Archive for August, 2006

Not quite what was intended…

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

If the element that has an overflow has a child that has a position, then the child will act like position: fixed relative to its rendered placement and the scrollable region’s scrollbar will have no effect on the positioned children.

This affects both Internet Explorer 6 and 7.

The solution? Set the scrollable element’s position to relative (in CSS). Thanks to Alex Hudson, aka. so_solid_moo, for a pointer to the fix.

(Sidenote: So, one should be able to actually use this bug to emulate position: fixed in IE6, I think.)

Hypercolor Canyon

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

Here’s a HDR merge of the sunrise over the South Rim of the Grand Canyon from our recent Arizona trip


Monday, August 7th, 2006

from Antelope Canyon, in Arizona

Pesticide over Massachusetts

Monday, August 7th, 2006

Just a heads-up for everyone in Massachusetts: The state has decided to spray a pesticide called Anvil (primary ingredient is a pyrethroid insecticide called sumithrin) which can cause various problems in humans, such as breast cancer, nervous system issues, and thyroid problems. It also kills many forms of life, most notably bees, dragonflies, and fish. The chemicals have a half-life of 1 day to 16 weeks once in contact with the ground.

This is the first time in a while that the state has done anything like this. The decision was made without input from people affected, and the plan was only just recently disclosed with barely any warning. Lots of residents, local organic farmers, and environmentalists are upset (and rightly so).

Officials are urging people to stay indoors tonight. The spraying will take place between dusk and 1 a.m. just south of Boston (as far as I can tell), but since it’s an airborne chemical it may spread more than intended (especially with winds).

The spraying may be delayed tonight due to the weather; we’ll have to wait and see.

Update: The gov’t postponed the spray for mosquitos (possibly carrying EEE) until Tuesday, Aug 8…