Archive for July, 2008

Pretty Pictures from Greece

July 10, 2008 1 comment

Sunset at Cape Sounio
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The Parthenon in Athens
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Temple of Hephaestus in Athens
Port city on island of Idra

Coastline on island of Idra
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These are a few of the pictures I took during my spring break trip to Greece with the Modern Greek H241 class at Ohio State. I discussed the class previously in this post.


XKCD Mouseover Text

July 1, 2008 1 comment

I highly recommend the webcomic at with the same warnings presented there:

Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors).

There’s additional content in the image mouseover texts, as shown below.

This text can be added to the page content using the following javascript code:

(Drag this link to your favorites bar. If the link is not added automatically, a browser addon is blocking this feature. You can also add the link by right-clicking and selecting “add to favorites”)

Example of comic with use of javascript

This code can be used by either copying and pasting the above text to your browser’s address bar while viewing a comic or by using a “bookmarklet” or “favelet” shortcut script for your browser.

Here is a shortcut you can download to put in the Links folder of your Favorites (C:\Users\\Favorites).

Here’s a source for plenty of other bookmarklets. I created this one by modifying the “zap images” script found at the link.