CSS Text Shadow added.

I tweaked around the blog some more and decided to add a nice text-shadow to the headlines. If you’re using a 3rd-world browser, you probably wont see it though, it’s a Safari only supported CSS thing. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve been using FireFox myself for quite some years, hell, we even organized a release party for it back in, uhm, 2003? for the very first release in Heidelberg, Germany. But when digital friend Ben introduced me the Safari plugin Saft, I tried it out and sticked with it, never looking back. Safari & Saft together kick the Fox really in the nuts. It has so many features, check it out here. It costs near to nothing for all the brilliant features offered and is a must-have for serious bloggers and surfers. The thing is that Safari makes websites look so much better by using some kind of anti-aliasing on the text. If you surf a lot and read a lot it’s so much more comfortable. Anyway, back to the CSS. So how do you use the CSS declaration in your style sheet? Here are some examples. You can only read this with Safari. Above paragraph uses the following […]

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Academy Award Babes…

In case you’re more interested in how the female audience of the Academy Awards looked like then in which movies actually won something, here we go… Canadian website JoBlo.com has put online three big galleries with all the actresses you could wish for. Part one contains the following celebrities: Jessica Alba, Cameron Diaz, Heidi Klum, Nicole Kidman, Keri Russell, Katherine Heigl, Kelly Preston, Helen Mirren, Renee Zellweger, Vanessa Paradis, Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page, Diane Lane, Anne Hathaway, Penelope Cruz, Amy Adams, Kristin Chenoweth, Marion Cotillard and Hilary Swank. Click here to see the first part. Part two contains the following babes: Penelope Cruz, Amy Adams, Anne Hathaway, Hilary Swank, Jennifer Garner, Cameron Diaz, Katherine Heigl, Keri Russell, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Kristin Chenoweth, Jessica Alba and Cate Blanchett. Click here for part two. And finally, part three with the following movie hotties: Kate Beckinsale, Natasha Henstridge, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Christina Milian, Eva Herzigova, Sharon Stone, Petra Nemcova, Sofia Vergara, Radha Mitchell, Zhang Ziyi and Tia Carrere. Click here to see these gorgeous women. Thanks, JoBlo! Related Images:We cannot display this gallery […]

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DVD9: In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale.

Jason Statham plays a farmer called Farmer (no joke) who has to go on a mission to save the world, after an evil sorcerer (Ray Liotta) decides to take over it. His son gets killed on the way along and his wife captured. There’s also Burt Reynolds as some dumb king as well as men in suits who are supposed to be a warrior race called “Krugs”. The cinematography has written Lord Of The Rings all over it but can’t deliver – the script and editing are just too confusing. The action scenes are well done but cut too hectic. Even Leelee Sobieski didn’t seem to understand the story, thus here weird facial expressions all the time. But I can’t really write a fair review, since we stopped watching this mess in the middle. It’s simply unwatchable. I had a couple of other unwatched movies who all started screaming “watch me!” after just three minutes. Audio: Stereo english, clearly recorded in a cinema. Video: Okay… Subtitles: Horrible messy english subtitles and chinese. Female view: I had to talk my wife out of divorcing me after this debacle… Best moment: Pushing the eject button on the remote. Conclusion: It’s more fun […]

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Spottt: Free Link Exchange.

Regular visitors don’t only know that I’m playing around a lot with the themes and CSS of this blog, they also probably spottted the new ad I’m running on the sidebar. It’s a new service called “Spottt” (yes, three t’s) by the guys from AdBrite. Let’s give it a try! They will, after they reviewed my blog, put ads from other blogs there. In return, my ad will show up on other blogs. It’s a bit like that BlogRush widget that is in my sidebar, too. Only smaller and hopefully with cool and funny advertisements. In a couple of days we will see what kind of impact this has – I’ll keep an eye on my Google Analytics statistics to see how many new visitors it brings. Related Images:We cannot display this gallery […]

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Live blogging the Academy Awards!

13:03: And that’s it, all the winners listed below. That was both the first and last time that I live blogged something. It’s not so much fun, to be honest… 12:42: Best Achievement In Directing & Best Motion Picture Of the Year: Joel and Ethan Coen! YEAH! No Country For Old Men!!! 12:31: Best Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role: Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood. Hope the DVD is out soon, didn’t see that one yet. 12:24: Best Original Screenplay goes to Diablo Cody for Juno. 12:17: Best Documentary Feature goes to Taxi To The Dark Side. 12:13: Best Documentary Short Subject, that is: Freeheld. 11:59: Best Achievement In Cinematography? Robert Elswit, There Will Be Blood! 11:52: Best Achievement In Music Written For Motion Pictures (Original Song): Falling Slowly. 11:43: Austria wins Best Foreign Language Film Of The Year with The Counterfeiters. Original title: Die Fälscher. 11:33: The Bourne Ultimatum wins again?! Best Film Editing… When does In The Name Of The King finally gets an oscar? 11:09: Best Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role: Marion Cotillard, La Môme! That’s La View En Rose in english. 11:03: Both best sound editing and best sound […]

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A walk on the wall.

Yesterday we took a day off from all that family-meeting-during-spring-festival business and took a almost two hour long walk on the famous Xi’An city wall. The Xi’An city wall surrounds completely the inner downtown area, which makes it a incredible 13.74 kilometers long. It was established in the year 582, which was the second year of the Sui dynasty and it was always repaired and kept in shape during the following dynasties (Tang, Ming), too! It has four huge gates in the north, south, west and each as well as many smaller ones in between them. Every gate has a temple-like looking watch post, but what you can see from up there during walking from one gate to the other one is even more interesting. Luckily I took my camera and shot a lot, have a look. Watchpost. Unfinished. The Bell. Sorting The Trash. Roofs. Restaurant In A corner. Poor Place. My Angel Jiajia. Lanterns. Endless Wall. Cannon. Broken. A Tower. Related Images:We cannot display this gallery […]

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