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A good restaurant – Benares

After having indulged my work colleagues to an awesome cake a few days earlier I thought it was high time that I actually treated myself to something – it was my birthday of cause!

I decided to book a table at a restaurant I have had my eye on since seeing the head chef on “The Great British Menu” and having also sampled their food at the Taste of London festival. I booked up, got looking nice and clean and tidy (and in my opinion pretty damb fine) and headed off to Berkley Square to Benares restaurant. Read more

A good cake – Leffe Chocolate Tart

What with it being my birthday and all I thought it a good a time as nay to show and prove to the guys at work that my talents reach even further than that which they see on an everyday basis (swearing, drinking and occasionally web design and development). I like cake, I like chocolate and I like beer so looked for a way in which I could combine all three Read more

when to stop complaining…

Over the past few days I have been reading with interest articles by Paul Boag and then John Oxton talking about people being over critical of work they do (“it doesn’t validate”, “the menu button’s are a little bit off in IE4″, “the CSS is a bit of a state”) which is in the public domain and therefore of cause open for such criticism if people see fit.

I had to read these with interest – I now I have been a bit guilty of this in the past Read more

A very English performance

Yet again the English mess it up when it really matters! Read more

when javaScript goes wrong

Everyone loves JavaScript now don’t they!?!

It seems that every couple of weeks I see a new fully web 2.0 application spring up which after a while you wonder how you could ever live without; I have started using the new Yahoo! mail with all its drag and drop fun constantly and without (many) hitches, plan to create an interactive Google map for the LSBU website and constantly enjoy looking into the possibilities which the main 4 JavaScript libraries provide developers – I’m like a big kid in a candy shop!

With all this fun stuff going on I can see the fact that people are clearly going to get excited and use this available functionality as much as possible in their sites to ensure it looks professional, cool and up-to-date – but haven’t we actually been here before?? Read more