21 Mar 2000 peat   » (Journeyer)


It's been a really busy few days here. I've mostly been hanging out with a colleague (Lyta) and watching her team play in the National Goalball championships. Neat game.

After my conversations with Lyta, it's becoming clearer to me that I'm going to have to learn more about docbook and sgml in general. There's so much info out there, and it seems to me that as more of it becomes marked up in that way, it should be easier to get that information out into formats more amenable to allowing the content to be presented in different ways (seen / heard / felt).

While I'm at it, I guess I should add php to that list. After reading the discussion on the OSWG web site and mailing list, it's finally getting through my small brain that the relationship between content and presentation can be very tenuous indeed. I wonder how hard it would be to take a freshmeat-like site and set up two or three different themes, say 'eye-popping' ,'nice' and 'text'. hm.

Workwise, it's been slow (a change is good, tho) ... I lost mail for a couple of days (translation: I'm coming to hate NT more and more on a daily basis). The gateway is now up, however, thanks to yugami, vicman, ales and TomG; and though I still have to tighten some rules, I think things are in decent shape for the time being. dsl is nice. Better yet, I'm finally using esox for things like web browsing. I can hardly wait to convert acip (dual p200 box currently running en tee) to linux. I suspect it'll be a much happier fish that way.

Speaking of work, it's midnight already, and I have a report to write before I can go to bed. Fare thee well.

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