Log

Episode 65

June 7, 2006 11:14 am

I've only ever been to my local jail once to get fingerprinted for a criminal background check, and I barely remember what it looked like. All I remember is that the police officers that worked there were extremely friendly and helpful. A few years later several people escaped from this jail during the shooting of a rap video. Must have been some video.

Anyway, please forgive any inaccuracies in my representation of a jail cell. And please don't ask what one offers as bail in a post-currency universe.

Episode 65

Kit Roebuck

10 Comments

  1. About the new layout-- I like it, but I miss the "Next episode" button at the end of each comic. As it is now, if you're reading them in order, you have to scroll (as you read) to the end of the strip, then scroll all the way back to the beginning to click to the next comic.

    Aside from that, the new layout's great! And this continues to be one of my favorite comics!

    Ravenswood

    June 7, 2006 11:14 am

  2. Wait, that's not right. The header is supposed to stay where it is. Alec?

    Kit Roebuck

    June 7, 2006 11:14 am

  3. That'll happen in Internet Explorer if you have javascript turned off or you switch to "Scroll to Read," because IE doesn't support the CSS property position:fixed. There's also something wierd in Opera where the header disappears after you scroll a certain distance, but that's fixed in Opera 9 beta ("Drag to Read" works fine). Everything should be perfect in Firefox.

    If you prefer scrollbars, I guess we ought to accomodate. But I'm leaning towards not.

    In "Heavy Weights," a 1995 kids' movie about fat camp co-written by Judd Apatow, there's a part where the nefarious head counsellor Tony Perkis (Ben Stiller) tells the main character, "Anyone who brings candy into this camp is not your friend. He is a destroyer."

    Destroyer.

    In this day and age, with the advent of the free and open source web browser Firefox, there's something Internet Explorer users might want to ask themselves:

    "Am I a destroyer?"

    Of course, maybe you're browsing at work and your company won't let you install software on your computer. In that case, the company you work for is definitely a destroyer. Most companies are. And that's why you should quit your job.

    See:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=d7_b1OMwU2A

    (Don't feel bad if you're a destroyer. I run Windows, so I'm totally a destroyer, too. Not to mention a hypocrite.)

    Alec Reed

    June 7, 2006 11:14 am

  4. It's been my experience that most people develope a website, and then if it looks OK under IE they assume it's OK. Which means that there are a lot of websites that don't look right or don't work when you load them with Firefox.

    At the risk of making you want to throw garbage at me: You could use frames. That would keep the header still while letting you scroll the comic in IE.

    **(ducks, dodges thrown garbage, runs away)**

    Ravenswood

    June 7, 2006 11:14 am

  5. "It's been my experience that most people develope a website, and then if it looks OK under IE they assume it's OK."

    Those people are destroyers. I hope their sites look so terrible in Firefox that I can't even read them, sparing me the risk of destroyertude infection.

    That said, I've been using Firefox as my main browser since it was called Firebird, and I don't recall ever having to switch to IE because the site I was viewing didn't work properly. That's not to say sites like that don't exist, it's just that none of the sites I want to visit are like that. So give Firefox a shot, if you haven't.

    Back to your original suggestion, I went ahead and put the next episode link back (except on the most recent episode, of course) and hid the header on the comics pages. This should solve your problem and the annoying up-and-down dragging thing people get when their monitors are set to 1024x768 (or lower).

    Alec Reed

    June 7, 2006 11:14 am

  6. He's very idealistic. So am I, I guess.

    Kit Roebuck

    June 7, 2006 11:14 am

  7. Another change/fix: I just messed with the javascript such that now, if all goes well, you won't have to wait for all the panels to load before you can start reading the strip (i.e. dragging/scrolling).

    Alec Reed

    June 7, 2006 11:14 am

  8. For the record, I do use Firefox as well as IE.

    I love the "open in new tab" button, so a link can load in the background while I keep reading the page I'm on.

    I appreciate the fact that I don't have to do anything special to read pages that contain non-Roman charcters, such as Chinese or IPA.

    But I STILL primarily use IE.

    And I DON'T have a good reason to.

    I can't explain it.

    Ravenswood

    June 7, 2006 11:14 am

  9. Regular updates, great. :) This comic is even better now!

    lazz

    June 7, 2006 11:14 am

  10. Don't look now, another one's coming in about 20 minutes.

    Kit Roebuck

    June 7, 2006 11:14 am