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6 Sep 2007 (updated 6 Sep 2007 at 10:06 UTC) »
In Soviet Russia, bugs fix You

Follow-up on the JavaScript font rendering effort:

fzort informed me that the glyph rendering was bogotified on Internet Explorer:

After more than half a day of hacking, I finally managed to stop IE from rendering the extra stuff below each glyph, and work around IE's PNG transparency bug... and in the process I also learnt about the clip: rect(...) CSS property. :)

Here's the result.

Manios med fhefhaked Nvmasioi

MarkAtwood: Who exactly wrote that, and where exactly did he write that? I hope it's not another of those "let's attribute this fake quote to some famous luminary" things.

20 Aug 2007 (updated 20 Aug 2007 at 19:37 UTC) »
Climate change can be caused by anyone or anything... except Bush et al.

Well, after fiddling around with fzort's font-packing code for a few days, I came up with this. Some sort of poor man's dynamic browser font, I guess.

There Was No Vietnam War: Wikipedia Admin

Jimbo the pimp, Essjay the quack professor, SlimVirgin the sexy super-spy, and now SWATJester the undercover terrorism expert (or some such)... I think we have enough material for an action movie. Or a comedy series.

I slapped together a silly text game. It probably can't be counted as open source, but the code that was used to garble the JavaScript can be.


In other words, I just whipped up Yet Another VT100 Emulator for JavaScript (now showing Rybolt's "Shamus the Fish"). Pretty useless as it stands... but it's buzzword-compliant!

1 Jun 2007 (updated 1 Jun 2007 at 19:38 UTC) »
Data per manum nostram in prato


Run GNU/Linux? Be a real man and write your own OS. :)

(OK, I read that the Cassiopeia E-11 has 8Mb of memory... probably already more than enough to run Linux. Running GNU/Linux is another matter though.)

Res ipsa loquitur sed quid in infernos dicit

wlach totally boggles my mind. So is he saying that the oil companies are raising prices because they, out of the goodness of their hearts, suddenly decide they want to make people moderate their oil consumption in order to save the earth's climate?

3 Apr 2007 (updated 4 Apr 2007 at 18:20 UTC) »
Oh great, now everyone's a geek

berend is normally a raving wingnut, but he's right on the money when he says,

The drive-by media previously reported that one of the definitions of a geek was someone who couldn't get a girlfriend. Now a geek is someone with a stripper as girlfriend:

Preliminary results from the research show so-called computer geeks are becoming the new schoolyard bullies.

In related news, Jacqueline Passey says she's a geek because she watches cheesy TV shows. Geek geek geek!


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