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It is located in a pretty strange place on this site, but there is a little corner peeling.

Now this was a quick little effort on my part.  If someone thinks they can do a better job on the graphic, then by all means, knock yourself out.  Just bear in mind that the graphic is 500px by 500px and that you can only use the right diagonal of the image.  It should be pretty clear by what you see)

If someone wants to put one of these things up on their site, it is gonna cost you a whopping $16 for the script.  You can have more than one ad display on the peel also.  I just have one up here right now, but I will add others if people want to send them.

If anyone has a problem with the peel ad, let me know.  It is supposed to work in ALL of the common browsers running on the major operating systems, but probably won’t work in some of the obscure ones such as certain brandings of Linux.

I am using this as kind of a test bed, so if it doesn’t seem to work right, I will yank it off post haste.

On a side note: Due to the numerous WordPress upgrades over the past nine months, I am going to be re-working all of the templates on this site over the next two weeks.  There are some validation issues that need to be addressed, and there is a major WordPress upgrade coming in a couple of weeks and this site will not display at all in that new version. 

Some other bad news is that we might be losing the Instant Bark for a while because it does not play well with the new version.

So there may be times this coming weekend when something may become a little discombobulated here for a few moments.  It is just me, your useful idiot, hacking away at some major struts and beams here…

69 Responses to “Have you seen it?”
  1. LC Beaker Comment by LC Beaker

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    Works fine in Firefox.

    Oh, and first for a change.

  2. psychochick Comment by psychochick

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    DJ
    It works in my browser that you hate so much. I promise to switch to FireFox–just haven’t gotten around to it yet.

  3. LC Scott Comment by LC Scott

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    Works fine DJ, uhm the logout button up there might need to move to the left thoe.

    On the bark and comment pages.

  4. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

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    Isn’t it cool, or what?

    Not the ad itself — I just threw that together in about ten minutes with my Photoshop. I am sure there are people here who can do much better, given more time and motivation.

    Here are some sample images they could start with, so that they have an idea of how the graphic is supposed to work.

    If someone does put one or some graphics together and they want to have them display here, get them to me and I will fix it up so that they will dispay.

  5. Emperor Misha I Comment by Emperor Misha I

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    Fuck, Deej, that looks bloody AWESOME!

    And quite clever too, I might add!

  6. LC Mrs. M-ITT™ Comment by LC Mrs. M-ITT™

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    Too cool Deej. Very nice job. :em69:

  7. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

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    Fuck, Deej, that looks bloody AWESOME!

    Well then get busy with the photoshop. Are you going to let a Liberal do your campaigning for you?

    But you can bet that you are the FIRST Conservative blog/site to have a peeling corner for political ads.

    I installed the script FREE here, but it will cost someone else $16 to have it written and set up for them.

    So get on the Photoshop and start crankin’ out some diagonal ads. git-er-done.

  8. Unregistered Comment by demonicgerbil

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    All I have to say is “lol lensflare”

  9. akornzombie Comment by akornzombie

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    I like it

  10. LC Wil Comment by LC Wil

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    Dave!:

    Too Bloody Cool!

    Now, about that Answers.com . . .

    For some damn reason, it just fucks with Mozilla. Anywhere I click on the page (even the black parts!) it starts. When I scroll UP with the mouse wheel, it starts (not scrolling down, just up.)

    Running Mozilla, whenever it starts, I have to do a power down re-boot, because it locks up about three seconds later.

    Works properly with IE, but I really don’t like IE.

  11. LC Wil Comment by LC Wil

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    BTW, is that gonna be yer new site eventually?

  12. Unregistered Comment by LC Elchonon, Imperial Chief of Civil Disobedience

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    Deej,
    Works great but the text at the bottom is not visible “fred in 08″?

  13. coalyard Comment by coalyard

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    Looks great, and what fun!

  14. Emperor Misha I Comment by Emperor Misha I

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    Well then get busy with the photoshop. Are you going to let a Liberal do your campaigning for you?

    You’d have to appreciate the irony, no? ;)

    No, I’ll be right on it (even though there’s nothing wrong with it as is), as soon as I get done with what pays the bills :)

  15. cmblake6 Comment by cmblake6

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    Brilliant! Simply brilliant!

  16. LC 0311 crunchie Comment by LC 0311 crunchie

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    I likee.

    Wil

    The Answers thing doesn’t do anything on my machine and I’m running Firefox also. Maybe time for a Mozilla update something.

  17. LC SkyeChild G.L.O.R. Comment by LC SkyeChild G.L.O.R.

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    That is really cool, DJ.

  18. B.C., Imperial Torturer™ Comment by B.C., Imperial Torturer™

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    The corner peely thingy kicks ass, Dave. :em69:

    PS: Sorry using such sophisticated nomenclature there.

  19. LC Wil Comment by LC Wil

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    I suppose yer right, Crunchie. Damn. I really didn’t wanna do that.

    You should see what it does to NutScrape.

  20. LC 0311 crunchie Comment by LC 0311 crunchie

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    Don’t know Wil, I am definitely a ludite. I hope it works for ya, whatever ya need to do.

    Hey Deej, how about helping Wil out? Lord knows no one should be taking computer advice from me :em95:

  21. HDW Comment by HDW

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    Damn clever!

    Good luck with the template work.

  22. SoCalOilMan, LC Comment by SoCalOilMan, LC

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    I like the peel down, and do I understand it can have multiple layers? That’s cool, but I wonder how long the novelty will last. I try to skim the sidebars, but going through layers of stuff…I don’t know.

    As to Answer.com, no problems here, I kinda like it, and I’m looking at a major upgrade on my machine now being I wanted to try a demo game and my machine (7 years old) just couldn’t quite handle it.

  23. Unregistered Comment by LC & IB Random Numbers

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    Deej,

    Give me a couple of weeks, and I’ll buy a copy. I’m a little strapped right now. Gave all my discretionary funds for this pay cycle to Fred and will not tap savings for a toy no matter how neat it is.

  24. SoCalOilMan, LC Comment by SoCalOilMan, LC

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    Wil
    Bouncing back through the posts I saw you were running Mozilla 1.7.2 with Windows 98 *shudder*. I see you’re on XP now, but are you still running the Mozilla browser? It is different than FireFox.

    I will say that everything I’ve read lately says IE is just as safe as FireFox. I just go with FireFox and other such programs to keep Microcrap on their toes and slow down their selling of incomplete programs (with upgrades and patches to follow). It may not work completely, but you have to stick to the man when you get a chance. Peace on!

    This comment has been copywrited and any use without the written permission of the author is a violation of some law written somewhere at some time and if you use it my lawyers will find out and you’re in deep shit.

  25. LC Old Dog Comment by LC Old Dog

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    Works like a Champ with Opera DJ :em94:

  26. Trooper THX1138 Comment by Trooper THX1138

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    Kewl!

  27. LC Wil Comment by LC Wil

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    SoCalOilMan, LC:

    That’s an 8 year old machine at home. The kids ususlly have the laptop . . .

    The process of upgrading is simple enough, it’s just tedious. Don’t look like there’s gonna be a lot of choice, though, so I may have to bite the bullet on the next vacation day.

    sigh

  28. WayneB Comment by WayneB

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    This comment has been copywrited and any use without the written permission of the author is a violation of some law written somewhere at some time and if you use it my lawyers will find out and you’re in deep shit.

    Does that apply to the copyright notice itself? :em41:

  29. mile66 Comment by mile66

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    Now that’s cool!
    I got my Fred ‘08 Bumper sticker on the mail, as well! :em69:

  30. SoCalOilMan, LC Comment by SoCalOilMan, LC

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    Yes Wayne, it does.

    So get your checkbook out. My lawyerssss will be at your door shortly. :em93:

  31. SoCalOilMan, LC Comment by SoCalOilMan, LC

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    mile66
    That’s cool, but I don’t know where you live, but if I stuck one of those on my truck, it’d be keyed inside of a week.

    So much for freedom of speech.

  32. HDW Comment by HDW

    Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method emotions::filter_text() should not be called statically in /home/misha/public_html/2007/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 59

    One big difference between Firefox and IE is standards compliance. Firefox and Opera are much better at displaying web pages correctly as per current web standards. I think they’re considered to be about 99% CSS (cascading style sheets) compliant for instance, while IE is somewhere at 75-85% CSS compliant. If IE would spend a little less time worrying controlling the world, and a little more time finishing their products, they might come out with something useful.

  33. mile66 Comment by mile66

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    Well I’m in Virginia, the Northern Edge of Red VA, in Prince William County, where Police is now enforcing immigration laws. I feel very comfortable that it won’t be keyed. And I have a nice view of it from my desk. It would be a long shot for a .40 cal S&W handgun, but I have 9 more rounds after that (Plus 2 more mags)
    :em96:

  34. SSG Fuzzy Comment by SSG Fuzzy

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    mile66 -
    Where’d you get your bumper sticker from?

    Did they any that you can put on the inside of the window?
    I hate real/permanent bumper stickers!
    Get too many on the back of your vehicle and you start to look like a liberal with all their slogans covering the back of the car. :em72:

    Otherwise I’ll just have to resort to what I did last election, put them on magnetic material you can trim to the size of the sticker! Allows you to remove temporarily when in enemy territory to avoid the keying and such. :em96:

  35. Emperor Misha I Comment by Emperor Misha I

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    The process of upgrading is simple enough, it’s just tedious. Don’t look like there’s gonna be a lot of choice, though, so I may have to bite the bullet on the next vacation day.

    Nah, it’s not all that bad, Wil.

    Just go here, click download, then run the proggy (or, if you want to make it even easier, click “Open” when you’re told that the download is finished).

    Then all your troubles are over. What’s more, any future updates to FireFox will be done automatically by the browser itself while you’re surfing for Malaysian Midget Pr0n. Next time you start the browser, you’re up to date.

    Trust me, it’s worth it.

  36. mile66 Comment by mile66

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    I registered with “Imwithfred.com” they mailed it to me. It took a while. The stickers are those that cling, so they are pretty easy to remove.

  37. SoCalOilMan, LC Comment by SoCalOilMan, LC

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    SSG Fuzzy
    officialfred08store.com
    They got static cling removable, regular vinyl, and stickers on a roll.

    All this time we were waiting…salivating for him to run, you thought they were just sitting around doing nothing? The machine of politics kicks into gear.

    I am a “Friend of Fred”, just cynical about the process.

  38. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

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    All I have to say is “lol lensflare”

    Yeah, well like I said, I only had about ten minutes to kick something out that would look halfway decent.

    Since you obviously know what I used, mayhaps you might come up with something?

    I like the peel down, and do I understand it can have multiple layers? That’s cool, but I wonder how long the novelty will last. I try to skim the sidebars, but going through layers of stuff…I don’t know.

    No, it isn’t layers, you will only see one ad at a time until you refresh the page. It just has the capability of showing different random ads each time you come to the page or refresh.

    BTW, is that gonna be yer new site eventually?

    It has been my site for a while. I just haven’t done much with it until recently.

    It isn’t going to be a political thing, it is mainly going to be a WordPress and blogging thing I am doing on my own.

    Oh, and upgrade your damn browser AND your operating system. Win98 is no longer supported by MS and there are no security updates available for it. You are basically operating a ticking hack bomb.

    As far as browsers go, IE7 is a fairly decent browser now — especially if used with Vista. The issue with compliance standards is kinda shaky right now considering there is a move afoot to move away from CSS to xml — and that is where MicroShaft has been moving for a while. Since they literally “own” the market, all of the others are just playing catchup to them.

    All of you Linux users are going to be in for a bad surprise real soon. Their deal with Novell over Suse Linux will put the other versions of Linux away. MicroShaft now owns the licensing.

  39. Unregistered Comment by Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant

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    As far as browsers go, IE7 is a fairly decent browser now

    Not until they allow me to customize my entire color scheme, it isn’t. 

  40. Robohobo Comment by Robohobo

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    #30 SoCal

    This comment has been copywrited and any use without the written permission of the author is a violation of some law written somewhere at some time and if you use it my lawyers will find out and you’re in deep shit.

    Ooooo! Me, too! Send lawyers! I need to sight in my new long gun!

    Please?

    :em95:

  41. HDW Comment by HDW

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    I used IE CSS compliance as an example, but Microsoft seems to have the habit of being only mostly compliant with any given technology. They can switch technology they like, but I’d be willing to bet they have similar compliance ratings with whatever they choose.

    I may be off the mark, but the appearance of the XML they’re moving toward is controlled by CSS isn’t it?

  42. SoCalOilMan, LC Comment by SoCalOilMan, LC

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    Ooooo! Me, too! Send lawyers! I need to sight in my new long gun!

    Please?

    No prob. I owe the bastard money. Want to set a time and date?

  43. LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech Comment by LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech

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    Thanks Muchly, Majesty, for the link to the Firefox upgrade, it loaded in a flash, came back up with no shocks,,pref’s intact,,I’d a done it eventually, but when savant stuff is offered up right on a Royal Platter.. it would be so impolite not to.

    (checks rollouts, pushes buttons, looks under seats for loose change,,)

  44. LC Wil Comment by LC Wil

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    Magesty:

    Nah, it’s not all that bad, Wil.

    Just go here, click download, then run the proggy (or, if you want to make it even easier, click “Open” when you’re told that the download is finished).

    Oh, the install itself is easy enough, but I have a lot of settings with the e-mail, etc. that have to be manually copied (being different from default), plus there is a “banned” sheet a mile long, and little things like that. All in all, should take about an hour, or so. Just sucks, cause I likes this set up.

    Machine’s really too old and beat up to bother with. Kinda like the ‘95 Taurus in the driveway - still runs like a top, so why trade, ya know? And the kids occasionally let me use with the $2500 laptop my boss bought them, if they aren’t playng video games . . .

    ==========================

    Dave:

    Oh, and upgrade your damn browser AND your operating system. Win98 is no longer supported by MS and there are no security updates available for it. You are basically operating a ticking hack bomb.

    Yeah, I know. That’s why I don’t keep anything here.

  45. SoCalOilMan, LC Comment by SoCalOilMan, LC

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    Deej
    I’m at a point of a major upgrade/new computer, you say:

    Win98 is no longer supported by MS and there are no security updates

    I’ve got XP. At this point should I just upgrade hardware and stay with XP, or go new and deal with Vista?

    I would just like your opinion, I promise not to turn this into a computer chat room. Just “go new” or “upgrade” will do. I don’t need an explanation (unless you want to give one :em93: )

  46. LC Wil Comment by LC Wil

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    Pfffttttttt!

    This is the laptop with Firefox. I really need a bigger keyboard.

    This is a test. Do not adjust your site, this is only a test.

  47. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

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    Not until they allow me to customize my entire color scheme, it isn’t.

    You mean a ’skin’? Why on earth would you want to do that? Most ’sklns’ are nothing but bloat that tend to rob you of performance. Ever look in your task manager and wonder what the hell all of those running processes are?

    I won’t put FireFox on this machine for now because I have noticed that the last three or four upgrades have made FireFox run a bit lethargic. Basically, FireFox has caught up to the securtity patches that IE 6 had, which means until they come out with the next generation of FireFox, it is going to get slower and slower.

    So for now, I will stick with IE 7, until it becomes too slow or FireFox comes out with something new.

    HDW @ #41

    I don’t disagree that MicroShaft only comes part way to the ball. You have to realize that they are constantly trying to herd the industry in a direction that they think is better.

    I’ve got XP. At this point should I just upgrade hardware and stay with XP, or go new and deal with Vista?

    As a person who loves the work and feel of Vista, I have to caution you:

    Go with Vista only if you plan on doing a major software upgrade of your other programs as well. Much of your legacy software that runs fine in XP may or may not run in Vista.

    When I went for Vista, I also upgraded almost all of my other software as well. It was a bit spendy when it was all said and done, but the end result is a great machine.

    Another thing you have to look at: Peripherals. Many legacy printers, monitors, scanners, joysticks, etc won’t work with Vista. So if you are buying a new box, you might find the stuff you had plugged into your old one might not work.

    I have a favorite laser printer that has lasted for over six years (which is about 85 years in ‘printer years’) There is nothing wrong with it, except I cannot run it on this machine. So I have it on one of my XP boxes and I network to the printer that way.

    XP will be out with Service Pack 3 sometime around the beginning of the new year. It will be about eighteen months late at that time, but better late than never. There is a beta version that got leaked out over the past couple of days, but I think they plugged the leak. Aaron was dinking around with it a couple of days ago, and he says it fixed a lot of the bloat perfomance issues.

  48. workinwifdakids Comment by workinwifdakids

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    All’s well on AOL 9.0 Optimized. That graphic is fucking AWESOME! Fast, too.

  49. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

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    All’s well on AOL 9.0 Optimized.

    Now there’s an oxymoron. :em99:

  50. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

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    Okay, now I have a NEW graphic up there.

    What is it with you people? Does a LIBERAL have to do your campaigning for y’all? :em99:

    Where is all of that creativity?

  51. LC Mrs. M-ITT™ Comment by LC Mrs. M-ITT™

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    Where is all of that creativity?

    I just sent 6 images to JB this evening.

  52. Unregistered Comment by suboptimal

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    Nifty trick, DJ. I’m seeing a small gray box on the initial corner, and a large purple box on the peel. The ad is showing up fine, it’s just the empty portion is overlaying the page.

    Now in konquerer, it only shows the box and the peel, no ad.

    ‘Course I noticed I’m the only one not using a Mac or Windows on this thread, so maybe it’s just me.

  53. Unregistered Comment by suboptimal

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    Weird, Wordpress ate my first attempt (though it recognized my resubmits as dupes).

    There are some artifacts in the presentation of the peeled corner ad using firefox in linux. I can see both the small and large transparency areas as boxes, but the ads do show up OK.

  54. psychochick Comment by psychochick

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    DJ
    earlier (I think when I first came on), it was peeling way back and looked gorgeous. Now it’s the little gorgeous icon (if that’s what you call it).

  55. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

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    ‘Course I noticed I’m the only one not using a Mac or Windows on this thread, so maybe it’s just me.

    See what happens when you use Ubuntu Linux? You get to miss out on a whole lotta stuff that works fine in Windows and Mac.

    This script uses flash, so you have to be able to read .swf files.

  56. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

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    I just sent 6 images to JB this evening.

    So I am to assume that he is going to send them to me so I can put them up there?

  57. LC Mrs. M-ITT™ Comment by LC Mrs. M-ITT™

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    So I am to assume that he is going to send them to me so I can put them up there?

    He said he was going to upload them. I’ll check back with him later on.

  58. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

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    He said he was going to upload them. I’ll check back with him later on.

    One small problem with that: He doesn’t have access to the script. This isn’t something you can just upload and expect it to work.

  59. Unregistered Comment by suboptimal

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    See what happens when you use Ubuntu Linux? You get to miss out on a whole lotta stuff that works fine in Windows and Mac.

    This script uses flash, so you have to be able to read .swf files.

    Um, no shit?

    As I said, the _ad_ shows up, indicating that I can get the peel to open up with mouseover. If all I got was a solid block, then yeah, I’d check if flash was there. As it is, I’ve got the version 9 player installed.

    The complaint was that what is supposed to be the transparency area is over laying the site content. Since you apparently have no intention of correcting that, I won’t bother you about it any further.

    I will note that you’re a condescending prick, however.

  60. LC Mrs. M-ITT™ Comment by LC Mrs. M-ITT™

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    One small problem with that: He doesn’t have access to the script.

    I think he meant to upload them to the site where YOU will have them to use. If you’ll let me know the addy to send them to you I’ll zip em up and send them.

  61. Unregistered Comment by suboptimal

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    One small problem with that: He doesn’t have access to the script. This isn’t something you can just upload and expect it to work.

    Hey now, he could have picked up a copy of it somwhere.

  62. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

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    I will note that you’re a condescending prick, however.

    But a condescending prick with a computer that works. I’m not the one using an obscure operating system just to be different, and expect things NOT to be different.

    Maybe you missed the part above where I said I am working on the theme code to fix bugs created by the several upgrades of WordPress over the past year. A new generation is due out in about two weeks and this theme will not work with it as-is. (in fact, from the looks of it, the Instant Bark is not going to work either)

    Hey now, he could have picked up a copy of it somwhere.

    I suppose you think this is some sort of pathetic attempt at a “gotcha”.

    If you would have looked a little closer, you might have notice two things:

    ONE: The script is already installed here — I donated it because Misha is my friend. So having JB go out and spend the $27 that these people are charging for the same code I spent $16 for (along with a reseller’s license) is kinda silly.

    TWO: There are people selling this exact code with different names attached to it, all purporting to be the creators of the software. It ranges in price from $8 (for a single-user license from the actual author, $16 for a reseller’s license) up to $165. The average price I’ve seen is $27 - $37.

    The link you provided is for the exact same code I have, but they rebranded it and put their name on the site to make it appear they wrote it. They bought it the same way I did.

    I bought the reseller license from the actual author, for $16. I am selling it with a reseller’s license for exactly what I paid for it. I am not rebranding it, nor am I claiming authorship. I might be clever, but I am not THAT clever.

    Don’t I plan on making a profit on my investment? Certainly! I have sold two copies. That means I have paid back the initial investement and everything else is pure profit. I won’t get rich, in fact I may give the script away to people I like.

    LC Mrs. M-ITT™

    Maybe you should email them to me at dave at djallyn.org. JB might have tried to send them, but if he is using mail through Hosing Matters, I am unable to get it. (I can’t display feeds directly from here either, because Hosing Matters has my server blocked )

  63. LC Mrs. M-ITT™ Comment by LC Mrs. M-ITT™

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    Check your mail Dave.

  64. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

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    Thanks, Mrs. M. Those were great graphics.

    I uploaded ALL of them and they point to the http://fred08.com website. They will display randomly, some might seem to take for ever to show up, but that is because it has to find its way into the cache.

    Again, great job!

  65. Unregistered Comment by suboptimal

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    But a condescending prick with a computer that works. I’m not the one using an obscure operating system just to be different, and expect things NOT to be different.

    No, just a condescending prick. You wanted to know if anyone had a problem with the peel ad. I let you know, with detail, and your response was something along the lines of ‘too fucking bad’.

    BTW, this ad is the first time I’ve had anything not work on this site, extending back to before you worked on it. And while my OS may be “obscure”, it gives me fewer problems than the “Designed for Vista” laptop optimal uses, with Vista.

    BTW, you’ll notice that I am using a “common browser”, the same one as most people posting comments on this site.

    I suppose you think this is some sort of pathetic attempt at a “gotcha”.

    Just me being an ass. Being treated poorly tends to bring that out.

    If you would have looked a little closer, you might have notice two things:

    ONE: The script is already installed here — I donated it because Misha is my friend. So having JB go out and spend the $27 that these people are charging for the same code I spent $16 for (along with a reseller’s license) is kinda silly.

    Yes it is.

    TWO: There are people selling this exact code with different names attached to it, all purporting to be the creators of the software. It ranges in price from $8 (for a single-user license from the actual author, $16 for a reseller’s license) up to $165. The average price I’ve seen is $27 - $37.

    The link you provided is for the exact same code I have, but they rebranded it and put their name on the site to make it appear they wrote it. They bought it the same way I did.

    I bought the reseller license from the actual author, for $16. I am selling it with a reseller’s license for exactly what I paid for it. I am not rebranding it, nor am I claiming authorship. I might be clever, but I am not THAT clever.

    Don’t I plan on making a profit on my investment? Certainly! I have sold two copies. That means I have paid back the initial investement and everything else is pure profit. I won’t get rich, in fact I may give the script away to people I like.

    In that case, I won’t be looking for a donation anytime soon.

    BTW, your initial reaction to my letting you know that at least one person had a technical problem was unexpected, your reaction to the second post wasn’t, but thanks for the detail.

  66. psychochick Comment by psychochick

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    DJ
    There are so many options on that site. Where would they be (when they rotate in)?

  67. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

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    No, just a condescending prick. You wanted to know if anyone had a problem with the peel ad. I let you know, with detail, and your response was something along the lines of ‘too fucking bad’.

    I know that people tend to scan the page to see only the things they want to see, (I’m guilty of that too, sometimes) but perhaps you missed the part where I mentioned it probably won’t work in certain brands of Linux?

    My concern was whether it had problems in the MAJOR operating systems — Windows, and Mac — which makes up 99.94 percent of the traffic here. Linux makes up .04 percent of the traffic, which is statistically a big zero.

    BTW, this ad is the first time I’ve had anything not work on this site, extending back to before you worked on it. And while my OS may be “obscure”, it gives me fewer problems than the “Designed for Vista” laptop optimal uses, with Vista.

    All operating systems have “problems”. Sometimes I long for the days when we had MS-DOS, where everything was less complicated.

    I have yet to have any problems with Vista that aren’t legacy issues. I knew that going in, so I upgraded all of my legacy software at the same time. Now that machine runs flawlessly for now. But there is a Vista service pack coming out soon, and unless you have a machine specifically designed for Vista, you might encounter some problems — the video card will be the main one.

    Laptops suck no matter what operating system you put on them. If you have one of the earlier laptops “Designed for Vista”, check to see if it was manufactured before February 2007. It could be that they designed it based on a “Release Candidate” of Vista, and not the actual release. A lot of the drivers of the Vista RC never made it into the final release, so while it might have been “designed” with Vista in mind, it is using hardware that is actually incompatible with Vista. You will really find out when Vista Service Pack 1 is released. If you are under warranty, take it back and demand a newer computer.

    XP is a whole different story, and that is mainly because of the hundreds of patches found in Service Pack 2. That will change in January when they finally release XP Service Pack 3. I have the beta, and it literally unclogged this lethargic machine here.

    BTW, you’ll notice that I am using a “common browser”, the same one as most people posting comments on this site.

    It isn’t the browser giving you the problems — which is what I pointed out in the first place.

    What are you going to do when MicroShaft sucks all of the air out of your version of Linux? You do realise they now own the code, don’t you? They’ve paired up with Novell, and they will be going after the licenses of any Linux that is not Suse. Novell will have license for SAMBA, whereas the other versions will not. Since your Ubuntu uses SAMBA to communicate with the greater Windows environment, without that license, you are dead in the water.

    Just me being an ass. Being treated poorly tends to bring that out.

    I wasn’t treating you any way. Are you so fragile that you can’t take some criticism? Should I worry about offending someone here, of all places?

    Good golly, I have been told a number of anatomically impossible ways to go fuck myself, I’ve been told by a couple of people here that they hope my gay son dies of AIDS, and a few more think that I should be jailed, executed, deported, and even banned from this site.

    All I did was ridicule your operating system. (I’m sure it is a very nice operating system — just not one that works with everything Windows works with, that’s all)

    In that case, I won’t be looking for a donation anytime soon.

    Don’t you mean that I shouldn’t be expecting a donation any time soon?

    I’m not worried. I have sold six copies of it so far, and haven’t broken a sweat. If I never sell another copy of it, I won’t lose sleep over it.

    This isn’t the only site I do work on. I work on 27 other websites too.

    There are so many options on that site. Where would they be (when they rotate in)?

    On which site?

  68. Unregistered Comment by suboptimal

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    I know that people tend to scan the page to see only the things they want to see, (I’m guilty of that too, sometimes) but perhaps you missed the part where I mentioned it probably won’t work in certain brands of Linux?

    My concern was whether it had problems in the MAJOR operating systems — Windows, and Mac — which makes up 99.94 percent of the traffic here. Linux makes up .04 percent of the traffic, which is statistically a big zero.

    It would appear that we have different ideas of what constitutes a MAJOR operating system.

    All operating systems have “problems”. Sometimes I long for the days when we had MS-DOS, where everything was less complicated.

    I have yet to have any problems with Vista that aren’t legacy issues. I knew that going in, so I upgraded all of my legacy software at the same time. Now that machine runs flawlessly for now. But there is a Vista service pack coming out soon, and unless you have a machine specifically designed for Vista, you might encounter some problems — the video card will be the main one.

    The machine was designed for Vista. It still requires more than twice the memory of any of the Linux or Mac boxes around here just to perform basic functions. Fortunately it does work for the one function it was purchased for. Otherwise it would have been gone long ago.

    Laptops suck no matter what operating system you put on them. If you have one of the earlier laptops “Designed for Vista”, check to see if it was manufactured before February 2007. It could be that they designed it based on a “Release Candidate” of Vista, and not the actual release. A lot of the drivers of the Vista RC never made it into the final release, so while it might have been “designed” with Vista in mind, it is using hardware that is actually incompatible with Vista. You will really find out when Vista Service Pack 1 is released. If you are under warranty, take it back and demand a newer computer.

    Which tells me that any sort of certification program for MS software is worthless. Why bother, they’ll change the spec on you.

    XP is a whole different story, and that is mainly because of the hundreds of patches found in Service Pack 2. That will change in January when they finally release XP Service Pack 3. I have the beta, and it literally unclogged this lethargic machine here.

    Nice to see that like the original Windows, it still takes MS three tries to get it right.

    It isn’t the browser giving you the problems — which is what I pointed out in the first place.

    And as I said before, we have differing opinions of what constitutes a major OS.

    What are you going to do when MicroShaft sucks all of the air out of your version of Linux? You do realise they now own the code, don’t you?

    Really, and how did they convince all the various code authors to sign that over? MS may have certain patents, but then those would be tested in court.

    They’ve paired up with Novell, and they will be going after the licenses of any Linux that is not Suse. Novell will have license for SAMBA, whereas the other versions will not. Since your Ubuntu uses SAMBA to communicate with the greater Windows environment, without that license, you are dead in the water.

    I don’t use SAMBA in my environment. We have this nifty thing called NFS. The only place I’ve had to use SAMBA was to allow Windows users to mount up home directories hosted on a Unix box.

    I wasn’t treating you any way. Are you so fragile that you can’t take some criticism? Should I worry about offending someone here, of all places?

    No, and HELL NO. You had a problem with my reading comprehension, point out where I fucked that up, and then hurl the insults and condescension.

    Good golly, I have been told a number of anatomically impossible ways to go fuck myself, I’ve been told by a couple of people here that they hope my gay son dies of AIDS, and a few more think that I should be jailed, executed, deported, and even banned from this site.

    It’s just our way of saying we love you.

    All I did was ridicule your operating system. (I’m sure it is a very nice operating system — just not one that works with everything Windows works with, that’s all)

    And here is where we part ways. Yout statement made it appear that you thought I had no ability to read or run flash based apps.

    “This script uses flash, so you have to be able to read .swf files.”

    From the description I provided, I had thought it was clear that I had a working installation of the flash plugin, otherwise I could not have seen the ad behind the peel.

    Of course, there’s always the irony of a liberal making fun of someone for daring to be a little different. Had I seen that sooner, I would have likely approached this quite differently.

    Don’t you mean that I shouldn’t be expecting a donation any time soon?

    You said you might donate the script to people you like. I’m not foolish enough to count myself among that number.

    I’m not worried. I have sold six copies of it so far, and haven’t broken a sweat. If I never sell another copy of it, I won’t lose sleep over it.

    This isn’t the only site I do work on. I work on 27 other websites too.

    Well, good for you. It’s nice to see some good old fashioned capitalism.

    On which site?

    In your haste, you replied to psychochick in the same post as well as me. Slow down.

    Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go build a couple of machines that will be offered as a solution to a DNS problem. Not my solution, but a solution nonetheless.

  69. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

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    It would appear that we have different ideas of what constitutes a MAJOR operating system.

    From a web designer’s standpoint, a MAJOR operating system would be one used by the MAJORity of users visiting the site. Your choice of operating systems –Ubuntu Linux– has a 0.04 percent of the share here.

    The machine was designed for Vista. It still requires more than twice the memory of any of the Linux or Mac boxes around here just to perform basic functions. Fortunately it does work for the one function it was purchased for. Otherwise it would have been gone long ago.

    So it is doing something your other machine can’t do. Gee, go figure. I am betting that it can do everything your Linux box can do.

    Yes, it uses twice the resources your Linux box does. So what? It also does more than your Linux box.

    Don’t get me wrong, I really have nothing against Linux — it is a great operating platform for servers, in fact this site is running on Linux.

    But servers are not desktop machines. Their only function is to act as a CPU to process and serve information with a minimal amount of resources.

    I have serious problems with servers running Windows. Aaron swears by them — I point out his folly all the time with mine.

    Which tells me that any sort of certification program for MS software is worthless. Why bother, they’ll change the spec on you.

    What happened was that many computer manufacturers jumped the gun on rolling out their computers before RC2 was released. They are the ones who wanted to get their product on the shelf eight months before the final release, and six months before the RC2 release so they could tout their “Designed for Vista” (in mind) products. They were shipped with XP installed, and a voucher for Vista when it was released.

    The problem was, most were using video cards that on the preliminary specs might have been okay, but after the RC testing it was discovered those video cards were NOT okay.

    Nice to see that like the original Windows, it still takes MS three tries to get it right.

    Most software versions of anything have updates. If Ubuntu Linux was the operating system found in 96 percent of the machines world wide, you can bet there would be security patches coming out every week to combat hacking and other nefarious deeds. After a while, the number of patches on an O/S becomes so cumbersome, it requires a “service pack upgrade” to put them all together in a better package.

    So, the only real benefit you have by running Ubuntu Linux is that nobody out there has a burning need to hack into your machine because a very small percentage of people even use them.

    But you can bet your machine is so full of security holes a middle school kid could exploit them in minutes. Your only defense is that nobody knows you are there.

    And as I said before, we have differing opinions of what constitutes a major OS.

    I see, this must be “Opposite Day” This is the day where you try to convince me that the fewer number of people using a product makes that product more popular than all others.

    Notice I am not saying Windows is BETTER than Linux, I am saying that Windows has the MAJORITY SHARE — and that is what web designers (and software designers for that matter) base their work on.

    Look, if 96.06 percent of the visitors on this site read and speak Hebrew, then the site would be written and published in Hebrew. The 0.04 percent of English speakers would either be assed-out or would be forced to find a translator.

    Ideally, the website would try to make their site available to ALL MOST languages (actually something I am working on here BTW, but I am giving away a little secret too soon)

    You made the assumption that I don’t care if you can’t view something on this site properly. That would be a wrong assumption. I will do whatever I can to make things work for everyone. But there are some things I just cannot do no matter how hard I try.

    In web design, there are Standards, and there are Realities. The “Standards” are a goal to reach for everyone, while the “Realities” are that only a few of the end-users are capable of reaching those standards with the equipment they have.

    Do you realize that there are still some people visiting this site with Windows 3.10? Also WebTV, and IE4. Do I make allowances for them? If I do, the site might as well be in plain text.

    Really, and how did they convince all the various code authors to sign that over? MS may have certain patents, but then those would be tested in court.

    You haven’t been paying attention, have you? MicroShaft has been acquiring agreements and investing in companies like Novell — who actually owns most of the basic architecture of Linux through patents — and the others are already starting to feel the squeeze.

    I am not saying it is a good thing, but that is what has been happening. This is what happens when you don’t regulate corporations — they just grow and grow and consume everything in their way. But that is another rant, and most people here don’t see this is happening all over the place.

    It’s just our way of saying we love you.

    It’s a pretty fucked up thing to say, and if it had been face-to-face, there would be nothing left but a shit-stain.

    Yout statement made it appear [emphasis mine]

    That was how you chose to take it. A lot of people don’t have flash on their systems — on purpose.

    From the description I provided, I had thought it was clear that I had a working installation of the flash plugin, otherwise I could not have seen the ad behind the peel.

    It wasn’t clear, and I obviously didn’t catch it. I was probably a bit distracted at the time — I tend to do ten different things at a time around here — and missed that.

    Of course, there’s always the irony of a liberal making fun of someone for daring to be a little different. Had I seen that sooner, I would have likely approached this quite differently.

    Don’t assume that we are all the same. I can wrap my mind around a lot of the stuff on BOTH sides of the aisle, but not around everything on either.

    In your haste, you replied to psychochick in the same post as well as me. Slow down.

    Actually, I wasn’t talking to you. It was directed towards PsychoChick. I was being CONSERVATIVE with my posting. I am capable of using one comment to talk to more than one person.

    Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go build a couple of machines that will be offered as a solution to a DNS problem.

    As long as it works. Have fun with that.