May 2010

May 28, 2010

CSS bug: IE7 and ordered lists

IE7 sometimes shows ordered lists as a series of ones (instead of incrementing the li element count). This test battery explore the various cases, but the one that did the trick for this particular case was giving the li element display: list-item.


May 27, 2010

Programmatic cut-ups

Reorganizing some long-lost demos of mine, I found my programmatic nod to William S. Burroughs’ cut-up technique. While I recall I was originally going to allow users to input text into the demo, I never got around to it. Here’s the demo, with the sample text as my entry on “fascist word processors”.

It’s obviously not perfect (the amount of parenthesis really messes up this sample), but it still sort of works. The script scans through the text, and at each pre-set punctuation mark, it “flips a coin” to determine whether or not to chop there or continue on. As the fragment gets longer, the probability to chop increases.


May 26, 2010

May 24, 2010

May 21, 2010

May 20, 2010

May 18, 2010

  • CodeIgniter (and some other PHP frameworks, for that matter) can freak out over strange cookie names. For example, the ` character will trigger a “Disallowed Key Characters” — though strangely, in IE only. One solution is to allow that character in your Clean Keys filter in your Input class.

May 17, 2010

May 11, 2010

Elexa’s first article

Student seeks to alter COM’s firm pot policy. Elexa’s first article for Echo Times.


May 4, 2010

Grounded by Eyjafjallajökull

Note to posterity: in April 2010, my five day work trip to San Francisco was extended to a fortnight because of a volcano eruption in Iceland.