Safari Bugs

There appears to be a bug in Safari that cause the heading titles of the various entries to position themselves, well, not in the right place. I have found that if I refresh the page they will be where they are suppose to be on the reload. If you see this strange behavior and your running Safari please press the the little bug button and send a bug report to Apple. Be sure to check the “screen capture” option so they can see what the problem is. Camino seems to do really strange things too but just scrolling past and back to the strange rendering will usually fix it.

[Update:] Ah ha, I think I know what’s going on. Seems that Safari will sometimes load the page without the images first. Then when it loads the images it adjusts all the elements on the page except for the heading portion. I think that when you reload the page the images are already in the cache so it doesn’t have to load them and can render the page appropriately.

We Got Snow

Boy did we ever. At my house we got about an inch. Which isn’t much but that translates to 36 inches on top of the Sandia Mountains. Which still isn’t a lot compared to some parts of the US but it is an lot for Albuquerque. It’s been almost 2 days since the storm hit and we are still having fog and parts of the east mountains are just now getting their power back on. They even had to close I-40 from Albuquerque to Texas. The Sandia Peak ski area is now 100% open, the first time in 3 years and last year they didn’t open at all.

Were expecting another storm in a day or two. Hopefully it brings just as much snow because we can desperately use the water.

Haloscan Adds Trackback And My Yahoo

Haloscan now offers trackback along with their commenting system (and it’s FREE!). I’m still not exactly clear on how trackback works but adding some trackbacks to my own site might help me understand better. It’s not the easiest system to use either, but I guess it’s better than nothing.

I also have to thank Ron Bell for noticing the new XML items over at Yahoo. You can subscribe to a XML enabled site and have it show up in your my.yahoo.com page. Plus sites with XML will show up as having it in the search, although mine doesn’t show like that now. Yahoo has a lot of cool RSS/XML stuff going on that you should check out. 

Ignition Interlocks In New Mexico

The State of New Mexico has take one more step to proving that were a bunch of slacked jawed yokels. The House of Representative passed a bill that will require every vehicle sold in the state to have a breathalyzer installed as a ignition interlock. Whether you have been convicted of DWI or for that matter whether you drink or not you will have to breath before you can start your car.

There are so many problems with this. Breathalyzer tests are not always accurate. There are probably ways that can one can remove them from the car. Not to mention a whole bunch of civil liberties that are being violated. It will also effect our local economy as people will go out of state to buy vehicles (unless they pass another bill requiring any vehicle with a NM license plate to be retrofitted with one of these things).

I Previously complained about the hight amount of DWI related accidents in New Mexico. The Governor has has proposed some useful changes (PDF) to the existing laws that will go farther then the poorly conceived breathalyzer plan.

  1. My package dramatically increases penalties for killing or injuring someone while driving drunk
  2. It toughens the penalties for multiple DWI offenders who kill or injure
  3. Multiple DWI offenders, and those who drive drunk on a suspended or revoked license, will also forfeit their vehicles. We?ll take the weapon out of their hands
  4. This package includes a new DWI child endangerment law, creating tougher penalties for those who drive drunk and injure our children, and
  5. I?m proposing a new law that makes it a separate crime to refuse a blood alcohol or breath alcohol test, closing an important loophole in our DWI laws.

Yet these changes haven’t even made it before the state legislator. These are the real changes that are needed.

This new bill still needs to make it through the senate and the Governor. This hasn’t yet made the national news but if it make is any further I’m sure everyone will be laughing at us.

[Update:] Here is some slashdot coverage. 

2004 SuperNationals

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95 Photos taken from the 2004 SuperNationals (12th Annual Custom Car Show) in Albuquerque, NM. I wasn’t sure what the last 14 pictures were of so if you can fill in the blanks please leave a comments. For that matter if I screwed up any of the other cars let me know. All the photos are available on this flickr set, or watch the slideshow below.

http://www.flickr.com/slideShow/index.gne?group_id=&user_id=74806935@N00&set_id=72057594057982060&text=

These are the titles of the photos. 1939 Chevy Pickup, 1939 Ford Coupe, 1957 Chevy Belair, 1957 Chevy Belair, 1955 Chevy Belair, 1956 Chevy Belair, 1956 Chevy Belair, 1955 Chevy Belair, 1955 Chevy Belair, 1955 Chevy Belair, 1973 Dodge Challenger, Corvettes, I1940 Ford 2 door sedan, 1956 Ford Thunderbird, 1932 Ford Roadster, IMG_3965.JPG, 1958 Ford Pickup, 1958 Corvette, 19xx Charger R/T, 1969 Chevelle SS, 1951 Ford Coupe, 1951 Ford Coupe, 1932 Chevy Sport Coupe, 1932 Chevy Sport Coupe, 19xx GMC Pickup, 19xx GMC Pickup, IMG_3952.JPG, 1955 Chevy Sedan Delivery Truck, 1948 Chevy, 1948 Chevy, 1972 Lincoln Batmobile, 1972 Lincoln Batmobile, 1972 Lincoln Batmobile, 1972 Lincoln Batmobile, 1968 Ford Shelby, 1968 Ford Shelby, IMG_3943.JPG, IMG_3942.JPG, Low Rider Schwinn, IMG_3940.JPG, 1961 Rambler American Deluxe Station Wagon, 1965 Malibu SS, 1965 Malibu SS, IMG_3934.JPG, 1967 Plymouth Barracuda, 1966 Ford Mustang GT Converable, 1966 Ford Mustang GT, 1968 Chevy Camaro RS/SS, 1959 Chevy Suburban, 1959 Chevy Suburban, 1959 Chevy Suburban, 1955 Chevy Belair, 1954 Chevy Pickup, 1955 Chevy Milktruck, 1955 Chevy Milktruck, 1955 Chevy Milktruck, 1967 Camaro RS, 1953 Chevy Belair, 1953 Chevy Belair, 1957 Chevy Belair, 1965 Ford Mustang GT, 1965 Ford Mustang GT, 1955 Cadillac, 1953 Ford Victoria, 1972 Chevy Malibu, 1936 Chevy Town Sedan, 1968 Ford Galaxie, 1957 Chevy Belair, 1957 Chevy Belair, 1957 Chevy Belair, 1969 Plymouth Road Runner, 1969 Plymouth Road Runner, 1968 Chevy Malibu SS, 1968 Chevy Malibu SS, 1967 Chevy Chevelle SS, 1967 Chevy Chevelle SS, 19xx Camaro Z28, 2002 Ford Pickup, 1975 Chevy Camaro, 1957 Chevy Belair, Cindy Williams (American Graffiti)</pP

Safari 2.1 Screws Up My CSS

I’ve put considerable effort into removing the tables and going pure CSS on this site. Today Apple released Safari 1.2 that really screws up everything. I’ve fixed some of the issues but for some reason Safari doesn’t render the center column. That could be due to my crappy CSS coding or a bug in Safari. Either way it’s obviously broken so I’ve removed the theme switched until I can get at least on style sheet working correctly.

[Update:] OK, Camino, Mozilla and Omniweb all have the same behavior. But IE on windows doesn’t do it. I’m very perplexed. I also discovered that one of my Ads is producing Pop-unders! Say goodbye to everything except Amazon.com ads.

[Update 2:] May not be Apple’s fault completely. I had the “position” of the middle box set for 10 pixels from the bottom. Apparently this means 10 pixels from what ever part of the browser window you can see.