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Asking the Stupid Questions Since 1971
 Tuesday, December 03, 2002

Ignorance is No Excuse

Tool vendors have the great responsibility of ensuring that their work produces compliant code. Most of the time, all it takes is simple changes, like producing lowercase tags instead of UPPERCASE. Other times, it takes a small bit of knowledge, like knowing about fragment identifiers, and using them. But there's no excuse when help is offered, and not taken.

(With the links there, this sounds spiteful. It's not. Just an observation about accepting patches.)

4:02:08 PM # Google It!
categories: Writing Online

Must be all the spam they receive

Congresscritters turning off their email inboxes: "They are no longer even interested in pretending to be interested in citizen opinions." [via gammatron (phase ii)] [via jenett.radio]

3:10:18 PM # Google It!
categories: Politics

Could You Be a Microsoft Internet Application Developer?

You have a webserver that needs to access files on shared storage. At some point down the road, the files may move to another, bigger server with a different name. Which of the following would be the best way to configure your Microsoft Windows NT/2000-based Internet application to read those files?

  1. map a drive to the storage and include the path in the scripts
  2. create a virtual directory in IIS that reads the files from the UNC name of the storage
  3. create a reparse point under c:\inetpub\wwwroot that maps to the SMB sharepoint exposed by DFS
  4. use a dual-homed SCSI controller to connect both systems to the storage

Think you have what it takes?

12:57:52 PM # Google It!
categories: System Administration

One Bad Apple

Jon Udell goes and demonstrates, once again, that anything with an address is a web service. The #1 hits for my birthday are not too appealing after 1985. I'll leave it as an exercise for the reader to determine the date.

12:28:33 PM # Google It!
categories: Industry

Sammy the Seal Cannot Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms

I need a scanner. There's a page in Sammy the Seal where he learns to read by building words with blocks.

11:31:19 AM # Google It!

Information Warfare, or People Living In Glass Houses Shouldn't Throw Bricks

While ratfink's system is probably not working yet, and a large part of it is classified, much of it can be manually simulated for demonstration purposes.
Eyeballing Total Information Awareness[via Boing Boing Blog]

The information is there, you just need to know where to look. Or, as They put it, scientia est potentia.

10:44:34 AM # Google It!
categories: Identity, Politics

Speaking of Yellow Journalism

The cover of today's New York Post, and the story [WARNING: java applet advertisements]. Compare the BBC version (links to original document) and the Amnesty International version. There are certain, undeniable benefits to not living in Iraq.

8:16:30 AM # Google It!
categories: Sadness

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Set my hot coffee cup down on the roof of my car as I got out. It froze to it.

8:08:28 AM # Google It!


# echo 'systems::500:will' > /etc/group

8:01:36 AM # Google It!
categories: System Administration

Wicked Sense of Humor

A gentleman on NPR's Morning Edition called the Enron logo the "Crooked E." Ha!

7:49:41 AM # Google It!