Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Man badly beaten in Shreveport for wearing Obama t-shirt

Via my good friend Versha, I found out a very great member of the Shreveport for Obama team, Kaylon Johnson was involved in a horrific beating this Saturday:

On Saturday night at a gas station in Shreveport, he was accosted by two white males who were yelling racial slurs, incensed by the Obama bumper stickers on Kaylon's car and the Obama t-shirt Kaylon was wearing. He waved them off, but when he came out of the gas station, they jumped on him.

Kaylon was badly beaten and has sustained several head injuries. He will have surgery on Friday to repair a broken eye socket, broken nose, and torn tear duct.


Friday, December 05, 2008

Dot Net Nuke and Mootools

I really like the Javascript framework Mootools and some of the extensions and such that have been built for Joomla with it. Unfortunately, my company website runs on Dot Net Nuke and it looks like Mootools and Dot Net Nuke don't play well together.

I had a hard time finding any indication in Google searches for this - so I just thought I'd document it here. If I ever get anything with Mootools to work again, I'll post an update. So far it looks like DNN will play nice with Prototype so that may be the route to go if you want to use one of these ever popular Javascript frameworks with DNN.

EDIT: Per R Doom in the comments I checked out what I could do with JQuery. It works well enough with DNN but you've got to over ride $ functions using calling the neato noConflict ():

<script src="jquery.js"></script>

// Use jQuery via jQuery(...)


More info here about noConflict.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Typographic animations to Jay Z

Yet another beautiful typographic illustration from Evan Roth of Graffiti Research Lab, this time to Jay Z's Brooklyn Go Hard:

Jay-Z on iLike - Get updates inside iTunes

Oh and you can download the source code here. Open source love.