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Monthly Archives: August 2010

10 things I love about Sass

by Rob Friesel

CSS. Verbose, repetitive, rife with bizarre quirks. Can’t say that I’m a fan. On the web, you’re using it out of necessity. Even the CSS masters out there must admit, there has got to be something better. Fortunately, there’s Sass. A super-set of CSS, it helps to eliminate some of CSS’s most obnoxious aspects during […]

on syntax highlighting: a brief public service announcement

by Rob Friesel

In preparation for an up-coming post1, I did a bit of extra legwork on syntax highlighting plugins for WordPress and wound up switching from Google Syntax Highlighter for WordPress (GSHW)2 to SyntaxHighlighterPro. Both of them are backed by Alex Gorbatchev’s Syntax Highlighter library. But more on that in a moment. What prompted the switch was […]

Linkdump for August 29th

by Rob Friesel

SyntaxHighlighter JavaScript-based syntax highlighter with support for multiple languages. It backs several syntax highlighter plugins for WordPress (several of which I've tried, and one of which is currently used here on blog.F_D; none of which seem to use the latest). Seems the CSS highlighter needs a little help. (tagged: blog code wordpress plugin syntaxhighlighter todo […]

Linkdump for August 27th

by Rob Friesel

Death to Humans! Visions of the Apocalypse in Movies and Literature: Scientific American via @johnjosephadams — though I take issue with: [1] how many movies there are (since so many movies are usually so bad); [2] The Andromeda Strain (whose scale is hardly apocalyptic); and [3] that Adams' The Wastelands collection is missing! (tagged: film […]

Linkdump for August 24th

by Rob Friesel

Climb On! by Lisa Katayama, at Boing Boing — Absolutely awesome article. I agree with every word. (Except about the Rubik's cube; I kind of hate the Rubik's cube.) Climbing feels like playing Tetris with my body. (tagged: climbing exercise mental geek ) HTML5 Elements and Attributes (tagged: html5 webdev documentation ) Efficient JavaScript at […]

dream.20100822: a hair from the eye

by Rob Friesel

There is a single hair growing out of the whites of my eye. It’s a short, thick, coarse black hair. Like a beard’s whisker two days after the razor. The hair is bothersome, irritating. Every blink is like passing a kidney stone, every sidelong glance a slash to the wrist. Fine pink lines radiate out […]