Roast seagull anyone?

You wouldn’t believe some of the things one can see on Slashdot.

A colleague of mine was a submariner who had this story. They were down for an extended dive, and when they surfaced, they would send a short, dense burst of communications and data on a very powerful microwave uplink – get up, send fast, get back down. It was a very powerful signal – and they would surface to a depth that would get the periscope and the antenna above water, do a quick scan for surface vessels, send the burst and dive. One day they did this and saw thru the periscope there was a gull on the antenna mast. So they would dive to submerge the antenna, the bird should fly away. They resurfaced, and the bird perched on the antenna. They did it again. Bird comes back. Third time. Fourth. Can’t shake the bird. Finally the OD tells them "punch it" and send the microwave burst signal. He said the bird just keeled over and dropped into the water. –jpellino

I’m sorry, that is one of the funniest visuals I’ve ever gotten off of Slashdot. Totally off topic, but would get a +5, funny from me if I had moderator points today.

-Source: Slashdot 

idTabs: New jQuery plugin

idTabs example

Sean Catchpole has created a new jQuery plugin called idTabs. Although not as feature rich as some alternatives, the beauty of this plugin is in its simplicity. As usual these days, everything behaves differently in each browser. Safari on Windows behaves very badly. He mentioned on the jQuery mailing list that he wanted to know how well it worked in Safari on Windows. Sorry Sean, not very well.

Don’t let this discourage you from checking out this neat jQuery plugin, idTabs.

Vista Survey

I received an email today inviting me to share my thoughts on Microsoft Vista. I recently called them and tried to move my Vista install over to another machine and they wouldn’t let me. Fine, I’ll fill out your damn survey while I seeth about your EULA.

Vista Survey Example 1

The survey took forever to load, but once it did, I filled it out to my satisfaction and clicked ‘submit’.

Vista Survey Example 2

Well that figures. Works about as well as Vista huh? Nice…