It's more than a house. It's an adventure.

Monday, September 23, 2002

Yes, I do realize...

that this is the least-linking blog in the universe. For now I'm still posting just reminders & notes for myself and the occasional interesting anecdote. Once I get a better bead on what to get posting it'll flesh out. Really. Plus I need to keep better track of the zillion blogs I have in my bookmarks so I can link back around to them.

Caught up on my reading

For the first time in a very long time, I'm caught up with reading my "big" magazines. I'm still several weeks behind on Newsweek but I generally don't try to go back and catch up, just keep pace. Guess it's time to get cracking on the stack of books I haven't touched in forever and maybe add some more to it.

Sunday, September 22, 2002

I just wanna sort!

Periodically I go through my bookmarks to clean things up. Today was my first time through using Mozilla and much to my dismay, it still does not allow me to sort my bookmarks alphabetically.

And while I'm at it, why doesn't Mozilla store its bookmarks in an XML file? You could probably get a lot more functionality out of it that way.

This is one sick city

This week I learned that 85% of kids under the age of 15 in this city are sexually active. 37% under twelve are. 12 years old!? Come on! Actually, I want some clarification on that stat, it's just too damn high to believe. Specifically, what defines "sexually active" for their purposes.

Something like 24% of people in the city are functionally illiterate. 16% are entirely illiterate. I don't recall the exact breakdown but it was something like that.

I have a friend whose wife works at one of the city middle schools. She confiscates weapons and "contraband" on an almost daily basis. The stories she tells about these 7th-graders are mind-boggling.

And just tonight on the late news the leading story was about 2 guys breaking into a house early Friday morning, dragging a nine year old girl out into the backyard, and taking turns assaulting her. How mentally screwed up do you have to be to do something like that? She doesn't even want to go back to her house, her entire family is afraid to sleep alone (everyone's in one room), and they have their friends patrolling the street at night.

Sunday, September 08, 2002

Hey man, you used to be cool

Saturn, when it was first introduced, was a pretty cool company. Unfortunately, 12 years later, management is openly insulting the line workers right in front of them. Just another car company now.

Good reasons to do it

99% of Websites are Obsolete demonstrates just a couple of the things that are wrong with attempting to be backward-compatible.

OK, so do I or don't I?

I thought XHTML was the right thing to do, but at least one guy who knows what he's talking about is pushing that we stick with HTML 4.01 until all browsers handle XHTML/XML properly without developers resorting to funky tricks.

You're damned if you do, damned if you don't. Go to XHTML and lose visitors who aren't using compliant user agents, or stick with HTML 4.01 and not give people a reason to upgrade?

From "big hit" to "not doing much"

No, not a VH1 special but a roundup of what some of the "golden boys" (and girls) of the dot-com boom are up to.

So what am I doing here?

Seems I've had lots of great ideas lately and found plenty of interesting sites/pages on the web, but then I lose track of them for one reason or another. Time to start capturing them here so I don't lose them and maybe other people can enjoy as well.