CSS and XHTML: Cyber Arts and Crafts

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Not being the first to get into this argument, I’ve picked a less offensive title than one that might otherwise get a lot of attention:
Why CSS should not be used for layout
“I would rather spend my allotted time skiing or making love to my wife than worrying about whether or not I need to define [...]

Zune 3.0 Coming

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Mmmm…Zune 3.0. I’ve just read Jason Dunn’s (of ThoughtMedia.com) report on a recent Microsoft meeting discussing the Zune 3.0 release. I am completely sold on the Zune platform and am greatly encouraged by the up-and-coming release. Perhaps the greatest boon of them all is that the Zune team will be including us [...]

Lennart Green Magic Amazes TEDrs

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Lennart Green, the foremost close-up card magician of the world, dazzled the audience of TED 2005. I caught the video today on my Zune and was thrilled. His show is very entertaining, quick witted, and his foreignness is close to my heart (Green is from Gothenburg, Sweden). The TED video is around [...]

Esquire, Magazine of the Future!

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Dippin’ Dots are so 2000…E Ink is the future.  Esquire magazine is making a bold move to use E Ink on the cover of their October magazine.  What’s more, they snagged the rights to the deal from E Ink Corporation for a year.  That gives them megacreds towards the potential future of magazine design.  Remember [...]

Status Upgrade: “Celebrity”

Monday, October 29th, 2007

An associate from work recently pointed out to me that the likelihood of the names, “Fox, Olaf, and Balthazar” from Gainesville being someone other than my family is a losing bet. A bit like solving the geometric theorem that three points make the line, I presume.
It turns out that a picture of my wife [...]

Internet, Spread your Wings and Fly

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

I used to be one of those elitist programmers that sought out the most obscure uses of the DOM or unknown HTML tags. Hell, I used to only use VBScript, and throw out angry comparisons of my pure VBScript solution to a JavaScript one.

Jehane Noujaim’s Pangea Day

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

Jehane Noujaim, perhaps best known for her documentary (Control Room) exposing Al Jazeera for its divergence of news coverage during the Iraq war, is now to be recognized as TED’s 2006 prize winner and creator of Pangea Day. Being awarded the TED Prize provides a wish – this wish was to provide the world [...]

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

Sunday, August 5th, 2007

I broke out of my comfort zone in two big ways this weekend; both involving drumming. When it comes to personal challenges, those involving my creative efforts are the most difficult to engage. A failure at something coming from creativity is a personal one, to me. However, I don’t feel that I [...]

Innovating the Search Engine

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

Listen up, Google! I have had a vision and I know what the next step in search engine technology is. It came to me as a spark of sudden hope during a frustrating journey down search engine back roads.
You see, the folks at Read/Write Web are right. The Search is “game-over.” Google has won. But [...]

DiY PC: Antec Truepower Trio 650W (PSU)

Monday, July 16th, 2007

Now that I have a case, the Antec Nine Hundred if you remember, I needed to get it powered…adequately. I went through quite a bit of research to try and figure out how much power I would need, but in the end I found it more difficult…and inexact to do the “right” thing. [...]