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Eyes. Bleeding.

Okay, so maybe I'm exaggerating slightly. And when I say "slightly", I mean "completely". Though I have seriously spent too much time staring at screens recently. If nothing else I'm doing well on WhatPulse.

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Problem is, once I code something new, it becomes a toy and I can't stop playing with it until it meets some definition of perfect, and by then I've spent a whole hour messing with one variable or something.

The "thing" in question today was numbcast.com/linky, a big chunk of PHP that generates ad banners along with an equally big chunk of JavaScript to let people customise them. The result looks like this...

Numbcast

...and I'm hoping that by making this really easy we'll get viral or something. Ah well, I can dream.

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Also, I had the clever idea of shining a light directly in my eye. Saying that implies there's a really good explanation to follow, but there isn't one.

I just wanted a new photo for my about page and my MySpace profile, and I thought that if everybody else was taking crap photos I might as well join them. So I got the lighting wrong, the angle wrong, and the hair wrong, and started taking random photos.

Most of the photos I take get deleted, usually 'cause I'm pulling a face that means it takes around two and a half seconds for me to realise I don't want the picture anywhere near the Internet. However, I actually like one of the pictures...

...though I'm not sure why. Maybe it's because the lighting means you can't see me properly, or because I have a glint in my eye that wouldn't be there if it wasn't for the 50-watt bulb two feet away from my face. Whatever. Oh, and no, I don't need a haircut.

⇐18 Dec 2006 - UCAS Card / 10 Dec 2006 - Feels like work⇒

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You are quite teh photographer / Comment from Gill on 17 Dec 2006 at 17:27.

Wow! Nice script there Rob, planning on releasing it?
Could do with something like that :) / Comment from Dan on 21 Dec 2006 at 01:14.

Thanks. I guess I could release it, but then I keep saying that about stuff and never get around to it.
I should probably just dump all the Numbcast source somewhere anyway, maybe someone will find a function or two useful... / Comment from Robert Marshall / [Admin] on 21 Dec 2006 at 01:39.

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tH