The Prince Charles Cinema are running a series of Japanese animation classics lately. I had thought of going, but you know how these things are: you think of doing something but never actually DO that. So when a couple of days ago Christian suggested we all* go watch the movie, a little bit school trip like, I couldn’t reject the invitation!
And there we went, after completing our late-afternoon conference calls with everyone on the Pacific timezone, and rushing through a very quick dinner in a very meat-centric place. We were expecting the cinema to be packed, so had bought the tickets in advance, just in case, but…
I must confess–I haven’t watched any of this year’s Revision entries. So I just found about JS pride, a browser demo, two days ago.
There’s no “splash page” that tells you what you are going to see, or links to the party website. There’s no text whatsoever during the demo–only generated geometries, rainbows and the usual stuff. It’s only at the very, very end that you get to see some text–the credits? greetings?, and then, ONLY THEN! a “DEMOJS.ORG 28-30 JUNE” on top of a building. It looks like reconverting it into an “invitation demo” was a very last minute idea, which is a pity, as there is potential there, and all the time we spent flying between fallen buildings could have been used to display info about the party.
Still, good work–looking forward to see more stuff that doesn’t need a 5 minutes precalc before I can even see a triangle!
And I might even dare to submit something to the party…! Hopefully Chrome won’t release an update that breaks my entry the day before, like past year.
Dear old friends who were subscribed via the www.soledadpenades.com/feed url –which I changed to non-www a good five years ago: the feed will start working again, effective more or less immediately, because I just added the missing A record that I forgot to add when I migrated my website from shared hosting to a slice… back in September 2012.
That means that you got stuck in the Deciphering an old plaque post, and have missed a good lot of stuff since then. For example:
I’m really sorry :-(
But now you have lots of Sole-posts to compensate for the apparent lack of recent updates!
MANY thanks to Ruairi aka rc55 for pointing out the fact that I didn’t seem to be posting anything lately… which led me to suspect some www fail! Oooops! O:-)
What a week, dear readers! What a week!
It all started innocuously–as a Bank Holiday Monday. The last of May, more specifically, where we wave goodbye to Bank Holidays until the next one, at the end of August. Thankfully, our ever-appreciated British weather was feeling magnanimous and regaled us with a magnificent sunny Spring day which was well used: barbecuing and staying outdoors. Not necessarily in that order.
I got a new phone recently that requires a micro SIM… which I didn’t have. Before starting to go through Internet forms and stuff, I decided to ask at the closest Three shop. And I realised that I should have done it earlier!
I went in, explained my case (I am already a Three customer). The guy asked me for my existing SIM card, and told me he could cut it to micro SIM size, which surprised me to no end! I didn’t know these things could be cut that liberally. Anyway, he did that, and also gave me a normal-SIM-sized adaptor so that I could plug the now-micro SIM into a normal SIM phone if needs be.
Obviously, being a developer, I couldn’t believe it would work THAT EASILY. So I told him:
I’m going to make sure it works, if you don’t mind!. I plugged my new-old-SIM into place, and turned the phone on. Within seconds, it had connected to the network and I was already getting an H signal (H for HDSPA, the “3.5G” network). WOOOOOW!
I thanked him and walked out of the door, almost dizzy with so much efficiency.
(also, in the previous chapter: Porting my phone number between operators: a tale of efficiency)