And I looked something like this. Don’t be scared. So my friend Joy, admittedly with all the appropriate disclaimers, threw out this zinger, So: I find (straight) men dressing in drag an instant turn off, which I felt was just…
At O’Reilly Media, Inc., we take Inter Net hygiene very seriously! This post first appeared on From the Belly of the Beasts, a weblog from some of the people who build O’Reilly websites.
Though it’s not explicitly specified in the spec (as not much really is) I thought I’d mention here for future reference that RSS 2.0 really only expects there to be one enclosure per item. This question comes up from time…
I met up with Abe and Kathleen on Sunday, both of them friends from grad school in Chapel Hill, and had a nice time touring around the city. We rode on a cable car, which is something I hadn’t done…
Timely: an overview of multiblog software options This whole content management thing is surprisingly a nontrivial problem. This post first appeared on From the Belly of the Beasts, a weblog from some of the people who build O’Reilly websites.
A few glimpses from the hike I took yesterday with Stephanie to Jack London SHP in nearby Glen Ellen. Painterly view of grape vine leaves turning yellow and red on a mountainside in the distance Lake reflection in the early…
Tim Bray on Google Analytics: I don’t think they claim to do anything to track the people who read this via RSS/Atom, which means that it will become less useful with time until they address that, which I’m not sure…
So I really enjoyed reading through Alex Robinson’s CSS treatise, In search of the One True Layout, in particular I’ve been playing with the equal height columns technique, or as Eric Meyer called it, the Extremely Tall But Clipped Columns…
It’s both gratifying and annoying when I get bit by an IE bug (that I’ve previously heard about) for the first time. A coder innocently places a left float into a container box, and uses a left margin on the…
From the mailbags this morning, I got the following bug report: You have two broken links to subscribe to RSS feeds. In both cases, my browser tries to open/save to my desktop rather than open the rss feed in a…
Keith Casey: I for one am stunned by O’Reilly’s disregard – either through malice or negligence – for their readership. This post first appeared on From the Belly of the Beasts, a weblog from some of the people who build…
Powerbook laser-etched with the famous O’Reilly tarsier. [Via Make] So cool. Can y’all do my Thinkpad next? This post first appeared on From the Belly of the Beasts, a weblog from some of the people who build O’Reilly websites.
Marcia and Matt showed up at 1pm to go wine tasting and I answered the door in a towel with a toothbrush in my mouth. I dressed, gathered my bearings, and we got in the car and drove up to…
A little more than a week ago I went skating with Kyle, and though I wear all manner of protective gear (helmet, knee pads, wrist guards), I still managed to grind about 6-8 square inches of skin off my right…
Gotta love IE’s little surprises. I’m not sure if this is a known bug, in fact I’m not even sure if this is a bug at all, but I thought I’d write it up for future reference. One of the…
1.5 inch wide swath on left leg from top of foot to knee, ✓ Left ankle, front to back, ✓ Right ankle front to back, ✓ Top of right foot, ✓ Two quarter-size spots and one half-dollar-size spot on right…
…are the weeping blisters. I went out last night wearing a pair of loose-fitting pants. This is how they looked this morning. Hell yeah, my body did that! And if I’d been wearing white pants, you’d see that the weeping…
I don’t understand why the iTunes RSS extension spec (you know, the one you get when you google for itunes rss) hasn’t been updated since July 2005: http://phobos.apple.com/static/iTunesRSS.html But if you want the latest version (as of October 2005) it’s…
About a half of an hour north of Santa Rosa is the Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve in Guerneville. It was one of the first places I visited (thanks to Terrie) when I came up to see the area and ponder…
Republicans who control the Senate with 55 of 100 votes say that the U.S. Senate has been hijacked by the Democratic leaders in calling for an “investigation into the Bush administration’s use of intelligence about Iraq.” Hmm, yeah, right. #
Star Wars, taken together, is “the greatest postmodern art film ever” As literary critics have long pointed out, the arbitrary yoking together of events in the service of storytelling is one of the fundamental characteristics of all narrative. #
What the hell is going on in France? There have been six straight nights of rioting in the low-income suburbs around Paris. #
Crazy stuff in the news tonight: Abundant oestrogen is a good predictor of a woman’s ability to conceive, and a predilection for female faces that suggest fecundity could have evolved as a way for men to choose a more fertile mate. This seems to suggest that everyone is heterosexual–but I’m curious what this means if you’re attracted to the same sex? #
How did Israel become so EVIL? Israel using sonic booms of jets as “nonlethal weapon” in Gaza #
Ad seen on Boingboing:
“Mommy, what’s the difference between sharing and stealing?” Grokster Ltd., which lost a Supreme Court fight over file-sharing software popular for stealing songs and movies online, agreed Monday to shut down and pay $50 million to settle piracy complaints by Hollywood and the music industry. #
Produced an article today on the Symposium on Intellectual Property, Creativity, and the Innovation Process held at UNC Chapel Hill #
Sort of work-related thing to read later: Can we fix the software development process with innovative management? #
Take this blowhard off the air: “And if al Qaeda comes in here and blows you up, we’re not going to do anything about it. We’re going to say, look, every other place in America is off limits to you except San Francisco. You want to blow up the Coit Tower? Go ahead.” Bill O’Reilly #
Quote of the day! How much work can you get done during the day without a visit to the GYM? #
Holy crap, my mind has been blown, The New Monogamy is the best article on relationships ever (or at least the best I’ve read in the longest time).
Bonus: it contains the best freaking phrase EVAR: body-fluid monogamy.
Talking about tattoo’s last night, for some reason the idea of this sounded really appealing.
Ah the synchronicity! I was searching for information regarding an ad I saw recently on the back of a bus for an organization called Help Oppose Pornography’s Exploitation (HOPE) and what do I find but an article written in December 2002 by Joy! #
Ha! Quote of the day, hot off the virtual press: And while their fear of Big Brother and his Patriot Act is understandable, I’m not yet ready to join the neo-luddites in their fight against IPv666 (Peter Morville) #
I’ve spawned a “fan” club: More tips for JUSTIN
I was just wondering why movie prices are the same across the board, and Joel has a compelling answer: The answer is that pricing sends a signal. People have come to believe that “you get what you pay for.” If you lowered the price of a movie, people would immediately infer from the low price that it’s a crappy movie and they wouldn’t go see it. Wow. Yes! #
What’s the origin of this phrase? machines of loving grace
One of the neat things about working on content for a company as opposed to just working on my blog is that our company has a graphic designer on staff, who, among other things, creates these neat illustrative graphic tiles for every article we publish. I particularly liked the one for an article we published today. #
What is going on in CONGRESS? I expect MORE: Ford and Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., then clashed loudly in a small scrum of lawmakers. #
This quote from Fight Club comes back to me occasionally: I’m sorry… you met me at a very strange time in my life. #
Interesting news: The life of a single convict scheduled to die by lethal injection has reignited a passionate debate among people of faith over accountability and punishment, forgiveness and redemption. The convict: Stanley “Tookie” Williams, co-founder of the Crips. #
Hello McBloglines! Anybody home? Phil Ringnalda is not happy with the response to his XSS reports #
brain backup: If current rates of growth are maintained then within two decades, a consumer will be able to store all of the works produced by every member of the human species in a 100$ storage device, including realtime video capture of their entire lifetime. #
News of the day: With gender-based spellings in German, the chancellor’s Web site could no longer be bundeskanzler.de. Angela Merkel’s official title is “Bundeskanzlerin,” with the feminine ending “-in” – but bundeskanzlerin.de was already taken. Now it appears the owner of the feminine version is willing to cede it. #
OMG OMG OMG!!1 watch this: The Proper Words Song An excerpt: “Our anus is a useful thing indeed, the anus gives relief in time of need, we all have an anus, so no matter what you’ve heard, remember that anus is the proper word.” #
This is one of the realities of “adulthood” that I deplore the most. That your ideas are not judged on their own merit, but based on who you are and what you’ve done. Republicans privately acknowledge that Murtha is a worrisome opponent because he can hardly be portrayed as a liberal of the Michael Moore stripe. #
Dude, I am loving Clif’s Mojo Bars
How cool is this?
The web is 15 years old and James Boyle asks, What would a web designed by the World Intellectual Property Organisation or the Disney Corporation have looked like? #
Random thought of the day (as I pop my ‘roids): would pharmacies exist in a libertarian utopia? #
Agh! Worst news of the day (that everyone already intuitively knows): Molecule gives passionate lovers just one year
Your heartbeat accelerates, you have butterflies in the stomach, you feel euphoric and a bit silly. It’s all part of falling passionately in love — and scientists now tell us the feeling won’t last more than a year.