Archive for March, 2008

TOC generator for wordpress pages

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

I’d been looking for a way to ease navigation on my drivers page, and recently stumbled on something perfect. Completely simple plugin for WordPress that generates a table of contents and link anchors from the <h1-6> tags on any page you add <!–TOC–> to.

Thought you’d like to know.

opening your eyes underwater

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

Okay, this has been covered endlessly already on the net, but here goes: I’ve now opened my eyes underwater without goggles for the first time ever. Learning to swim I always used goggles, or shut my eyes tightly on days where I’d forgotten to bring them along.

I have 3 major observations:

  • It’s incredibly hard to override a strong habit/reflex you’ve had since you were a kid.
  • It seriously doesn’t hurt at all. Our pool is chlorinated and well-cleaned – YMMV with other substances – but my first reaction was “wow, that’s barely even irritating”.
  • It’s completely and utterly pointless. All you can see is blurredness in the vague shape and colour of the bottom of the pool. Bleh.

So in conclusion, wear goggles.