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August 22, 2002

And the hits just keep on coming…

At some point this morning, my faithful Newton web server passed the 30,000 hit mark. Scoff if you must, but this number represents a year’s worth of traffic passing through the cabling to my slightly larger than pocket-sized friend. To be honest, it’s significantly more traffic than I ever expected to see. Not only did … Read the rest of this item

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August 22, 2002

Photo of the day.

 Fading signage on brick building. 9th Avenue and 12th Street Southeast, Calgary.

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August 21, 2002

It makes me feel so dirty.

If you know me even slightly, you are likely to be familiar with my fervent opinions regarding the creeping evil of HTML email and the sanctity of plain text messages. Well, sometimes you need to bend with the wind. Not only did I break down and agree to send out a HTML-formatted email to a … Read the rest of this item

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August 21, 2002

Photo of the day.

 Paint spattered manhole. 5th Avenue Southwest, Calgary.

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August 20, 2002

The cat is out of the bag.

Think Secret is dishing dirt reporting that the next major OS X update will be code named Panther, blatantly akin to the feline persona tacked on to the recent version 10.2 Jaguar update. A disturbing trend is disclosing itself here. The code name selection process has apparently come under the jurisdiction of the marketing department, … Read the rest of this item

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August 20, 2002

A domain late and a dollar short.

Sorry. You caught me napping. I nearly forgot to post the past two weeks worth of available domain names. Ok, I was out of town for one of those weeks, so I think I’m entitled to a bit of slack being cut. Anywho, feast your hover property on these puppies. The domain names for this … Read the rest of this item

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August 20, 2002

Pandora’s box model.

See, you ask a simple question and someone, somewhere will oblige you with an explanation. To wit, Matthias Gutfeldt writes: The major issue for us techno-geeks is the incompatibility of XFORMS and XFRAMES with the HTML forms and frames model. But for the proverbial “Joanne Average”, the issue is something completely different: This new version … Read the rest of this item

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August 19, 2002

Getting bent over backwards (compatibility).

I’ve been aware that the W3C was cooking up a new edition of the XHTML recommendation for some time now, but I wasn’t entirely clear on the extent of the backwards compatibility issues brought up by this article on ZDNet. I’m assuming that the bulk of the problems being chatted about in the article could … Read the rest of this item

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August 19, 2002

Home again, home again, jiggety jig.

Hi. I’m back. Miss me?

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August 9, 2002

Insert commercial here…

Since it pleases me so, I should mention the fact that the second Veer Visual Elements Catalog started landing in North American mail boxes this week. It’s a damn fine direct marketing vehicle for creative folks who consume vast quantities of digital content. Yes, I work at Veer and yes, this is a bit self-serving. … Read the rest of this item

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