Stuff that caught my eye today..

I’m reading “Lies (And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them)” by Al Franken (thank you Mark for the lend of the book!), and while it’s a good read, Al is a little too glib for my liking. That’s why I went searching and found, this which I’m certain I’ll be told is a right-wing nutcase website, but just goes to show that neither side of the Republican/Democratic battle are to be trusted!(In Al’s defence, I’m really enjoying his book, but he’s preaching to the converted here..)

Very, very silly discussion about which is better: 3MP or 5MP cameras. The author of a linked article suggests that there’s no appreciable difference between both types of sensors. I just wonder if he’s ever tried to print out either in a large format..
This thread proved enlightening. There’s a small symbol at the bottom-right of the Sony F717 camera that wasn’t explained in the manual. It’s simply to show the user that he can use the jog dial to change camera settings.. Sony manuals do need more work from their authors. Here’s more on the same and other manual stuff.

CSS Playground and Well-Designed Weblogs: An Introduction are on my reading list tomorrow. Thank you delicious for pointing me there.

Interesting explanation of MVC here and although based in a JSP world it’s simple and to the point. Then again, maybe MVC isn’t right for PHP development. (I certainly don’t agree, most of my new projects at work use MVC now and it’s a God-send for keeping file size down and organising code!)

Oh yeah, look for me on Orkut.. I’m the only donncha on there! :)


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2 thoughts on “Stuff that caught my eye today..


  1. Extra! Extra!
    Smarmy US comedian found to be smarmy upon reading of his book.
    Story developing… ;-)

    You should have read Rush Limbaugh’s “See, I Told you So”. That book was so smarmy that I threw it out after reading it.


  2. I read the Franken book after getting it in the States last summer. Saw it was number 1 on the NYT Bestsellers list, so decided to have a look at it.

    I really liked it, but then again I was converted already, but it was way funnier than anything Michael Moore does. I love watching Fox News because it’s so bizarre, and Al recanting his meetings with Hannity and O’Reilly were brilliant.

    Actually worth a listen is this interview with Franken. That NPR show is fantastic. Check out the one from about a month later with Bill O’Reilly going mental.

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