Jamie Balfour

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Building a webpage with flexible sidebar(s)
05Mar2016 / The Web
Sometimes it's a pain building a webpage with a sidebar. It took me long enough to get my own sidebar the way it is. This article explores the ways in which this can be done and which solution offers the best approach.
Building a webpage with flexible sidebar(s)
What is wrong with Firefox?!
23Nov2015 / Technology
When I first used Firefox over 10 years ago I found that much needed alternative to Internet Explorer again; which I had been using since my Netscape browser was no longer being developed. It slowly became my favourite browser. But all of a sudden Firefox has suddenly become my least favourite browser. This article describes why.
What is wrong with Firefox?!
Should browsers keep a permanent copy of important libraries?
14Aug2015 / The Web
Browsers leverage caches, so why don't they just keep a copy of important libraries?
Should browsers keep a permanent copy of important libraries?
Why HDMI-CEC is one of the greatest inventions ever
24Jun2015 / Technology
HDMI-CEC is one of those hidden gems in the world of technology. This short article talks about how brilliant it is.
Why HDMI-CEC is one of the greatest inventions ever
The history of my notebook computers
26May2015 / Technology
I've been through quite a few laptop computers, each of them has been special to me in some way or another. This is the history of my laptop computers from my first to my current.
The history of my notebook computers
The update the HTTP specification needs
09May2015 / The Web
HTTP is old, and it's not moved with the times. In this article I make my first suggestion to improve it.
The update the HTTP specification needs
The inconsistencies of PHP
22Apr2015 / The Web
Whilst PHP has been one of my all time favourite language for what it can do, it has a very bad level of inconsistency through out the syntax.
The inconsistencies of PHP
Is technology progress or a threat to humanity?
12Mar2015 / Technology
Technology is a huge part of everyday life but is it progressing humanity or becoming a threat? In this article I intend to find out.
Is technology progress or a threat to humanity?
How to integrate Facebook into Mac OS X's Messages app
05Feb2015 / Technology
Ever wanted to have Facebook in your Messages app on your Mac? Well, thanks to a bit of work you can.
How to integrate Facebook into Mac OS X's Messages app
The route to becoming a vegetarian
01Feb2015 / Life
In September 2014 I became a pescatarian and now I'm on route to become a vegetarian. This article describes my experience of doing this.
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