Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Rant: What kind of CSS could do this?

I have thousands of SharePoint 2007 sub sites that use some old custom branding, but I don't blame the custom branding for the crazy behavior I have been observing.

I am doing one last version of the site template before we redo the whole thing for SharePoint 2010. In creating the site template, I noticed that the site home pages (webpart pages) started showing the webpart titles with a different color after opening the document library by clicking the title. This is sort of normal browser behavior for visited links, but it doesn't do it all the time.

When I first create a site from my previous template the links do not change after you open from them. I tried this on my North America, Asia and Europe farms and they all did the same thing. I really don't have time to debug the CSS (and I don't want to mess with it) - but I have time to rant. We don't want them to change after visiting.

Anyway, I need to edit the home page. So I add a new webpart to the page, edit it in a couple wonderful SharePointy ways (other screwiness and fun), and .... VOILA the other links all start changing. Definitely one of the funnier WFT SharePoint things I've seen lately.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Schoolboy Makes Disciple

I have to admit that I have been trying to manipulate my "Beer Karma" rating (my BeerAdvocate personna is Schoolboy). Their ratings are based on a secret formula. I think that part of that rating is based on having a subscription to the magazine. There are initiates ad disciples that have contributed very little content - they have to be subscribers. I do not subscribe, so I have to have lots of content.

Lately I  have been trying to post to forums and such whenever I contribute a review, just to try to get the points over 500. It happened today after 271 beer reviews, 23 forum posts, etc. Woo hoo.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Rock Hall Refresh

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum seems to be making good progress on their refresh of the major exhibit areas. Some stuff has reopened. It's still worth visiting during the upgrades. I've been going at least once or twice a month. It's cool in the winter because you almost have the place to yourself (but it's cool in the summer because there are so many people).

Come on down to the most rockin' museum!