fantastic news made clear by John Resig regarding the HTML5 DOCTYPE

What’s nice about this new DOCTYPE, especially, is that all current browsers (IE, FF, Opera, Safari) will look at it and switch the content into standards mode – even though they don’t implement HTML5. This means that you could start writing your web pages using HTML5 today and have them last for a very, very, […]

please support barack obama

Obama stands against bad governing not only in his support of specific practices like open data standards and basic network neutrality, but in his work against corruption from day one. He’s sponsored legislation to restrict gifts to Congress by industry representatives (which also carried a whole slew of anti-corruption measures that were a breath of […]

CSS to make text wrap

/* Browser specific (not valid) styles to make preformatted text wrap */ code { white-space: pre-wrap; /* css-3 */ white-space: -moz-pre-wrap; /* Mozilla, since 1999 */ white-space: -pre-wrap; /* Opera 4-6 */ white-space: -o-pre-wrap; /* Opera 7 */ word-wrap: break-word; /* Internet Explorer 5.5+ */ }/* Browser specific (not valid) styles to make preformatted text […]

Headline stirs complaints, but real problems don’t |

today, i see in the local paper that my wife has been sending letters to the editor: wonder how many people crying about the “racist headline” on Jan. 18 (“I ain’t kill them kids”) assumed the speaker was black without reading beyond the bold print? Many assume that uneducated blacks are responsible for heinous crimes […]

attention john crane: turns out your grandpa was right O_O

i have a group of friends that i, like everyone else who knows them, refer to as “The Crane Boys.” one of these guys is john, and he runs a blog called The Daily Detour, which focuses on american culture, and has a decidedly conservative evangelical stance. i’m rather fond of john and all three […]

Links for 1/23/08 [my NetNewsWire tabs]

Pledge of Allegiance Eye of the Goof: Doin’ the Space Girl Dance LaCie LaCinema | Uncrate The Frontal Cortex : Killing Chickens on Television Monograph (Monoscope) Hoosier Beer Geek: A picture is worth a thousand beers… Dark House Quarter – Conversation Today @ PC World MacBook Air Amiss: Time to License Mac OS X? xkcd […]

fairness is in our genes

there has been a lot said about the article i am going to quote later in this post, but none of it that i’ve seen calls out the glaringly obvious point that i’m seeing in this: Consider one more experimental example to prove the point: the ultimatum game. You are given $100 to split between […]

initial impression of aeropress, the espresso maker from inventor of the aerobie flying disk

remember the aerobie? it is that red and black ring that made it possible for mere mortals to throw a frisbee three football fields (usually, of course, by the time a disk flies 300 yards, it is way way way way WAY WAY off course, but anyway). i have a well-desered reputation for being somewhat […]