Very pretty, and it’s a nice way to see how simple or complicated your markup is.

Now Gary has posted about this, I thought I’d put a screenshot of the Home Page up for people to see:

I’m rather proud of the relative simplicity of my graph. The key features being the three lists of manufacturers, which make up the large blue and grey circular objects. Those should really be one list, but it’s difficult to split a single list into three columns without using some hairy markup.

Five Things

I’ve been tagged by Gary, Five Things…

Here we go….

What were you doing ten years ago?
Finishing off an MSc in Computing Science, and looking for a job

What were you doing one year ago?
Closing down my project on my old day job, and launching my mobile phone site

Five snacks you enjoy:
Walkers Crisps (Salt & Vinegar, Smoky Bacon, and Prawn Cocktail)
Cadburys Twirl Fingers
Cashew nuts
Corn Chips
Prawn Crackers

Five songs to which you know all the lyrics:
I don’t think there are any songs that I know all the words to

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:
Buy my brother a new, reliable car (he’s not lucky with used cars)
Buy a holiday home somewhere warm
Buy a larger, detached house
Invest what’s left
Spend less time thinking about money

Five things you like doing:
Almost anything that involves computers
Hanging out with friends and family (preferably involving food and/or alcohol)
Watching TV – mostly BBC Four

Five things you would never wear again:
Long hair – it doesn’t suit me
T-shirts with cartoon characters on them
Ties, although it’s occasionally unavoidable
Slippers – barefoot works for me
Wellies – give me Gore-tex walking boots or wet feet

Five favourite toys:
Dell Axim X50v
Xbox 360
Samsung D600 Phone
Garmin ForeRunner 205