Posts by James Butler

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  • Hard News: Do you like what we've done…,

    Without trawling through 200+ responses, does anyone else really like the Typekit fonts (of those for whom they work properly)?

    FTR, I really like them (FF 3.6.12, Ubuntu 10.04 and FreeBSD 8).

    edit: Ah, I see you now, Anonymous Author.

    edit 2: Umm, the CANCEL button doesn't work when editing.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 801 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Unreasonable people vote,

    don't you know the Constitution has an article written in invisible ink that says "none of the above applied to fags or rag-heads"?

    I've always assumed it's in the secret constitution given out to True (white, male, protestant) 'Mericans when they turn 21, much like the secret road rules you get when you buy a Mercedes or Porsche.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 801 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Staying Civil,

    I wish there was a word for "person you are in a civil union with"

    Surely one half of a Civil Unit is just a Civil Half?

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 801 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Morning in Auckland,

    To be fair, I thought the overall tone of the Kiwiblog comments on this issue was relatively sane (no doubt partially due to DPF being so unequivocal for once). Even Redbaiter isn't arguing that he's in the majority - only that he's right.

    (PAS: "We Read Kiwiblog So You Don't Have To")

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 801 posts Report Reply

  • Busytown: The shakes,

    if there were a civil emergency here

    Well the Newmarket Viaduct is closed this weekend remember, which seems to be the apocalypse.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 801 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: This is what we have to work with,

    James, can you email me with some more details?

    Done.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 801 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: This is what we have to work with,

    I just received this message from my work web filter proxy:

    You cannot access the following Web address:
    http://werewolf.co.nz/

    The site you requested is blocked under the following categories: Pornography

    It worked fine last month, so someone must have reported it since then. Where am I going to get my decent-independent-nz-journalism-porn now?

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 801 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: This is what we have to work with,

    The question is whether an airport link is the best option for expanding the network. I'd argue that there are better options if the goal is to reach the greatest number of commuters.

    Botany Downs and environs is an obvious choice.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 801 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Southern Apps,

    You can get styli for capacitive screens. Not sure who stocks them in NZ.

    I was thinking of trying a 1uf tantalum as an alternative.

    Corner of a damp sponge works, as long as you hold the sponge with your hand.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 801 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: John Roughan is Scared,

    I suspect the difference in population density probably has something to do with the lack of public transport in Auckland

    Yes - the lack of public transport options has contributed to the failure to restrict the city's urban sprawl. Or is that not what you meant...

    It's true that European cities tend to have both higher urban density and better public transport than Auckland, but there are any number of sound historical reasons why that might be which don't involve positing that "public transport is only viable in high-density cities".

    A more in-depth discussion is here.

    Edit: LOL andrea quin, you're always just that much faster than me :-)

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 801 posts Report Reply

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