30 Jun 2003 trs80   » (Apprentice)

Gah! Ctrl-W isn't delete word in a Mozilla <textarea> on Windows!

Damn, linmagau got slashdotted, now I can't read what jdub is on about.

Amusing thought of sometime last week: The meta key is a meta-key on most of today's keyboards. Spent last night trying to get the media keys on my Logitech Elite keyboard which gbowland got me for my birthday. Got them working with xmodmap, but pondered making a proper layout (there were several "internet" keyboard layouts already there, but none that matched my model), then the difficulties of getting it into upstream. I suppose a debian patch wouldn't go astray however. Of course, it might already be in X 4.3 ...

CSS is beginning to use more and more ASCII symbols for the selectors syntax (some examples). This strikes me as one of those little languages that people write with a simple spec and parser, and then expand and expand but can't bear to throw away the (by now) incredibly ugly syntax in favour of something sane for compatibility reasons. Eg the soul description code for a MUD I'm on went from this You ping %people:%name pings %you:%name pings %people to this You ping %people:%name %verb{pings,ping} %you:%name %verb{pings,ping} %people:force=ack %name, CSS has gone from DIV.highlight to #larchives ul>li+li a[href*="alldesigns"]:hover

I've been following the RSS/Echo kerfuffle over the weekend and am now thoroughly confused. Links to the (incredibly wide-ranging) discussions are left as an exercise for the reader, since it's moved past well-reasoned posts into an all-out flamewar across half the technical blogosphere. I was thinking about starting a blog of my very own, but my abhorrence of web design and my inability to properly perform structured procrastination have postponed that idea. For the moment Advogato will suffice for my occasional ranting. Serendipitous googling results in an Advogato FAQ.

Actual life stuff: exams are over, I should pass all my units hopefully. Going down south for Terracon this weekend (need to organise RFT), then back to Perth, then on holiday with family to Esperance and various places along the way. UCC continues to exist, we had the post-exam Zone 3 Midnight to Dawn this morning. Yeah. stuff.

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