what is this sucky weather?

editplus customizations faq

update: this faq is no longer being updated. instead i’ve opted to set up the editplus wiki as a community collaborative resource for editplus. the current wiki-fied faq is available here. this faq is for editplus 2, a text editor…

inside my office

of course i couldn’t photograph my new office until i had my diplomas framed and up on the wall. which necessitated a total office makeover. in order to get everything into the photo, i had to splice three images together,…

breakfast of champions

on saturday or sunday mornings, depending on what i have in the kitchen, jane and I have perfected what we’ve likened to calling ‘the breakfast of champions’. this meal is especially appropriate if you’ve been–ahem–enjoying a few drinks with friends…

mapping the trails off estes

i’ve been playing with terraserver and topozone lately, downloading and splicing together some satellite photos of an area bounded by estes drive (ext), seawell school road, homestead road, and the backs of some neighborhoods northeast of north greensboro street. triangle…

css pseudoclass for negative numbers

let’s say i have an html table of financial data that looks like this: dogs 500 cats -600 fish 100 aligators 50 i would like to specify that negative numbers have the declaration {color: red} without having to individually specify…

encapsulation is wonderful

i just finished building an object in php. well, a “class” really, called HTMLTable HTMLTable (latest version) to help me generate html tables. my financial web application spits out a lot of information in the form of tables, with headers,…

on working

working is something everyone pretty much takes for granted. but recently i’ve started cogitating on it, especially in terms of what it is that motivates me to work. i started back when i was in my second year at unc…

on earning and purpose

i had a conversation with someone in my last semester about the relative merits of remaining with my current job, earning a state employee’s wage (which this person equated to a sort of voluntary carrboro hippie stoicism) versus pursuing the…

holiday at the shore

even though i’ll be at work all day, i kind of feel like vacation starts tomorrow. after work i’m driving to nags head where jane’s family has rented a house all week. meanwhile, as blogged, my brother and sister will…

voting is broken

i was aware of the nc primary last week. but i didn’t vote. i didn’t care enough. i’ve written previously (in the form of advice to kerry or bush) about focusing campaign strategy on those among the 100 million non-voters…

i don’t have a tv

i’ve been thinking about about going to best buy or circuit city and getting a 20″ tv/dvd combo for about $230. but inevitably i start thinking a widescreen aspect ratio would be much better for movies since i don’t have…

style for including URLs in email

usually i write my emails so that any embedded URLs, like this: http://www.pcwebopedia.com/TERM/U/URL.html have a blank line above and below to provide easy extraction, especially if the URL wraps or is followed by punctuation. but for a week or so…