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About joanwolk

3 things I like: theater, food, geekery. 3 things I don't like: clichés, blisters, coffee.

Outlook ignores query strings on image src

Every version of Outlook on Windows, from 2003 through to 2016, fails to render an image when the query string contains required information for accessing the URL. Key screenshots from a test on Email On Acid are below. I can’t … Continue reading

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Outlook.com and Office 365 now support the TD background attribute

After several days of fighting with email layouts for messages of varying content length, trying to find a solution for showing a gradient background (either as an image or as CSS) in the many mail clients out there, I learned … Continue reading

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RVM and “[gem] not found” errors

tl,dr: If your gems aren’t being found, check that you’ve got a current Ruby in RVM. I had some fun tracking down why my installed gems were not being found today. I do my dev work in a virtual machine … Continue reading

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New vim line numbering options

I was at the fantastic CSSconf.eu on Friday, and one of the presentations include code in Vim with a line numbering setup that blew my mind. It showed the current line number as an absolute number, but showed all other lines … Continue reading

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IE9, JQuery/JavaScript, and broken select boxes

I hope nobody else has this problem, but just in case, here’s the thing I had to diagnose this afternoon: a few select boxes (those things that drop down a list of options and you choose one) were immediately closing … Continue reading

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Berlin Geekettes: Women in Tech panel, part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L53XYBGho2k

Oops! I was in such a hurry to post the video yesterday that I didn’t realize it was only the first half of the talk! Here’s part two.

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Berlin Geekettes: Women in Tech panel from Campus Party Europe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzOJ9ouPbLg

Here’s the video for the Berlin Geekettes panel I spoke on last Thursday at Campus Party. I hope the sound is ok; the acoustics of the space left something to be desired.

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