Archive for April, 2006

IE :hover in CSS

Saturday, April 29th, 2006

So.. I was looking for a solution to make IE recognize the :hover pseudo-class in other elements besides “a” (links).. from what I understand (and somewhat remember), I believe it was actually Microsoft that created and first introduced :hover. If this is the case then why the fuck could they not manage letting [...]

multipart in start_form_tag

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

I was using file_column today in Ruby on Rails and ended up with the error:
Do not know how to handle a string with value ‘my_fruity_graph.png’ that was passed to a file_column. Check if the form’s encoding has been set to ‘multipart/form-data’.
The problem is obvious.. enctype=”multipart/form-data” was not part of the form_tag.
Now how to get that [...]

Stand-out Button Styles

Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

Too often do I see this. Ever been to a site where you’re looking for something in the navigation and just cannot find it only to find out that there’s some monstorous button that you can’t believe you missed that has exactly what you want?
Two examples

Uh oh. It’s a shot of the jEdit [...]

Don’t upgrade foobar2000 to .9

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

it sucks.. there’s no support for upgrading and keeping your preferences. what a bitch.. makes me want to shoot someone.
gg foobar.

Web 2.0 Design Usability Failures

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

Executive Summary
Web2.0 has given birth to a lot of sites with very poor usability. They’re pretty! but they’re difficult to navigate and present way too much content in a manner that is confusing to many users.
What is the web2.0 of which I speak?
No I’m not talking about the technology. Forget AJAX.. forget the [...]

Why Ruby on Rails WILL become mainstream

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

There’s been a lot of talk about Ruby on Rails lately. Many people question the fanaticism, the language and of course the framework itself. Lot’s of people saying RoR isn’t going to make it bigtime; I’m here to tell you why they’re all wrong:
Ruby - The language
Ruby the language is a rather [...]


Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

Procrastinate today, procrastinate the next, procrastinate this way and too soon you’ll see your death.

why we fight

Thursday, April 6th, 2006

why we fight

National Jesse Allen Crouch Day!

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

Tommorrow is National Jesse Allen Crouch Day. This will be the 20th annual, but the first time it will really be celebrated! Presently it is not an international holiday because of the lack of recognition by most people in other countries so far. Currently it is celebrated widely around the United States.
Guidelines [...]

Government red-light cameras create revenue and accidents

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

“Upon installation, the cameras caused an immediate 40 percent increase in rear-end collisions from 53 in 1999 to 74 in 2000. Overall accidents were up between 25 percent and 41 percent from 107 in 1999 to 134 in 2001 and 151 in 2002.”
Good job.
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