- The Programmer’s Lament: “The world is built upon endless, essential yet trivial detail.”
- Another one: “Everyone wants to be special but has to settle for being unique.”
- In order for the world to be interesting there must be error. In fact, this may be a defining characteristic of reality: Error only exists in reality.
- The existence of error, implies the existence of the extremely complex phenomena of evil.
- Smarter people than me, state my opinions better than I can.
- Taking a stand, means risking error. People mistake my lack of confrontation as a gentle nature. In truth, I just hate being or guessing wrong.
- In my favored endeavors, there will always be someone who knows more about them and does better at them than me. Luckily, I know things that they might not know, so it balances out in the end.
Gödel proved that mathematics will remain forever incomplete.
The implication is that the mathematics is infinitely rich. Another implication is that all science, being ultimately based on mathematics and logic, is infinitely rich and will never be a finished thing.
In my endeavor to make this site a useful place for web developers to visit, I offer some obscure information about the
accesskey attribute in XHTML and HTML 4. As I gather more information, I will add to this entry. I may even move it to my developer section.
I’ve set things so that I have a customized icon if people decide to add this site there favorites list in IE 5+. I don’t think this will work in IE 5 for the Mac but, let me know if it does. What’s a customized favorites icon?
Added (June 12th, 2001): I’ve discovered that this icon idea also works if a visitor bookmarks my site in Konqueror too. So the trick is becoming more cross-platform.
There is also free Java tool that can help you design and build your icons for your sites.
This is all Microsoft’s fault. IE 3 had terrible implementation of CSS and could only support absolute font units like point (pt). Legions of web designers quickly began cranking out zillions of pages that were, and sometimes still are, damn near impossible to read. Here it is nearly 5 years later and the Web is still suffering from this.
I promise never to do that here. Geezers like me need things to be ergonomic, right?
My urges to abolish any form of push marketing in my life compel me to investigate digital video recorders. But then my urges to only spend my money on real hardware compel me to investigate software that will convert a computer into a digital video recorder.
How do you build a superhero base?
Mr. Farlops is pleased! This web log is now fully operational. The mind boggles!
But how about you? Is this web log hard to navigate? How is the layout of the navigational links? Is it intuitive? Is it cumbersome? Do you miss the old bulletin board, even though none of us have used it form months?
Please, let me know what you think of this new script doodad.
By the way, I highly recommend the Greymatter script. If you like open-source, fully tweakable perl that does useful stuff, this is it. Why use Blogger (It’s only a matter of time before someone like Yahoo or MSN buys ’em and they start blaring ads at us.) when you can do it yourself on your own server?