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Accepted into UW Computational Linguistics Master’s Program

A couple years ago I learned of the University of Washington’s Computational Linguistics Master’s program and I was really interested. But since I had moved to Portland, it wasn’t feasible for me to attend classes—this is especially true now since I am employed here and got married a year ago. For my birthday this year, […]

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Multiple Borders via CSS box-shadow

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Detecting Support for data: URIs

Updates: Added note at end to respond to V1’s comment, and fixed the “awkward CSS syntax” which was actually a big typo (thanks Harmen). The data: URI scheme is now supported by the most current version of every major browser, including Internet Explorer. Because of this I wanted to use CSS background images encoded with […]

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Open Scriptures Presentation at BibleTech:2009

As previously announced, I had the privilege of presenting the Open Scriptures project at BibleTech:2009. Multimedia of the talk is available:

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Newly Designed Open Scriptures Website with Blog

I haven’t formally announced this here yet, but there is a newly designed Open Scriptures website with blog. Future posts regarding Open Scriptures will be posted there. There are two new posts, the first regarding the recently-unveiled exciting Tagged Tanakh project, and the second about redeeming the ill-fated Re:Greek Open Source Initiative with a call […]

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“Old” Mainly Linguistics Stuff from College Days

This morning I got inspired to go over some relatively old stuff that I worked on in college. There are several linguistics projects that I think are pretty interesting (the first three especially): Phonological Analysis of a Second Language Arabic Phonemes Represented by the Spanish Letter “J” Indo-European Cognates in Psalm 23 and the Beatitudes […]

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Open Scriptures at BibleTech

(This post has been cross-posted on the Open Scriptures blog.) For the past several years, I’ve been dreaming about an open source community-driven Web application for Scripture. In the past few months, things have really been kicking into high gear. At BibleTech:2009 I’m presenting the project in the talk Open Scriptures: Picking Up the Mantle […]

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It’d be better without Flash.

I was hiking with my dad and father-in-law in the Columbia Gorge a few weekends ago. At one point along the trail my dad took out his camera to take a picture; my father-in-law, who is a photographer, mentioned to my dad, “It’d be better without flash.” I was struck by how he profoundly and […]

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Is Google Code using IIS?

I was attempting to browse our Shepherd Interactive repository on Google Code this morning, and I was getting a 404 error (screenshot). What shocked me was that it was a Microsoft IIS “The page cannot be found” error message. Can it be? Is Google Code using IIS?

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Efficiently Serving Custom Web Fonts

Note 2009-10-07: Paul Irish published a Bulletproof @font-face syntax, which is a much better way to specify cross-browser downloadable fonts. His technique deprecates what I outlined below. Good work, Paul! Update 2008-09: Removed superfluous “+” from last RewriteRule. Update: Acknowledged that Ben was pointing to a solution by John Allsopp. Ben Galbraith at Ajaxian recently posted again […]