Neil's Place

March 27, 2003

11:04 PM Ties, awards and vegetables

I realized recently that there have only been four occasions in which I needed to wear a suit. There have been other times when I could have done, although I managed to scrape by with just a nicer shirt on.

I suppose most technical people or office workers just wear normal clothes anyway. I mean, clothes that you still feel fine in even when the air conditioning breaks down.

It's odd that suits and ties and considered to be more formal and -- I'm not sure what phrase to use here, "proper looking", maybe. People tend to believe that certain kinds of clothes are more "proper looking" than others. Men, for instance, seem to instantly have more class as soon as they tie a piece of cloth around their neck.

I guess it's just something that came about by tradition. I suppose if people long ago started wearing lettuce on their heads, we'd be required to wear lettuce to a formal occasion.

But anyway, all things considered, wearing a suit four times does seem like I've always worked or done things with people who don't care what other people look like. Or perhaps I'm just not winning enough awards. I don't think I've won anything since I was 12.

On an interesting note, four happens to be only one time larger than the number of occasions in which I needed to wear a dress. Does that mean anything?

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March 24, 2003

5:11 PM Ah...

Since when has CTRL+left and CTRL+right been using a proper algorithm for word detection in Mozilla? Finally, I can edit long URLs!

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March 20, 2003

9:36 PM At long last

At long last, peas have moved into the category "Foods that are acceptable for me to eat".

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March 18, 2003

3:35 PM Silly IE users

Some silly IE users nearby. They are complaining about pages that are appearing rendered in IE, instead of displaying in text form. Of course, this is because the files aren't actually HTML but just happen to have similar content and IE does incorrect things in this case.

Of course, I was using a browser that handles everything correctly so I never noticed a problem. I was wondering why I was working so much efficiently.

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1:06 PM XBL Fixing

I have some ideas for the Unnamed Semantic Web Client involving XBL that require various low-level changes in order to work.

So, I've been looking at some of the XBL code in Mozilla lately. There's a few bugs I'd want to see fixed and it would probably be simple enough to fix them myself. I think I understand the general architecture now to at least be able to say I know what I'm talking about. And Hyatt is offering a free dinner for helping him. (No link as all non-Safari related content seems to have disappeared from his Mozillazine-hosted site.)

If I could only get Mozilla to build properly, I might be able to do something.

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March 17, 2003

9:12 PM Offical Name

I have decided not to call them "French Fries" or "Freedom Fries". I declare that the offical name of strips of fried potato is "Chips".

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9:06 PM I'm back

My weblog is no longer looking quite so blank. Need to watch the size of those logs now that XULPlanet is getting more traffic, I guess.

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March 14, 2003

5:47 PM Links of the Day

  • A donut powered web log
  • Feel like having millions of people see you naked?

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