Saturday, September 29, 2007

Lossless same-drive Mac HD Repartition

A nice set of instructions for modifying partition size on your Mac

Friday, September 28, 2007

The Spirit of the Times

A movie perhaps worth seeing if you'd like some clarity on the origin of religions and the sales talk of governments:
Zeitgeist the Movie

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Displaying Hiragana & Furigana (Japanese)

I recommend using Firefox to view webpages, especially those containing Japanese.
Other than loving this browser, my current fave, it also has an extension called Ruby, that allows my XHTML markup text to display furigana. That's small subscript hiragana over/or under Kanji so that you know how they are said.

Without that extension the Japanese text below should show the hiragana in brackets after the said Kanji.

The extension can be found with Google
and I last found it here
nb. It's unsupported but I haven't had any issues with Firefox (1.5 and up) since I installed it.

Let's hope Ruby markup becomes a norm online for helping us all come to grips with Japanese/Chinese characters.

I also use this site to both provide furigana for Kanji and it can also create the ruby text for you if you are making web pages with Jp content. Nb. I seem to need to edit the spaces out of the resulting text, please double check your html after doing the translation and inserting into your page.