Thursday, February 18, 2010

thunderbird-3 hack: fix number of addresses shown before the "more" link

If you use thunderbird 3, you may have noticed an annoying link labeled 'more' on every address category (to, cc) after just 1 address is listed.

Friday, February 12, 2010

My simple python driver for my touch screen input

The story begins when I got a laptop (netbook I should say) with a touch screen from a company named "MosArt"

A version of 64-bit windows 7 came pre-installed on it, and the touch screen worked pretty well - it had its moments, but worked.

I installed ubuntu on another partition, and expected the touch screen to work out of the box. But doesn't look like anybody has heard about the company yet (could not find any references to them by regular searches). It was time to write my own driver.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Simple HTML Tabs

Ever wondered how those tabs are created in html? You can create tabs very easily using html list elements

Here is a screenshot of simple html tabs

All you really need here is to create a unordered list (UL) with class attribute set to "nav" and the list element (LI) with class attribute set to "selected" for the tab you need selected.

    ul.nav { border-bottom:1px solid gray; }

    ul.nav li {
        padding:5px 5px 5px 5px;
        border:1px solid gray;
    ul.nav li.selected {
<ul class="nav">
    <li class="selected">Tab 12
    <li>Tab 2<li>
    <li>Tab 3<li>
    <li>Tab 4<li>

The above html was generated using vim - for those who are interested, vim can generate html with syntax highlighting with a simple command

:runtime! syntax/2html.vim