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BBC Homepage Beta Using jQuery

The BBC Beta Homepage is using jQuery, but unfortunately it’s ugly. I should qualify that – I think it’s a good move to make the homepage more personalisable, but does it have to look so Web2.0? Big text was a fad a year ago, but it’s too informal for an internationally recognised and respected news […]

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BT (‘British’ Tele-extortion) Woes

BT have me in a head-lock. I get my phone and broadband service from them, and am charged, on average, £30 per month. This is not overly excessive, but I wanted to reduce it somehow, since I’ve been made better offers by Virgin Media. After digging through the website after looking at my online (paperfree) […]

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3 / Skype Marketing Technique

I was recently contacted by Matt of 3mobilebuzz.com and offered the chance to trial a pair of 3 (the network) Skype (the VoIP company) mobile phones (3skypephone.com) for a month. (No obligation to do anything, other than the mention of returning them after a month.) I thought it was an interesting marketing ploy – it […]

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JavaScript Bug – Modulo of small numbers

It seems that there is a problem with the modulo function, ‘%’, in JavaScript. For example: 10 % 0.1 should equate to zero but comes out as 0.09999999999999945 probably due to some internal floating-point rounding errors. Easy solution (a hack really): Multiply both numbers by 1000 before using the modulo function.

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Personal Web

Recursive Moved Itself

The highly observant amongst you may have noticed that I have moved this blog to my personal domain, jezmckean.com. You should have been brought to this domain automatically, and I hope to fix the multitude of links online, but need the automatic move for those I can’t fix. I’ve done this because I’m working to […]