Archives week 18 of 2004

May 3, 2004 - May 9, 2004

Working tonight (Slept yesterday...)

Yesterday I didn't so much as code a single line. Got up, watched cartoons, went back to bed, got up, watched a Tivo'd movie, went back to bed, got up, read email, and went back to bed. Still wound up a little tired, but at least the bags under my eyes are mostly gone. Hands ...

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So often education is all that's missing (Pool with the kids, snooker with grams)

Took grams to Mother's day brunch this afternoon, then dropped in for a game of snooker to find the kids there. For months now they've been going down and playing on the table unsupervised (and messing things up rather horribly). I spent a half hour or so giving them some basic ground rules (don't hit ...

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Need to stop thinking about Lisa's thesis (I'm obviously a sucker for a beautiful woman...)

Have been thinking quite a bit about Lisa's thesis over the last couple of days. No particular reason to do so, after all, she didn't ask me to. The problem is that some part of me looks at the part doing the thinking and says "you are obviously just infatuated with the woman and trying ...

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Simplifying and reducing complexity (Rendering objects into tasks...)

The "webui" system from Cinemon makes it really easy to model a system of objects rapidly, automatically generating a functional interface for manipulating those objects. However, unless you are intimately familiar with the model, it's rather difficult to work with the resulting system. Most of the redesign (beyond simply making the project look better) is ...

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There's no point in Thai food if you're not going to share (3 plates of veggie Pad-Thai is just silly)

Had a pleasant dinner conversation with Dan, XXX and two more of XXX's friends. Went to the Friendly Thai on Eglinton, which is a very nice little place to get good Thai food. However, through some weird vibe @ the start of the meal we wound up not ordering a group meal (which is the ...

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Finally got the columns working (Far too long on this...)

For the record, I wound up having to use a mechanism that works like so:
.leftcolumn {
width: 200px;
max-width: 200px;
overflow: hidden;
position: absolute;
left: 0px;
margin-left: 0;
margin-right: 20;
.rightcolumn {
background-color: #ffffff;
display: block;
margin-left: 199px;

Which eliminates the rather annoying overflow in the left margin (visually it goes "under" ...

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Hey users, you can create a blog with 4 or 5 clicks of a mouse (Just in case any of you read this one some day...) provides Zope accounts on request to any of our users, so you can readily create a Zope-based blog like this one with just a few clicks of a mouse. The object to select from the Zope management interface is "CoreBlog". After adding one to your Zope folder, you're off to the races. You can ...

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The glories of web-development (Did two whole days just disappear down this silly thing's gullet?)

So, I'm almost there with the main-page UI rework. Unfortunately, IE is back to dropping the whole of the main view down below the left-side "info boxes", so totally destroys the effect. At the moment I'm using the original "tabular view" layout for the tree, with just the addition of some custom code to render ...

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