Force-enabling Firefox’ reader view

TL;DR: Prepend "about:reader?url=" to any website URL to force reader view in Firefox I'm in love with Firefox' reader view. It not only removes ads, nag-screens, subscription prompts and other clutter from articles but it's typographical choices often are better than the (well-intended) choices of the author. I also value the consistent look and feel … Continue reading Force-enabling Firefox’ reader view

Equal height HTML elements in a container with CSS

Task: create HTML elements that contain other elements and adjust their height to surrounding container. No Javascript allowed. That's surprisingly hard; height:100% won't work; elements generally wrap their contents tightly and don't extend to their parents height dimension. Illustrating the problem: three elements inside a surrounding container Css-tricks lists several ways [1] to get this … Continue reading Equal height HTML elements in a container with CSS

Using Blogger with a custom domain: the zonefile dot problem

A quick note to myself the next time I stumble over this: when you instruct Blogger to map the blog to a 3rd party (custom) domain it basically instructs you to add three entries to your domain's zone file: 1. a mapping from the domain to ghs.google.com 2. a mapping from some weird subdomain you'll … Continue reading Using Blogger with a custom domain: the zonefile dot problem

Increasing window resize corner in Ubuntu 12.04

Resizing a window in Unity/Ubuntu 12.04 is quite a pain as one needs to target the 1 pixel border of the lower right corner. Fortunately the width can be increased: Edit /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/metacity-1/metacity-theme-1.xml and increase the widths, i.e.:   <distance name="left_width" value="8"/>   <distance name="right_width" value="8"/>   <distance name="bottom_height" value="8"/> Log out and in again.