Virtual Japanese manuscript paper – a short experiment in HTML and CSS, and how browsers fare with vertical text input

If you just want to give this a try now, see the demo page. A couple of days ago I was looking into the best way to make a custom grid pattern in the least number of HTML tags. The grid only had to be visual, so it didn’t actually need to contain any content …

You want that transparent, semitransparent or translucent?

Now that I have time messing around with things after my courses have finished (including returning to blogging), I found this interesting option for closed captioning in Windows 10: (How nice of Microsoft to include a shot our favourite Hobbit residence for the preview pane.) You get to choose caption transparency as: Default Opaque Translucent …

Reuploading old NXTBUS API stuff

Now that exams are over, I can finally get back to tidying up stuff! I’ve put back online the NXTBUS pages that used to be on my old website; these are available at: https://nxtbus.nya.nz. They are still functional and work with Canberra’s real time bus tracking system by using YQL queries to fetch content from the …