(*) The title of the exhibition is in English, but there is no doubt that the German original sounds better.
An exhibition for all those who are attracted or interested in dystopian literature, ruins, dereliction, pictures of abandoned towns and buildings, the type of landscape found in Chernobyl and its surroundings, etc.
BEWARE: You could be disappointed if you misunderstood the aim of the curators. This being the Tate Britain, the focus is on art and artists.
Although one can see some interesting and outstanding examples (**) of “ruins”, don’t expect a rich collection: a lot of obvious specimen are missing, probably because they don’t have an artistic value – at least not in the eye of the curators.
For example: not a single shot of Chernobyl – what could be more “ruin” than the worst nuclear disaster on Earth?
(**) The painting of the ruins of the Bank Of England, commissioned by the same architect who built it, is probably the single most remarkable item in the exhibition, followed by the curious movie sequences (or “installation”) “1984 and beyond” by Gerard Byrne where a bunch of Dutch actors play an imaginary bunch of famous sci-fi writers talking about the future (text from interviews to these writers appeared on Playboy in the 60’s).
Website and video:
Chapter 1, 1.2 Build your first SPA
Problem: The slider doesn’t work
I found out that the slider_height slightly changed from first execution to other executions. I don’t understand why.
When I first load the page the chatSlider height is 17 and not 16 as it should be.
Logging slider_height to console, I could see what follows:
To get this on console I added the following line:
Despite being set at the beginning to 16, it’s always 17.
So in order to get the slider working, I had to make a small change to the code of the toggleSlider function:
I decided to use an interval instead of a fixed value so that if the height fluctuated, it would still work.
This is just a work around, if someone could explain me why the slider_height is 17 instead of 16, I’d be very grateful.
The full code of the example:
4 people: 66.50GBP
When: January 2014.
We were actually trying to get a table at the Koya restaurant, but it was full and almost about to close (they close for few hours during the afternoon).
Someone from the restaurant suggested the near bar (almost next door). This is in the style of Japanese noodle bars, with a long counter along which customers sit, while chefs are preparing food behind the counter.
They offer a selection of hot and cold udon and donburi.
We ordered Atsu-age, fried tofu as starter, hot udon noodles with a mix of vegetable tempura and prawn tempura and a donburi.
The food took quite sometime because the place was completely full and they prepare everything on the spot. We could admire the preparation of noodles, cold and hot, which seems to be a very long process (especially for us italians used to have spaghetti ready in 10 to 13 mins max).
The food was absolutely delicious. I have been to Japan and this food was nothing less than the food I had there in similar noodle bars.
The vegetable tempura is particularly generous portion.
I will be going back.
This morning I had to work from home (something that my current client does not like).
I had tested the VPN/Citrix connectivity few days ago and it was working ok (as ok as Citrix + remote winsome XP can work).
The in between I did a Java upgrade. I admit I did not think that much about it.
This morning I tried to connect and in the final steps I had an error – Java was blocking the plugin (sorry I did not take a screenshot of those messages, but if you are reading this, you know what they look like).
Attempts to use the Java console did not produce any result (I tried lowering the security level to Medium. At first I did not notice the site list feature.
It too some more searching and thinking finally I went back and added my client’s URL to the white list of sites and this was the solution.
You start with the System pretences, click on Java:
Wait for the Java Control Panel to open in a new window
Click on Security
Click on the Edit Site List
Add the URL which will be running the plugin
Save and try again.
It worked for me.
Premise: if you don’t care about elephants and if you are only looking for a good time, then grow a conscience and try again.
If, on the other hand you do love elephants and care for their well-being, then read on.
I have read the reviews about the ENP before and after visiting it.
Traveling in SE Asia, I was looking for an opportunity to come close to these beautiful animals in a “sanctuary” and not in a amusement park: a place where elephants are rescued, protected, respected and cared for.
After a lot of research I found ENP to be the only place in the Chiang Mai area that met my requirements, at least on paper.
After my visit at ENP, I can say that this place IS a sanctuary and that they DO rescue elephants from a life of exploitation and abuse, and they give them a good life.
Obviously to finance the park they have to “use” the elephants to attract tourists, visitors and volunteers and generate revenues.
The park has 2 parts: the inner, sanctuary part, where you have full and part time residents (carers, volunteers, vets etc), and then you have the touristic part, made of guides, drivers, vans, trips from Chiang Mai, website, bookings, the gift shop and hoards of tourists being shuffled around and taking turns following a set routine.
If you love these beautiful gentle giants, if you care for them, if you want to learn about them, meet them, caress them, etc, then ENP is the right place for you, but you have to be understanding, patient and have realistic expectations from your visit at the park. You have to accept being part of the hoard of tourists that is visiting the park during the same day. The ENP people, based on my experience, make sure that everybody gets his or her chance to get close to the elephants, touch them, feed them and wash them. But everything must happen following a routine.
I strongly recommend the ENP and I think very highly of what they do there.
I think the following documentary might be useful to give you an idea of what is ENP and who is behind it: