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January 30th, 2002 @ 10:53 am
CSS Resource

A ton of terrific type on Cascading Style Sheets at the Web Developer’s Virtual Library: Style Sheets allow you to control the rendering, e.g. fonts, colors, leading, margins, typefaces, and other aspects of style, of a Web document without compromising its structure. CSS is a simple style sheet mechanism that allows authors and readers to […]

January 30th, 2002 @ 10:41 am
New Languages

Brinkster is a free web host that supports ASP. You get 30 MB of space and no ads on your site, plus ASP 3.0 support, MS Access databases, a web-based file manager, and control of the ADO & FileSystemObject. How cool is that? There is a great article on / introduction to the syntactical differences […]

January 30th, 2002 @ 10:19 am
Forum

Cyber-Gish – not to be confused with Normal-Jish – has created a Forum for discussing blogging shtuff. You might want to pop over there and say hi.

January 29th, 2002 @ 5:21 pm
HTML Reference

The HTML 4.0 Entities™ reference page is very handy. You† can® do° all¶ kindsº of£ nifty€ thingsŸ withÖ it¿.

January 29th, 2002 @ 11:31 am
Googlewhacking II

I think I have reached nerdvana. From UnBlinking: “Greeble’s Heisenwhack Principle What to call a self-immolating Googlewhack (one that ceases to be unique after Google spiders a site where the whack is reported)? Kudos to Ray Greeble for coining the excellent term “Heisenwhack.” He based the term loosely on the jargon entry for HeisenBUG. Paralleling […]

January 29th, 2002 @ 10:51 am
Nanotech

The minuscule size of most nanotubes – hollow cylinders of carbon measuring only a few billionths of a meter wide – boggles the mind. Even more astounding may be that scientists can conceivably nestle these straws inside one another like Matryoshka dolls, with the inner set of tubes sliding in and out a billion times […]

January 29th, 2002 @ 10:46 am
SuperBowl XXXVI

Anyone predicting a Rams’ rout of the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVI might want to take a quick history lesson first, starting with Week 10 of this season. On Nov. 18 in Foxboro, Mass., the Pats led the Rams 10-7 in the second quarter and had a 1st-and-goal before Antowain Smith fumbled away the football. […]

January 25th, 2002 @ 10:07 pm
Send Entry

I just read on the MovableType site that Ben and Mena are getting ready to release MT version 2.0, and it will include a ‘send this entry’ feature similar to the one I’ve implemented on my blogs. So … since they are the experts, I’m not going to do any more development or write a […]

January 25th, 2002 @ 9:00 pm
Men to Gape At

I’m honored to be one of the Men to Gape At over at i l l – r e p u t e.com!

January 25th, 2002 @ 11:08 am
Farewell

Steve Spurrier leaves Gainesville.

January 25th, 2002 @ 8:16 am
Googlewhacking

If it’s possible to fall head-over-heels in love with a meme, I’ve done it. Googlewhacking: The Search for The One It took me a few tries. I’ll admit I sat staring at the screen for a bit. Google found thousands and thousands of what I considered to be incredibly strange juxtapositions. esoteric amplitude? 2,250 hits […]

January 24th, 2002 @ 6:22 pm
Not For Legislators (NFL)

A rich white man gets offended at an NFL game. I still can’t stop laughing at this one.

January 24th, 2002 @ 10:16 am
Book

I just added The Weblog Handbook: Practical Advice on Creating and Maintaining Your Blog by Rebecca Blood to my Amazon.com wishlist Way to go, Rebecca!. link via leuschke.org

January 24th, 2002 @ 9:58 am
Tony Kornheiser

Doh! I tossed an airball this morning. I was listening to The Tony Kornheiser Show on ESPN radio on my way to work. Tony was asking if one of the actors from the old TV show Gunsmoke was still alive. I remembered that one of my previous bosses, Kelly, created a site where you could […]

January 24th, 2002 @ 1:55 am
Get Paid To Watch Porn

… no seriously Librarians of the porn industry hiring new cataloguers to parse through movies and record info into our online administration tool. Pay isn’t bad, work isn’t hard. Work from home at your own pace. Straight and gay movies available depending on your personal preference. E-mail adam[at]searchextreme[dot]com for details. link via the craigslist

January 24th, 2002 @ 1:49 am
Not So Happy Ending

The scene was jubilant — a dream come true for a loyal New England Patriots fan like Michael Downing. His beloved team had just capped an improbable comeback to defeat the Oakland Raiders in one of the most memorable playoff games in NFL history. Just seconds later, as his family cheered amid the bedlam at […]

January 24th, 2002 @ 12:14 am
Google Rules

10 things Google has found to be true Focus on the user and all else will follow. It’s best to do one thing really, really well. Fast is better than slow. Democracy on the web works. You don’t need to be at your desk to need an answer. You can make money without doing evil. […]

January 23rd, 2002 @ 10:46 pm
Being Smart

Charlie Brown – Intelligence: Extremely High Despite our suspicion that Linus is actually the intellectual center of the Peanuts universe, we acknowledge Brown’s ability to distill great emotion into few words (e.g. “augh”) and his apparent interest in only the metaphorical implications of football (futility). link via Follow Me Here …

January 23rd, 2002 @ 10:53 am
Boxing Standards

I heard this morning that neither Tyson’s pre-fight rampage or yet another pending rape charge will have any effect on the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s decision to reinstate Psycho-Miko’s boxing license. Instead the commission will review more substantial issues, like the number of zeros on their checks.

January 23rd, 2002 @ 7:39 am
AT&T Wireless Service in Los Angeles

<rant> I have to say that I am completely unimpressed with AT&T Wireless‘ service in the Los Angeles area. I have experienced more dropped and missed phone calls than I ever did with SprintPCS. The calls that do manage to connect often suffer from horrible audio – inbound and / or outbound. They supposedly have […]