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Archive for August, 2005

I Feel Faint…

I have a sudden headache, loss of balance, and feel like I’ve been hyperventilating, which prompts an impromptu will (So many powercuts and dodgy modem failures have made my life one of paranoia and backup plans…). It’ll be in ~/misc/will.txt when someone gets round to scavenging my computers :)

Posted August 26th, 2005 by Shish, in personal, reallife

IE is on Crack

So I have a list of links; each has a bottom margin of 16px. When I hover over them in IE the bottom margins disappear. Setting the A:visited property makes things work, by disabling the :hover. Setting the width of the links also stops the jittering…

Posted August 24th, 2005 by Shish, in problem, rage, tech

Modem Fails

On the day I leave, the modem dies -__- Two week downtime, new record…

Posted August 20th, 2005 by Shish, in problem, rage, tech


I’ll be in the lake district for two weeks from tomorrow; The server goes from powercut to all services running automatically in about 5 minutes, so hopefully it’ll survive the time alone…

Posted August 5th, 2005 by Shish, in reallife


Reminded by Digg, I find Dinosaur Comics manages to sum up online discussion.

Anyone know any online communities where the residents understand subtlety and wit? Or any which are simply not full of incorrect facts?

I wish scienceordie.org were still around… (I also wish it weren’t run by a mentally disturbed (albeit very intelligent) woman with a habit of dropping all her projects and changing identities every month or so, but that’s beside the point…)

Posted August 4th, 2005 by Shish, in rage