May 13, 2009

RDF & Microdata in HTML 5

The King and the Toast­er. Which tech­nol­o­gy the pro­gram­mer rep­re­sents is left as an exer­cise for the reader.

posted by Andrew

May 11, 2009

Giggles 2

Just searched Google for “the only way”, a song by Gotye. Strange­ly, almost almost every result was reli­gious in nature, includ­ing this gem:

Is it rea­son­able to believe that Jesus is the only way to the only God, and that the oth­er 9999 reli­gions are false? What’s a Chris­t­ian to think?

I’m remind­ed of Frank Her­bert’s Heretics of Dune: In one sen­tence, the powin­dah invoked infin­i­ty and denied it, nev­er once observ­ing their own foolishness.

posted by Andrew

May 10, 2009


How long will we be stuck with trib­al­is­tic rit­u­al? Excuse me while I won­der at the sin­cer­i­ty of one reli­gious par­ty with a his­to­ry of intol­er­ance cavort­ing with anoth­er reli­gious par­ty with a his­to­ry of intol­er­ance when the prime func­tion of both is con­vert­ing each oth­er’s wor­ship­per stockpile.

What a bizarre world we live in when reli­gions fawn over each oth­er. It’s like com­par­ing ant farms. I wish we’d go back to wor­ship­ping the sun.

posted by Andrew

May 5, 2009

Great interoperability quote

From Rob Weir’s ODF Inter­op­er­abil­i­ty post:

Remem­ber, it is not par­tic­u­lar­ly dif­fi­cult or clever to to take an adverse read­ing of a stan­dard to make an incom­pat­i­ble, non-inter­op­er­a­ble prod­uct. Take HTML, for exam­ple. It does not define the attrib­ut­es of unstyled (default) text. So I could cre­ate a per­fect­ly con­for­mant brows­er imple­men­ta­tion that makes all default text be 4‑point Zapf Ding­bats, white text on a white back­ground. It would con­form with the stan­dard, but it would be per­fect­ly unus­able by anyone.

posted by Andrew