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@abulsme tweets from 2013-10-12 (UTC)

  • Reading – For America to Survive, the Republican Party must Die (Delaware Dem, dailykos) 02:19:42
  • Reading – Has the shutdown leveled the House playing field? (Sam Wang) 02:24:07
  • Reading – C.I.A. Disputes Early Suspicions on Snowden (Eric Schmitt) 02:31:03
  • Reading – OS X 10.10 codenamed Syrah, anyone want to bet it's going to look more like iOS 7? (Rene Ritchie) 03:31:34
  • Reading – The GOP's Civil War About Nothing
    Slate Blogs (Matthew Yglesias) 03:36:08
  • Reading – This seems like big news but it’s really not (The Bloggess) 03:42:47
  • Reading – Lavabit Challenges Contempt Order in the Fourth Circuit: An Analysis of Its Arguments (Orin Kerr) 03:54:16
  • My fitbit #Fitstats for 10/11/2013: 5,016 steps and 3.7 km traveled. 04:02:03
  • Reading – Government Shutdown 2013 : Gerrymandering Isn't To Blame (Nate Cohn) 04:39:46
  • Reading – Congressional Republicans rush to develop plan to reopen government (Montgomery/Kane) 05:07:37
  • OK, been playing with the poll display. New stuff only works on Safari and Firefox at the moment. Breaks in Chrome or IE. Which is a bummer. 11:00:00
  • It took long enough messing with stuff & Googling to get it working in Safari & FF! (And any real Webdev would be appalled at the code.) 11:02:04
  • Anyway, anybody on Safari/FF got an opinion? Which display do you like better? A) or B) ? 11:04:52
  • B is of course the new one that uses really funky stuff I googled to do the vertical text and doesn't work well on Chrome and IE. 11:05:53
  • Well, Chrome is almost passible (almost), but IE isn't even close. 11:06:44
  • I kinda like B, but it has some downsides, even besides the browser stuff. (I can always make some browsers fall back to A if I need to.) 11:08:23
  • I'll probably end up providing both as options, but which should be the default? Anybody got an opinion? 11:10:27
  • Don't think I will be getting B working in IE & Chrome. I'd love to, but probably beyond my skill. Pure blind luck I got it working at all. 11:18:06
  • Anyway, thinking I should probably be done for the night now… 11:18:52
  • RT @bob_kuszewski: @abulsme How about a version of your predictions where the size of the label is proportional to the number of electoral … 17:50:00
  • .@bob_kuszewski Thought about that. Problem is it would make it very wide (or tall) or have lots of slices too narrow for readable text. in reply to bob_kuszewski 17:52:19
  • .@bob_kuszewski You could do a diagram, & then just point labels at the appropriate parts, but I think that would be much harder. Too hard? in reply to bob_kuszewski 17:53:56
  • .@bob_kuszewski Of course, now you have me thinking about ways to try to do it…. Arghhh! :-) in reply to bob_kuszewski 18:06:41