Compatibility for IE 8
Afternoon watch, 1 bell (12:42 pm)

From Microsoft's Partner Program today:

On August 27, 2008, Microsoft released Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 in English, German, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese. We will release Beta 2 in an additional 21 languages* within a month. Because you’re actively engaged in developing and maintaining websites, Microsoft wants to make you aware of a display issue related to Internet Explorer 8. Upon initial release, browsing in default Internet Explorer 8 Standards mode may cause content written for previous versions of Internet Explorer to display differently than intended. To enable existing content to display as expected, Microsoft is providing a compatibility tag that you can add to sites that might be affected. This tag instructs Internet Explorer 8 to display site content as if it were in Internet Explorer 7. This option helps ensure that existing content will continue to display seamlessly in Internet Explorer 8 without requiring any additional code changes.

A compatibility tag for IE 7? Wow, what a great idea.

How about sticking to published Internet standards, instead? Biznatches.

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Congratulations Laura!
Posted in Warm and Fuzzy
Forenoon watch, 2 bells (9:12 am)

I just heard about my old pal Laura (from her parents), she had a baby girl last night. Eight pounds and 20 inches long, sounds real healthy!

Congratulations!

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Blank Journal
Posted in Bookbinding
Forenoon watch, 1 bell (8:48 am)

Last night I worked on a blank journal text block for bookbinding. I think I got it worked out to where I have a nice title page, a page for listing memorable events with their page number, and nice light gray lines. I'm thinking about creating a non-lined version too.

The biggest holdup right now is my plough blade. Without it (and a plough) I don't have the ability to cut the text block square. Now this isn't necessary, and books I've made in the past weren't ploughed, but it makes it look nicer. I can't wait for my tools to get here!

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