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Why I’m Short(er)
Blogdex had a link today to a New Yorker article about average heights of different people/populations around the world and throughout history.  It seems that the average height in the US has remained essentially the same for the past 50 years whereas European heights have …
Wednesday Mar 31, 2004 | 0 Comments
OS Interfaces
An interesting site here that has screenshots and information about a variety of operating system Interfaces">graphical user interfaces.  Macintosh versions from System 1 through OS X 10.3.  Windows from Windows 1.0 even through Longhorn.  BeOS, OS/2, and others are also there. It’s neat to see …
Wednesday Mar 31, 2004 | 2 Comments
Trunk Monkey
Oh, man… I so want my own Trunk Monkey! I saw the first one a while ago, but I didn’t know they had other ads with it, too.  Go watch right now.  Seriously.
Monday Mar 29, 2004 | 3 Comments
LotR… Slightly Condensed
Here’s some light humor to start off your week.  A slightly condensed version of the wonderful Lord of the Rings tale.  Nicely done, I must say! [grin]
Monday Mar 29, 2004 | 0 Comments
Dialect Survey Mapped!
Yeah, exciting headline, I know.  In the vein of Chris’s recent commonly mispronounced words entry, I bring you (courtesy PA), the Harvard University Dialect Survey.  It maps alternate pronunciations of words and where people say them, and questions such as the quintessential: “What is your …
Friday Mar 26, 2004 | 5 Comments
Blink Blink
I don’t have any words except: Good hands! Though I think the charge on the parent wasn’t hard enough.  Or rather, that charge is fine, but the penalty for child neglect is too weak.
Thursday Mar 25, 2004 | 4 Comments
Structured, Accessible Tables
Web-graphics.com has a link today to a great article about creating structured tables in :XHTML: (and :HTML:).  It talks not only about the tag, which most people don’t use, but also the , , and tags, which can be used for some really nifty stuff.  …
Wednesday Mar 24, 2004 | 0 Comments
DUI ‘Scarlet Letter’
According to Fox News, a new Ohio law makes mandatory what was previously (for the past 37 years) only an option.  The law requires judges to brand convicted drunk drivers with special “scarlet letter” license plates - with red numbers on a yellow background so …
Wednesday Mar 24, 2004 | 3 Comments
Need… Sleep…
Man, I just have not been sleeping well lately.  It doesn’t seem to matter how many hours of sleep I get a night, every morning I wake up feeling exhausted already and then it’s off to work.  This just ain’t working…
Tuesday Mar 23, 2004 | 9 Comments
Centralized Comment Registration: TypeKey
Apparently, the talk around the :MT: community this weekend was all about TypeKey.  It’s an as-yet-unreleased service by SixApart, the folks who do MT and TypePad.  From their site, here’s a short description: The basics about TypeKey: TypeKey is a free, open system providing a …
Monday Mar 22, 2004 | 2 Comments
Gay Marriage Take 2
My respect for the creators of BoingBoing is continuing to drop.  Yes, blog owners everywhere, even slightly here, are vehemently beginning to air both political and religious ideology and how and why it should control other people’s lives.  Well, the “religious right” as it has …
Sunday Mar 21, 2004 | 4 Comments
Common Mispronunciations
Yourdictionary.com has a list of the top 100 mispronounced words and phrases in the english language.  I’m not quite sure of the source for the list, but there are certainly a large number of the entries that I hear mispronounced all the time.  “excape” and …
Friday Mar 19, 2004 | 4 Comments
Answer those IM Questions
What happens when you accidentally end up with the top Google result for [g]instant message question answerer[/g]?  Funny, funny things, that’s what. It seems that lots of people search for that phrase and end up with his AIM screenname: [d]sylloge[/d].  They ask him questions and …
Wednesday Mar 17, 2004 | 0 Comments
What Font is that?
Here’s a very cool service put out by MyFonts.com that will allow you to upload a sample of a font and find the closest match to it in their database! Ever wanted to have a font just like the one used by certain publications, corporations, …
Wednesday Mar 17, 2004 | 0 Comments
Resistivity in Germanium…
Or, “This Physics Lab was a Piece of Crap!”  Here’s a wonderful lab write-up by a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  It appears that his laboriously tested experiment didn’t come anywhere close to proving the results he was supposed to see. This is how …
Monday Mar 15, 2004 | 0 Comments
Daily Dose of Swearing
On the off chance that you just haven’t heard enough cursing today, you can tune in to Channel4’s ad where you can hear stars from some of your favorite television shows tell us their favorite swear words.  Well, okay, maybe they aren’t your favorites, but …
Monday Mar 15, 2004 | 3 Comments
‘Dead Milkmen’ Bassist Dead
Earlier this week, David Blood committed suicide.  David was the bassist for the band Dead Milkmen, which played punk/alternative/rock music.  I’ve always loved the Dead Milkmen ever since my sister turned me on to them (and King Missile, who I’d group together as the same …
Friday Mar 12, 2004 | 0 Comments
Madrid, Te Queremos
As it was here in New York, in Spain everything will now be spoken of in terms of “before March 11,” and after.
Thursday Mar 11, 2004 | 3 Comments
‘IE7’... CSS2 support in IE?
Let me first be clear that this is not something about an “official” Internet Explorer 7 version.  Instead, Dean Edwards is working on something that will basically make IE 5.5+ on windows behave well and correctly follow the CSS2 specification instead of being the ugly, …
Wednesday Mar 10, 2004 | 0 Comments
‘Markdown’ Formatting
Damn.  This is really, really cool.  Daring Fireball, who I’ve linked to on occasion in the past, has a really interesting new formatting syntax available named Markdown.  This is similar in concept to another popular formatting syntax, Textile.  What I love about the approach used …
Wednesday Mar 10, 2004 | 11 Comments
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