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Bunch-o-Links
Just a bunch of links: “Stopping P2P needs anti-terrorist-like effort”  Yeah, my ass. “Visa” abuses the law and stomps on the little man Watch the pharmaceutical companies abuse everyone Alan Moore’s alternate DC universe, circa mid-80s. 10 Atari games… in a joystick… from Avon (yes, …
Thursday Nov 21, 2002 | 0 Comments
God is the Machine
Incredibly interesting Wired article about how the universe might be a computer.  Or maybe it’s the program running on a computer. Or God is computation.  Or… Well, just read it and see what some of the most brilliant people in the world are theorizing. …
Thursday Nov 21, 2002 | 0 Comments
DMCA and Copy Protection
First off, we have The Evil that is the DMCA.  Arbitrary power given to the “Content Cartel”...  If only our politicians weren’t mostly in the pocket of these people. Dan Bricklin writes on why copy protection robs the future.  If we can’t access information, then …
Wednesday Nov 20, 2002 | 0 Comments
Bad-ass Commenting
Wow, Scott Andrew was right: this commenting UI really does kick serious ass.  I may have to try implementing something like that whenever I redo the site (or for another site).
Wednesday Nov 13, 2002 | 0 Comments
File Size Page Bloat
Check out this fantastic tool that provides an easy way to see your content vs. code ratio.  Wonderful tool for us developers.  You can also see a few bookmarlet versions of the tool.  Even easier to use that way.
Tuesday Nov 12, 2002 | 1 Comment
Leaky Abstractions
Every once in a while, you come upon an article that’s just really good.  It might not be that useful to most people, but for whatever reason it just gets “it” right.  I found one of those articles today. Joelonsoftware put out an article about …
Tuesday Nov 12, 2002 | 0 Comments
Ominosity Quotient
I happen to be a seven.  Pretty respectable, I’d say.  So, what, might I ask, is your Ominosity Quotient?
Tuesday Nov 12, 2002 | 2 Comments
Love the DOM Inspector
If you actually read the link I put up several days ago about 101 things Mozilla can do…, then you read about the DOM Inspector.  Or maybe you knew about it already.  Regardless, by now you should know just how fantastically cool this tool is …
Monday Nov 11, 2002 | 0 Comments
The game came with WHAT??
Okay, this is just weird!  There’s apparently a Playstation 2 game out there called Rez (may be Japanese only) that comes packaged with what they call, I kid you not, a “trance vibrator”.  As this article illustrates the name can be more than just coincidental.  …
Monday Nov 11, 2002 | 0 Comments
More DHTML menu goodness
Just a quick note that there’s another DHTML menu similar in concept to the one linked to the other day.  Just another option and another approach.
Tuesday Nov 5, 2002 | 0 Comments
THe RIAA strikes back!
The “RIAA Wants Background Checks on CD-RW Buyers.”  Okay, not really.  But it’s kind of scary how far this is not from the truth.  I mean, you have seen some of the other things that have been proposed (or passed!), right?
Tuesday Nov 5, 2002 | 0 Comments
I love my Mozilla
I’ve become a die-hard Mozilla user.  Heck, I’m almost an evangelist for it, since I’m always urging people to switch over to it.  Well, now my job is a little easier when people ask what makes Mozilla better: 101 things that the Mozilla browser can …
Tuesday Nov 5, 2002 | 1 Comment
Wide World of CSS
(Aside: Man, I sure have been getting lazy about posting things to this site.  I really need to get back to it, if for no other reason than so that it can act as my own personal information repository.  Besides, I doubt there are more …
Friday Nov 1, 2002 | 1 Comment
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