Wednesday, April 29, 2009

So we all know that Internet Explorer is a dog when it comes to CSS and styling, etc. Here's today's problem and solution:

My Checkboxes in IE have padding which I can't remove in CSS.

So if you're trying to get things to look consistent between Firefox, IE AND Safari, the last thing you need is IE adding padding which setting margin:0px and padding:0px doesn't seem to remove.

The solution?

margin-top:9px; padding:0px; width:13px; height:13px;

I believe giving it a specific width gives it the hasLayout property in IE, which reminds it to stop being stupid and do things properly.

I might be totally wrong though, but at least it works.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Today I got my first foodbox :) And I must say I'm pretty happy with it.

While realistically you can never expect it to be ever as cheap as buying from the supermarket yourself, I am very impressed with the quality of the fruit and veg that's come in. The mushrooms don't look depressing, the vine tomatoes look really fresh and vibrant, the gourmet potatoes are cute, the carrots look good! It's like in ads, when you see fruit; its like that. And they DO also deliver to you, and if you tried to order that amount of fruit and veg online through something like foodtown online, the delivery charge is pretty hefty.

Also, they seem to like throwing in random things to spice things up. This week, I got choko.

What the hell is that?

I don't know! It looks kind of like a bittergourd to me, on the outside. Wiki says:
There's also a recipe to try; though it does need lemon which didn't come in the box.

Because I live in an apartment, I requested them to give me a call to pass the foodbox to me directly, and they did just that - very polite, and yeah.

The final proof though, is in the eating - I had a mandarin and it was really delicious, and I guess we'll see how a cooked meal with foodbox veg turns out! :)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

So finally, the "Media Computer" which I put linux on has died. Either it couldn't handle the upgrade to Ubuntu 9.1, or the graphics card finally ate crap, but it wouldn't go back to installing Ubuntu 8.10, or completing Windows 7's beta at any rate or fashion. So for now, it's sitting in the corner along with my laptop in what I like to call the "Technology Graveyard"...

Somewhere along the line, I want this though. Seems pretty decent!
But for now, i've moved the laptop to use the HD tv as a monitor, and we've got a wireless mouse and keyboard - it's pretty awesome! I'm gonna try some gaming on it :P

The only downside to this is that it'll be harder to share the TV and the PC. Although really, could just move the laptop away again by unplugging it so its not such a big deal.

Still though, why all three computers dying on me at the same time? Don't need the stressss

Saturday, April 25, 2009

So some of you will probalby know my laptop likes dying on me periodically. Yesterdayy, while trying to install The Last Remnant, I managed to destroy the Vista install, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to try out Windows 7.

So I did. It's not bad, although I think the UI takes a bit of getting used to. I don't have much except for first impressions of it, that and the fact that it allowed me to recover all my documents and stuff (whereas Vista didnt seem to want to install over itself)

It also has a new calculator program (yeah, not just the XP one with Aero borders!)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

the cs faculty sent me a letter and for some reason they are under the impression that i did a Bsc/Bcom.


Tuesday, April 07, 2009

In IE8, whenever I see that "What do you want to do next?" in the New Tab window in a light colour and large font, I'm always reminded of the oldschool Microsoft thing, "What would you like to do today?"

Is this deliberate?


Friday, April 03, 2009

you know what is the dumbest thing ever?

Graduation rings.

Who sat down and decided "oh okay thats cool   ill wanna wear a ring that will cost $695 that says I graduated from Uni"

>!@!@%!@% lol

The bear, okay the bear is overpriced like hell but at least its cute. a ring?!?!?! um      its not even like superpowered or anything