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Linkdump for March 19th

by Rob Friesel

Ready for Contact at Smithsonian Magazine (via Boing Boing) — interesting article about first contact and the preparations for its eventuality (tagged: seti first_contact astronomy politics research essay todo ) Stranger than fiction: The search for habitable exomoons at BoingBoing (tagged: astronomy research ) How ‘OK’ took over the world at BBC News (via DF) (tagged: […]

Linkdump for February 1st

by Rob Friesel

Locale::Maketext::TPJ13 at — short version: "Thar be dragons here." (tagged: programming language linguistics interesting essay ) What the Heck is Shadow DOM? at Dimitri Glazkov (tagged: javascript css html5 webdev DOM ) Lest We Forget (Or How I Learned What’s So Bad About Browser Sniffing) on FarukAt.eÅŸ — hot on the heels of the […]

Linkdump for August 3rd

by Rob Friesel

Let Us Now Praise Awesome Dinosaurs, by Leonard Richardson at Strange Horizons Fiction (tagged: writing scifi humor satire dinosaurs fiction ) BusyCal via [GusMueller blog] — "Share Calendars on a LAN and sync with Google Calendar" — I've historically been disappointed with these apps/plugins/whatever but always seem to be willing to try another… so here's […]

the Tao of LOL

by Rob Friesel

A friend asked me today:  “On IM, when you type ‘haha’, does that imply that you actually laughed?” I answered immediately:  no. The “haha” and “hehe” strings imply that you got the joke, that you’re reading and comprehending the humor, that you believe the preceding statement is funny — but it doesn’t necessarily mean that […]

Linkdump for March 26th

by Rob Friesel

Schott’s Vocab at (via DF) — like Wired's "jargon watch" only erudite. (tagged: blog language linguistics ) Sunday-Best Garlic Roast Beef at Cooks Country TV (via Ben) — for "top sirloin butt" (tagged: food beef recipe todo ) Dear A.I.G., I Quit! Hubris? (tagged: politics business econoocalypse ) Physical Cosmologies: The Shining via B² […]

Linkdump for February 18th

by Rob Friesel

IE Float model and the reality at CSS Class (tagged: webdev css IE floats essay todo ) When can I use… "Conclusion: Not Ready" — hope you like font tags! (tagged: webdev reference css ) Diagramming the Obama Sentence at The Millions (via B²): It was funny when the proverbial They did this for Palin's […]