Please note: the viewport design is copied from Steve Den Beste's excellent blog, USS Clueless. Used with permission.


Saturday, December 30, 2006  

Storm Gods by Alchemy Mindworks


"Storm Gods is an independent product review. The reviews published herein are based on masthead products purchased by the staff of Alchemy Mindworks for personal use, or by Alchemy Mindworks for use in running its business. None of the reviewed products have been provided to us for review by their manufacturers or retailers, and we have received no compensation for writing these reviews." http://www.stormgods.com/

posted by Gary Williams at 2:13 PM | link |
 

From Alchemy Mindworks:


"Next year is upon us! Enjoy calendars that don't include any fluffy
kittens, monster trucks, sunsets, scenic views of Antarctica, beer can
collections, hairless dogs, octogenarian rockers, copyright-free poster
art or airbrush renderings of what life in another galaxy might look
like if it lives on a planet with a lot of airbrushes."

posted by Gary Williams at 12:57 PM | link |
 

More Mandarin CSS Tricks: The Big Drop Cap:


Full instructions for making the first letter big are in the Drop Cap copy and paste style tutorial. For this drop cap we forced the first big letter to span more than five lines. The font-size is adjusted to exactly 100 pixels while the line height is 80 pixels.



Here's the code:


<p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="float:left;color:darkred;font-size:100px;line-height:80px;
padding-top:1px;padding-right:5px;font-family: times;">F</span>ull instructions for making the first letter big are in the Drop Cap copy and paste style tutorial. For this drop cap we forced the first big letter to span more than five lines. The font-size is adjusted to exactly 100 pixels while the line height is 80 pixels. </p>

posted by Gary Williams at 12:45 PM | link |
 

New Mandarin Button:



Blog Trashed by Mandarin





And here's the code:



<div style="width:120px;padding:2px;border:medium double; background:white;text-align:center;">
Blog Trashed by <a href="http://www.mandarindesign.com/blogger.html" target=mandarinbox>Mandarin

</a>
</div>

posted by Gary Williams at 10:19 AM | link |


Friday, December 29, 2006  

Gmail - Astrology.com: Daily Horoscope
Let the rational reenter your life as you restore organization to some parts that have gone topsy-turvy. A little chaos every now and then is necessary, but now it's time to clean everything up.

posted by Gary Williams at 11:32 AM | link |


Thursday, December 28, 2006  

Planet-Searching Satellite COROT Launched from Kazakhstan - Science News - Playfuls.com - Science & Technology:

COROT Telescope Launched


"
The European space telescope Corot, designed to search for planets, was launched into orbit in outer space at 14:23 GMT, Wednesday, from the Russian Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The 670-kilogramme satellite was lifted into orbit on board a Soyuz-2 rocket, the Russian news agency, Interfax, reported.

From 827 kilometres above the earth, the 4.2-metre satellite, equipped with a telescope, will speed up the search for planets outside our solar system for three years.

Most planets have been discovered by watching the way their gravity affects their parent stars or their stars' light. However, this brute method usually led to the discovery of huge planets which usually are just gigantic balls of gas, more like Jupiter than Earth, which are unlikely places for sustaining life."

posted by Gary Williams at 2:17 PM | link |


Tuesday, December 26, 2006  

"Police Work And The Dog's Life"


Living in the modern age,
death for virtue is the wage.
So it seems in darker hours,
Evil wins, kindness cowers.

Ruled b yviolence and vice
We all stand upon thin ice.
Are we brave or are we mice,
here upon such thin, thin ice?

Dare we linger, dare we skate?
Dare we laugh or celebrate, knowing we may strain the ice?
Preserve the ice at any price?

--The Book of Counted Sorrows

posted by Gary Williams at 7:19 PM | link |


Monday, December 25, 2006  

From A Friend's Site:


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posted by Gary Williams at 12:47 PM | link |

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