Software Design Patterns
The most commonly used design patterns
- Bug Ball Of Mud
Thanks to Stack exchange for a light-hearted introduction.
I'm working on a review of the usefulness of Design Patterns in Python.
Using Audacity to record audio
Instructions on setting up "Audacity" to record yourself singing to a backing track (for choir audition purposes)
See the full article here
Text effects (CSS)
Walter Segal houses
I heard about Walter Segal on the telly. He was an architect who developed a system of self-build housing; the "Segal self-build method"
Here are a load of links I found
mondodesigno.com/segal.html — essay on self-building and the Segal method
- no wet trades (bricklaying, plastering)
- simple padstone foundations
- traditional timber frame methods
all you need to do is to be able to cut a straight line with a saw and drill a straight hole
- clearly shows the 600x600 padstones, with brackets
- 3m between pad stones.
- floor beams 225mm (8 inches) deep and 235mm off the floor
- this page basically this tells you how to make a house !!
I came across a number of links today…
I’m fed up of having my personal data used by companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google. I’m also fed up with the way Facebook in particular are trying to do “an AOL” and partition the ‘Web. I’ve been asking myself why I actually use those services anyway? What on earth led me to entrust my thought stream to these faceless entities? Was I insane?
Those who have a Twitter account or a Facebook account ought to keep in mind that they are NOT customers – they are merchandise