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 2004 January - Miscellaneous Debris – Archive

פוסטים מחודש January, 2004

Named colors in HTML are very nice. Why bother rememering hexadecimal RGB strings when you have them predefined as “CornflowerBlue” or “DarkSalmon” or everyone’s favorite, LightGoldenrodYellow But it makes you wonder when you see that you have, on one hand, “gray”, and on the other hand “lightgrey”. Note the difference, and witness frustration unfold.

Verbing Weirds Language

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25 Jan 2004


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6 Jan 2004

Another feature on www.lileks.com, a site chock-ful of 50’s and 60’s Americana. The man REALLY loves those times. Today’s feature is postcards from old Motels. Motels are to Americana like wasabi to the sushi. You can forget all about them, but you’ll really be missing out.

Some legal issues I am unclear about: 1) If I own a CD, can I legally make a copy to listen to in my car? At the office? 2) Must this copy be in the same format as the original? Can it be a tape? MP3s? 3) Does this hold for specific tracks out of […]

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1 Jan 2004

For the time being, yaki.strawjackal.org is back in business!

“Play it again, Sam”.

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1 Jan 2004

I never noticed that the White House, in Spanish, is Casablanca. Courtesy of La Casa Blanca

פעם היה לי לייבג'ורנל. עכשיו הוא כאן, מגובה.