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Ross Wintle
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Swindon-based web developer and technology consultant helping organisations use technology to do good (see http://oikos.org.uk). Plus cycling, gardening, being a dad and more!
Swindon-based web developer and technology consultant helping organisations use technology to do good (see http://oikos.org.uk). Plus cycling, gardening, being a dad and more!

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Uber-geeky update today. Just been reminded of this little coding pop-quiz (for anyone that's ever touched or understood any code).

What does this (sort-of JavaScript) print?:

var currentYear = 2013;
var moonLandingYear = 1969;
print("The first landing was " + currentYear - moonLandingYear + " years ago");

Hi folks, I sure this has been asked before, but there's a but in iOS which means that elements with position:fixed don't work when the keyboard is showing: the window size and fixed element positioning don't update, and the whole thing goes crazy. Has anyone fixed this in a Gumby friendly way?

Thanks

Results of this web developer's Freelance rates survey are out. To sure how many of you do the types of work surveyed, but might be useful.

http://ournameismud.co.uk/blog/article/freelance-rates-what-do-freelancers-charge

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I don't think anyone's posted this - this sums up, in about a 3 minute read, pretty much everything I know about working for yourself. Worth a read!

Today in numbers:
Planned distance: 145 miles
Planned journey time: 2 hours 42 minutes
Actual distance: unknown
Actual journey time: 8 hours 45 minutes
Coffees: 4
Attempted feeds en-route: many
Successful feeds en-route: none really
Baby sleep time en-route: 1 hour
Frazzled parents: 2

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Brilliant. Such important research! File your field reports of babies laughing here: The Baby Laughter project http://babylaughter.net/

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Toby (the illustrator) is still spying on us and drawing OUR LIFE! ;) http://xtotl.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/i-see-you-standing-there.html

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Go on then. A bit of tech nostalgia. Who else thinks of this at every Olympic medal ceremony? C64 Hypersports loader

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For the many that are asking: that blue thing is the sky (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky ) and the big yellow disc is the sun (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun )

Hope that clears things up. ;)

Nearly two weeks later and we've STILL got Mitch Benn's Bouncy Druids song in our heads. Not helped by the fact that we've got a bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy Isaac.
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