Fixing Disappearing Text or Incorrect Element Widths in IE6

IE6 non-compliant behavior

IE6 non-compliant behavior

When testing my own blog in Internet Explorer 6, I noticed that the text inside some posts was randomly disappearing. An example of what this looks like in IE6 is to the left. There can be several reasons why this happens, but the main reason is that following a "floated" element, IE6 sometimes loses track of the width of elements that don't have a height specification, no matter what value it is.

A floated element is one, such as a DIV or SPAN, upon which a CSS rule specifying "float:left;", "float:right;", or "float:none;" has been applied. Hovering your mouse over such elements randomly causes them to reappear.

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Eli’s last sets of football photos are available

Eli's football photos

Eli's football photos

Just a quick note here that I have posted Eli's last football photos on the Photos Page.

Note to view the pictures I have reverted to a password protected page, so logging-in is no longer necessary. For those of you who have had password access before, it is the same; if you would like access, just send me a quick email by clicking here.

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Some interesting electoral college facts…

I have often wondered why we need the electoral college in this country.
It seems like an unnecessary step and cost to the taxpayers. Sometimes a state will spend all of its electoral votes on the state's popular vote results, and other times a state may choose to pro-rate their electoral votes depending on the voting percentages of the popular vote.

Confused? I was (and frankly, I still am).

Seems like although for the most part, in the voting history of the United States, the electoral votes have been cast in accordance with the popular vote. However, depending on the state, there can be rather strict or very loose requirements on the voting practices of the electoral college.

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The Green Fighting Irish had a great season…

Well, the football season is officially over for the Green Fighting Irish. On Sunday, the Black Panthers A team took the Championship from the Green Fighting Irish, 22-0. The Irish B team managed a 14-0 shutout of the Panthers B team in their game.

Some of the 12 year olds will continue the season playing in "pro-bowl" games and such...

Samai and I (as well as I'm sure his Mema, Pepa, and Dad) and are very proud of Eli for really improving overall as a player this year, for his commitment to the sport, and for not complaining, even when it was hot out or he was tired. The most impressive thing was the fact that several coaches made positive comments about Eli, and at different times throughout the season.

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The Green Fighting Irish WON!

Green Fighting Irish Rule!

Green Fighting Irish Rule!

It was a briskly cold night; the temperature dropped to around 40. My feet were numb, but at least there was no wind chill... 🙂

On this memorable evening, the Green Fighting Irish A-team beat the Gold Bandits, 22-0. It doesn't seem possible that they shut them out, but they did... And what an exciting game both the As and Bs played!

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