CSS: Rotating header, etc.

I found some CSS links today:

CSS code-writing applications

How to create a CSS-based rollover image effect

And then I found an interesting article about fostering online communities which contains the quote of the day:

“Any time you construct specific rules of engagement, they are instantly open to interpretation and circumvention, and we want our members to negotiate their place with each other, not with The Authority.”

But then I found what I was really looking for. A nifty way to make the main image on my home page change every time it is refreshed in a user’s browser, lending a new feel for when people come back to pay it a visit. I heard about this nifty tool from Nathan Smith. Here’s a look at it in action.

It was made possible by a genius named Dan Benjamin, and was first showcased on his journal A List Apart.

Here’s a direct link to the PHP script that makes it all possible, but really, go ahead and click the “A List Apart” link above to get the full picture of what you’re getting into first.

I can’t wait to get started on this. So, excuse me while I put down some code.  Oh, and Obama has North Carolina but Hillary leads in Indiana. Shudder.

TV taught me …

Elektra is a piss-poor action flick. Yawn.

There are at least 25 memorable swimsuit moments.

Kelsey Grammaer is the producer of Medium, a decent show that involves this woman who dreams the future and who got mad at her husband for knowing something he didn’t want to tell her because he’s a nice guy.

Jay Leno still reads headlines.

Robert Downey Jr. is Iron Man.

Niles was instantly attracted to Daphne when they first met on the Lifetime 11 p.m. rerun.

ScribeFire : Testing

ScribeFire :: Firefox Add-ons
… I’m blogging this entry from this page on the Mozilla.org site, thanks to my new Scribe Fire add-on for FireFox. My favorite browser. A browser that makes sense. A browser that is constantly being developed by a happy community of geeks. A browser that makes me glad to be alive. OK, you get the picture. Woo-hoo!

Powered by ScribeFire.

Stuff I’m looking at today …

Here’s a list of links to sites I’ve checked out today, as I blindly searched for ways to make my Web site – particularly WordPress and Plogger – look better.

I really like the Ardamis AIR theme for plogger, so I might give that a whirl tonite.


Here goes:

Plogger : How to bypass collections screen:

Good looking ploggers:

Plogger badges/ WordPress widget?

Web design “cool tools”


Plogger themes:

Plogger rolled nicely into WordPress example:

Wordpress themes:


Arkanoid: The reunion

An hour and a half. Level 17. My reward, this umbrella. Total bliss.

A recent stroll at the mall with that certain someone resulted in a conversation about video games. I’m not talking about those bloody adrenaline-rushing 3-D spectacles of modern programming and cross-marketing that now passes for the genre. I’m talkin’ dunh dunh dunh dunh dunh Dunh, DUNH. Doo-doo Doo-doo Doo-doo. Nintendo. The original. NES. What seemed like the sole reason for my existence during a good chunk of the more formative years.

Ah, yes. So I tried downloading the former NES Emulator I had on an old machine ages ago, but I’m glad it wouldn’t work on VISTA because who wants something called NESticle.

After finding a virtual NES java Web site, I stumbled upon NEStopia and this large collection of games. The version of Arkanoid is particularly rewarding because it has infinite lives coded right into to it to ensure hours of seamless fun.

I may never leave the house again.