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Thursday 2 April 2009

Conditional server side includes and cookies

I can’t write PHP or Javascript. I could learn, but I don’t have much interest. Most of my websites are good old-fashioned static HTML and I use server-side-includes a lot.

I thought I would write, in simple terms, about some of ways I’ve used them. (more…)


Filed under: Net & technology — GS @ 12:24 am
Saturday 27 December 2008

Classic Colgate toothpaste ad

A marvellous Colgate toothpaste ad from the early 1980’s based on ‘Baggy Trousers’ by Madness.

And here’s a version for the US market with some of the same kids. But with every trace of Britishness and most of the Madness imagery removed it doesn’t quite ‘get it’ and ends up looking like a dog’s dinner.


Filed under: TV & film — GS @ 7:10 pm
Wednesday 25 June 2008

Heinz pulls ad for unhealthy Deli Mayo due to ‘gay’ kiss

Heinz has pulled a TV ad which featured a kiss between two men, following 200 complaints from viewers. Some of them complained that it was unsuitable for children. However the ad was banned from being shown in and around kids’ shows anyway because the unhealthy Deli Mayo product is high in fat, salt or sugar, not because of the same sex kiss.

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Filed under: consumer,Food & cookery,LGBT — GS @ 4:35 am
Wednesday 6 February 2008

Christian group criticised by ad watchdog

A scaremongering poster from an extremist Christian organisation has been criticised by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The Christian Congress for Traditional Values (CCTV) was told it has an outdated view of what constitutes a family in modern Britain.

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Filed under: LGBT — GS @ 5:47 am
Saturday 23 June 2007

Vaughn Lowery ad (video)

Famous across America for being the KMart Joe Boxer underwear guy, now Vaughn Lowery has done a great ad for the Houston Chronicle.

More KMart/Joe Boxer ads featuring Vaughn here and here. How long before we see this talented guy on British TV?


Filed under: Fun,The media — GS @ 1:27 am
Tuesday 10 April 2007

Posterior Vitreous Detachment — update

A surprising number of people have found my blog when searching for ‘posterior vitreous detachment’, after I wrote about what had happened to me. So I thought I would do an update. I’ll tell you up front that it is relatively good news.

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Filed under: Health — GS @ 12:33 pm
Wednesday 4 April 2007

Pollution in our cities — ten tips on how to minimise your exposure

The air in our cities contains a cocktail of airborne pollutants that could be seriously damaging your health.

The Guardian offers ten tips on how you can reduce your exposure.

Take the more quiet back routes to avoid the worst pollution on busy roads


Filed under: Environment — GS @ 1:34 am
 
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