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November 29, 2002

Anchors await.

Tantek Çelik has once again dumped his big bucket of common sense all over the web authoring community. As a follow up to last months’ piece on using semantically richer heading and paragraph markup, he has put together a series of simple little changes to make your permalinks (or whatever clever device you’ve used to … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

November 28, 2002

So, what is it Kennooth?

The available domain name of the week is fooquency.com.

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

November 28, 2002

Mozilla keeps sneaking up on me.

I must have been busy doing something terribly important, because I completely missed that fact that Mozilla 1.2 was unleashed a couple of days ago. I need to start paying closer attention to these kinds of things, otherwise I’m going to have to set aside even more time to chew through platefuls of nummy release … Read the rest of this item

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November 27, 2002

He just Raissa the stakes.

The versatile Eckhart Köppen has updated Raissa, his RSS headline reader for the Newton. This version finally adds one of the missing features which now makes Raissa a truly usable software tool and not just some proof of concept curiosity for an unsupported hardware platform. Headlines can now link to Newt’sCape, the Newton web browser, … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

November 27, 2002

Photo of the day.

 Translucent office window. 4th Street Southwest, Calgary.

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November 26, 2002

So that’s what the top of my desk looks like.

I love products that do the one thing they were designed to do, do it very well, and make me wish that I had thought of them in the first place. The slick as a whistle Marathon DeskMount happens to be one of those products. I can’t wait to have it show up at my … Read the rest of this item

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November 26, 2002

Crap? I’ll give you crap.

Being a Mac user means being able to laugh not only your own obsessive compulsive behavior, but the never ending foibles of the gang down in Cupertino. Enter AppleCrap, a site dedicated to celebrating the worst from Apple Computer and the Mac OS. What they lack in literary finesse, intelligent debate and wit, they more … Read the rest of this item

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November 25, 2002

Photo of the day.

 Diffused fresnel lighting on film set. 6th Street Southwest, Calgary.

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November 25, 2002

BBEdification.

Take a break and scroll through the nearly four dozen bug fixes documented in the BBEdit 7.0.1 Release Notes. One of them is bound to strike your fancy. There’s something in there for the entire family.

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

November 25, 2002

I load. You load. We preload with onload.

Ever on the prowl for gracefully degrading web design efficiencies, I came up with a slick way to avoid having to worry about updating page-centric image preloading code every time we changed one component on a page. Normally I would preload every single rollover image on the page using an onload attribute in the <body> … Read the rest of this item

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