The joys of cross-browser CSS opacity in 2009:
-ms-filter: "progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Alpha(Opacity=50)"; filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Alpha(Opacity=50); opacity: .5;
The order is important for the two filters — the first one is for Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) and the second one is for IE7. The last one is for normal, socially well-adjusted browsers.
My new hockey playoff pet peeve: the way commentators talk about “losing home-ice advantage” when the road team wins one or both of the first two games in a best of seven. Home-ice advantage doesn’t transfer. The advantage is that the team starts in its own arena and it gets the last game in its own arena, if needed. That’s it! That’s still true even if the team loses home games. You could say the advantage is wasted, or it’s been neutralized, but the other team never “gains” home-ice advantage because no matter what, they will never play more games at home in the series.