Bootstrap vs Foundation at Learnable

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Bootstrap vs Foundation

Learnable has just published an interesting video where two front-end developers discuss the benefits of both Bootstrap and Foundation.

I’ve been using Bootstrap on and off for the last couple of years, having been a firm user and contributor to the Blueprint CSS community.

For the last few months I’ve been really keen to check out Foundation. From what I’ve seen so far it looks very impressive. I’ll report back once I’ve had a more in depth look.

In the meantime, check out the video: Bootstrap vs Foundation.

Me playing a Christmas tree guitar by Mearso

Illustration of me dressed as a priest playing a Christmas tree guitar, by Kevin Mears
Illustration by Kevin Mears (@mearso)

Last week on my 195 metal CDs blog I reviewed Laibach—Volk Tour London CC Club (2007); I gave it 60%. It was my first introduction to the Slovakian band so it’s fair to say that I have not been a fan.

But I know someone who is: Kevin Mears.

I met Kevin at an Institutional Web Management Workshop conference a few years ago, and when our conversation inevitably turned to music Kevin asked if I’d heard of Laibach. I hadn’t. He recommended them. I listened to them and gave them 6/10.

So I fired off a tweet to Kevin and having asked if he’d like a free CD, dropped it in the post. Another random act of kindness clocked up I thought nothing more of it.

Until I received a package a few days later, which included a small Christmas card and a note from Kevin saying thanks and that he was including a wee something as a thank you present.

My first thought when I read that was: I really hope it’s one of his drawings. And to my delight it was. It was a portrait of me, in my clerical dog collar, playing a guitar in the shape of a Christmas tree! Like you do.

I think it’s brilliant! I’ll have to take this to my friend Phil to get framed when I’m next in St Andrews.

Thank you Kevin.

A boy after my own heart

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On Sunday morning Reuben asked me to run him a bath. But before I did that he asked me to do two things:

  1. Take out all the small anti-slip discs (Munchkin Grippy Dots) and wash them.
  2. Put them back in matched pairs, in the order of the rainbow which he then proceeded to tell me.

A boy after my own heart that one.

Laibach watercolour

 

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The next album I’m reviewing on my 195 metal CDs project is by the Slovenian and former Yugoslav avant-garde / industrial group Laibach, a live album called Volk Tour London CC Club (2007).

I’ve listened to it now a couple of times and while I’m still not entirely convinced by the album, I do rather like this piece of artwork on the inside of the discpak cardboard packaging.

What is it of, though?