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Sunday, July 24, 2005

MSN Virtual Earth

MSN has just launched MSN Virtual Earth. It is, in simple terms, "Google Maps" in MSN. But the detail level is not as good as Google Map, e.g I can't zoom into Hong Kong. :-(

MSN Virtual Earth

Thursday, July 21, 2005

When windows turn into papers…

If so, we can fold-and-drop! ;-) That's a pretty cool idea.

Microsoft Student

It sounds so kuso, but it's true: Microsoft gets an A for you. I wonder what's next? Perhaps "Microsoft Teacher"?

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

CSS absolute positioning pop quiz

Given a html element with a min-width of 1000px, and an absolutely positioned block that sticks with the top right corner, what would it be positioned when the inner width of the window is less than 1000px (e.g. resizing the window, reducing the screen resolution, etc)?

  1. The block should sticks with the html element.
  2. The block should sticks with the window.

I found that only Mozilla chooses the first option, which is what I wanted. Other browsers (IE, Opera, Konqueror) choose the second option. While I think Mozilla is the only right one, I'd file a bug in bugzilla if it is actually wrong.

P.S. I use the expression hack to emulate min-width in IE.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Adventure with Deer Park Alpha 2

For some reasons, Deer Park Alpha 2 seems quite unstable on my machine: it crushed almost ten times in these 3 days. Hopefully these will be fixed in Deer Park Beta. :-/

JavaScript Array Extras

erik has created his implementation of Array Extras in JavaScript. Nice effort. ;-) Now even users of browsers other than Deer Park can benefit from these new methods.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Well, my pet bug is abandoned

One of my beloved pet bugs, bug 260794, will soon be one year old, I got to prepare a birthday cake for it. ;-)

Space equally using CSS

Thanks to Lachy's discovery, I can now space table columns equally with CSS. Simply apply table-layout: fixed to the table element (or element with display: table or display: inline-table). Columns with no width specified will be spaced equally, no matter how long or short their contents are. And surprisingly, this works in Internet Explorer as well.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Firefox 1.0.5 and Deer Park Alpha 2 are out!

Make you choice: swelling edge (not bleeding yet) or stable ground?

Monday, July 11, 2005

Deer Park Alpha 2 Release Candidate

The "release candidate" for Deer Park Alpha 2 is out. One of the most visible improvements is the enabling of the Fastback feature, which allows much faster page forwarding and backwarding like that in Opera. That's really exciting!

P.S. Please uninstall Alpha 1 before installing this build. I found that it seems to be ignoring the Alpha 1 that I previously installed, hence, extra shortcuts and extra uninstallation entry. :-(

Sunday, July 10, 2005

An afternoon in Lamma Island

Today when we were having "lunch" (quoted because it happened at 3:00pm) at the Bookworm Café in Lamma Island, a book caught my attention:

Boring postcards

And, well, we were quite bored as well…

A bored guy reading the boring postcards Other bored guys

Hopefully that is not the most boring book in the world. ;-)

Friday, July 08, 2005

iPod Flea

Monday, July 04, 2005

My University Degree

That makes me smile… :-D

Student Status Information for: NG, Ming Hong (50307104)

Hold(s) : Potential graduate (Registration not applicable) Academic Standing : Good standing (200502) Student Status : Active Enrolment Status : Award Classification : Upper Second Class Honours Actual Date of Graduation : 15th July , 2005 Student Type : Regular Student Campus : Main Campus Level : Bachelor's Degree Mode : Full-time Faculty : Fac. of Science & Engineering Department : Computer Science Programme : BSc Computer Science (BSCCS) Cohort : 2001 Degree : Bachelor of Science (Hons) Major : Computer Science Concentration : Multimedia Computing Gender : Male

Diving with SeaMonkey

Oops, I seem to had missed this news: the community-driven Mozilla suite is now officially known as SeaMonkey, which was originally the codename of the Mozilla Application Suite. An alpha version will be out within the next few weeks. Let's see what it will turn into. ;-)

P.S. The version number will be reset as 1.0. So it will be SeaMonkey 1.0, not SeaMonkey 1.8.

Friday, July 01, 2005

Google understands vCard

Apparently Google can understand vCard: look, it transforms my vCard into (tag-soaped) HTML. Make sure to select the View as HTML link instead of visiting my vCard directly.

P.S. When viewing Google's cache, I found a typo in my vCard. It was just fixed. ;-)