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A better popup

I think I stumbled on an internal frame or something.

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Lexicon pop-up

The lexicon will have many behaviors not seen on the rest of the site.

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Boxes, button bars and sidebars

I wanted each letter in turn.

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CSS Hierarchy

Geekery

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Adjusting image size

From a purist viewpoint you're supposed to adjust the image size in a photo editing program before publishing the web page.

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Relative links

Within the same domain

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A new shadow

A hack replacing a hack

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Class act

It's much easier to define classes and go from there.

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Pefectly right

It turned out that the screw holes were not centered in the screw channel.

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More font fun

Now this is a tip

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Not the Greeks

"3,700-year-old Babylonian tablet rewrites the history of maths - and shows the Greeks did not develop trigonometry"

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“The Personal Computer Revolution: Crash Course Computer Science ”

"Today we're going to talk about the birth of personal computing. Up until the early 1970s components were just too expensive, or underpowered, for making a useful computer for an individual, but this would begin to change with the introduction of the Altair 8800 in 1975. In the years that follow, we'll see the founding of Microsoft and Apple and the creation of the 1977 Trinity: The Apple II, Tandy TRS-80, and Commodore PET 2001. These new consumer oriented computers would become a huge hit, but arguably the biggest success of the era came with the release of the IBM PC in 1981. IBM completely changed the industry as its "IBM compatible" open architecture consolidated most of the industry except for, notably, Apple. Apple chose a closed architecture forming the basis of the Mac Vs PC debate that rages today"

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Disappearing sidebar

I had a problem this morning

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Artificial

“The Myth of a Superhuman AI"

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Wound healing

“A Molecule In Bees' Royal Jelly Promotes Wound Healing”

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Accidental

I was going to fix it, but I decided it looked better that way.

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78rpm records digitized

“78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P.”

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Scratch

I keep a file named Scratch open in TextEdit.

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CSS class

This is something else I should have tried a long time ago.

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Wake up

I'm usually up early in the morning.

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Regrowth

“'Breakthrough' penny-sized nanochip pad is able to regrow organs and heal injuries”

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“Adam Savage Visits Third Man Records!”

“In Detroit, Adam stops by Jack White's Third Man Records, the first new record-pressing plant in the United States in three decades! In a truly immersive tour, Adam records his Brain Candy song and then follows his record's eventual process from lathe to cellophane. Bonus: Adam also chats with Jack White about how recording this way impacts the creative process!”

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Learning

“Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential”

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Two steps forward, one step back

Last night as I was staring at the ceiling, it dawned on me that I goofed.

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“Garner Holt Productions Animatronic Lincoln Expressive Humanoid Robot Head”

“Garner Holt Productions, Inc.'s (GHP) Abraham Lincoln expressive animatronic figure is the most advanced humanoid robotic head ever created. The figure utilizes theme park quality construction to accomplish incredible special effects movement in a robotic or animatronic human platform.”

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Deep coding

Once it is up I won't be editing it that often.

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Netflix doesn't remember me

No other password, just the Netflix.

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Robocalls

The irony is that these are almost all the calls I find most annoying.

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Unconnected

What happens then?

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Powered

Why not put an extra electrical outlet as well?

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YouTube autoplay

They lied.

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A fun way to spend a day and a half

Okay, that was weird.

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Claude Shannon

“The mathematical prodigy who gave the world ‘bits’”

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File format names

You can see an example in the entry URL above.

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Fixed the loading problem

Pagan Vigil has had a loading problem for years.

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A really smart glove

“Low-cost smart glove wirelessly translates the American Sign Language alphabet into text”

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New artificial spider silk

“Green method developed for making artificial spider silk”

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So crazy it might work

“Microsoft's Plan to Beam Internet Over TV Frequencies Is So Crazy It Might Work”

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Sandwich hack

I like peanut butter and marmalade sandwiches.

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Text shadow for Technopagan Yearnings (and new quote box)

Gods that's awkward. And U-G-L-Y. What was I thinking?

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Key fob

Eventually key fob functions will be transferred to smartphones.

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❝What fruits and vegetables looked like before we domesticated them❞

“The fruits and vegetables we know and love did not always look the way they do now. Here's a look at their ancestors.”

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Roman concrete

“Science Reveals the Secret to Ancient Rome's Indestructible Concrete”

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FireWire

“FireWire could replace SCSI and the unwieldy mess of ports and cables at the back of a desktop computer.”

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“The Secret Project to Create the iPhone: WSJ Documentary”

On the iPhone's 10th birthday, exclusive interviews with the secret Project Purple team; former Apple executives Scott Forstall, Tony Fadell and Greg Christie recount the arduous process behind turning Steve Jobs's vision into one of the best-selling products ever made.

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Augmented reality

AR Measure App Demo - Augmented reality tape measure

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Ten years ago today…the iPhone went on sale

Steve Jobs introduces iPhone in 2007

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The first

Steve Wozniak turns on the very first personal computer

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Caterpillar flu vaccine

“Caterpillar-Grown Flu Vaccine Protects Better Than Egg-Incubated Vaccine”

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WWDC 2017

An OS should never EVER have hooks for social media. iOS no longer does.

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Exoskeleton

“Brain Implant Allows Paralyzed People To Control An Exoskeleton With Their Mind”

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Water splitting

“UH Researchers Report New, More Efficient Catalyst for Water Splitting”

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“NICEST Car Horn Ever- DIY”

“This horn is SO courteous my car was granted Canadian citizenship yesterday. ”

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hiatus

Due to unforseen circumstances, I'm taking a break from blogging until June 5, 2017.
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Playtime

“At this amusement park, drive the heavy machinery you loved as a kid”

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Style the link

You can drop style codes into the link definition.

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Blockquote fix

I experimented.

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Search boxes

This works after a fashion, but there is no doubt it is a hack.

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Calendar strip

It's diffictult to combine multiple calendars reliably.

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Google Voice app

The last few revisions have been slowing down the app.

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Cleaner quote boxes

I went through and cleaned some things up

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Whoops!

I was looking for ways to make the entry titles on Pagan Vigil "pop!"

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Fonts on my blogs

They aren't the perfect ones

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Fruity

If I'm eating alone in the morning, I usually do cereal.

I use fresh berries if they are available and frozen ones if they are not. The secret is to put the berries in first, just enough to cover the bottom of the bowl.

I zap the frozen ones in the microwave for about a minute.

Then put in the cereal.
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Calendar versus alarm

There are no notes in the alarm.

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Slowly

David Kronstein fell in love with the capture of high-speed video while a teenager watching Mythbusters. He wanted one of those expensive cameras so bad and thought he had a shot at one in 2006 when an Olympus i-Speed 2 started at a bid of $150 on eBay.

When the bidding surpassed his college budget, Kronstein said, “Screw it, I’ll build one.”

Ten years later, he not only built the camera, he is making it available to average consumers at a tenth of the usual price. (High-speed cameras used in laboratories and TV production studios average around $25,000.)
     — David Pieirni, Affordable slow-mo camera lets you stop a speeding bullet
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Another reason to be careful of the Internet of Things

The best defense would be for everything online to run only secure software, so botnets couldn’t be created in the first place. This isn’t going to happen anytime soon. Internet of things devices are not designed with security in mind and often have no way of being patched. The things that have become part of Mirai botnets, for example, will be vulnerable until their owners throw them away. Botnets will get larger and more powerful simply because the number of vulnerable devices will go up by orders of magnitude over the next few years.
     — Bruce Schneier, Botnets of Things
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The caregiver and the iPhone

Besides the battery, the most important upgrade was the Touch ID.

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