Monthly Archives: September 2006

Just a quick tip regarding Internet Explorer 6, CSS and underscores

If you ever find yourself in a situation where you have to go through your stylesheet and disable/enable selector properties one by one just to figure out which one is IE6 having a fight with, please don’t be stupid like me and don’t do it by adding an underscore (_) at the beginning of selector’s name (for example: “_clear: right;”) — to IE6 it’s all the same, “_clear” equals “clear”. Rather comment it out or delete a letter.

I don’t know if it applies to all selector properties, I don’t have the will to google for it right now, I’m too tired.

One of a kind (or maybe just first) visually challenging post

I don’t have the habit of posting links to (or thumbnails of) pictures, or even one-shot small images to accompany the post. But I begin to like that concept. So today, probably for the first third time ever, I’ll give you some thumbnails, which are actually — get this — links(!) to a few interesting pictures and two screen shots on my flickr page.

Here we go:

A few days ago, I bought two Kinder Surprise eggs — one for me, one for my girlfriend. She was lucky. Her egg-hatched monkey was red and completely normal. Mine was not. It was purple (but that’s OK, I’m not a racist) and with some serious eye disorder. Please examine carefully the two photos linked below. My poor monkey…

Purple monkey on paper Purple monkey figurine - real world example

Next, there was this nifty notification from Toshiba:

Toshiba HDD protection utility

A ‘surprise’ comment on’s science department page:

1st post!!

And finally, here are some photos of my Big Red Ball, my Tascam HD-P2 and the famous SE3 microphones:

The red ball Tascam HD-P2 The case SE3 microphones in their case SE3 microphones close up

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post as much as I have creating it.

Until next occasion — bye :)

I need help finding some comics :)

I’ve had no luck finding new copies of two first edition Battle Angel Alita comics, number 3 (“Killing Angel”) and number 7 (“Angel of Chaos”). They’re sold out on Amazon and even if they had new copies on their marketplace, I couldn’t order from there because Croatia isn’t on the list of countries they ship to.

Viz comics website offers 2nd edition only.

Barnes&Noble and Powell’s books have used copies only.

If you have any ideas as to where I could find these two comics, please write them down in the comments. I’m really in love with this comic and if someone helps me with this matter, I’ll send them all my CD releases — hard copies! Original! Signed, even! ;)

So, thank you all in advance :)

I’ve found both comics at Abebooks – they ship to Croatia and accept Visa and Mastercard, in case you were wondering :)

Yay! *claps hands and dances around the room*

Retro Remakes 2006 and Counterclockwise

The Retro Remakes 2006 compo is over and 76 classic game remakes are available for download (modem users beware: someone forgot to resize thumbs and each page is over a megabyte in size).

My dear friend Nenad (aka 16×16) has coded a remake of the classic 1983 ZX Spectrum game “Knot in 3d” for this compo, and in his version it’s titled “Counterclockwise” (link to page 4 of the compo list, should be first on the page), or simply CCW. Think of it as a game of snake, but in full 3d (16x16x16 cube), with enemy chasers (crafts) which you can destroy. You can pick up ammo, shields or score, perform “tricks” around obstacles, etc.

Aside from being a great remake (and quite addictive), I’m posting this because I’ve composed 3 tracks for this game, and some of the sound effects. I’m quite satisfied with the results and I hope you’ll enjoy the game!

I’d like to thank Nenad for giving me this opportunity, I’ve had much fun working on it :)

I’ll post the music files in a couple of days, when the judges pick the winners. I hope we’ll win something ;)