Christmas lunch in the air

As we have done several times over the last few years we went out for a Christmas buffet lunch today.

This year we went to Ravintola Haikaranpesä, which is on top of one of the many water towers around the city. This one is on top of the UFO shaped Haukilahti water tower in Espoo.

Of course one of the attractions of a place like that is the view.

A view to the east

Luckily the weather was actually quite good at the time considering there is a storm approaching. And as the afternoon got on a bit we had quite a nice sunset. Of course sunset at the moment isn’t much past 3pm :-).

Sunset to the south west

The restaurant has 360 degree wrap around windows. About the only thing missing would be that it rotates. But at least having to go outside to take pictures meant being able to walk off each course…

Windows all around

Waiting for winter



For some reason it feels pretty cold at the moment even though it is barely below zero.

But after a month of wet and windy weather this is as close to winter as we have had. Still, it doesn’t take more than a couple days of this to get a decent hoar frost going.

Keeping it all inside

Not a lot of success at that lately.

Last week Lilli was throwing up for a couple of days starting on Tuesday. Thursday she was still not looking so good, so a visit to the vet was required. Not much of a verdict except that she was now a bit gummed up inside after the vomiting. After some poking and prodding, none of which she appreciated much, it was home again. A few €€€ lighter and with advice to give her something to make her move and to lose a couple of kilos :-).

This week it is Mimmi’s turn. She started throwing up in the middle of the night all over the bed. She couldn’t keep anything in today either, except she was also throwing up spots of blood and generally sulking. Another visit to the vet and more poking and prodding. Mimmi was upset and Lilli was just happy it wasn’t her turn this time. Verdict this time was that she probably has the same upset belly Lilli had, cause unknown. So, some more €€€ lighter, and some medicine to settle her belly with some feeding instructions for the next few days.

The moral of the story is that dog vomit is stinky…

Hot dogs

Four PM on Saturday and Lilli is already queuing for the sauna. Unfortunately for her it isn’t even switched on yet. She is ready to go at the drop of a hat, no matter the day or time, but she definitely knows what the normal schedule is and likes to get in early.

Mimmi on the other hand seems to go just because everyone else is in there. She doesn’t stay more than a few minutes at a time, but Lilli has to be literally dragged out. She can pretty much out last both of us.

Two hot dogs

A theme

Just patched the theme I use here. I can’t say it is a particularly pretty theme, but it is all mine. And now that I have this site set up again it is time to start actually getting things in order.

By the way, the theme is at GitHub.

A go at WordPress

I had a slightly aborted attempt at migrating this site to a WordPress installation a few months ago.

A theme was done and I tried doing an import of the contents, but somewhere along the way got sidetracked. I guess it is time to start again.

It took a little work, but I have recreated a local testing WordPress setup again and actually documented this time what I should do when setting up the real server. Basically it should be ready to go, if not exactly pretty. But in any case I think I’ll try doing an attempt at migration before installing anything to the real server.

Something else to consider is how to keep regular backups of the WordPress contents and database now that they will actually live on the server and not my local machine. WordPress does have a bit of a reputation for not surviving long on the net…

Another fix

Another fix for the fix.

Turns out that supporting the new AJAX based next/previous was too much of a pain to get working in old browers. So easiest thing is to have graceful fallback. New browsers get the AJAX with history updating. The old ones get just normal hyperlinks.

Forgot to mention that I have a GitHub account now too.

Fixed

IE10 is fixed correctly now.

I did a quick hack the other day that worked, but now the library I was using is fixed as well, so I can get rid of the hack.

I’m not happy with how the images rotate once the article becomes visible, but if I apply the rotation before the image is part of the page it doesn’t seem to stick. Either some jQuery weirdness or the browser allows the CSS to override the style attribute. I can’t imagine that is the case though. Either that or I don’t understand something important…

 

Green no more :-(

Seems I have been neglecting this site for a while and things broke. Well, actually the W3C now started validating meta tags and this CMS produces one that isn’t listed. Not a big problem in the scope of things I guess.

Anyway that started me thinking that I should probably migrate this whole thing to something like WordPress. Probably I will once I get my hosting upgraded and double check that they actually support it.

In the mean time I started playing with this site again. First thing was to fix up the JavaScript a bit. I also added the ability to go to next/previous articles inside one section. Done with a little AJAX magic and some history altering. Unfortunately it seems the wrapper library for history doesn’t actually work with IE10, so if you have upgraded already I apologize :-(. It isn’t actually needed at all in IE10 anyway since it natively supports HTML5 history. I’ll have to let the developer know…