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My Geek Box

Yes, I’m a geek. As I was finally unpacking some boxes of books and papers that haven’t seen daylight in about 3 years, I found my fun box of computer science textbooks. Data structures, SPARC architecture, C++ — it doesn’t get much better than this!
And thank god they’re now within referencing distance as [...]

When Did Standards Compliance Become Only About Validation?

How has the message of the web standards community somehow been boiled down into a concentrate of your website must only validate to be standards compliant? Is this the result of a horrible game of web telephone? Sadly, this reduced definition of web standards makes it quite easy for someone to dismiss the [...]

2006 CSS Reboot All-Stars

Impatient as I am, I’m not going to wait for the other coaches to weigh in; I’m just going to leap ahead and name Jeff Croft the MVP of the All-Star team. I love this design. He’s not a flashy Kobe Bryant, but more of a solid, dependable, thinking-person’s Tony Parker [...]

I’m Feeling Antisocial

Enough with the social bookmarking. Really. I don’t digg it. I don’t reddit. I won’t seed it. I don’t think it’s del.icio.us. I’m a jerk.

 

Gone Skiing

It’s been indicated that I haven’t posted in a while. Yes, it’s true. Projects are stagnating. Bloglines has long ago quit showing any indication of updates here or at I (heart) baking. Why? It’s ski season. Weekends that once served as primary “catch up” time for my websites and [...]

NicoleSwan.com Meta News

My recent jump into the world of Bloglines-ing has had at least one good effect — I now actually check out my own feeds. I’ve never paid much attention to them other than obediently listing feed links. Well, did you know that previously I wasn’t publishing the full article entries in my feeds? [...]

iSwitched

Okay, I didn’t so much switch as I bought an iBook to keep my PC company. And now I’m trying to figure out this whole Mac OS thing. So far, I’ve managed to change the system preferences and pick up 8 nearby wireless networks I didn’t even know existed. I’m excited about [...]

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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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