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Make the most of your (X)HTML
Inspired by Mark Pilgrim’s Posts by Citation trick, Nico has put up some other tips for writing good, meaningful code.  All easier said than done, of course, but it’s certainly worth at least trying.
Monday Dec 30, 2002 | 0 Comments
Star Wars Origami
Way back in the day (i.e. when I was a kid) I used to really love origami.  Well, if you combine that with my known love of Star Wars, you can get Star Wars Origami.  The TIE Interceptor I tried making looked, well, strange.  The …
Monday Dec 30, 2002 | 10 Comments
Grabbing Category Names
While creating my Galleries section, I discovered that I needed to be able to display the name of the current category (which I am using to essentially group “photo albums”).  I started with a small hack that Rick posted in the pMachine forums.  However, I …
Sunday Dec 29, 2002 | 38 Comments
Image Galleries with pMachine
This is my first attempt at a real pMachine tutorial.  This one is basically going to explain how I’ve created the Galleries section here on my site.  I decided to use the “categories” feature of the weblog to allow me to create more than one …
Sunday Dec 29, 2002 | 30 Comments
Help redesign the W3C
Well, not exactly.  This isn’t official and the entries won’t be submitted to the W3C.  “Er, what are you talking about?” you might be asking… Well, recently, the W3C redesigned their site in XHTML (Strict) and CSS.  That’s a great thing to see except that …
Thursday Dec 19, 2002 | 3 Comments
How to select a URI
URIs (that is, the server/path combination you type into a browser to find something) should be easy to remember, logical, and persistent. This is always something I’ve “sort of” thought about.  I dislike going to a page that no longer exists or to a really …
Tuesday Dec 17, 2002 | 2 Comments
“Textile”
Dean Allen (of Textism) has put out Textile, a “human web text generator” written in PHP.  It’s very interesting and a lot of it is similar to a feature recently added to my CMS of choice (pMachine), though it goes a bit farther.  Now, if …
Tuesday Dec 17, 2002 | 1 Comment
The RIAA: Making Up Numbers
Yet again, the RIAA is shown to be the complete fools and total bald-faced liars they are. See how the RIAA statistics don’t add up to piracy at all.  “Oh no, sales aren’t as good as in 2000!”  Well, maybe that’s because the industry cut …
Tuesday Dec 17, 2002 | 0 Comments
Modern ‘Bar Signs’
The Modern Drunkard Index brings us Bar Signs.  After all, you need these special hand signals so that you needn’t worry about having to stop drinking to say something.  Couldn’t have that happen.
Monday Dec 16, 2002 | 0 Comments
Google Labs
Google is my second favorite website ever.  IMDB would, of course, be first.  However, Google keeps getting better and better and it’s slowly catching up to #1.  First they added the Image Search and then Google Groups.  Google News came out not long ago and …
Thursday Dec 12, 2002 | 0 Comments
Got stuff to trade?
So, you have some things you’d like to get rid of but don’t want to hassle with eBay?  Looking to get stuff, too?  Go check out Trodo, then.  It’s an online barter/swap system.  List things you have and when someone else on the system asks …
Thursday Dec 12, 2002 | 1 Comment
PHP ‘output buffering’
Another “note to myself”.  This one deals with “output buffering” in PHP.  Basically, a way to use output that is echoed and use it as if it were returned: http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.ob-start.php
Monday Dec 9, 2002 | 0 Comments
Google “Hilite"ing
Dean Allen (of Textism) brings us a very nifty tool: Google Highlite.  As Dean explains, When applied to a page arrived at via Google, this function will highlight the terms used for the Google search wherever they appear.  I think I’ll definitely have to play …
Wednesday Dec 4, 2002 | 0 Comments
The ‘Culture’ Universe
I was turned on to the “Culture” universe setting by my friend Ben.  Quite a number of novels by Iain M. Banks take place withing this sci-fi universe and his novels are among the best I’ve read.  Anyway, Banks has made available a few notes …
Monday Dec 2, 2002 | 0 Comments
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