Sunday, December 30, 2007

Uhm, Oh, Ohhhh

58% of French people are pretty dumb

Can't believe this... (especially the audience).

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Remove Next Blog Button

The whole navigation bar at the top of a blog is bullocks.

The only thing needed is the search form.

Initially I only wanted to get rid of the Next Blog button (guess why). As it turns out that is quite a popular request (oh, surprise), nevertheless Google does not seem to be very interested in making it easy to remove the Next Blog button.

Thought it is easy to remove the top navigation bar. So here I describe briefly how to disable the navbar (as described at many places) and a simple way to add back the search functionality, thought at a different location.

For comparison you can see the result at my other blog, The STOCK BLOCK. This blog you are reading right now should still have the default setup, as I haven't bothered to change it so far.

1. Disable NavBar in

In go to Template, Edit HTML, scroll down to the <body> tag and add beneath it the following code snippet:

<style type='text/css'>
#navbar-iframe {
visibility: hidden;
display: none;

2. Add search form in

In blogger editing mode, goto Template, Page Elements, Add a Page Element, and select HTML/JavaScript. Now place the element where you like it and edit it and fill in the following HTML code:

<form id="searchthis" action="" style="display:inline;" method="get"><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td valign="middle"><input id="b-query" name="q" type="text"/></td></tr><tr>
<td valign="middle" align="right"><input id="b-searchbtn" alt="Search This Blog" src="" title="Search this blog" type="image"/>

BTW, you might want to reverse the order of these two steps and add a new search form first before removing the navigation bar, in case something goes wrong:o).

On another note, here is a cool hack to turn the Navigation Bar on and off by the web site visitor of your blog:
show/hide the blogger navbar

A Pain In The Ass

Photo by photographer extraordinaire Yann Arthus-Bertrand:

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Gavrilov's Hiatus

This article gives a hint why Andrei Gavrilov hasn't been very visible lately.

Hope he is fine, and no matter what will follow - already now he is destined to leave a fantastic legacy.

The pianist who fell to earth

Sunday, December 02, 2007

New Technologies

New Technologies - the book help desk! (not English - don't ask me what; with German sub titles)

Thanks to Stephan for the (late) Sunday morning tip.