Neil's Place

December 23, 2002

10:46 PM Longest Delay Ever!

Haven't written much lately. I have been a little busy with some contract work and with this once-a-year requirement to actually go to a store and buy things. And not even things for myself!

People spend more time buying gifts and putting up decorations and writing cards at Christmas than one gets back in vacation time. At Thanksgiving , one has to spend a lot of time preparing food. Other holidays need one to buy cards or fireworks or candy or costumes. It's interesting that, despite the name, Labour Day is one of the few holidays that one doesn't need to spend any effort preparing for it.

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December 16, 2002

7:22 PM 101 French Things

101 things is now available in French. This version also has some screenshots and pointers to relevant info and specifications -- something which I've been working on for an updated English version.

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12:00 AM Now with Weblogs

I've been working on and off on the Unnamed Semantic Web Client. After all this talk about Blog Browsers, I decided to add support for reading general XML and a XUL file that displays RSS. Screenshot

For XML support, the UI elements are bound to the RSS using XPath expressions. When the user enters something into the search field, the expression is changed, and the list updates to show the result.

Right now it only works for non-RDF RSS. I'll need to add something to detect RDF-based RSS as well.

Perhaps I'll package it into an XPI soon.

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December 14, 2002

8:21 PM Gecko 2?

We're hoping to start making some radical and much-needed changes [to the layout engine] in 1.4. - bzbarsky

See bug 184746

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December 13, 2002

10:13 PM Overheard

Today, I overheard a Web Developer say:

Mozilla is great. It has this thing called the DOM Inspector that let's you see the tags and styles in the page. And a JavaScript debugger and a window that displays all the script errors and warnings on a page.

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December 11, 2002

11:38 PM Tip of the Week

If you order a large pasta salad, make sure to ask whether large means larger than your head.

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10:41 PM On Libraries

I overheard someone today describe how they were cheating a library out of overdue fines by using false information. This is a little disturbing. I mean, come on people! If you're going to rip someone off, at least have the decency to do it to someone who doesn't let you use their stuff for free.

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December 10, 2002

7:52 PM That was fun

That poll was fun. Or was it a metapoll?

By the way, do you notice anything different about this Weblog? Of course you don't. But I have cleaned up the HTML to be more Hixie friendly, using advice he gave others.

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