Feb 212011
 

I visited Weather Underground today to find a great, new, redesigned site. I always thought the old one looked cheesy and the new one is a huge improvement in my opinion. Like Lifehacker’s redesign, I was bothered with the extra white space so I used Stylish and Property Inspector in Chrome to widen it up and put the forecast module next to current conditions on the weather page.

.switch336 {
/* Only way to make it work is to hide the ad */
	display: none;
}
 
#wuPage984 {
	width: 1380px;
}
 
#innerContent {
	text-align: center;
}
 
#layerForecast {
	float: none ;
	display: inline-block ;
	margin: 20px ;
}
 
#layerCurrent {
	display: inline-block ;
	margin: 20px;
}
 
#layerRegional {
	margin: 0 auto ;
}
 
.primeContent636 {
	float: none;
	margin: 0 auto;
}
 
#hpSearch {
	margin: 12px auto;
}
 
#layerCommunity {
	float: left;
	width: 670px;
}
 
#layerTravel {
	float: right;
	width: 670px;
}
 
#layerStations {
	clear: both;
}
 
#community_details {
	margin: 0 auto;
	width: 638px;
}

There are still a few oddities when visiting other pages of the site, but this is designed for people who go straight to the weather page and don’t want to bother with scrolling down to find the 5 day. If anyone has some styles to prevent me from having to hide the large ad box, I’m open to suggestions.

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Feb 202011
 

If you want to setup a RAID array without having to reinstall Windows, all you need to do is install Intel Storage Matrix and update a few registry keys.

  1. Download and install Intel Storage Matrix.
  2. Modify the key named “Start” in each of these locations to 0
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\System\\CurrentControlSet\\Services\\Msahci
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\System\\CurrentControlSet\\Services\\iaStorV
    More info is available in the Microsoft KB article
  3. Restart your computer and enable AHCI in the BIOS.
    Your computer should restart without any problems. Once you’ve logged in you should see Windows installing drivers for AHCI.
  4. Open regedit again and change Start to 3
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Services\\iaStorV
  5. Restart your computer and change your BIOS from AHCI to RAID. Windows should load without any problems and install the RAID drivers without having to reinstall.
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Feb 112011
 

The new design of Lifehacker and other Gawker sites bothered me because of the narrow view area and hash-bang, javascript only, style navigation. I haven’t finished rebuilding a clean Gawker interface without the JS, but I did whip up some styles that widen the site. You can use it with Stylebot, Stylish, Greasemonkey (if you convert it to JS).

 
#main-container {
	width: 1150px;
}
 
#container {
	width: 1100px;
	color: #ffffff;
}
 
.permalink h1.title {
	width: 750px;
}
 
.post-body {
	width: 750px;
}
 
#gallery_container {
	width: 765px;
}
 
.inner {
	width: 785px;
}
 
div.gallery_image {
	width: 770px;
	margin-top: 0;
	margin-right: auto;
	margin-left: auto;
	text-align: center;
}
 
div#thumb_navigation {
	width: 785px;
}
 
div.threadnav.chrome.tc.cn_thread_firstpage {
	width: 785px;
}
 
div.imgwrap.abovewrap {
	width: 780px;
	text-align: center;
}
 
.ad_300x250 {
	display: none;
}
 
.post img {
	display: none;
}
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