Infrequently Noted

Alex Russell on browsers, standards, and the process of progress.

A Fan

Just found this linked from Scottandrew. CSS and HTML reference in my sidebar? Yes please.

I'm such a fan.


Ran across this yesterday while looking for more Open Source PIM stuff, and it seems like it would make a logical front end to the versioning system I described on Wed. The more I think about it, so long as we can prescribe that all data be stored in XML format, I don't see why good-ol CVS can't do the job on the backend, it just needs some set of "wrapper" applications to make the interface a lot more transparent to the end user. I hate it when big projects start to seem approachable, 'cause then I find myself working on them. Well, sanity was nice while it lasted.

Mozilla Themes Fixed

Mozilla themes fixed.

Geez. I thought that would never happen either. Fooled me. I think I'm having one of those hyper-productive spells where you just know that you can do anything. It's not so much that I'm a better coder than I was yesterday, or that I've suddenly gained deeper understanding into the DOM than ever before, it's just that I feel like I can do it, so I do.

Just wait, come my Calc exam on friday, I won't even be able to look myself in the mirror, let alone code. Better get 0.2.3 battened down while I still can. =)

Table Dragging

Sometimes good things happen.

I've spent months, months trying to figure a way around the netWindows table-dragging bug in Gecko. I have assumed for some time now that the problem is in the lookup functions that NW uses in order to keep track of components. Last night, a friend of mine (a DOM newbie) wanted help with some DOM stuff, and so I oblidged him and walked him through some simple dragging stuff. He too came across the dragging bug, but wasn't using any of the complex object lookup routines that netWindows uses. I was looing in the wrong place. It wasn't the lookup, it was the table. Placing the table in a div, and moving the div solves the problem.

Totally strange.


Why is it that the widgets I need to work on aren't the widgets that I want to work on? I think it has something to do with my complete and utter lack of respect for anything structured in my life. Anyway, stalled on slider-bar (for no good reason), working on a button widget instead. 1.5 hours into it, almost done...I love it when I code stuff that doesn't suck.

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