Everything, Everything - November 2014

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Thursday 27th November, 2014 14:26
Turns out I can't keep a straight face when suggesting we roll our own crypto for implementing HTTPS.
Wednesday 26th November, 2014 19:49
What a way for @Yayasanogoal22 to score his first proper goal for Arsenal! Maybe this game will be better than I expected.
Tuesday 18th November, 2014 19:11
Oops. Well done Microsoft. MS14-068: https://t.co/CQmm0VkNiD
Sunday 16th November, 2014 10:44
Noisiest quiet carriage I've been on in ages. Can't wait to get home.
Thursday 13th November, 2014 21:07
Finally got my Nexus 5 to run Android L, rooted, without losing any data. So enjoy this photo from the office! http://t.co/bMwUbrM8EO
Wednesday 12th November, 2014 21:28
Gmail: Exchange, POP, IMAP, and confusing branding: http://t.co/Ofc0RBDKER
Sunday 9th November, 2014 17:29
Web Standards Are Awful https://t.co/tg2MEC7Uwf
Web Standards Are Awful
Sunday 9th November, 2014 15:40
I've decided I'm going to abandon implementing vertical scrolling text. Sure, I'm 99% there using the rather dodgy marquee tag, which seems to work fine in IE, Chrome and Firefox, but I had to add a load of line breaks to the end as a workaround because I couldn't get it to stop looping, and using JavaScript to dynamically change the scrollAmount in Firefox doesn't work (possibly broken as of Firefox 27, apparently using setAttribute may work instead). The text scrolls slightly faster in Chrome than IE too. I think I'll just fade paragraphs of text in and out, which also allows me greater control over when the text appears so I won't leave Chrome users looking at a blank page for several seconds near the end.

I didn't particularly like using the marquee tag, it's old and bad and reminds me of the IE4 days. But support for a marquee effect in CSS3 have been abandoned. They claim "a somewhat similar effect of moving text can be achieved with generic CSS animations", which is a working draft (and hasn't been updated in almost TWO YEARS). I may have a play with animations, but it would require IE users to have IE 10 or higher (I'm hoping to make something that will work in IE8 and 9, and I'm hoping to avoid using webkit and moz prefixes).

I finally got a font to work too. Apparently, IE doesn't like to load TTF files. When I converted the TTF file into an EOT file IE was happy, but Chrome wasn't (apparently IE can sometimes get unhappy too). I then converted the TTF to a WOFF file and both browsers are happy now (although I had to add the WOFF MIME type to IIS). It seems like several standards have been created that are inconsistently supported by the browsers, so developers presumably end up converting a file to all the standards and let the legacy browsers decide which formats they can use. At least WOFF, which became a W3C recommendation in December 2012 and appears to be the proper way forward, seems to be supported by all modern browsers (sorry IE8!).
Saturday 1st November, 2014 15:51
Sophos estimates up to 12m could be affected: http://t.co/cNA8isgnPj Drupal stats suggest 1m users of 7.x? https://t.co/Mx85nJwRy4
Saturday 1st November, 2014 11:49
It comes with a bobble hat! :D http://t.co/FGpVF1KK2a
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