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Damian Cugley (1999)

One day my PNG will come

5 December 1999 #

One day PNG's technical and licensing superiority over GIF will make it ubiquitous. But not yet. Update: I have now started using PNGs on the site—though I have not yet taken the trouble to convert the existing GIF files yet.

Validation (addendum)

1 September 1999 #

I added an addendum to my article about getting validated as HTML 4 after some back-and-forth about details of the W3C recommendation and whether td elements can have widths given as percentages...

Aviemore album

8 March 1999 #

Holiday snaps from Aviemore. The Scottish village of Aviemore is best known as a skiing resort. My ex Alex’s parents have a time-share on a lodge there which this year they were not using, so Jeremy, Alex, Adrian and I (Damian) headed up to Scotland for a week spent walking in the forest around the nearby Loch an Eilein and Loch Morlich.

Another bicycle written off

28 February 1999 #

Alas! I have managed to dispose of another bicycle. This time it was written off in an accident—I was &lsquoin collision’ with a car door. Luckily for me the bike took most of the damage, but in the process the front forks and frame were wrecked. Just about the only component unaffected is the rear wheel. Since this has the hub gears, it is probably the most expensive part of the bike... I won't bother going through my bike page to translate the present tense into the past, because (I hope) soon it will be true again. I intend to replace my bike with one just like it.

My bike wrecked

8 February 1999 #

Alas! I have managed to dispose of another bicycle. This time it was written off in an accident—I was ‘in collision’ with a car door. Luckily for me the bike took most of the damage, but in the process the front forks and frame were wrecked. Just about the only component unaffected is the rear wheel. Since this has the hub gears, it is probebly the most expensive part of the bike... ¶ I sha'n't bother changing my bike page to translate the present tense into the past, because (I hope) soon it will be true again. I intend to replace my bike with one just like it. Update: Yes, I have repleced my bike. It works very nice too.

5 Years on the Web

10 January 1999 #

I’ve been on the WWW since 1993, on and off, if anybody cares. I wrote a short nostalgic article about this. I wrote my first web server in 1993 (before it was fashionable) back when I was working for Oxford University Computing Laboratory. This was before CGI—and cgi-bin—had become an established standard. That server is long gone now, of course.

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