I don’t think I’ve mentioned it before, but for the past half year or so I’ve been living as the lodger in the basement of a big family home. The patriarch is a psychologist, and on the ground floor his surgery is located. Sometimes patients come down to the basement to use my toilet.
Today I noticed (possibly influenced by the marvellous film Kenny) that in the space of a few minutes (while I was making coffee) a patient managed to use an entire roll of toilet paper. I don’t mean that a toilet roll was gone, but that one had been completely unravelled, leaving only the cardboard tube behind.
Which leaves me unsure as to whether he should be seeing a psychologist or booking himself in for an endoscopy.
Let the world know that I’m a decent front-end web developer
Be the focus for a new doomsday cult
Number two is progressing nicely as no-one has gotten wise to my subliminal messages yet, but what of number one?
Design – it’s not finished yet (and never will be as I will hopefully do a redesign next month when I have a bit more time), which doesn’t look so good
Over the last few months I’ve come across a few blogs which, unlike mine, really cut the mustard when it comes to being an extended portfolio, putting mine to shame.
jasonsantamaria.com and dustincurtis.com are a little bit twitter generation for my liking, but one can’t deny that their blogs, where every article has a different design, are great examples of showing off on your blog.
Obviously, when you see that someone has managed to animate a rolling coke can using just one static image of a coke can label and some CSS, and after the initial wow has subsided, a Peep Show quote springs to mind:
Super Hans: I think this is probably the best example of the sort of stuff we’d do we’ve ever had.
Jez: Oh yeah. ’cause sometimes it’s really hard actually to do your own ideas
Do I have it in me to produce a more stunning showcase of what I can do? Who knows, but having just learned The Mason’s Apron on guitar I feel invincible!!!
However, there is an easy way out*. console has methods other than .log(), and possibly the most useful is console.dir(). console.dir() takes a snapshot of any object or array, printing out each of its properties without maintaining a reference to the underlying object, and therefore giving a you a snapshot of an object as it is at the time.
*And a hard way (console.log() the properties of an object individually), which is how I resolved my bug, before looked into what other methods console had