Huzzah! Huzzah! Snippet Wednesday is nigh! Celebrate!
Stupid Web site. Katie and I were trying to get her registered for a state teachers test for school and we were having the worst time with this particular registration site. Every link we clicked on returned a blank center column on the page. I was getting frustrated as hell and even switched browsers only to get the same results. It was then that Katie happened to notice that the up/down scroll bars kept changing size. All the central column contents were showing up below the sidebar nav menu. Somebody doesn't know his CSS that well. And they even claim it's optimized for Firefox 1.5+. Guess what? I'm running FF 3.0.5 and it didn't work worth a shit. Back to the drawing board, Stun Nut.
I don't know if this is a permanent deal or not, but it's been up on the iTunes Store for a couple weeks now... Blur, remember them? Well their Best of Blur, Vol. 1 is available for a mere $4.99 (iTunes link). By normal album standards, this is a fantastic deal. But what makes this great is it's not a normal album. It's freakin' 18 tracks! That's a double album by music industry standards. And it's still only $4.99.
I was reminded via a Tweet on my work account about how the Mayans supposedly predicted the end of the world would be coming on December 21, 2012. Of course, as with any prediction, you must take it with a grain of salt. However, considering that in Monday's edition of Pardon the Interruption on ESPN, Mike and Tony both agreed that under the team's new ownership the Chicago Cubs would definitely win a World Series by 2012, I'm thinking the Mayans might be on to something. "Dogs and cats living together! Cubs winning the World Series! Mass hysteria!"
I recently discovered an application called GigaPan. It's a really cool software package that is used to stitch together very high resolution photographs into a panoramic image. Why is this any better than Photoshop? Because you can set zoom points for people to focus in on and provide captions. Then you post the whole thing on the Web. Here's an example from the Obama inauguration. Of course, it's not perfect. If you zoom in on photo 12 of Aretha Franklin, you'll see a ghost person who obviously didn't quite make the cut in the stitch. Pretty funny, really.
Hey, have a great rest of your week!