Oooh! 12 voteeessssssss!!!!!!!!

YES! - 10 vote(s)! Mmmm... it's OK... - 2 vote(s)! NO WAY! - 0 vote(s)! What did the old one look like? - 0 vote(s)!

I hope you will all vote this time!

NOTE: Today's the last day of Kirby Week!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hatkirby on December 22nd, 2007 at 7:36:56am
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CONGRADULATIONS EVERYONE! Today starts the first official Four Island holiday! KIRBY WEEK!

Kirby Week is the 3rd week of advent because the candle that is lit is pink, like the ever cute Kirby!

Join in discussion on this post if you are a member! Let's talk about Kirby Week!

Hatkirby on December 16th, 2007 at 1:11:27pm
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WOW!)U SO MANY VOTES! Thank you people! Let's see what the results were!

Oh absolutly! - 10 vote(s)! No, I don't really think so... - 8 vote(s)! Currently Undecided - 5 vote(s)! What's a forum? - 0 vote(s)!

I feel kind of stupid that I had absolutely spelled wrong all week... Anyway, can't wait to see next week's poll results!

NOTE: Tomorrow's the first day of Kirby Week!

Hatkirby on December 15th, 2007 at 7:48:22pm
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Colon 8080

If you are reading this, then either:

  • I'm back from America already and you're reading this in the Updates Archive, or
  • You're on Four Island and it's working!

HORRAY! I managed to get the UN and PW pretty easily, but the problem turned out to be that my relatives' ISP blocked port 80, just like my ISP blocked port 25 (see the post called MailChat!). I finally bypassed that with a port 80 redirect, but while I am in NY (hopefully only for this vacation), when you type in, it'll show up as an IP address. Note I said Yes, for once you actually have to type in the www. Yahoo! doesn't allow the root domain to be a CNAME, so for right now let's stay content with the www subdomain.

I hope I can get this all sorted out.

Hatkirby on December 13th, 2007 at 3:58:45pm
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CSS Border TrickFour Island is about lots of stuff. One of those things are computer programming. So here I am with a small CSS trick.

If you were to look to the at the links on this site, you'll see that any picture inside a link gets a dashed border around it when it is hovered over. That part is simple to do. All you need is some simple CSS:

a:hover img {
 border: dashed gray 1px;

But, if you try that, the content around the pictures will move around when you hover over the picture. The real trick is bypassing that. All you need is to have a transparent border there if the link is not being hovered over, and a dashed one if it is:

a img {
 border: solid transparent 1px;

a:hover img {
 border: dashed gray 1px;

Because the new border is transparent, you obviously can't see it. It barely makes an impact on your page, and allows a nice border on link mouse overs.

Hatkirby on December 11th, 2007 at 7:23:33am
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Well, although I normally make it a rule not to post twice in one day, so as to allow people to actually READ the post, I realized that I needed to make this important announcement.

I am flying to New York in two days time. I am also bringing my laptop. That means that Four Island will be down for at least a day, and if I am unable to access the router login details at my relatives' house, it will also mean Four Island will be down for a month.

I give it a 50-50. 50% I'll get the UN and PW and Four Island will be back up, and half chance that I wont. Please keep your fingers crossed that I do, because I really don't like the idea of Four Island being down for a month, especially since I am hosting other sites, which will also be down, obviously, if Four Island goes down.

Hatkirby on December 10th, 2007 at 5:02:22am
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"Running Kirby"If you check the Projects section, you will see a new Experimental section. This section is a place I can play around with code and watch it work.

Each page in the Experimental section has a short paragraph describing the Goal, a paragraph describing the current status, a link to the source code (for those who can't right click and click "View Source") and the actual experiment itself.

The point of the experiment section is to have fun, and so you don't actually know if the project you are opening is done yet or not.

NOTE: Some projects are currently browser-dependent. For instance, "Running Kirby" currently requires Mozilla Firefox. (though I stand by my word and still say IE7 is better)

Hatkirby on December 9th, 2007 at 3:33:25pm
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Thumbnail2WOW! Quite a contrast to last week, I LOVE THIS WEEK! 12 VOTES! That's the most so far! Please, go look at the results before I explode:

YES! - 2 vote(s)! No. - 0 vote(s)! Maybe... I haven't decided... - 0 vote(s)! What on earth is Kirby Week? - 10 vote(s)!

In other news, I decided to check the size of the system32 folder on my computer against the folder where my website is, ASF. Look at this picture. Wow.

Anyway, keep the good work up everyone with the voting!

Hatkirby on December 7th, 2007 at 3:53:48pm
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Well, once again, I am hosting another site! Boret, for Atmos. You can find it either at, or the websites page.

This short Recent Update was brought to you by Hatkirby.

P.S. I've finished the little icons for the top, how does everyone like them?

Hatkirby on December 5th, 2007 at 1:46:30am
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Whew! Who likes the new site layout? I just spent the last four (actually three and a half, but four is just such a better number) hours designing it. What I think is the strangest part, however, is that I barely touched the HTML and PHP code (well, ok, I had to move the HatNav and the HatBar into header.php). Most of the changes you see are all CSS. Wow. No, I didn't think CSS could do that either. So, anyway, I hope you like the new site layout!

EDIT: Oh, and by the way, I haven't finished the little icons on the top yet so don't worry that your browser is malfunctioning.

ANOTHER EDIT: Yes! I have now finished the first two icons! Don't they look great? The third isn't done yet, and I'm going to re-do the fourth because I don't think it looks good enough.

Hatkirby on December 3rd, 2007 at 3:38:45am
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