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Archive for March, 2003

Would That Be Spam?

Friend: I have her email Friend: but an email that says "hi melissa. what school do you go to? would you like to have sexual intercourse?" would be pretty awkward Erik: right Erik: I suggest removing the school part

Text Files as Databases

Vinay noticed my my list of DVDs (still a work in progress as of today) and made the comment: i learned from erik that he used a text based database. i think that text based databases are out See, the thing is Vinay, it's not worth the time or effort to maintain a real database. […]

TiVo Rocks? Yes. Again.

Dan Isaacs loves his new TiVo. I'm not prone to over-excitement, but I've said it before and I'll say it again: having a TiVo changes your life. That porn you wanted to watch at 4am (cuz that's when all the good porn is on, naturally)? Now you can watch it at 3 in the afternoon […]

Coming to America

Tomas Jogin has some thoughts on his first trip the US of A (about twenty minutes south of me, actually). It's 95 degrees as I write this, and so that wall of heat and humidity he's talking about? It's real. Want my air conditioning bill, buddy? Cars are huge and gas costs 1/3 what it […]


Y'know, I would buy this Wingnuts game if I could only play it in a window. Alas, it does not allow such a silly thing! No, it'd rather force a 640 x 480 stretched display on my 1920 x 1200 monitor, resulting in the movement of my palettes, iTunes windows, and more when I quit […]

Survivor 6.4

So another week of Survivor, pushed back about 50 minutes because some odd looking chap who looks a lot like the President we had a decade ago had something to say, has concluded. Yawwwwwwwn. It's early, forgive me. What did we get? Heidi is a complete moron. An absolute moron. "The fat girls can live […]

HipTop 1.0.1

Steven notes the arrival of HipTop 1.0.1. He doesn't, however, note the arrival of better T-Mobile coverage in my area or his. Oh well, we'll see. I've gotten some good uses out of the thing... Just wish I had a better reception in some other places.

Bye Bye Nice Titles

Says Hyatt in a flurry of posts (two today!): The first issue is Safari's limited support for the title attribute. We're going to dump our implementation in the status bar and just use a tooltip-style implementation instead (and yes, we'll pick up support for acronym and abbr at the same time). Looks like I can […]

David Hyatt discusses tabs in every browser since the Paleolithic age except Safari in this entry. I think the guy's sense of humor is pretty grand, given the "hypothetical" post and now this one. I only hope that the Apple management is aware of this, and that Hyatt steers clear of any trouble. Us Mac […]

That’s All There Is To It

I think it's funny to scroll down 50 pages of a tutorial and then see the words "That's all there is to it."

Pico Gets No Love

From this article: Historically, Unix users tend to work with plain-text files whenever they work with text at all, usually using one of two programs: the simple (but somewhat obscure) vi, or the highly configurable (and mind-bogglingly baroque) emacs. Man, pico gets no love!

American Idon’t

I'm not sure what in the hell Simon was thinking letting Carmen through to the next round. Her post-announcement rendition of Can't Fight the Moonlight was atrocious. Holy cow. Incredibly, incredibly bad. I'm stunned. Horrible. Absolutely horrible.

Ethical Blogging

I read four articles yesterday (1, 2, 3, 4) about the "ethics of blogging." I'll be blunt: I think it's a bunch of hooey. If you're an ethical person, your ethics leave their mark on everything you do in life, everyone you know. If you're ethical, you're most likely an ethical parent, business person, citizen, […]

Go Clay

This year on American Idol, I'm going to go with the geeky looking guy. Go Clay! His performance was one of the best I think I can remember, and though Nick disagrees somewhat, I think that may be due to the fact that he missed Clay's first performance. Clay's a bit odd looking, and like […]

Colorblind Design Ideas

Like Vinay, my site (you're reading it right now, so no, I'm not going to make it a link) is accessible to the colorblind inhabitants of the earth. In fact, some of those color schemes gave me some interesting ideas for the next redesign… B-)