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a conspiracy

Check out these two pictures.
I’ll give you a few seconds.
Okay. Why is it that the same service is more expensive in Firefox? Exact same url, but the service is cheaper in IE. If Yahoo is specifically doing this, I think it’s a very poor business practice. (Not to mention the fact [...]

mish-mash

You know you’ve programmed too many hours in the last week if — when typing an email, you type "(I think snarkiness can be excused in this instance());"
Blogging things bothering me:

People who use the MTRedirect plugin to fight spam, but fail to also then put the commenter’s email or website URI in the title attribute [...]

Advanced PHP: eval()

I thought I’d share a handy trick I came across recently. Most people know of the handy Javascript eval(), but PHP has one of its own up its sleeve. My situation involved needing to capture the result of a PHP script for inclusion into content I was rendering in a Smarty plugin. [...]

I have discerning readers

Thank you my loyal non-IE-using audience. The fact that only 35.2% of my audience uses Internet Explorer makes my bad day seem not so bad.

Irony or coincidence?

As I was doing a little research for the previous post, I came across the website for the Free Market Foundation. I thought myself, “Hmm…they must be advocates of globalization or general market efficiency.” Um, no. Their tagline is “protecting freedoms, strengthening families.”
Beside the fact that their domain name seemingly is of [...]

More is not better

This is especially true in a market that doesn’t operate efficiently. (I’ve mentioned the state of education a few times before.) And, yet, the idea that throwing more money at education will fix everything pervades. Why? I’m scratching my head on this one.
California’s education budget (in 2002) is 43 [...]

Out of Order

I’m getting an amusing pleasure out of the fact that the elevator in my building is out of order. I laugh everytime I see the sign on the door.
Why? Because my building is only three (yes, three) floors and EVERYONE seems to use the elevator at all times. I’m sorry, but taking [...]

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Dreams

To live in a bike friendlier world. To create the greatest collection of fabulous shoes ever assembled. To see a viable third party in US politics. To get local Rio team riders to acknowledge existence on road.

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