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May 19, 2009

#fixreplies

When Twitter changed the behaviour of replies exactly one week ago, my initial reaction was one of bafflement. The rationale they gave, “… receiving one-sided fragments via replies sent to folks you don’t follow in your timeline is undesirable …”, simply didn’t cut the mustard with me. This “undesirable” behaviour was one of the reasons … Read the rest of this item

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December 18, 2008

No comment.

I had been wondering why it had been so quiet around here. It seems that at some point over the past month or so, the dumb ass Blogger-supplied inline comment form went kerflunky. I blame it on the non-validating markup generated by their templates and the flakey implementation of their requisite <iframe> elements. Time to … Read the rest of this item

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October 22, 2008

OS9. WTF? VNC. FTW!

No, you’re not seeing things … that’s a small sliver of 4D’s WebStar 4.4 running under OS 9 (9.1 to be exact, not Classic). This post could be simple documentation of my attempt to unify the administration of the servers residing in my basement. That would be absolutely true. But in all honesty, I’m just … Read the rest of this item

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September 26, 2008

Got nav?

What’s the hell is that up there? Is that actually some navigation at the top of the page? Why, I haven’t seen anything like that in months … I know. Yes, believe your eyes. A few common links have been added back to the page header. I’m not sure why I left these out of … Read the rest of this item

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September 17, 2008

A poem.

Shoot me in the head. Stab me in the eye. Instead of using .Net, I think I’d rather die.

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May 17, 2008

Feed me.

When I rolled out the redesign of this site back in March, I admitted that not everything was going to be properly bolted down. One thing I neglected to do was redirect the old RSS feed to the new location. Some of my faithful readers who have historically received their regular dose o’ splorp via … Read the rest of this item

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May 8, 2008

Dungbeetle.

It was tough keeping this under wraps for so long, but the project I have been working on for the past six months was finally released last week. The longer we worked on it, the more impatient we became about letting everyone in on the story. A handful of people probably managed to pick up … Read the rest of this item

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March 16, 2008

Skinned.

I’ve always thought it rather interesting that the term “skinned” can refer to the removal of something (as in “I skinned the neighbor’s cat.”) as well as the exchanging of one thing for another (as in “I just skinned my browser to look like a deathstar.”) As you may have noticed, the look and feel … Read the rest of this item

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July 18, 2007

Well, cheers.

I just noticed that 11 years ago today, I registered my first domain name.

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April 24, 2007

If the shit fits.

While catching up on the newsfeeds this weekend, I stumbled across a perfectly wonderful quote by Evan Williams. He pretty much sums up every discussion I’ve ever had on this particular subject, to wit … “I only point to Alexa graphs from now on when they help illustrate my point, since in general it’s full … Read the rest of this item

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