little Team Murder

Like Team Murder but smaller

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[ Dec ]

also available in XML
Copyright (c) 2002 goneaway
powered by bzero


School Starts, Everything Else Stops

It's the unfortunate truth that everything not quite essential comes to a screeching halt until I get burned out enough on all things academic to let it all slide again. I'm finally doing a little work towards learning at least the base essentials of XML which is both incredibly complicated and pretty easy (especially compared to SGML) but still not quite essential.

I threw up (look at the layout and you'll see how appropriate this verb is) a quick and dirty site for my band. Go to this place for some best effort four track recordings. They're not great and like all four track stuff the vocals are much, much louder than they need to be. We put my amp in a bathroom to keep the guitar from bleeding into everything else. That is some quality engineering!

As always, much more goes on there even when not much is going on here. I've set aside a weird testing sort of headspace for this place and I'm not really in a testing state of mind at the moment.

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Hey. A new version

Noticed that the new version of bzero was out so I'm going to pound on this a little bit.

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Mostly Fixed

The Cascading Style Sheet that bzero uses anyway. I had a hard time keeping things from overlapping when the browser was resized. In the Linux hemisphere it seems to work well in all browsers with the exception of Konqueror. I'll Google this when I've got a few minutes to sort through the results to see if this is a feature, a bug, or just something I neglected to do.

Nevertheless it validates which is shocking.

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Some Ugliness

There's going to be some broken ugliness. I'm going to try to hack up a new cascading style sheet and set of tables that doesn't break when the browser is resized. I'm just going to abuse this site rather than spending a crapload of time setting up a dummy one locally. Wish me luck.

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Night Before Christmas

The perfect time to troubleshoot broken Perl you haven't looked at for three months! Just make sure to take the prerequisite handful of aspirin before you start. I'm mainly sending this post over to see if the date problem I ran into with earlier posts is still happening.

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Opera Chokes

Even after the stylesheet editing Opera still gags on the layout. I'm not sure that I really care because things are still readable but not pretty. I included a couple more changes this time around to hopefully clean it up a little bit and not seem like an elitist, Win32 hating bastard which is deceptive because I am.

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Format Fixin

I had a little time tonight after dealing with a bunch of buggy ass scripts that were making my machine unhappy and bringing the average load way too high for a desktop machine. I decided to start hacking away on the template for this. The way that it was rendering in Mozilla was frustrating. The sidebar and main body sections were totally overlapping and making everything look wack. I'm also a little weird about justified text so I went ahead and changed that too.

The biggest change was adding a width value to the big box class and setting it to around 80 percent. I also added a 3 em left-margin to keep the content from stepping all over the left side bar. Stuff like that drives me absolutely bananas although I'm done with catering to IE 5.5 ever again. I drove myself crazy by trying to get Team Murder to render correctly in IE and finally gave up. I'm going to take a look at this in a couple of different Linux browsers and see if they render things correctly now. I'm rapidly discovering that I need to dust off those Python books that have been sitting next to my desk for months and months. This is just enough like Perl for me to really get myself in trouble. I have to say that despite my kicking and squirming about whitespace being part of the syntax the code is very readable. I hate it when other people are right.

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Back Here Again...

I'm finally getting around to messing with this new toy some more. I really want to start editing templates for it but I spent a good deal of the tonight messing with the main distraction and implementing some changes that I probably should have a very long time ago. Nothing like catching up on a whole lot of busy work to mentally exhaust you. I'm still pretty astonished at how fast this works especially if you opt not to ping which was interesting the first couple of times since I've never seen the actual output and error messages from either of the ping sites. Yes, sleep is coming whether I like it or not.

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I have to say this is pretty slick under Debian unstable. Just realized that my default editor is vi which isn't the happiest of all possible choices but will work for the moment.

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