Your Right To Die

Currently in the news is the debate in [tag]UK[/tag] government over a form of legal [tag]suicide[/tag].
Unsurprisingly this is being criticised as a “back door to [tag]euthanasia[/tag]”.

My issue however is the argument against being used by various parties.
They will start with a well reasoned, well vocalised argument, and then spoil it all by mentioning religion.
I hope that my friends and family will know well enough that I have no issue with [tag]religion[/tag] per se.
However, it cannot be used as part of any reasoning – there are too many assumptions that have to be made and, in my eyes, the argument is null and void.

Are there times when religious texts can be quoted as truly meaningful reason?


JS: Clear Default Value onFocus

Simply add the following to the the onFocus attribute of any HTML form input tag.
[code lang=”JavaScript”]if (this.value == this.defaultValue) this.value = ”;[/code]
this.defaultValue is automatically given the value in the HTML.


Append to Body onLoad

I looked for a long time how I could add JavaScript functions to an HTML document’s onLoad attribute.

Eventually I found this, something so obvious that I had considered trying it but foolishly didn’t try.

[code lang=”JavaScript”]
var oldLoad = window.onload;
window.onload = function() {


Google SketchUp (free)

Google (who recently bought SketchUp) have split it into two products.
There is now the free version ‘Google SketchUp‘, and SketchUp Pro.

The more important part of the news release, as far as I’m concerned, is the 3D Warehouse, a user-contributed collection of SU components – essentially a direct competitor to my SketchUp Components Collection.

I’m glad there is now a free version, but of course have some reservation over the launch of the 3D Warehouse.
This is the first time that Google has directly affect me personally. (Chances are that the SCC will suffer)


Carbon Price Plummets

The price of Carbon dropped an immense 20% today.
Down to €21.50, it’s the lowest since the end of December.

See the graph at EEX, the largest EU ETS market.

Ref: Carbonara (Carbon360)