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Friday August 19, 2005
01:33 PM

modular shopping

[ #26373 ]

I bought a bed from Argos[*]. Well, technically a double divan. What intrigued me was that while I was only ordering a single line item (1 double bed with 2 drawers and a firm mattress) the delivery note lists 3 line items:

  1. blank half
  2. draw half
  3. mattress

So I assume that if I'd ordered the 4 draw version I'd've got two number 2s, and the no draw version two number 1s. Also, each half of the base came with 4 castors and one joining strap. So whichever combination of two halves you have, you get the two joining straps you need. Highly logical.

* Not as decadent as John Lewis, and nowhere near as nice to walk round, but far more convenient

Further thought. Is there a "real programmers'" hack for Firefox that lets you change $[ from 1 to 0?

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  • Firefox 1 has res/html.css, the default CSS implementation of HTML elements, including this rule [mozilla.org]:

    ol {
      -moz-counter-reset: -html-counter 0;
    }

    So I'd've thought putting something similar but with -1 in chrome/userContent.css in your profile would do what you want, but it doesn't seem to work for me.

    Note however that more recent versions of html.css [mozilla.org] no longer have the -moz-counter-reset property. Bug 137285 [mozilla.org] suggests that it's been renamed to counter-reset, per the spec [w3.org], but it's hard t