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by jdaw1
16:38 Fri 17 Aug 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Favourites icon
Replies: 61
Views: 11818

Single Transferable Vote

(Aside to AHB: Single Transferable Vote has various undesirable features, particularly in small groups where members have known preferences. If you want to discuss start a new thread in Meaningless Drivel.)
by jdaw1
13:10 Fri 17 Aug 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Favourites icon
Replies: 61
Views: 11818

Favicon decision

A decision http://www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070817-glass.gif having the following qualities: The glass has as much agreement as any other; Tawny colour abandoned; The ruby works on my screen—your mileage may differ; “A gentleman does not stint his guests”, said Oscar at his trial—better fill lev...
by jdaw1
02:20 Fri 17 Aug 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Favourites icon
Replies: 61
Views: 11818

To better distinguish opaque and transparent

{Foiled by the dastardly page break problem .} To better distinguish opaque and transparent, repeated against that which, personal settings dependent, might be the darker background. Some bottles added, such that the draft favicons are now: http://www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070810-icon0.gif , http:/...
by jdaw1
02:17 Fri 17 Aug 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Favourites icon
Replies: 61
Views: 11818

To better distinguish opaque and transparent

To better distinguish opaque and transparent, repeated against that which, personal settings dependent, might be the darker background. Some bottles added, such that the draft favicons are now: http://www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070810-icon0.gif , http://www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070810-icon1.gif , ...
by jdaw1
01:48 Fri 17 Aug 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Favourites icon
Replies: 61
Views: 11818

Bottle icons

Some bottles added, such that the draft favicons are now: http://www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070810-icon0.gif , http://www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070810-icon1.gif , http://www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070810-icon2.gif , http://www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070810-icon3.gif , http://www.jdawiseman.com/ftlo...
by jdaw1
19:14 Thu 16 Aug 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Favourites icon
Replies: 61
Views: 11818

More barrel icons

My preference amongst the barrels is with letters http://www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070816-barrel.gif but I’ve also made http://www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070816-barrel-portrait.gif and http://www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070816-barrel-landscape.gif Votes? FTR, the draft favicons so far: http://www.jd...
by jdaw1
15:45 Thu 16 Aug 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Favourites icon
Replies: 61
Views: 11818

Barrel icon

Whilst out of network (i.e., without having read the previous post) I made Image which emphasises the staves rather than the hoops.
by jdaw1
13:54 Thu 16 Aug 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Favourites icon
Replies: 61
Views: 11818

please post your artwork in this thread

uncle tom wrote:These icons are looking
Not on my Mac running Firefox. Not appearing in this show, alas.
uncle tom wrote:Is a nice simple barrel difficult??
Hmmm, what to say? How about: please post your artwork in this thread.
by jdaw1
13:49 Thu 16 Aug 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Warre
Replies: 1
Views: 1981

1977 Warre

Warre 1977, a continuation of the serial vertical that started with the Warre 1960 on Sat 11 Aug 2007 , and then the Warre 1963 on Thu 9 Aug 2007 , now this bottle of Warre 1977 on Wed 15 Aug 2007, with the Warre 1985 to follow. VDP# KU 380351 01, and imported by Robert Haas Selections, San Leandro,...
by jdaw1
13:47 Thu 16 Aug 2007
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Taittinger 1996 and NV
Replies: 1
Views: 1312

Taittinger 1996 and NV

Two bottle of Taittinger champagne bought by wife’s friend and oenophile Renée Suzanne Harris. Champagne lies outside by usual parish, so please forgive the inadequacy of these scribbles. Comptes de Champagne Taittinger 1996, Blanc de Blancs (= Chardonnay), costing $130. Pale yellow green, healthy s...
by jdaw1
21:41 Wed 15 Aug 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Favourites icon
Replies: 61
Views: 11818

Another favicon

Since Conky doesn’t like Image, how about Image ?
by jdaw1
16:57 Wed 15 Aug 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Favourites icon
Replies: 61
Views: 11818

Icon uploading took a moment longer than planed: sorry.

Icon uploading took a moment longer than planed: sorry. There now.

There isn’t a red cross: there’s a ruby “T†, a ruby “F†, and a black “Port†. As in The Port Forum.
by jdaw1
16:52 Wed 15 Aug 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Favourites icon
Replies: 61
Views: 11818

Complex?

a tad complex Well, whilst the flattery of “complex† rather than “complicated† is welcome, you’re not entirely wrong. Let’s do this: admin, please make http://www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070815-icon.gif the official TPF favicon. Meanwhile, those who are inspired, which might at a later date includ...
by jdaw1
23:05 Tue 14 Aug 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Offline #2 - 1st Sep 2007
Replies: 282
Views: 58807

compromise? Avert gaze!

Derek T. wrote:What about a compromise?
That you avert your gaze as I cope? Agreed!
by jdaw1
13:08 Tue 14 Aug 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Offline #2 - 1st Sep 2007
Replies: 282
Views: 58807

SmartFTP

Does you website have an FTP-thingy-do-da that I could access from here to try uploading a picture? Not really. Try the main help menu, and look for FTP. Or download something like SmartFTP.com (being a Mac boy I haven’t used this myself, so can’t vouch for it). Maybe work IT will be able to recomm...
by jdaw1
23:01 Mon 13 Aug 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Offline #2 - 1st Sep 2007
Replies: 282
Views: 58807

FTP please

I will also bring my camera and laptop and have the means to publish pictures on flickr.com so no FTP program required. Being old and so distrustful of all this modern fly-by-night nonsense, I prefer to upload them to my website. If an FTP thingie-do-dah could be managed, along with a basic picture...
by jdaw1
22:32 Sun 12 Aug 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Offline #2 - 1st Sep 2007
Replies: 282
Views: 58807

Camera; computer with FTP program

We should also have a digital camera, a means of loading pictures therefrom into a computer, and that computer should have an FTP program.
by jdaw1
22:20 Sun 12 Aug 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Warre
Replies: 1
Views: 1982

1963 Warre

Warre 1963, a continuation of the serial vertical that started with the Warre 1960 . The bottle glass has “WARRE 1963† upon it (good folks: thus labelled forever), and the front paper label is headed “A Frank Schoonmaker Selection†, with, a little below, in capitals, “Purveyor to Her Majesty the Q...
by jdaw1
12:53 Sun 12 Aug 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Offline #2 - 1st Sep 2007
Replies: 282
Views: 58807

Consensus

I’m in for the OTT plan.
by jdaw1
22:09 Sat 11 Aug 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Offline #2 - 1st Sep 2007
Replies: 282
Views: 58807

eleven bottles is too many for five people

Call me a big girl’s blouse if you must, but eleven bottles is too many for five people. Even assuming that the dodgy 1920 is undrinkable, ten is OTT. We should cull one or two.
by jdaw1
21:59 Sat 11 Aug 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1960 Warre
Replies: 1
Views: 1948

1960 Warre Vintage Port

Four bottles of port were brought on holiday, for a Warre vertical with a friend and friends of his. My drinking chum fell ill, so the family decided to spread the vertical over several days, starting with the 1960, the oldest (presumably so the 1963 1977 1985 could age a bit more). There will be ph...
by jdaw1
15:00 Sat 11 Aug 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Favourites icon
Replies: 61
Views: 11818

Four possible favicons

Four possible favicons in my order of preference: http://www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070810-icon0.gif http://www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070810-icon1.gif http://www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070810-icon2.gif http://www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070810-icon3.gif (though maybe the first two could be switched—...
by jdaw1
17:38 Thu 09 Aug 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Secret Lives
Replies: 15
Views: 2039

I am not the author of the History of The British Pig.

I am not the author of the History of The British Pig. Not me.
by jdaw1
17:36 Thu 09 Aug 2007
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction Michael
Replies: 21
Views: 4542

did we meet at the Linden Wilkie Noval spectacular?

Hello. Or is that hello again — did we meet at the Linden Wilkie Noval spectacular?
by jdaw1
17:33 Thu 09 Aug 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2038
Views: 228023

On a Mac option-; which is two key presses not three.

On a Mac option-; which is two key presses not three. :-)