Monday, September 29, 2003

Measure Twice, Cut Once

I had a whole nice post written out but lost it.

I was working on my machine at home and had it booted into Linux, with the thought being that working in VI or Emacs without a GUI would be less distracting, and it was. I found a floppy and formatted it msdos-style, saved the file, took out the floppy, and shut down the system. Oops. I didn't unmount the floppy, so there was no guarantee that the buffers were flushed, and I lost all my data. Still, I'm a little miffed, because the machine wasn't doing much else at the time other than running the normal text console logins. It's not connected to a network right now. I didn't even have X running. It certainly was idle enough to flush a buffer to the floppy or something, I would have thought. If I was thinking it through, I would have saved it to the hard disk, too.

I even had some rough drafts for future posts. But since I've at least written them once, it shouldn't be too hard to recreate.

And as a bonus, I revamped my layout. I'm still not happy with the color scheme I stole from someone else's template. I also failed at what I was trying to do with the archive panel, but I stumbled upon something I like much better. I almost completely forgot the blogger button, though. Lemme just fix that before anyone notices...

Tuesday, September 23, 2003


Until now I really liked the idea of there being entries amazingly linked. But I see that it's confusing to have such a proliferation. More importantly, it takes time to do it right, and I'd be better off spend time writing quality posts.

I'm also working on a better template, comments, and an RSS feed. I know I wouldn't read this blog without an RSS feed.

And in re HELP, is it sad that I would love to get this as a present?


My attention is being held hostage by Internet linguists.

I was rescued only to be dragged back in.

Friday, September 12, 2003

Today's braindumps:

I'm lovin' the tabs in mozilla firebird. I'm lovin' that you can bookmark all the tabs in one folder and view everything in a folder in different tabs.

I've been just bookmarking whatever I have open when I'm done messing around at the end of the day.

Today: Webcomics weebls Titanium Moose.
..and Unshelved, about libraries. And a Dewey Decimal guide suggested by the Ref Grunt (he is our hero!) and some other blogging librarian. But maybe it's best just to know how to ask questions. The previous link is not a helpdesk. Do not ask them questions. Thank you.

But what does my hero librarian say? He says "Which dialog?"; he says "handel scores!". He captures castles. He awards youth. He peer-reviews the effect of on-line databases to his profession, maybe? He helps us define what truely makes something art (maybe he should let these people know). Maybe today he helped someone appreciate the poetry of those not soneurotypical as we.

Also, I linked to this. I think it's a tax-exempt non-profit, but don't know what they actually do.

Well, enough mindless link propagation for today. Good Shabbas, all.