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XHTML, CSS, Validation, Accessibility, etc.
It’s been ages since there was one of “my type” of articles over on Dive Into Mark that I felt was worth linking to.  Well, today he put up a nice piece that touches on :XHTML:, :CSS:, Validation, and Accessibility (among many other things). I …
Friday Aug 29, 2003 | 0 Comments
The “Perfect” Pop-up?
Since the beloved Soopa-Pop script that I’ve been using to make accessible pop-ups doesn’t validate as XHTML (it has equal signs in the target attribute, and the target attribute isn’t valid in XHTML Strict, for that matter), I decided to go Google searching for a …
Thursday Aug 28, 2003 | 0 Comments
Containing CSS Floats
Eric Meyer (he of the CSS Pantheon) has a nice article discussing some of the behavior of CSS floats.  Most experienced designers will already be aware of it, but the behavior can really throw unsuspecting designers for a loop with what they’d consider some very …
Thursday Aug 28, 2003 | 0 Comments
Time for some Web Development
It’s been far too long since I posted anything about web development.  Not all of you care, but it’s something I’m interested in and I’ve been neglecting it too long. So, to start Jason Kottke recently posted a piece that discusses standards and semantics.  Specifically …
Thursday Aug 28, 2003 | 0 Comments
Rock on, Brothers Chaps!
The New York Times has a short article up today focusing on the Homestar Runner website.  It delves into the roots of the Brothers Chaps (that’s Matt and Mike Chapman) and their two bands as well as covering how they’re still contributing to the music …
Thursday Aug 28, 2003 | 0 Comments
HALO - PC
Gamers Depot has an interview up with Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford regarding the forthcoming HALO - PC game.  There wasn’t really any new info for me in the interview, but for those of you who don’t know, the PC version of HALO will be adding quite …
Thursday Aug 28, 2003 | 1 Comment
More Reading: Truncat
I mentioned some stories by Cory Doctorow the other day, specifically Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom.  Cory has a bit of a sequel to that novel published in Salon today.  It’s a short story titled Truncat and it’s set roughly 100 years after …
Wednesday Aug 27, 2003 | 0 Comments
“iTunes iSbogus”
This site starts out primarily by blasting Apple’s iTunes as being essentially hypocritical when it says that iTunes is “fair to artists”.  It claims that Apple gets roughly three times as much as the artist for each song. Now, I don’t know for sure how …
Wednesday Aug 27, 2003 | 6 Comments
Self-Parking Car
Toyata is reportedly going to be releasing a model of the hybrid Prius in Japan soon that will parallel-park itself.  “It uses a rear-mounted camera and a computer program to perform the task, consistently making a perfect reverse park without the driver touching the wheel.” …
Tuesday Aug 26, 2003 | 4 Comments
Eat Less to Lose Weight?
A new breakthrough scientific report says that if you want to lose weight, you need to eat less.  Wow, what an insight!  Okay, so that’s not revolutionary in the slightest.  What disturbs me, though, is just how many people really simply don’t understand this. If …
Tuesday Aug 26, 2003 | 0 Comments
Taxing Computer Networks?
It looks as though Florida may be getting a computer network tax.  At least, that’s what a new rule currently being formulated indicates. The proposed rule pushes the definition of communications systems to include local area networks, or LANs, as well as wide area networks, …
Tuesday Aug 26, 2003 | 0 Comments
Neal Stephenson Interview
Cory Doctorow (of Boing Boing) pointed out that Wired has an interview with Neal Stephenson up.  Stephenson is a fantastic writer and I’ve loved all his books I’ve read so far: Snow Crash, The Diamond Age, and Cryptonomicon.  His latest book, Quicksilver, which seems to …
Monday Aug 25, 2003 | 0 Comments
‘Weapon Of Choice’ Flash Video
Gareth Forman has reproduced the famous (and excellent) Fatboy Slim video for “Weapon of Choice” as a stick-figure Flash animation.  It’s pretty much an exact recreation of the original video. Speaking of the original, if you haven’t seen it, you should definitely download it now.  …
Monday Aug 25, 2003 | 0 Comments
webgraphics is back!
webgraphics is finally back online after quite a little hiatus.  Not only are they up and running again, but they’re sporting a wonderful new design! Go check out a wonderful resource for anyone interested in web development.
Thursday Aug 21, 2003 | 6 Comments
The Zombies are Coming!!
I have no idea why this was ever created, but it’s very cool, nonetheless.  This zombie infection simulation does just what the name suggests: simulates what the spread of a zombie infection might be like in a city. Silly?  Yes.  Strangely engrossing to watch?  Yep, …
Thursday Aug 21, 2003 | 2 Comments
So… You Think I’m a Chick…
The Gender Genie seems to think I that I write like a female, at least.  I pasted in the contents of the most recent five entries on the site (except for this one, of course) and four of the five were analyzed as “female”.  That’s …
Thursday Aug 21, 2003 | 4 Comments
For your Reading Pleasure
Been a bit bored lately (which I think is odd considering how many damn things I have going on right now) and decided to search out something good to read.  Cory Doctorow’s first novel was Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, a rather interesting …
Thursday Aug 21, 2003 | 0 Comments
Automatic Microsoft Security Updates?
Our wonderful friend Microshaft is apparently contemplating “requiring future versions of Windows to accept automatic software fixes unless the user specifically refuses to receive them”.  Uh huh. “What we’re finding now is… customers wanting to stay up to date with security patches, and, most importantly, …
Tuesday Aug 19, 2003 | 30 Comments
Lemmings!
I used to play the game Lemmings for hours.  Only a few weeks ago I was thinking about it and wishing I still had a copy of the game around somewhere.  Well, now you can play Lemmings online!  Someone went and made a DHTML version …
Monday Aug 18, 2003 | 1 Comment
Windowsupdate.com running Linux?
That’s what it looks like when you view the site on Netcraft.  Scroll down a bit and you’ll see “Linux” listed. So, is Microsoft actually using a Linux server for their windowsupdate.com service.  As funny as that would be and as much as we might …
Monday Aug 18, 2003 | 1 Comment
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