Tuesday, September 27, 2005

20 CSS Tips and Tricks

Pete Freitag, has posted a list of some great CSS Tips and Tricks on his blog. The number of must use, must not forget entries is quite high, making it well worth a read.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Blog Spam

After getting yet another spam comment to my blog, I have decided to make comments available to only registered users. Spam sucks... :(

Bears Win

Ok, it's a little late, but what a game! The Bears didn't just win, they won with authority! Orton showed real promise. Even though the Bears lost to the Redskins, and Orton did have some issues, he never looked nervous or overwhelmed. In fact, he didn't look like a rookie at all. He displayed real promise in game one, and in game two he delivered. Then there was Thomas Jones, 20 carries for 139 yards, nice, very nice! Of course you can't forget Mike Brown, back to his old tricks (41 yard interception for an easy 7). And Bobby Wade, 71 yard punt return, just gravy!

The Lions, on the other hand, just looked sad. In the preseason I read a lot about how great Joey Harrington was, how much promise he had, and how this was going to be his break out year. Yeah well, I guess you can recover from 5 interceptions, but I just don't see it coming.

On Sunday, the Bears take on the Bengals, and while the Vegas odds are once again in favor of the opponents, I'm still thinking the Bears got it. The Vikings couldn't stop the Bengals, and the stats say it all. Culpepper threw 5 interceptions (who would have guessed that Culpepper and Harrington would have similar days!?!), plus 2 more fumbles and the Vikings defense was seemly asleep.

Yes that was an impressive victory for the Bengals, but I think it says more about the state of the Vikings, then the Bengals. The Bears D is smoking hot this year, as one of the TV commentators put it on Sunday, no team is going look forward to playing these guys this year. If Orton, Jones and Moose can repeat the play of last week, the Bears shouldn't have any problems.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Mapping the Blues

The fine folks over at Cinematical came across a great use of Google Maps, for any Chicagoian or just film fan. The Blues Brothers - Chicago Filming Locations.

I have often looked for various spots used in the movie over teh past 20+ years. Its nice to have them all mapped out.

Monday, September 12, 2005

DHTML Lemmings

Remember the game Lemmings? I used to play it for hours, for me, it stands right up there with Tetris as one of the best puzzle games ever.

Caught a killer version of it on Boing Boing this morning, written in DHTML! SWEET!!

Friday, September 09, 2005

CF Forms, Reordering Select Boxes

CF Jedi Master, Raymond Camden, has posted a sweet little tutorial on making a CF 7 Flash form with a select box that allows items to be moved up and down without reloading the page.

I've been working on a little project of late and had attempted this one myself with no luck, now thankfully, I can give up my sad attempts and move on with my life! :)

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Editable Combo Box in Flash

I'm always searching for better UI, to that end, DesDev has posted a nifty trick for adding a custom entry to a combo box in Flash. Good stuff!

Dr. Z Picks Bears

While the official Vegas numbers aren't very pretty at the moment, it looks like SI's Dr. Z has picked Chicago to beat the Washington on Sunday! I'm not a subscriber, so I can't read the whole article, but from the 'preview,' it's clear that he is going with da Bears!

I have to agree, our much improved defense, our rookie quarterback (who I am hoping can cut it), our new offensive coordinator, Ron Turner, and perhaps most importantly; the fact that the team is very healthily at the moment leave me with no choice but to pick da Bears by 200 points (ok, maybe not 200, maybe like 7)!

Naked Chef Helps to Reform UK Schools

Saw this on Slashfood (a new daily read of mine). I've always liked the Naked Chef, as a chef, but now it appears he is using his fame to better society and I like him even more. His project Feed me better, along with his show and book Jamie's School Dinners have helped convince the UK government that school lunches need to be changed. Dropping the fat content down to 10%!

I known for a long time that school lunches in the US are crap, and I guess the UK is no better. Or at least, were no better until recently. Way to go Jamie Oliver! Now we just need the Food Network to pick his new show and convince US schools to stop teaching our children bad food hibits.