Posts from May 2008

Thursday, 29 May 2008

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

(How can Jason Segel possibly forget Kristen Bell?)

The premise: Peter, TV show music composer (Jason Segel), gets dumped by his long-time girlfriend Sarah Marshall, TV star (Kristen Bell). Desperate to get over her (and after a string of disastrous one-night stands) Peter flies off on a whim to Turtle Beach resort in Hawaii, only to find out that Sarah is vacationing there as well… with her new boyfriend Aldous Snow, rock star (Russel Brand). But perhaps gorgeous hotel clerk Rachel (Mila Kunis) can help Peter get over Sarah at last… [Read my full review here]

Categories: Movie Reviews.

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

A Programming Question That’s Bugging Me

Let’s see if anybody out there in teh intarweb tubez can help me with this problem.

I was finishing up the re-design of when I stumbled upon a strange rendering problem. For some reason the top margin above a certain line of text was two pixels lower in Internet Explorer than it was in Firefox. I could not for the life of my figure out why. I scoured my CSS for possible problems, but padding, margin, background-align and the like were all perfectly valid.

Then I realized it was because the line of text I was using had an inline <input type="text"> element, and for some reason Firefox and IE display inline text boxes differently: Firefox aligns the top of the box to the top of the line-height, whereas IE aligns the bottom of the box to the bottom of the line-height. It wasn’t very noticeable (as I said, only two pixels), but look at what happens if you have (for some reason) a very tall text input box:

Firefox renderingFirefox rendering

IE renderingInternet Explorer rendering

Does anyone know how to prevent this? Is there a Stylesheet hack that makes it display the same way in both browsers (I don’t really care which way, just as long as its consistent)? I’m hoping one of my code-literate friends (tangentbot, ninjasockmonkey, jeffthefish, codelove, etc.) will see this post and help me out.

Categories: Links, Work.

Sasquach is Really Just Chewbacca

Perhaps one of the strangest comic book stories of recent years: Indiana Jones finds the remains of Han Solo in the Pacific Northwest.

Categories: Comics, Links.

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Dollhouse Trailer

(via Dollverse)

Categories: Videos.

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

(Jet Li & Jackie Chan: 2 great tastes that taste great together)

Say you have a friend who isn’t very movie savvy. One day he comes up to you and says, “Y’know, I’ve never really seen any Kung Fu movies, and I’d kinda like to get into that genre.” Well, The Forbidden Kingdom would be a perfect movie to show him. It’s kinda like a “My First Wuxia” movie. Start with this one, and then a few movies later he might be ready for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and then a few movies later he might finally be ready for Jet Li’s Hero. [Read my full review here]

Categories: Movie Reviews.

Monday, 5 May 2008

My Favorite Verb

“Would have had to have been being”

As in: “He would have had to have been being eaten.”

Categories: Life.

Friday, 2 May 2008

They DON’T Go On Your Roof

Hey! Guess what I got. Here’s a hint:

It’s shingles! The second coming of the virus that causes chickenpox!

It thankfully isn’t a very bad case. It’s only a couple of inches on the back of my neck, and is more annoying (and unsightly) than actively painful. Just stings a little. The swelling is starting to go down and the blisters are starting to crust over, so I should be getting steadily better over the next week or so.

Categories: Health, Pictures, Updates.