Archive for March, 2004

TypeKey from a different angle

Wednesday, March 24th, 2004

Maybe, just maybe, TypeKey isn’t really about authentication, so much as a way to make comment moderation actually work.

Not this time

Monday, March 22nd, 2004

Dave Winer may be throwing rocks at SixApart, but this time he’s got all the windows in his house wide open.

I want a new country

Monday, March 22nd, 2004

Please, sir, may I have a country where our best and bravest don’t spend quite so much time thinking about how much they wish they could leave?

What warnings do you heed?

Thursday, March 18th, 2004

How can a program say “that’s valid, but you need to think about whether this is right” in a way that will make you pay attention?

If you meet the Dalai Lama in a bassinet

Sunday, March 14th, 2004

Either my biological clock’s ticking, or Benjamin Arthur Dunfee Hall’s one hell of a smart-looking baby.

Sensitive wallpaper

Saturday, March 13th, 2004

Desktop wallpaper-sized shots from the always-brilliant creator of the Sensitive Light photoblog.

You’re a handsome blog, what’s your owner’s name?

Saturday, March 13th, 2004

I know people by names, not by cute or totemic names for their things. So, would you be so kind as to include your name in your feed title or description, so that repetition will eventually pound it into my thick skull? Just seeing it in your copyright statement at the bottom of the page the rare times when I leave my aggregator isn’t quite enough.

Out, out, damned tabs!

Saturday, March 13th, 2004

What I need is more frequent browser crashes, so the tabs wouldn’t build up to the point where I have to blog them.

How not to do an atom:summary

Monday, March 8th, 2004

One of the things that Atom gets right (so far, at least) is separating the idea of a summary from the content of the post. Stripping the (X)HTML from the first few characters of a post, and then claiming that it’s XHTML with significant whitespace isn’t how to do it, though.

Things I wish my weblog software told me

Friday, March 5th, 2004

I say title-body-excerpt-category, you say body-keywords, let’s call the whole thing a pref.