16 Dec 2004

Who are you?

08 December 2018 - 02:17 AM

I enjoyed these
Inline styles should be an extreme sport. Especially homebrewing your own gradient with a solid wall of divs.
Who do you call when you need some quick spacing? brbrbrbrbr
Complements this treasure I have saved:

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HTML and CSS are like the frost death knight of 'things that can be considered coding.' Despite being brain-dead (not my words), I rarely met any frost death knight who managed not to butcher their rotation. Well, HTML/CSS gets a similar dismissal--since, you know, they're not big-boy, Turing-complete like them real languages. (HTML/CSS being technically Turing-complete aside, lol.) One of our job requirements asks you to be proficient enough in HTML and CSS that "you don't even need to think about it." After rummaging through our CSS and putting thousands of properties to the torch, I have no confidence in our position to make that statement. :D
I think CSS is tricky. I think the trickiness comes from its long history of forcing people to hack things together. To this day, one can easily find themselves in a filth of hacks and 'cargo cult' practices, where that little change they thought fixed the layout isn't, in fact, doing anything at all. 
Still, a few hundred-odd extraneous properties is pretty harmless compared to the temptation of treating the screen like a piece of paper, as people did in ye good olde days. Layouts aware of their unresponsiveness might refuse to resize themselves. Others will quite literally fall apart. 
Oh... and don't get me started on the vortex that is {position: absolute}, which sucks people in with allures of flexible positioning, but then, as folks discover, its behaviour isn't so easily tamed, and they become trapped in a sequence of thrashing and flailing to compensate. Finally, the result something that's hideously broken, but wears a thin, thin veneer of working properly at select resolutions. And off we ship! Classic story. 


07 December 2018 - 10:31 PM

Posts broke for a few days. Finally, I logged onto Paypal to bribe Stephen with pennies. Posts work now, horray!

Japan's top 50 vgm of all time

03 December 2018 - 01:01 AM

Oh, another village theme by Yasunori Mitsuda? Heyyy, I'm OK that "Arni Village," "My Village is Number One" and "Early Afternoon in the Village" (below) are pretty much interchangeable despite being from different games. They're all very pleasant listens.



In 100% unrelated news, I caved and bought a Switch for Smash. It's currently sitting under my desk doing nothing. Games are sure expensive these days, especially with all that Canadian tax up the bum.


03 December 2018 - 12:43 AM

I've been on this site for over half my life, what the heck. Still slowly trying to beat Antagonist's post count...

Japan's top 50 vgm of all time

01 December 2018 - 10:42 PM

Reposting SUPER JOHN BROTHERS' Singing Mountain for good measure. (I like to think of Playing the End of Time as "Falcom arranges Chrono Trigger"... sooorta--they had percussionist Toshiharu Okajima and violinist Mizuki Mizutani. Does that count?)



Nobody will ever know why the original didn't make it into the game. Well, mystery to me, seeing as it had one of the best melodies.


I really wanna see if their Time's Scar is available somewhere as a non-ear-blistering-video, but doesn't look like it. That flute tho :[][][] (went on to play in Wagakki Band who I also love).


Saying all this, I remind myself of this girl back in high school who kept saying "I luuuurve this song" to every song on the radio until somebody threatened to punch her