Monthly Archive for August, 2007
Gene and Dean Ween are set to release La Cucaracha on Rounder Records Group, an american roots music record label, on Oct 23. This is the same label that put out George Thorogood in his early years.
Seriously folks this is huge. Ween hasn’t dropped an album in over 4 years. Spin has the track listing posted.
I did tonight. I don’t know why… Maybe its just me, or maybe its just the Mac OS X version…. but sometimes, when I try a weird combination of double-click, then ctrl+click (that’s a right-click for you windows folks) on my powerbook to select a word to spell check on a heavily styled/scripted input field, it will sometimes just disappear on me. It’s happened on more than a dozen sites, and seems to affect version 2.x (at least that’s what leads me to do the click-click-ctrl-click that gets me a spell check dictionary).
I’m too lazy to look up a bug report on Mozilla, but I imagine that there is already a bug filed…. but anyway, I was in the middle of a crazy long post on asoboo.com, and this bug happened to me. At least I got this great error message:
Seems like you have discovered a mysterious bug. The details of this have been forwarded to our tech masterminds, so you can sleep easier at night.
Usually I throw the towel in, and either summarize my original, or just not comment/post what I planned on saying. However, tonight, for my initial post on asoboo, I was not going to give up on it (mental note: if a post goes over 2 paragraphs, move it out to a text editor, and copy and paste it back to the site). So in a flash of genius, I used my web development skills, and the excellent, and essential firefox extension: Firebug, to live edit the DOM and change the strangely inserted (i.e. the bug described above) style definition of visibility: hidden; to visibility: visible;
VoilÃ ! My text was back, and I was happily on my way. In the famous words of Eric Carman: “Kick. Ass!”
Web Devs reading this, comment if you know more about this FF bug.