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 […]
(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 […]
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 […]
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?
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 […]
Real XHTML 2.0
This is real XHTML 2.0:
Three Indispensable Bookmarklets
Three bookmarklets I find indispensable: Share on Facebook Google Bookmark Note in Reader
MapQuest Google Bomb
I think it is unfortunate that “MapQuest” has in large part become the generic term for online mapping. If someone who is Internet-illiterate is told to “MapQuest an address” they will likely end up at mapquest.com instead of using a more advanced mapping service such as, especially, Google Maps. So let’s Google Bomb the term […]
I’ve finally put together my website. I’ll be posting thoughts on this blog from time to time, mostly about web development, but also about culture, cycling, and life in Portland. This code on this site is XHTML5; it’s my first draft of the theme, so I’ll be making improvements over time. I also want to […]