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Monthly Archives: April 2003

Reality TV

Reality TV shows like Survivor, The Bachelor, Big Brother, and the like seem to be all-the-rage right now. So much so, that next year will see the creation of Reality Central, a cable channel dedicated to those types of shows. Personally, I expect it to fail pretty spectacularly, as I believe that this is just a fad, and people are going to start getting sick of these shows and fall back to the tried-and-true sitcoms … Continue reading

Mini Icons

I’ve always thought that using a tiny icon to indicate that a link led to an external site was a good idea. I should do that on my site one day.

Future Hack

One of the great things about the Internet is that sometimes you find the answers to problems before you even start searching. Actually, the links that Simon gives there will only solve part of a problem that I’ll be working on soon, but any starting point is better than none.

New style

Just a quick lunchtime hack. Clean2 is the same as the Clean style, but with the menus on the right side of the page.

You are getting very sleepy….

Missing a little bit of sleep each night adds up: “Conclusions:Since chronic restriction of sleep to 6 h or less per night produced cognitive performance deficits equivalent to up to 2 nights of total sleep deprivation, it appears that even relatively moderate sleep restriction can seriously impair waking neurobehavioral functions in healthy adults.” Heck, they didn’t need a big study for that. They could have just asked me.


I’m with Phil — I still don’t understand what the big deal about <xhtml:body> is for RSS feeds. What’s supposed to make it so much better than <content:encoded>? BTW, Phil, as far as HTML entities go, if you just prefer to use things like &ldquo; rather than &#8220;, check out my RSS 2.0 feed.


Noticed a new site linking here. Back at ya, carvingCode. Let me know when you IPO on BlogShares, and I’ll buy some stock.


So last night, we (meaning primarily our daughter, Mary) were watching the DVD of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. At the end of the movie, we started looking at some of the special features, and Pappy joked around about changing the language track and watching the movie in Spanish. A couple of minutes later, Mary asks us, “How do they scream in Spanish? ‘Aaaaaah!’?”.

Tax Day

Later today, I will be joining millions of other Americans who have waited until the last day to file their taxes. Joy.