Ham!

I am glad Twisp and Catsby have become recurring characters. From “the beginning (PennyArcade.com: The Adventures Of Twisp And Catsby)”:http://www.penny-arcade.com/view.php3?date=2004-03-24&res=l they filled us with awe and wonder. “Their reappearance (PennyArcade.com: Twisp & Catsby in: The Crocotillian)”:http://www.penny-arcade.com/view.php3?date=2004-04-07&res=l gaves us hope and insight into their character. And now “their latest sail across the birdsea (PennyArcade.com: Twisp & Catsby in: The Birdsea)”:http://www.penny-arcade.com/view.php3?date=2004-11-24&res=l has cemented a place for them in all our hearts. Merry belated Thanksgiving.

Tricksy in a good way!

Hey look at some “new css tricks (1976design.com: Solving CSS problems for Mozilla Europe)”:http://1976design.com/blog/archive/2004/11/21/solving-css-problems-mozilla-europe/.

Demo 1 is pure genius and looks like it could be used for many different things. To be honest I’ve never run into a situation where I needed to absolutely position the bottom edge of an element to the top edge of it’s container, but now I know how!

Demo 2 is cool. But only in an _I can never use this in real life_ kind of way.

But yeah… Demo 1… that is hella tight.

The Intellectual Property Protection Act

Could fast forwarding commercials and sharing your music on your local network be a punishable crime soon? “Maybe. (publicknowledge.org: The Intellectual Property Protection Act)”:http://www.publicknowledge.org/issues/hr2391

It’s always fun when legislation to take our rights away is lumped in with some laws that might actually be needed.

In other news, “"Sorry I broke your scepter" (A Lesson Is Learned… comic for Nov. 12th, 2004)”:http://www.alessonislearned.com/lesson016.html#navi2 was discovered to be the best opening line of any comic ever.

TV is good sometimes!

Everybody that gets “the sundance channel”:http://www.sundancechannel.com/ should tune in Saturday at 9pm to see “Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns)”:http://www.giganticfilm.com/. Then make sure you click that link and go to the store and buy the DVD as part of the super fun Christmas bundle. How fun is super fun? Well according to the Gigantic mailing list:

bq. Last year, we shipped out (via the north pole) more than 1000 Christmas surprise boxes – filled with toys, candy and old phone bills. Now, the holiday gift sensation is back! For just $35 (plus shipping and handling) you get the Gigantic DVD, a poster (sometimes an extra poster seems to find its way into the box), a toy, a handful of candy and the most random stuff we can come up with – Paper clips! Old Christmas cards! Junk mail! Unwanted CDs! Now, you too can befuddle your friends and enemies with the totally random and wodnerful Gigantic Christmas Surprise Box.

That sounds fun to me!

_Update_: I forgot to link to the “second part of the detainee abuse article (NPR.org: U.S. Detainee Abuse Cases Fall Through the Cracks)”:http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4173701 that I talked about the other day.

Immigrant Detainees Tell of Attack Dogs and Abuse

If you read (or if you listened to) “this story (NPR: Immigrant Detainees Tell of Attack Dogs and Abuse)”:http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4170152, do not forget the very first part:

bq. Since Congress revamped the nation’s immigration laws in the 1990s, the government has rounded up tens of thousands of immigrants each year who’ve committed a crime — from murder to offenses such as overstaying their visas — even if the offenders had already been punished.

That means a lot of these people are in these prisons simply because they are an immigrant who has committed a crime at some point in their life. A crime that they have already been tried and punished for. There is no reason they should be in jail, let alone tormented or abused.

Ok now that you are sad you should look at “this (this is so true)”:http://www.nataliedee.com/110304/it-really-does.jpg