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Welcome Zora -- -)

…But enough about that. the real news is that we have a new arrival in this world. Zora Wilde Bissell was born on Saturday, 9 pounds, 1.2 oz, 20.75 inches. Caroline’s water broke at one pm, I tore home from the ...

A List Apart article

I just wanted to post a public note re the ALA article. I’ve had lots of feedback and many requests for site debugging. I just wanted to apologize to all those who wrote with CSS questions: I debugged the first fe...

Gaspards?

So are there any gaspards out there who might search for Has ultrà metas requiescunt beatam spem expectantes and find themselves here? If so, I’m trying to find the origin of the term “gaspard” as used to describe...

Beware Daktari;-)

Some wee health risks for those of you trying Safari use with caution…

Dont look back

Jed, (my Pa) designed this Bob Dylan poster in 1967, which is nice;-) Billy had this to say about the missing apostrophe…

More Verisign…

Got this in the mail this morning

802.11 (in Manhattan)

Both useful and fun, from the Public Internet Project

Melanie Phillips

Should be interesting to see how far this goes.

A muggle with style…

Ok, so this is a bit self-referential, it’s just that I had never heard myself described in quite these words

Tooth

We noticed a tooth today :-) CU-1’s first tooth! It’s just a little slit in her bottom gum, but this means less screaming for teething…

Yes please ;-)

What were they thinking…

R1150GS

Picked up the new GS last night. It’s heartstoppingly beautiful, somewhere between Mad Max and Julianne Moore (ok, so that makes no sense, it looks great ok?). Pointless fact of the day for the bikers out there—it...

Copyright

Thank you to the ever in-touch Zeldman for pointing to the Creative Commons project. This is a great idea which hopes to build the public domain while making as many patent and copyright lawyers unemployed. In a n...

note to self…

http://www.coconino-world.com/

From mail servers to civil liberties

From a list I’m on—the post started with commentary on scripting the EIMS mail server and finished with this. Quite encouraging I thought…

More joy of internet

I’m curious at what point exactly when reading an otherwise perfectly sensible text (brief Tesla biog) one notices something a little unusual…

Procrastinator maximus

OK, one more post and then back to work…

A bot or not

Just ordered a gorgeous specimen book from Fountain and got a lovely message back in the post, whereupon I replied for no reason convinced that a truly great e commerce brain was at work whereupon I realised it wa...

US hegemony?

Logged on to amazon.fr to buy CU-1 some French DVDs. Go to “children’s DVDs” and review listing: 95% of the items on offer are American. What ever happened to the French protecting their language?

Tired;-)

Mmmmm… alarm set for 05:00—at desk 05:31 after pouring cold water into coffee instead of kettle grrrr…

Reflexology

Oh, and last week I stepped on a plug which was laying prongs-up. For you Americans out there, a British plug has a brass slab about the girth of a pencil as an earth lead. So as I say, I stepped on one of these t...

more GS…

Well, Gunter, my big yellow R11150GS is gone.

Coincidence or controversy

More people with far too much time on their hands…

Copyright vs community

Went to see Richard Stallman do his talk “Copyright vs community” at the LSE last night. Andrew’s co-worker Anthony spotted the gig and sorted tickets (thank you Anthony).

Re the Gulf Porsche 917 and shooting at Le Mans in 1969

This from Jed, my Dad, who directed television commercials all his life, and who had the opportunity of being part of American advertising’s class of 1959, the folk who brought you Avis trying harder and Volkswage...

Halelujah!

Chris’ iBook has arrived:-) I now look forward to lengthy exposés about a Unix hacker’s life on a Macintosh. Oh, and for those that know Chris, don’t y’all think we should put him forward for a “switch” advert. I ...

Stallman

Off to see Richard Stallman speak at the LSE tonight:-)

Jeep saga

So last night, two guys show up with our new Jeep. All a bit unceremonious. I was particularly unimpressed with the fire extinguisher dumped in the boot—a token gesture that doesn’t quite match up with the “fire e...

Feedback

Well, to paraphrase the old Honda ad, you meet the nicest people at Zeldman—ever since J published my article on CSS grid layouts my mailbox has been full of friendly notes congratulating or even thanking me:-) It...

More joy of spam

Bless their cotton socks;-)

Chrimble’s iBook

Is due to arrive today. Which is good, always nice to have high-tech Unix geeks enjoying the benefits of superior hardware;-)

Blue and orange Gulf-strip 917

Yes, I was a teenager in the 70s, and yes, I was a motor racing fan growing up in France, so the Le Mans 24H race was a fairly big deal. Anyway, this might explain my feeling of joy as I came across this fan site ...

ambient sound branding

Ok, you know that sound that goes with the pentium 4 or intel or whatever, you know the one. Well, I thought aural branding was supposed to work by creating a familiar feeling, a bit like smell (ahh, I know this p...

Dug finds religion

And decides to join Brigham Young University, though I haven’t seen Austrian soil since new year’s eve 1970 (I still remember walking through people’s legs in this major apres-ski party).

Damn it, I know I entered an —

Bloggers out there who struggle with <textarea>-based editing tools might want to check this out. It’s a little script that converts your standard ascii into marked-up entities:-)

Head over heels in a large plastic ball

Last night, Piers (Piers and Cally had come over for dinner) suggested I try this. As I seem to remember thinking it was a good idea at the time, I can only assume the wine at dinner was good…

Donkey in the press

Those readers with web-designey bent might wish to have a look at a list apart this week as <shamelessplug>your’s truly has written an article about grid systems</shamelessplug> which is either the mos...