Archive for September, 2005

Google Desktop Sidebar Web Clips

September 27th, 2005 Mark No comments

…needs an import option, for the likes of Bloglines etc and other clients which aggregate feeds!

Either that or I need to write a plugin that does it myself, I think for Google to add a generic OPML import option to it would be the best option though

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September 13th, 2005 Mark No comments

I have added some forums, they are in their stock state at the moment and will remain so until I can get round to doing some configuration.

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Feedburner RSS/ATOM feed now available

September 13th, 2005 Mark No comments

The URL is and it should work in any feed reader.

I’ve also created a ‘site todo list’ for this site, which can be viewed here

Edit: oh and, ‘details coming on september 13th, 2005′ – /me still waiting ;)

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September 9th, 2005 Mark No comments

I’ve recently purchased a Samsung SyncMaster 913N to use on my main gaming machine as it has a nice 8ms refresh rate.

However, on browsing websites I noticed that the colour was off a bit (I know TFTs can’t reproduce colour as well as CRTs yet).. e.g. on this site, my <pre> code quote’s background was almost invisible rather than a pale yellow..

I’ve since downloaded MagicTune 3.7 and installed it (or was it on the CD?). The colours are much better now, although a quirk is that unless you calibrate under the “Default” bit, you won’t be able to apply the profile at startup – i.e. it won’t auto load any profiles at startup besides the one named “Default” (or Calibration0 in the registry).

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Sidebar float

September 8th, 2005 Mark No comments

I have stuck my daily links in a floated sidebar.. it seems to work alright but there’s extra space to the right of it in IE & I don’t know why yet..

Note to self: need to create cache dir for magpie

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Javascript & CSS attributes (Visibility vs Display)

September 8th, 2005 Mark No comments

I’m messing around trying to create a “Daily links” box which is dynamically populated via AJAX & a PHP + Magpie RSS script…

I’m using prototype.js as I’ve mentioned previously as a generic AJAX helper library. I was stumped when stopped working.. then I realised that it just changes the display: attribute to be null and I was using visibility: hidden..

Apparently the difference between the two is that if an element has display: none set – no space is reserved for it at all, whereas it actually exists and owns space with visibility: hidden..

Also I have learned via google searching that setting display: ” on a div still won’t show it, so I guess I’m going to be patching prototype.js again

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Theme Fixed & Axim X50v arrived!

September 7th, 2005 Mark No comments

Wee, it seems that somewhere along the line the theme download was being cached from my hosting – it turns out I had already changed the right attribute but when I edited the theme on the phones memory stick, only one of my changes was saved..

The attribute in question is Popup -> Highlight -> Background Colour

When I arrived home after work I was pretty chuffed as my Dell Axim X50v has arrived.. I promptly updated to the latest ROM image and downloaded SE_VGA to get true 640×480 resolution.. you can see why they don’t enable that res by default though, everything becomes absolutely miniscule on such a small display

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Sony Ericsson K750i Themes

September 7th, 2005 Mark 1 comment

One of the themes I quite like is called lablue, it has a problem however.. on the “Add Symbol” screen, you cannot tell which symbol is selected as there is no highlight block – it’s there but you cannot see it as it’s the same colour as the background.

I don’t know why this is happening as I can’t find the colour inside the Themes Creator or the raw .thm file.. I’m guessing two colours are colliding somewhere and it’s using something else..

Anyway, I’m at work and I don’t have my bluetooth adapter here or my USB cable so I was forced to upload the modified .thm file for testing to my own hosting for

After much messing about I discovered that in order to serve .thm files so that the phone may download them via WAP as a theme, you have to add the following to your .htaccess

AddType application/vnd.eri.thm .thm

.. and I’ve still not got the theme fixed!!

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HMV Digital Download Service

September 7th, 2005 Mark No comments

What a joke, they only support Internet Explorer!

HMG IE only screenshot

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Borders & margin collapsing

September 6th, 2005 Mark No comments

I added a border around my “content div” which holds the blog entries and it made the “content div” lose the gap between itself and the footer

Reminded me of this post I made a while ago on the CSSCreator Forums.

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