February 12, 2003

A Full Plate

Man, today was a busy day. I’ve just sent off the last project of the day. There were a bunch. And more that I didn’t get to. And more that are on the way. Need an outline. Need a schedule. Need a plan. Need some sleep. Tomorrow can’t possibly be as busy. Then I’ll have a handle on my workload. It’s not as bad as it seems at 12:45 a.m.

Today I discovered Konfabulator but didn’t get a chance to get into it for reasons explained above. If you’re a Mac OS X software gizmo junkie, do yourself a favor and check it out. Also today I plunked down my $29.95 for Brent Simmons’ NetNewsWire. Now if I can just get that bug resolved.

What else? Nick. Nick sent me a hammer. Nick sent me a hammer and I’ve been too busy to properly thank him or even find the time to reply. Let me do it publicly. Thanks for the hammer Nick. It’s a true friend indeed who thinks to himself, “Walt is my friend. He should have this hammer.” If that sounds sarcastic, it’s not meant to be. I needed a hammer.

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Rachelle Bowden

i feel like some sort of witty remark is needed about nick.. uh.. hammering you.. but im tired, i haven’t drank my coffee yet and i can quite put it together..

Sean Peisert

Okay, Walt, how does the new Safari stack up to your standards?

Nick Runco

i totally had a premenition about a new safari version. what a geek i am…

Walt Dickinson

Thanks Sean, I hadn’t even seen that yet. I like it. I’m really happy that it renders the global navigation at Apple.com correctly now. (It was off-center before. That’s just wrong.) And it looks as though the tables here at iWalt.com have the proper margins now. The margins or padding on the hr tags still seems screwy though. Anyway, it’ll be fun to see how it stacks up. Seems to be coming along nicely.

Walt Dickinson

Still angry that the maximize button doesn’t maximize the damn window.

Sean Peisert

What’s this Trackback thing, anyhow?

Walt Dickinson

Check out the comments on the Trackback weblog entry.

Walt Dickinson

“The amount of vertical space inserted between a rule and the content that surrounds it depends on the user agent.” The HTML 4.0.1 spec sucks. Essentially, is this not saying the specification (in this instance) is open to interpretation by all user agents? What kind of a specification is that?

Jessyca Wallace

You are SO right. But in my snotty voice, “Isn’t that what CSS is for?” You can apply negative margins to <hr>s right?

Walt Dickinson

Horizonal rules are block-level elements. So presumably you could apply negative margins. But that’s not really the problem. The problem is that in most browsers other than Safari HR tags have a “base” verticle margin. Hence if you define HRs to have a 4px verticle margin through CSS you’ll get the desired result in Safari but a 4px plus the base verticle margin in other browsers. I need to find or design a test case for this.

Sean Peisert

Sorry; off-topic. Did you guys know that that Tom Stoppard is writing Indy 4?