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May 29, 2003

Photo of the day.

 Cable raceway in parking lot. Southeast Calgary.

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May 28, 2003

Toggle switch.

I made the correct assumption in thinking that it was Safari’s implementation of document.styleSheets that was causing the Toggle CSS favelet to fail. This was confirmed on a couple of sites, specifically in an amazingly indepth JavaScript tutorial written by Mark Wilton-Jones. From the tutorial: Konqueror and Safari [KHTML] incorrectly only populate the document.styleSheets collection … Read the rest of this item

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May 27, 2003

Cracking a cold one.

The available domain name of the week is frozenplastic.com

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May 27, 2003

Toggle me this.

I’ve become used to using Tantek Celik’s dandy little Toggle CSS favelet during site testing and debugging. An invaluable bit of JavaScript if ever there was one. The only problem is that it doesn’t work in Safari and the noodling required to get it working in my new browser of choice is slightly past my … Read the rest of this item

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May 25, 2003

Photo of the day.

 Vintage cardboard packaging. Calgary.

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May 22, 2003

A suitcase full of blues.

I became quite enamored with Mark Simonson’s old bitmap fonts the first time I saw them. Aesthetically pleasing, lovingly hand-crafted, and useful on top of it all. What more could you want? Well, you could hope that they’d work as seamlessly in OS X as they did under OS 9, but you’d be kidding yourself. … Read the rest of this item

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May 20, 2003

Got time for a date?

Thanks to this slightly dated thread over at Mac OS X Hints and a brief refresher on standard Unix date and time formatting, I now have the day and date alongside the time in my menubar clock. Gosh, I’m feeling positively Now Utilities all over again. Why simple things like this have been left out … Read the rest of this item

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May 20, 2003

Pixel imperfect.

Since I first mentioned how I was tinkering with various OS X Finder settings to customize the views, I’ve had a few requests from viewers wanting to know what my windows looked like using 9 point aliased fonts. I’m reasonably happy with how the text labels look on the desktop, but the list and column … Read the rest of this item

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May 20, 2003

A day without gristle is like a day without sunshine.

I couldn’t have invented a better compound brand name if I tried. Fortunately, there are thousands of people out there doing the inventing for me. Plucked fresh out of today’s headlines, the available domain name of the week is treemeat.com. A friendly wave of the apron to Jon for sending this one in to the … Read the rest of this item

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May 16, 2003

Blogger & Safari kiss and make up.

I received an email from Jason Sutter regarding my complaint that I couldn’t use Safari to post to Blogger. Since Jason works on Bloggerish things over at Google, he probably knows what the heck he’s talking about. Proving my assumption, he passed along a little trick that forces Blogger to work with pretty much any … Read the rest of this item

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