Happy Valentine’s Day, Hallmark holiday of all Hallmark holidays!

I made a slight change to the Cascading Style Sheet for Q today; it may mean that, all of a sudden, things look different than they did before. (I was specifying certain font sizes absolutely before, so they didn’t scale with the font size setting; they’re now relative. I didn’t know that Netscape supported percentage-based font sizes, or I would have done this long ago.)

New Frontier technote: Internet Information Server 5.0 and Frontier. (IIS 5.0 is the version that comes with Windows 2000, and there’s a little catch to it when using it with Frontier’s webserver.)

Seen on null means null today: “Zero is the great unifier. One apple and one 1979 Buick are very different entities, but no apple and no 1979 Buick are frighteningly similar.”

How cool is this — the NEAR satellite is now the first artificial satellite orbiting an asteroid. It’s also very cool to me that an object the size of Manhattan has enough of a gravitational pull to keep something in orbit. UPDATE: the first image is now back from NEAR since beginning to orbit Eros.

I dunno if it’s intended synergy, but when I was on hold with the Microsoft Developer Network customer support group today, the music I heard was the Peanuts theme song. (Sidenote: that link is the single best MIDI soundfile I’ve heard — that’s what MIDI should sound like, rather than the usual imitation of a five-year-old plinking around on an out-of-tune piano.)

Re: the efforts I mentioned yesterday by residents of Pitcairn Island to control their own top-level domain (.pn): ICANN has a copy of the letter signed by all of the residents which they sent to ask for their domain back, and apparently, when ICANN was given control Friday of all top-level domain delegation, they finally granted the .pn domain to its rightful owners. Wired also has a story on it today, which mentions another similar conflict — the .as domain (representing American Samoa) is controlled by an expatriate living in the U.S., not the territory’s government.

My brain didn’t make the connection between the hideous redesign of CNN.com and and fact that AOL will soon own CNN and does own Netscape, the only browser with which CNN apparently tested their hideous redesign. (Have I mentioned that it’s hideous?) Perhaps it’s because I’m also a small flywheel in the machine that blinds CNN to the Internet reality.

Up until now, I’ve mainly been an Urban Fetch kind of a guy, but I’m also a Starbucks kind of a guy, which means I may have to become a Kozmo.com kind of a guy. Now, if they’ll deliver me a grande vanilla latte


Regarding the CNN font problems… It’s also bad on Microsoft’s own site. The msdn.microsoft.com search box button shows the same problem and MS’s dot-truth site has CNN-size text.


Doesn’t MS have live DJs for their support lines?

(Heh, the “Post Response” button below seems to be close to being CNN-sized).

• Posted by: Lawrence Lee on Feb 14, 2000, 8:05 PM

Yeah, I noticed the Post Response button, and for the LIFE of me, I have *no* clue why it and only it is rendered in a small font. I’ve searched and searched for clues, and have none.

Does anyone else have an answer?

• Posted by: Jason Levine on Feb 14, 2000, 9:19 PM

Well I’m pretty sure it has something to do with the stylesheets, I’ll go check on MSDN and see if there are any notes on this.

• Posted by: Lawrence Lee on Feb 15, 2000, 12:02 AM

What a nice site, you know :)

• Posted by: Underage on Oct 12, 2003, 2:11 PM
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