Really hot linking

Rageboy (remember him?) gives all new meaning to the term ‘hot linking’, when he switches one image for another after finding the original was hot linked.

Rageboy done good, on more than one level. The site that had did the hot linking was equating the Holocaust with building a Planned Parenthood clinic in Denver. There are so many lies at the site, I’m surprised Bad Jesuit hasn’t been blasted to hell by the God he supposedly believes in.

This makes a good a time as any to remind folks to support their local Planned Parenthood. This organization is the only one I know of that routinely provides free cancer screening for women, as well as education and information about safe sex, as well as having a safe pregnancy. As more hospitals get scared out of providing full services for women, it is about the only organization left that provides legal, safe abortions. I realize that Bad Jesuit would rather women have unwanted children, which he, of course, won’t have to care for. Or to have back alley abortions, and hopefully the women will die — the harlots. Luckily, others of us have a more ‘Christian’ view, regardless of our religious beliefs.

But hey! The site is an equal opportunity hate site: it goes after gays and atheists, too.

Good job, Rageboy.

Just Shelley

Getting computer creaky syndrome

I hurt my shoulder a couple of weeks ago, and it’s been a bugger ever since. I hurt it when I tripped on something on the ground and threw my arms out to try and hold my balance. There was a sharp pain, deep inside the shoulder. Now it’s gotten to the point where I can’t pick up my cat, open or close my windows, or reach above my head.

My left knee, which I injured when tripping over computer cables at the dot-com I worked at years ago, is also giving me problems. Both it and the shoulder seem to be permanently swollen and achy.

I’m getting creaky, and sitting at the computer as many hours as I do in a day accounts for much of it. There is no sitting on your butt, hunched over a small machine, gene. It’s an unnatural act, and no amount of ergonomic keyboards and chairs is going to make the act more natural.

No matter how busy I am, I’m going to have cut back the time at the computer. I don’t know how people can do it, with twitter and blogs and work programming and mailing lists, but I can’t.

Quality, not quantity. That’s the ticket you know. Now I just have to figure out which of my online addictions I can eliminate. Well, aside from the obvious.


Last one leaving turn out the lights

Some discussion the last few days about how all of this has lost its appeal; there is no innovation; the party is over. About the same that was said of Seattle, once long ago, after massive layoffs at Boeing. How is it up there, in that ghost town, anyway?

All I can say to those suffering ennui is that if you spend all your time listening to shouts, you lose the ability to hear whispers.


Home made Halloween

Just in time for Halloween, Candy Addict points to How to make your own candy bars from Chow. This site has pulled together recipes to emulate some of today’s more popular candy bars, including “Almond Jay”, “PB Cups”, a “Twixt” wannabe, and “Snickles”.

I’m looking for a DIY recipe for Cadbury’s Cherry Ripe, which is virtually impossible to find here in the States.


Flawed Safari on Leopard

It would seem that Apple released Leopard with the branch of Webkit that can’t hack certain uses of SVG. Because of this, you won’t be able to see the comments, due to the use of SVG to provide head and footer caps surrounding my comments.

This was a known problem with Webkit, and I filed a bug. I’m disappointed that Apple would release a broken version of Safari. I mean, it’s not as if the company isn’t taking a hit for it’s use of graphics in Leopard, already. At the least, it could put out software that’s working.

In the meantime, I may end up pulling my use of SVG. Or I might ask if you would please use another browser and let Apple/Safari/Webkit know that the browser’s handling of SVG is broken.


I found the problem, and an old unassigned bug related to this at WebKit.

What’s happening is that the SVG is expanding to fill the entire containing DIV element within which the SVG is placed (when display is set to ‘block’, not ‘inline’), either wiping out or ‘hiding’ the other contents. I surrounded the SVG in the comments and sidebar within a containing DIV element, and the SVG is no longer ‘overlaying’ (or removing) the rest of the content.

Question is, where is the bug here? Me for not embedding the SVG element in it’s own DIV element? Or WebKit for wiping the other content out on the parent element?

Regardless, the SVG is now working for Safari on Leopard.