Archive for February, 2002


Redefining standards

Thursday, February 7th, 2002

According to The Register, CSS means “Cross-Site Scripting”.

You would think a technology magazine editor would consider that coining a temporary acronym to shorten an article is not helpful if in doing so you’re clashing with a significant not-too-distantly related standard acronym. It’s especially ridiculous since the offending contraction was then only used once more in the article.

In making such a gaffe while using their usual haughty high-horse tone as they pat themselves on the back for exposing yet another example of abject IT incompetence, they sorta come out with both guns blazing and their fly wide open.


ponying up

Tuesday, February 5th, 2002

It’s a nerd, it’s a brain, it’s…


Today I registered three programs online:

  • Radio Userland – Here’s my $39.95, one ticket to the future, please.
  • PocoMail – $25 for a great mail program with filters and scriptability out the yin-yang. Tools for techies.
  • Winzip – $29 and finally, I’m legit with this absolutely indispensable tool.

All told less than $100US for three ass-kickin powerhouse tools.

Feels good.