Sunday, February 19, 2006

Because i'm too lazy

Ever get those email questionaires, well here's one
Instead of forwarding it for the 10 millionth time i tought i would post it here instead, thank Anna for it ^_^

Welcome to the 2006 edition of getting to know your friends. What you are
supposed to do is copy (not forward) this entire e-mail and paste it onto a
new-mail that you'll send. Change all the answers so they apply to you, and
then send this to a whole bunch of people including the person who sent it
to you.
Put your name in the subject line. The theory is that you will learn a lot
of little things about your friends, if you did not know them already.

1. What time did you get up this morning?
8:10 am
2. Diamonds or pearls?
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
Ever heard of Bit-torrent? But seriously King Kong
4. What is your favourite TV show?
Stargate SG-1, I'm geek, hate all you want
5. What did you have for breakfast?
Monster Munch, M&M's and a Bounty Drink
6. What is your middle name?
I got two, Richard & Wesley
7. What is your favourite cuisine?
8. What foods do you dislike?
Dislike food, what planet does this joker live on
9. What is your favourite Potato chip?
Lay's BBQ
10. What is your favourite CD at the moment?
MOS DEF; Black on both sides
11. What kind of car do you drive?
You can drive in this game?
12. What is your favourite sandwich?
Chicken and Bacon
13. What characteristics do you despise?
Annoying girls, don't worry all you girls are ok, but my uni friends know who i mean
15. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation where would it be?
Hong Kong, Cheap electronics ^_^

16. What colour is your bathroom?
White, but my one at uni was cream, i think
17. Favourite brand of clothing?
Primark, i don't have preferance threads are threads
18. Where would you want to retire to?
somewhere with a nice view over a lake in europe
19. Favourite time of day?
early morning/sunrise
20. Where were you born?
West London, Hammersmith
21. Favourite sport to watch?
22. Who do you least expect to send this back?
I'm putting on my website, so no one
23. Person you expect to send it back first?
Trudi, she reads this place the most, kinda scary really
24. What type of detergent do you use?
DAZ, Keeping Britian White!
25. Coke or Pepsi?
Pepski, or flat coke
26. Are you a morning person or night owl?
I work till 2am most days so a bit of both
27. What size shoe do you wear?
9/10 & half
28. Do you have pets?
Does my T|X count?
29. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with everybody?
I'm not gay, really
30. What did you want to be when you were little?
An Aeronautical Engineer
31. Favourite Candy Bar?
32. What is your best childhood memory?
My Holiday in America
33. What are the different jobs you have had in your life?
Technical sales advisor
Technical Manager
34. What colour underwear are you wearing?
Blue, i think, yeah blue
35. Nicknames?
Geek, Neek, Jon, Chocolate boy, Gay, Darling, White boy, Play Nigga
36. Piercing?
37. Eye colour?
38. Ever been to Africa?
I got african friends, i'm not racist honest
39. Ever been toilet papered?
nah, but i have been floured

40. Love someone so much it made you cry?
Once when i was like 12, good times
41. Been in a car accident?
Thankfully not
42. Croutons or bacon bits?
43. Favourite day of the week?
44. Favourite restaurant?
This place in St. Albans, real expensive but nice
45. Favourite flower?
I'm a computer geek, i don't know life beyond my LCD
46. Favourite ice cream?
Cookies and cream
47. Disney or Warner Brothers?
Who do you think made the Matrix?
48. Favourite fast food restaurant?
A Jamaican KFC (BBQ flavour chicken) or Subway
49. What colour is your bedroom carpet?
Cream with brown bits
50. How many times did you fail your driver's test?
How many points in Need for speed Most wanted do you need for that?
51. Before this one, from whom did you get your last e-mail? no 1 for low prices!
52. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?, lol
53. What do you do most often when you are bored?
55. Who are you most curious about their responses to this questionnaire?
no one really
56. Last person you went for dinner with?
My mates from uni
57. Ford or Chevy?
Everyone wants a Chevy, not. Ford F150
58. What are you listening to right now?
Kanye West, Niggas Gossip
61. How many tattoos do you have?
Ink under my skin, who came up with that idea!
62. Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
The chicken
63. How many people are you sending this Email to?
The big ol' WWW
64. Time you finished this e-mail?
11.20 pm

Javascript enlightenment

Not that this will make sense to many of you, but i've been thinking of a new design for this fair old place. Now with a name like Russian Space Station there isn't much you can do. Well while doing my share of reading on Javascript i had a epifiny of sorts. I'm gonna redesign the place with a rising and setting sun! Basically it would use java script to calculate the time, where the sun would be etc. and insert the css into the page at "run time". I'll make some mock up's in photoshop and post them for the approval of you the worlds press.
If i do it right, it will be sweet, using no images, and maybe even some SVG images(Pictures made from words basically). Well theres my thoughts on that.

In other news i would like to say thanks to Viki and shell for taking me out and trying to get me drunk on wine, it's the little things that count. It's nice to see that those of us who actually stay at uni have a nice time...

Finally i'm working on a name to put my software releases under, my mum gave me a few suggestions, however the more the merrier. I would like non-tech related names please, something that actually makes sense to the general populus. If you come up with a name that i actually like, i'll give you a 10% shareholding. If it's really good or if you name is phil you get 15% ^_^


Quote of the Day
"Until you got the hair cut i was scared to call you my child"

My mum always lets me know that i'm loved

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

My first App (sort of)

Morning, got my first brain wave of sorts today. It's purpose is to stop email addresses being ripped of webpages and used by spammers.
The concept is that the bots that do the "ripping" of email addresses ignore Javascript because parsing it would be dangerous, and could allow exploits to infect the bots. Therefore they only scan the code, and don't execute it. Therefore if you hide it within a simple javascript then they can't parse it, therefore the address doesn't get spammed, thats the idea at least.
While it's most likely not new, niether is it very complex, it works so here it is

//email anti-capture (EAC)
//Ver 0.01
//Jonathan Dalrymple
//Place name eg. veritech19 below
var name = "veritech19";
//Place name eg. below
var domain = "gmail";
//Place suffix .com .net etc below
var suffix = ".com";
document.write(name + "@" + domain + suffix)
//To save space, rip out the comments before applying

In the future i plan to build a form based generator for it, so if dynamically generates the code for you, and introduce some complex statments to make it a little harder to parse, Plus a "if" statement that would test to see if your human ^_^

Enjoy, more to come from the lab in short order

Quote of the Day
Mum "Is the bathroom clean?"
Me "No, i sprayed my dirty bath water up and down the walls a couple of times, and rub it in if you want."

It's nice to be back at home

Monday, February 13, 2006

One for the road(somewhat late)

{This post was meant to be posted last year on christmas eve but thanks to the proxy server it never made it, so here it is}


As i tap (on the T|X course) i'm on a national express bus on my way home. For some strange reason i'm really happy. Why is it strange that i'm happy? Well i'll give you some background

I've worked 8 9-6 shifts back 2 back.
I've cooked almost every meal i've eaten for 3 months.
I haven't eaten a proper meal in 2 months.
I haven't used bit torrent in 3 months

Anyways thanks to the wonders of batteries, flash memory, GPRS, and Microwaves, i'm gonna write a poem and post it on my blog all while travelling on a bus at 50 Mph.

One for the road...

I'm on the road now
I got to find a place some how
i quit my course, but not cause it was fowl.

the internet is where it's at,
law is great, but i'm not good at that

i decided to switch
but that created a itch

no course and in halls
my prospect falls
in rush i make phone calls

Ok, it needs a little work

Monday, February 06, 2006

Promise of a Threat

It's an Oxymoron, but it sounds cool so oh well. Anyways i'm back at home now. Trying to get my coding skills on. No word yet from Maplin's of watford, so we'll see what happens there. If not i'll work for low pay or bourbon biscuits, which ever is more. I post a pick of my desk one of thses days but for now i haven't start work on it yet. However i got my basic setup, my pc, a old laptop and a "head less" server for testing stuff. Since i believe in the open source model, and i'm too cheap to pay for a Sourceforge account i may move the blog else where so i upload my source as i work along.

Anyways currently in the development pot is a some javascript that will transform a normal desktop page webpage, designed for 800*600 into a version for handheld users at 480*320 or 320*240. How much "bank" will this net me, nothing, i do it for the love, and the fact that i'll paste my name all over the source code ^_^

Now if i'm gonna be some budding open source developer (who does .net work on side to pay the bills) i need a company name, right? Well i think so cause this whole "Dalrymple" name doesn't wash, any suggestions are welcome. Tell ya what anyone who comes up with a good name gets shares in the company... final amount to be decided nothing over 5% though, so board seat here.

Must go, laters

Quote of the Day
"Whats the difference between a threat and a promise, the tone and the sentence subject, for example i will kill you, i will help you; one word both are promises and depending on the tone, both could be considered threats"

It makes sense to me