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vBulletin and Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility

If you are expe­ri­enc­ing some dis­play issues in IE8 with your vBulletin-based forums (and/or gen­eral sites), you might want to try adding the fol­low­ing meta-tag in your HEAD section:

<head>
    ...
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE7"/>
    ...
</head>

You may get more info about this meta-tag and issues that might be con­nected with IE8’s strict­ness at the IEBlog, and/or via this Microsoft Sup­port arti­cle.

Happy Thanksgiving and Damn You Amazon Customers!

Happy Turkey Day! It’s been one hec­tic day already. I don’t know if you have heard about Amazon.com’s new gig, Cus­tomers Vote, but I heard it first from Ryan ear­lier this week. He noted it because of the Xbox 360 deal for only a low-down-and-dirty $100 (core sys­tem). That’s about a $200+ sav­ing from its MSRP.

Any­ways, it was one excit­ing and dis­ap­point­ing morn­ing at the same time. Not only was the deal adver­tised on Amazon.com’s home­page, but it was every­where! I mean every­where as in: radio, vlogs, blogs and maybe even on TV. There were only 1,000 units for the deal, and that ain’t a lot. In terms of internet-store for a deal this great, that’s less than a sec­ond or two in terms of the deal’s lifetime.

Any­ways, enough of my stats talk. I guess the rea­son why I was so upset in not get­ting one (other than I can make a quick $200 or more on ebay if I sell it) is that I got a new toy. I was hop­ing to use the money from the Xbox to feed this new crack, or at least make it free for me so I wouldn’t feel bad about spend­ing some money on “non­sense” items. Then again, it is from Costco.

DS Lite Foray