Critical Section

Sunday,  04/20/03  09:26 PM

Okay, I finally bit the bullet and tried Luke Hutteman's SharpReader.  Very cool.  (For an RSS aggregator, that is...)  It does preserve the "look" of posts; I was pleasantly surprised to find that with no changes Critical Section looked great.  Loading a post even loads the frameset.  If you are at all inclined to mess around with an aggregator, check this one out...

Sterling Hughes comments about HTML 4, XHTML 2, CSS, and all the alphabet soup: Isn't it supposed to get easier?  Yeah, what happened?

Speaking of the alphabet soup, Sam Ruby hosted a great pissing contest, featuring Mark Pilgrim, Don Box, Dave Winer, Simon Fell and of course Sam himself.  More heat than light, IMHO, but funny...

Jason Kottke shares a horrible thought: What if books had advertising?  Yuk!  Don't even think such throughts...

I'm rereading Nevil Shute's classic novel In the Wet.  What a terrific book.  I wish I could write that well, such economy of words.  And the ideas are excellent, very thought-provoking...

Steven Den Beste wonders: Why is Nato?

How much would you pay for a really great website?  Would you consider $4M?  I didn't think so.  Well, apparently the Austrialian IT minister would...  Must have used gold pixels.

Please check out my extended blogroll from time to time.  I keep adding new sites.  Two of these are chosen at random and linked in the Blog Roulette box at the top of the home page.  Lots of great blogs out there - check 'em out!

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On Blame
Try, or Try Not
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IQ and Populations
Are You a Bright?
Adding Value
The Joy of Craftsmanship
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The Return of the King
Religion vs IQ
In the Wet
solving bongard problems
visiting Titan
unintelligent design
the nuclear option
estimating in meatspace
second gear
On the Persistence of Bad Design...
Texas chili cookoff
almost famous design and stochastic debugging
may I take your order?
universal healthcare
triple double
New Yorker covers
Death Rider! (da da dum)
how did I get here (Mt.Whitney)?
the Law of Significance
Holiday Inn
Daniel Jacoby's photographs
the first bird
Gödel Escher Bach: Birthday Cantatatata
Father's Day (in pictures)
your cat for my car
Jobsnotes of note
world population map
no joy in Baker
vote smart
exact nonsense
introducing eyesFinder
to space
where are the desktop apps?
still the first bird
electoral fail
progress ratches
2020 explained