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 Sunday, February 24, 2002

Yiddish, shmiddish--why do we repeat a word but start it with "shm-"?
[Via Vincent's Glossblog  

Woonoz, ton mél est down ou c'est ton provaïdeur? Sur Largeur.com
[Via Vincent Buck: En français svp  

Mark Paschal has a suite of tools for Radio 8 called "Kit." and a UserTalk syntax file for TextPad... this guy is productive!   

CodeCon archives now up
CodeCon has come and gone, and was a rousing success! Thanks to everyone who attended. mp3s of the entire conference are now available via BitTorrent. Download instructions are here. It's very simple, especially under windows.
[Via infoAnarchy  

CSS Coding Style and Radio CSS Tips on BitWorking
[Via Roland Tanglao's Weblog  

Teach Yourself Programming in Ten Years
Researchers (Hayes, Bloom) have shown it takes about ten years to develop expertise in any of a wide variety of areas, including chess playing, music composition, painting, piano playing, swimming, tennis, and research in neuropsychology and topology. There appear to be no real shortcuts: even Mozart, who was a musical prodigy at age 4, took 13 more years before he began to produce world-class music.
[Via Roland Tanglao's Weblog  

What format do you want it in?
Well-structured semantic XHTML. It's a floor wax and a dessert topping. It's XML (easily machine-readable, opens the door to XSLT). It's also HTML, or close enough that it displays in every browser in the world (even Netscape 4). And it's well-structured (degrades by itself, all the way down to Lynx) and semantic (my tags really mean things: h1, h2, h3, p, blockquote, em, code -- Google cares). Add CSS, and modern browsers render it beautifully (important today, less so tomorrow, irrelevant in the long run). It's not a perfect solution but given the requirement of a single, public, published, permanent URL for everyone and everything, I think it's the best compromise.
[Via the enlighted diveintomark]


So much for state of the art
Success in CRM depends more on applying its principles creatively than on armies of experts, huge databases and complex software, according to experts at McKinsey.
[Via News.com  

Canadian fans feverish over Sundays hockey final
One of the things that can unite Canadians from coast to coast (others are beer and bitchin about americans, hey wait, this game is a three for one!!!)
[Moreover - Canada  

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