Archive for February, 2012

Word Grammar Checker

February 29th, 2012 2 comments

Website Content Manager

OK, so MS Word has flagged the above real sentence, written by a real person, as grammatically incorrect. When I ask it why, it says: Fragment (consider revising). When I ask it to explain, it says:

If the marked words are an incomplete thought, consider developing this thought into a complete sentence by adding a subject or a verb or combining this text with another sentence.

Instead of: Meteors the entire night.
Consider: We watched meteors the entire night.

Instead of: Because the teacher said to.
Consider: You have to, because the teacher said to.

Can any language boffins out there help identify the mistake(s) in more detail?

CSS Framework Breadcrumb Support

February 29th, 2012 No comments

I’ve noticed that the search term “blueprint css breadcrumb” has brought visitors to my blog. From what I vaguely remember about blueprint css, it doesn’t have support for breadcrumb navigation. If there is, either the documentation for it isn’t up to par or I’m expected to read the whole source which, particularly when it comes to CSS, renders the framework pointless anyway.

Whoever you are, you might want to check out Bootstrap, from Twitter. Bootstrap does have breadcrumb support, with example Markup right next to it in the documentation to get you going.

Categories: All, CSS, Web

When you need jQuery (or Bootstrap), but fast!

February 24th, 2012 No comments

I sometimes need to test some jQuery locally and I’m never organised enough to have a template ready. The latest version from a CDN is all I need and googling for the URL or searching my bookmarks will take longer than the solution I came up with today.


<script src=””


<script src=”” type=”text/javascript”></script>

I’m hoping that if I use it enough times, I’ll remember it! If you use this tip, make sure you don’t copy paste this onto your production systems. You could do without the one extra request to

Edit: I’ve added a URL for Bootstrap, from Twitter. It is:

<link href=""
rel="stylesheet" />


<link href="" rel="stylesheet" />

Strawberry Wednesdays

February 22nd, 2012 No comments

Strawberry Wednesdays

Categories: All, Photography

Storm at Agios Georgios harbour on 10/02/2012

February 21st, 2012 No comments

Video clip sent to me by my friend Malcolm from Peyia, Cyprus. The sea was so rough that the water was breaking over the harbour wall. Lucky our common friend Brian was not out sailing that day!


Home away from home.

February 16th, 2012 1 comment

My sister-in-law, Marlen, has sent me these pictures of what home away from home looked like a couple of days ago.

We go there up to twice a year, but I have never been there when it’s like this.

Below, Bella our dog is as good as deaf, almost blind, has one or two crooked teeth left and we still love her to bits; especially when she barks at us when we first return until she somehow manages to recognise us.

Below is the street in front of our house. The green fencing opposite is for a mini football pitch which during the hot summer months is floodlit until late at night where the youths mingle and play… while I drink beer and nibble on Pastramă, the Romanian equivalent of Pastrami.

Categories: All, Personal

Happy Tsiknopempti

February 16th, 2012 No comments

The Greek custom of Tsiknopempti (loosely translatable as “Barbecue Thursday”), involves the massive consumption of charred meat in the evening of Thursday, ten days before the beginning of the Great Lent (the Orthodox stop eating meat a week before Lent starts).

Happy Tsiknopempti

Picture taken in Anexartisias Street, Limassol, Cyprus.
Read more about “Fat Thursday“.

Caption This – Bed Shets

February 15th, 2012 1 comment

Caption This - Bed Shets

Cyprus weather forecasting.

February 14th, 2012 No comments

For all your Cyprus weather forecasting needs, visit

Eric Kitas Weather

Eric is doing it right.

Totally awesome » A Swarm of Nano Quadrotors.

February 1st, 2012 No comments

You must watch this, especially from 00:26 onwards… so don’t just click and run!