Shame On Lockergnome

March 8th, 2004

Via Simon Willison, Lockergnome reverts back to a tables based layout. Simon does a good job of reaming Lockergnome for their hideous display of back pedaling web standards.

I just love what Jason DeFillippo said in this release article:

We’ve spent a lot of time and effort on our cutting edge CSS layouts and, while they are definitely fancy-schmancy, they detract quite a bit from our core efforts which are great content and easy access to it.

I’m sorry, but reverting back to this style of markup is a detraction from accessibilty. Enough said.

The Gender Genie

February 29th, 2004

Via clagnut, find out what gender you write as, or anyone else for that matter, through The Gender Genie. I threw a couple samples of my writing at and much to my relief, I write like a male.

According to the scientific writeup by Koppel and Argamon, the engine uses the assumption that males use more noun specifiers than females, and that females use more pronouns than males. I’ve only skimmed the artical so far but it seems like a very interesting read.

The Passion of The Christ

February 26th, 2004

Last night I witnessed The Passion of The Christ. This movie literally left me speechless. It is so moving. After the movie, I (along with nearly half of the audience in the theater) sat stunned, attempting to digest what I had just seen.

There has been much debate as to whether this movie could raise anti-semtic feelings. I honestly believe this is not the case. Sure the Jewish high priests were the chief architects of Jesus’ death, but if it had not been them it would have been someone else. Jesus came with the sole purpose of dying for all of our sins. In that light, we are all equally responsible for the death of Jesus. Unfortunately there are to many people that want to point the blame. To few who realize what Jesus’ sacrifice means.

Another issue that people have about this movie is the violent content. I feel it was absolutely warranted. Crucifiction was the most brutal form of punishment and death at the time and for many years following. That was life under the rule of the Roman Empire. Jesus’ sacrifice would not have meant near has much as it does had he been afforded and easy death.

Finally I would like to say that everyone should see this movie, and see it without any preconceived notions as to its content. Then, if you have not already done so, go and read the text that inspired the movie, the Bible.

To Mel Gibson, thank you so much for putting forth this so poingant reminder of Jesus’ sacrifice.

Redesign: Ice

February 26th, 2004

Take a look around. I have redesigned, yet again. I have dubbed this one ‘Ice’. The color scheme came at the aid of this color scheme tool. As with my previous redesigns, this one came about by my only changing the CSS file. Please let me know what you think and enjoy.

Stupid Movie Physics

February 19th, 2004

How many times have you gone to a movie and been turned off solely on the fact that the physics portrayed in the movie are completly unrealistic. For me, I cannot count the number of times this has happend to me. For all those who share in my pain at watching these horrid displays of physics, I present Intuitor Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics, a site that gives solid proof that Hollywood has been lying to us about everyday physics. Enjoy.

Aquarionics – Unattended XP Install

February 18th, 2004

Unattended XP Install. I plan on doing a WinXP installation sometime down the road. This unattended install bit will come in handy.

Drawing with CSS

February 9th, 2004

Via Stopdesign, Drawing with CSS is a stunning example and exploration into what one can accomplish with CSS. Specifically the creation of bar graphs. Not only does it work, but it just looks cool.

Simon Willison: Command line Futurama quotes

February 5th, 2004

Simon Willison: Command line Futurama quotes, some of the most fun I’ve had in a long time using lynx.

Upgrade to WordPress 1.0.1

February 3rd, 2004

Over the past few days I have been working on porting my blog over to the WordPress blogging platform. Thus far the transfer seems to have gone smoothly. Please let me know if you see anything go awry. I will also be looking out for known and unknown bugs.

On the whole I like WordPress. It gives all the features I was striving for with my home grown system but this is far more polished than I ever hoped to get to.

Movie Review: The Butterfly Effect

January 25th, 2004

Just got back from watching The Butterfly Effect. If you ever thought that changing the mistakes in your life would allow you to be better off, then go see this movie. You’ll come out asking a lot of questions.

And not only was the story good, but the acting was top rate as well. I’ve never seen Ashton Kutcher in anything else but to go from comic roles to this is a big jump, and he executed it perfectly. Amy Smart gave an uncommonly good performance given the requirements for her character. I won’t spoil it for you save that she could probably play a convincing schizophrenic after working on this film.

Again, you gotta go see this movie.