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Happy Christmas!


24 ways: Transparent PNGs in IE 6

Glad to see 24 ways is back, for some holiday (web dev) cheer! Look for a new article every day until Xmas:

When I find some time, I’ll look into making this site a little more consistent in IE6. They’ve also got a nice archive, from previous holiday seasons.

Damn Sirius

Sirius Sportster ReplayWell, it’s going on damn near a week since I finally ordered my Sirius radio, directly from their online shop, and I still haven’t heard boo. My order status has been set to “checked-out” since last Friday, but I’ve received no shipping confirmation.

I decided to order directly from Sirius because every retail outlet that I checked were sold out the day after Christmas… I guess a lot of us didn’t get what we wanted under the tree, (I’m looking at you, mom).

And, I’m convinced their customer service representatives’ job is to blatantly lie to their customers, in order to cover up deficiencies in order fulfillment. When I called up the hotline, the man on the other end couldn’t tell me anything more than the web site could, however he added that I would “probably get the shipping confirmation in a day or two”… when I asked him how he knew this, he replied that it usually takes 4-5 days to ship. Nevermind that Howard Stern is going on-air next monday! (I suspect that they are back-ordered.)

Of course, considering that every retail outlet (both online and traditional) are sold out of this model, I’m not crossing my fingers. Good thing I paid extra for Overnight shipping!

Google Kwanzaa

google kwanzaaHappy Holidays, from Google. If you search for certain end-of-the year holidays, you get festive borders on the Google results page, (look between the results and text ads)

Are there more?

New Apple Display

“apple.com”, posted by nedward

Christmas & my Birthday, within 3 days of each other… Put them together, and you get a new Apple 20" Cinema Display.

Everything looks more beautiful tonight.

12 Bars of Christmas Charity Pub Crawl

We participated in the 12 Bars of Christmas Charity Pub Crawl in Boston last night, with donations going to the New England Center for Children and the Boston Medical Children with AIDS Program.

Ned & Presley

I feel a bit guilty claiming this was for charity, since all we did was drink heavily, over and 8-hour day, in a pack of Santa-hat wearing revelers… but, we did had a lot of fun with Jason, Kim, Casey, Jess, and the rest of the pack. Thanks to Autumn, for organizing.

X-mas in Buffalo

Ornament on the familial X-mas tree

Ornament on the familial X-mas tree

Macy and Jeremy at Spot Coffee, Elmwood Ave.

Macy and Jeremy at Spot Coffee, Elmwood Ave

Exhibit at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Exhibit at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery

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David Sedaris’s One-Man Christmas Comedy Show

david sedaris, a regular contributor to NPR, is doing a run of his one-man christmas comedy show in boston:

Sedaris began work in December of 1992 as one of Santa’s elves in the Manhattan Macy’s “SantaLand” department. After observing fisticuffs between mothers in line with their rambunctious progeny awaiting their turn to sit in the lap of a lecherous, drunken Santa, Sedaris penned the “SantaLand Diaries.”