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wit and wisdom of Billy Graham, folks posted: Mon 2012-07-30 05:50:07 tags: TWFTR
"I don't want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was a wedding between fundamentalists and the political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it." -- Rev. Billy Graham, Parade Magazine (1981)
CSS selector memnonic posted: Sun 2012-07-29 09:49:24 tags: tech
I struggle regularly to remember which CSS selector symbol belongs to classes or IDs. The key lies in the size of the symbol character, relating it to the heirarchy of specificity precedence. To wit, the hash sign # is larger ("weighs heavier") than the dot ., and we know that ID is more specific than class, ergo the hash must indicate an ID and the dot a class. #ID > .class > <element> And even elements fit neatly into the scheme, as they're referenced with NO symbol in a stylesheet. So the do... (...more)
beans 2.7 posted: Sun 2012-07-29 09:12:12 tags: what I'm eating
Replacing the 1.5 cups Rex Goliath sauv blanc with Turning Leaf pinot grigio, still a Pubilx bottom-shelfer but sampling suggests a much more suitable flavor match for a vegetable dish. Rinse and drain the sans-lentil mix 2 passes in cool water. In 2 cups fresh water and 4 shakes lite salt, bring to a boil, remove from heat, let quick-soak (at least) 1 hour. Gently mix in a splash of olive oil, a couple more shakes of lite salt, a cup each frozen broccoli cuts and chopped spinach, 2/3 cups lentils, 1... (...more)
Downstairs Gramps Dayton Dick Richard Soup posted: Sat 2012-07-28 17:58:54 tags: n/a
My grandfather was also named Dayton. His nickname was Dick, which, if you were born in 1910, was a thoroughly non-controversial nickname. There's Dick Clark, Dick Cheney, Dick Van Dyke, Dick Cavett, Dickey Lee. Plus Dick Diver, Dick Grayson, Dick Tracy, etc. It's a good, terse, masculine Anglo-Saxon-ish name. My grandmother addressed him as Dick. Kinda had to, what with raising my dad, Dayton, and eventually a third-generation Dayton. My great-aunts and -uncles are a bit confusing to me, I know Grandma... (...more)
daylog posted: Sat 2012-07-28 16:33:45 tags: daylogs
My Castle Age guild adopted Skype. In turn, I adopted the AMIP "now playing" bridge between Skype and Winamp to impress all my Skype friends with my taste in music. If you told me two years ago that Castle Age would draw me in the way it has, I probably would have scoffed. But they got the whole guild aspect pretty much right, and my guildies do feel like a family, much as ChaoticUnion did. Sampled the Turning Leaf pinot grigio I got for my next iteration of 5-bean stew. I think it will be very suita... (...more)