I just had a good idea. Why not put a few modules of code in Google (Or name your favorite engine.) that parse the spidered pages and checks them for DTD and CSS validity? Then people could compile search results on pages that truly validate as strict XHTML 1. If you could combine this with [...]
If, like me, you are in the vanguard of the Semantic Web revolution, if, like me, you believe in web accessibility, then layout tables are anathema. On the other hand, using table markup for what it was originally meant to be used for–data organization–is good. Evolt has an article on how to design accessible data [...]
The workings of ICANN grow steadily less open and less democratic. It’s just a tool for industry now. With the possible exception of Ian Stewart’s Mathematical Recreations column, Scientific American has really gone downhill in the last 10 years. Science News on the other hand is still kicking bottom and takin’ names. Read Ivars Peterson’s [...]
Well there’s “Bob” and there’s Bob. Both are very cool in my opinion.
Proponents of creationism and vitalism have the hardest time wrapping their heads round the idea that life might have emerged from natural chemical processes or that mind can emerge from mindless computation. But with each passing day, in these modern times, I think Darwin’s dangerous idea gets more and more evidence to support it. Today, [...]
A good primer on making your wireless LAN secure against wardriving. They’ve managed to make microsopic batteries powered by nuclear decay. The limitations of computer hardware in the past had forced the makers of graphical user interfaces to do things a certain way, these legacy procedures need to be abandoned according to Matthew Thomas. On [...]
Now that mid-term elections have given the Republicans the majority of governorships and control of both houses of Congress to go along with their control of the Executive, there really isn’t a heck of a lot they can’t do if the various factions in the party agree. The average science nerd in the street wants [...]
I live in a dense neighborhood and not a month goes by where I don’t see an old couch, an old mattress, an old futon or an old stuff chair sitting out in the street. This bugs me. Isn’t there some way to recycle these things? Maybe take all the stuffing out, clean it and [...]
Just after Halloween, I finished a big content update at the Temple of Mank. Wired offers this simple guide on how to use audio tones to automate deleting your number from telemarketing lists. With Office XP and FrontPage 2002, Microsoft quietly steps into personal content managment–Web logs–for the intranet.