Tweaked around with the CSS file for this site a bit. Looks a little bit tighter now, methinks, although these tweaks are just a stop-gap.
Tested it on Safari, IE6/Win, Mozilla, FireFox, and the evil, evil, evil IE5/Mac. Wanted to be a good boy and test on IE5/Win as well, since that browser is a bit of a scourge when it comes to CSS rendering, but I can’t seem to find a copy of it anywhere, and I can’t even find out which Windows you have to install to get IE/5. Not that I particularly want to install an old stinker version of Windows just to check sites, but that’s the Promise of Quality and Service we have over here at The Core Dump. Yes indeedy, you will be Surprised and Delighted at our Service and our Commitment to Excellence, not to mention the Spirit of … something or the other. But it’s good, really. Our Spirit of … something will rock your socks off. Oh, and I, ehrm, we, almost forgot our Dedication to Excellence in Service. And Spirit.
So if you’re suffering through life on the web in Internet Explorer 5 on Windows and this site breaks in some hideous way, please drop me a line–a line with Spirit, mind you–and I’ll try to fix it.
UPDATE: Yes, it’s very horked on IE5/Win. Urgh. Was hoping to not have to go through the rigamaroles of the box model hack, but will bite down and do so.
Music: Stream from Secret Agent
Posted Friday, 26 March, 2004 by Nic Lindh
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.
Springsteen gives a concert in Phoenix. It’s fantastic.