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Good grief. I should stop reading ET today, or my jaw will never recover. It's slack again.

What a delicious piece of diary, afew. And very kind for the eyes, too. (How do you give your blockquotes that pleasant colour? Me like.)

Put this in the ever growing toolkit of weapons against neo-cons to box them on the head with it. Hard. The best bit of this, of course, is that they made it themselves...

by Nomad on Tue Mar 7th, 2006 at 09:19:21 AM EST
Thanks, Nomad.

The blockquote colour... The best way to see how to do it is use your browser's View menu which should contain a Page Source option. When you can see the source, scroll down (or use search) till you get to the text in the box. You'll see the html involved is a div rather than a blockquote. Copy it into a .txt file (for example) for handy use.

As for colour, you'll see the "color" setting in the div code chunk. To change colour, try this code page. Pick a colour and copy in its code or name. Here is a page where you can try out colour codes as background. The code is composed of three hexadecimal numbers representing Red, Green, Blue. The higher the value, the more you tend towards white, so, if you find a colour is too dark for background, raise the values and try again.

When you've found the one you like, save it with your div code for future use in diaries, or comments... Though I think in comments blockquote will be a handy quick choice for me...

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Mar 7th, 2006 at 09:45:45 AM EST
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But this div stuff, that sounds like a good challenge for a very calm and soothing Sunday afternoon... I'm already full scale frothing mad when I'm attempting to fit pictures into a diary...
by Nomad on Tue Mar 7th, 2006 at 09:57:44 AM EST
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  1. Do Yoga breathing and concentration exercise;
  2. Put on the andante from Mozart's Piano Concerto 21;
  3. Repeat to yourself: "I am filled with calm, light, and grace, and gnarly bits of code hold no fears for me";
  4. Give up and have some chocolate pie.

I suppose you have to like fiddling with this sort of thing. If not, it can be stressful. ;)
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Mar 7th, 2006 at 10:09:42 AM EST
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This reminds me why I don't do software any more...
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue Mar 7th, 2006 at 03:38:21 PM EST
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