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Friday, February 15, 2002

Very cool: attrition.org keeps track of errors in articles related to internet security; they publish annotated versions of the articles with corrections and notes.
To read: the Ars Technica write up on Microsoft's .Net.
.NET is a "software platform". It's a language-neutral environment for writing programs that can easily and securely interoperate. Rather than targetting a particular hardware/OS combination, programs will instead target ".NET", and will run wherever .NET is implemented.
A List Apart: Better Living Through XHTML.

Thursday, February 14, 2002

More on the British Telecom legal silliness involving their patent of hyperlinks: Move Over, BT: He Invented Links.
Nobody should be more outraged over British Telecom's claim that it owns the patent to hyperlinking than Bob Bemer, who believes he may be the world's oldest, living computer programmer.

Bemer, 82, isn't just taking a political stance against the recent legal filing by British Telecom that claims the company owns a patent on hyperlink technology. In 1960, Bemer -- whose coding contributions form the foundation of many modern computer systems -- came up with a critical coding concept that is now used in hyperlinks.
More good stuff from sam i am: a chart showing the size of text when size is specified with the various font-size CSS attribute values (you know, like px, em, %, and keyword).
Joel on managing non-technical customer expectations: The Iceberg Secret, Revealed.
Very sensible stuff: Links & JavaScript Living Together in Harmony. Jeff Howden certainly groks how to use JavaScript to enhance pages, not impede technologically-challenged web surfers.

Wednesday, February 13, 2002

Another 3 column CSS layout that works in NS4! Courtesy the blogger which I wish I was.
Freeware digital photo enhancing apps, one for the Mac: PixelNhance; and one for Windows: Digital Camera Enhancer.
My Remote Scripting article made its way over to the O'Reilly site, where I even get a byline(!): Remote Scripting with IFRAME.
Hey look! Someone else is using my code without asking or giving credit, this time a web site design company: Livewire-Interactive. [update: They've taken it down. Perhaps the site was just under development.]

Tuesday, February 12, 2002

O joy! DOM Level 3 + XPath = happiness.
MetaFilter, for all its problems, can still be very good, as in this discussion of (and among) out-of-work web people.

Monday, February 11, 2002

So far, this is my favorite of Chris's Daily CSS Fun layouts.
A tableless, CSS-based, liquid, three-column layout that even works in NS4 (kinda).
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Friday, February 15, 2002

Kottke points to the winning photographs of a contest I had never heard of. Worth a look.

Thursday, February 14, 2002

Now here's very entertaining weblog kept by an Olympics employee, currently detailing his day to day experiences helping maintain the speed-skating venue.

Wednesday, February 13, 2002

It's no Mad Ape Den, but Paul Ford has an interesting piece written in all one pulse words: Game for Small Sounds.

Tuesday, February 12, 2002

Charming: The Morning News Guide to Urban Etiquette: New York City.

Monday, February 11, 2002

Phoebe (3 yrs old): Are you sad?
Me (31 yrs old): Yes, a little.
P: Why?
M: Because I'm having trouble writing my book.
P: What? Riding your bike?
M: No, writing my book.
P: Oh.
Seems like the digital photography tech scene is always filled with big ideas and vaporware, but this article on a new company by technological visionary Carver Mead is still worth a read. It even has a handy infographic on how his new light-sensing chip would work.
Added another song from a couple of years ago to the band page: I've Got Something.

Sunday, February 10, 2002

In the interests of getting me back into recording music, I've launched a new section of this site for my recordings: Best Option. I've put up two MP3s, one recorded a number of years ago with my friend JR, the other recorded last Friday night. They are both pretty lo-fi, and I expect that'll be the same with future efforts; I'm experimenting with first take recording, whereby I only allow myself to record each track once, and also record vocals without a known melody or lyrics. Right now it's more important for me to produce than to perfect.
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