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February 18, 2008

Safari is stupid: Part 1

Part 1 because I’m sure I’ll find more of these.

I’ve been debugging some JavaScript this morning trying to get it to work in Safari. Here are some examples of why that took TWO HOURS:

  • You can’t get element.style.border, but you can set it.
  • For a transparent element element.style.backgroundColor = 'transparent', but getComputedStyle(element,null).getPropertyValue('background-color') = 'rgba(0,0,0,0)'; i.e. black, but wholly transparent.

In a not-Safari’s-fault tangent, if you want individual channels from an RGB value split(", ") is BAD CODE.


February 01, 2007

Mooninites take on the US

Writing about web page http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/6319211.stm

The award for most paranoid city in the world today goes to Boston, who thought that images of cartoon characters were trying to blow up their city.

Now obviously this looks exactly like an explosive device:

Finally the Mooninites have moved on from robbing convenience stores, to full blown terrorism.

I must thank BBC News online for this wonderful video of the panic caused, and this screenshot, which is quite frankly amazing:

Mooninite

A quote for the District Attorney:

“I cannot stress strongly enough the seriousness of this offence. Commerce was disrupted, transportation routes were paralised, residents were stranded, and relatives across the nation were concerned for the safety of their loved ones.”

Why so serious?...

Ignignokt: I hope they can see this, cause I’m doing it as hard as I can.

Damn them!