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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Legislative backlash - [2:10 PM]

Seattle PI: "OLYMPIA -- One of the first tests for Washington state's new gay civil rights law has an intriguing twist: The complaint was filed by a heterosexual woman." - It sounds reasonable that unmarried hetero couples should have the same rights as their gay counterparts, right? I think Washington lawmakers may have stepped in it.
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Potter Linkage - [7:08 AM]

Fawkes the PhoenixRandom Potter links...


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Movie line of the week - [6:56 AM]

Hollywood!Good morning movie liners, I was all set to use a line from a different movie, then I ran into this line and couldn't resist.

Ready, set, guess...

We've got a blind date with Destiny - and it looks like she's ordered the lobster.

Ok, quick, what movie! Send your guesses here.
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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

I'd tell 'em to kiss my butt - [3:30 PM]

Examiner.com: "WASHINGTON - The company lobbying for a Pentagon contract to insert radio frequency identification chips under the skin of U.S. military personnel has already had its technology cloned by two experts. " - I'd resist this idea, it's plain bad. Put it in my dog tag, tape it to me, but DO NOT implant it. Sure it's ok for pets, but not humans. Talk about big brother.
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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

WWIII, quickly becoming a reality - [2:01 PM]

CNN.com: "BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- A Romanian oil rig off the coast of Iran came under fire from an Iranian warship and was later occupied by Iranian troops, a company spokesman said." - Everything is shaping up like we're really going to do it, we're going to have a real WWIII. Iran is just biding its time.

I really hope I'm wrong.
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Katrina, slow going, you bet. - [12:54 PM]

CNN.com: "Bureaucracy and a lack of money are slowing the rebuilding of New Orleans nearly a year after Hurricane Katrina's landfall, Mayor Ray Nagin says." - Back when Katrina struck and people were asking for medical help my brother called in and volunteered his help, he's a pharmacist. The folks he got in touch with were very disorganized. They took his information, thanked him for calling, and said they'd get back to him. That was the last communication he had with them.
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Let C# be C# - [8:09 AM]

Will write C/C++/C# for foodHarry Pierson: "One of things it's used for in Python is multiple return values. So you can call "return x,y" to return two values. Of course, C# can only return one. If you need to return more values, you have to define out parameters." - Harry, why not use Ruby (Ruby.Net, IronRuby, RubyCLR) or Python (IronPython), instead of wishing for C# to change? I was having this very conversation with a co-worker the other day. We were talking about ActiveRecord in particular, and talking about how much C# is changing to become more of a dynamic language. I think we should let C# be C# and Microsoft should help vendors bring their languages into the .NET world, and make sure the CLR provides the means to make that happen.
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Monday, August 21, 2006

Dave, why not use CSS? - [9:16 AM]

I miss the cactus.Scripting News: "Try reading the mobile versions of these popular weblogs on your BlackBerry, Treo, or web-enabled cell phone." - Dave, you should revisit CSS. There's no reason to create a new version of your weblog for mobile computers. If your site is CSS based you should be able to point to a different CSS file and change the look on the fly and there's no need to republish others content on your site, let them do it, using the same method.

I know CSS is a total pain in the butt, I'm looking at it again, but there are professionals out there that live, eat, and breath the format. It really is worth digging in and learning it, in fact maybe you can go learn from Molly, just like Dvorak.

CSS is to layout as RSS is to content distribution. It's a web standard.
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