Thanks, moderate spender.

Robot beauty is just… incomprehensible.

Bash, while watching Futurama

One Response to “Thanks, moderate spender.”

  1. January 26th, 2007 | 10:50 pm

    I had lots of fun doing this one (quite apart from all the laughing at Bash at the start).

    Part of the process of moving to wordpress and giving the site its new look & feel is taking the opprtunity to do some things well/right – things which I’ve been less than happy with, the cruft of which I spoke. For example, the tagging, which is clearly the way to go – categories were never satisfactory to me.

    Also, code and quotes. As discussed/demo’d here, code and quotes are now formatted quite well. But man it took me ages to figure out how to get the dash prefixed onto “Bash, while watching Futurama” without putting it in the blog posting. It’s doable with CSS; here’s how my blockquotes are formatted:

    blockquote {
      margin-left: 8%;
      margin-right: 8%;
      padding: 0.5em 1em;
      border: 1px solid #BBB;
      background: #FFE;
    blockquote p {
      margin-bottom: 0.5em;
      line-height: 1.2em;
    blockquote p.attribution {
      text-align: right;
    blockquote p.attribution:before {
      content: "\2014  ";

    That last bit does the dash. Ordinarily I’d write a dash as —, but that wasn’t working here; I saw a doc hinting that entities defined by hex-value would work, so I found out the right value, and hey presto. Stuff is never straightforward, is it?

    Still, gotta say, CSS is definitely (these days, finally), behaving fairly sensibly. I guess the browser support has caught up quite well – at least in Firefox, anyway. The site might actually look shite in IE, I suppose. But am I bothered? No, I am not.

    Hmmm, this is almost a blog post in itself, and makes me kinda wish comments could be tagged. ;-) I think they do have feeds…? Yes! You just add /feed/ to the permalink URL, eg here is the feed for this post’s comments. Hmmm… There must be a nicer way to advertise the presence of such feeds…