building howbigismypotato

The story of a page and a kitchen tool:

Thursday, September 28, 2006


This is a disclaimer for visitors to ("the site").
The site has been created by Alistair Jones ("the author").

The site is offered for use with absolutely no guarantee of fitness for any purpose. The author makes no assertion of the accuracy, or accepts responsibility for the inaccuracy, of the information the site displays.
The author accepts no responsibility for damage to computer equipment that occurs in relation to the site. The author explicitly warns that damage to computer equipment is possible as a result of using this site. Types of damage include, but are not limited to:
  1. Scratching or indentation of monitor screens due to contact with abrasive particles on the surface of a potato.
  2. Damage to internal components of laptop computers after materials enter via the keyboard.
The author advises that holding any object up to a computer screen is potentially dangerous and should only be undertaken with a full understanding of the associated risks. Please consult your computer manufacturer for further advice.

If you are concerned about possible damage or any other aspect of this disclaimer you should not use the site.



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Sunday, September 24, 2006

The internet is a small place

After an embarrassingly long gap of inactivity, I'm making some progress again. There's a shortish list of things to fix before I'll feel happy promoting the site. Top of the list was appearance; the markup and CSS is respectably structured, but it still doesn't look great. I did a little googling for inspiration. Cameron Moll's impressive portfolio caught my eye. I especially liked the look of what he did for Joyent. So who are these Joyent people? Turns out it's part of the same outfit as TextDrive, a hosting company. The second thing on my to-do list? Hosting. And I'd heard good things about TextDrive via the Ruby on Rails crowd. In fact I'd already started checking out their prices. And there was the freaky moment, the same page open in two Firefox tabs via completely different navigation. It was a sign; I bought a server from TextDrive straight away.