I'm gonna try to start writing smaller diary entries. And there was much rejoicing.responses
nymia: I used to agree, then I realized something: I'm never going to have to get my hands inside of a laptop anyway, so a Mac's as good of a machine for that as any.un-jobs
rillian: I'd definitely have to use both a 12" iBook and a full-size TiBook before deciding.
mglazer: Knock off the flamebait, please. While I'm not of Arabic origin, I have many friends who are, and I take offense at your constant vitriol.
And as far as the whole "knowing the difference between good and evil" idea goes, whose standards for good and evil am I to use? My morality and ethics tell me that using various forms of birth control is a good idea, and the Right Thing To Do, because I don't want to bring a child into this world that I can't support. However, the Roman Catholic Church condemns birth control altogether. Am I supposed to listen to them? After all, they do claim to represent God...
I don't lead my life according to what supposed 'holy men' claim that God wants. Most of these people can't agree, even among the same religion... the baptists don't like the methodists don't like the presbyterians don't like the catholics don't like the episcopalians don't like the anglicans don't like the pentecostals.
janschrage: But... but... but I want ALT text as popups!
redi: That doesn't do me much good if J. Random WebDesigner doesn't include the TITLE= attribute, and AFAIK, very few do.
Why not make this configurable? I think at some point we have to make concessions to popular practice as a de facto standard. (Not to mention I can think of a couple of time just within the past week when having a way to view the ALT= tag would have come in handy.)
Seriously, why doesn't Mozilla have it? I can understand ignoring the kiddies ("J00 G0Tz 2 H4V3 P0P-VpZ 0R j00 SuX0R!") but why ignore those of us who calmly and politely request features?
Also (another feature request...) the bug-tracking system needs to have some sort of way of specifying "me too" on wishlist items without adding an "AOL!" comment. (or j00 sux0r ;-) In other words, some way to gauge the popularity of suggestions. It might help you fine folk implement the most widely-clamored-for things first.dorward: Ah, I didn't realize that. Thanks for filling me in.
I'm again the webmaster for the PCC International Circle. I won by a landslide. That tends to happen when you're the only candidate.school
Someone else put up another website design in my absence. I'm going to have to go back and fix some of the FrontPage-inspired braindeadedness issues.
I'm still wanting to write a decent interface for posting and editing these stories, but small enough that the Powers That Be won't freak out. I haven't done it yet because I'm lazy.
I got a grade of 100 on the programming assignment I turned in. (By the way, the TO_THE_LETTER macro is there because I originally wrote the program to accept any number (within the range of an unsigned long int, which it prints in the prompt), but I had to fix it to only accept numbers between 100 and 999 inclusive. I also had to cut out the main loop.)9/11
That assignment wasn't difficult anyway, but I was worried that the TA would object that I took some... liberties... with the style guidelines he suggested. (he suggests 3-5 space indents and the Allman indent style, but I used K&R-style, 8 space indents. I also never use camelCaps, preferring other_methods.
At least he was reasonable about that.
Ashcroft has done what bin Laden could not: turn America into a state controlled by fear. I sent my mother the quotes that goingware posted. She immediately came back with some rhetoric about how I'm incredibly anti-war and should let the terrorists walk all over us.
I don't have much of a problem with war overseas. Personally, I think (in the words of the legendary Larry the Cable Guy) we should "take that towel off of [Saddam's] head and pop his ass with it a few times". (Yes, I'm aware that he doesn't actually wear a turban.) This doesn't mean I hate all Muslims; I only have trouble with those who have trouble with us.
But on the other hand, we can't let our fear drive us to sacrifice that which makes this country great: freedom. Most Americans today are willing to give up all of their liberties after being promised safety, which the government can never deliver. As Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson are both claimed to have said, they truly "deserve neither".
o/~ now i need you to tell me the truth, you know i'd do that for you, so why are you running away? o/~ -- Hoobastank, "Running Away"