August 18th, 2019

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CSS is hard...

Here’s someone’s site with a characteristic symptom of setting width to 100vw (and using a mac while doing so) — a horizontal scrollbar with thin extra space added because 100vw includes the width of the vertical scrollbar.

It quickly becomes apparent that both the header and the footer on the site have width set to 100vw:

But it is only the footer and not the header that is actually responsible for the scrollbar. It took me a little while to notice the max-width: 100% added in a different header class, which keeps the width of the header in check.

But what the hell is going on with the top margin of the footer? Why does the browser show a narrow band of empty white space between the window’s right border and the right border of the margin? It makes zero sense unless it’s a browser dev tools bug:

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In the last episode of the Bad Voltage podcast, the three hosts, three people related to tech industry in one capacity or another, agree that they want 8chan gone from the internet. To me, this is sad.

During their conversation, they mentioned a couple of comedians I’ve never heard about, who "...traded in pretty racist, sexist kinds of material." One is British, Bernard Manning, and the other is American, Andrew Dice Clay. I found a recording of Bernard Manning’s show on Youtube, and I have to say I quite like it. It’s the kind of simple, uninhibited, a bit crude kind of humor that was absolutely ok the time when I grew up; and I can’t imagine how anyone may have problems with it. The audience seems to take it in nicely as well:

P.S.: Suddenly realized that Manning reminds me of Evgeny Leonov, perhaps from his Gentlemen of Fortune days.