Fonts, fonts, fonts

Did you notice? I updated my style sheet this morning and changed from an absolute font size to a variable one: font-size: 11px; became font-size: 90%;
Does the site look better in your browser? In Galeon on my machine at home there’s a marked improvement, but IE and Mozilla on a Windows box here suffers a bit. Did you notice?

In Praise of Netscape 4.7 Mail

Netscape 4.7 was never praised for it’s browsing abilities, and the email client was (and still is) widely trounced and disparaged.
But, any time a mailbox goes wrong here at work I fire up Netscape mail to sort it out. Simply copy the offending mailbox into the nsmail of a local user and load up Netscape. It’ll handle mbox files too large for ipop3d (or Outlook) to handle. I just deleted 3 mails from one account that reduced the mbox from 1.5GB to 1.2MB!
It also handles the missing “F” from the word “From” when a procmail script bombs out (happens when Spam Assassin dies sometimes)
Then simply “cat” the file back into the spool directory. Make sure you use: “cat mbox >> /var/spool/USER” to append the data on at the end. You may want to stop Sendmail while you do that in case incoming mail overwrites your “cat” operation.
Netscape Mail gets my thumbs up for fixing things!

revjim.net: feedParser – An RS …

revjim.net: feedParser – An RSS parser in PHP.

feedParser was created due to the lack of a good, flexable, classed based RSS feed parser for PHP. It has been built as a class and currently handles RSS 0.91, RSS 0.92, RSS 0.93, RSS 1.0, and RSS 2.0 feeds. For channels it grabs the title, description, link, and creator. For items it grabs the title, description, link, and date. It also provides a form of the date converted into the local timezone to facilitate cronological sorting of items. The dates are provided in UNIX timestamp format for easy manipulation by other PHP functions.