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  • Web Programmers Guide To Comparative Language Functions

    I’ve been wanting to build a comprehensive guide comparing PHP, ColdFusion, ASP, etc for some time. Something like: Server-Side Scripting Comparative Anatomy, combined with links out to the documentation on,, and Something one can use to know that rawurlencode(), URLEncodedFormat(), and Server.URLEncode() are the three respective ways to do the same thing…

  • IDEO Method Cards ~= Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies

    IDEO Method Cards look like they’re congruent to The Oblique Strategies. The Oblique Strategies evolved from me being in a number of working situations when the panic of the situation – particularly in studios – tended to make me quickly forget that there were others ways of working and that there were tangential ways of…

  • Moon Goal: Underachievement?

    Chuck makes the point going to the moon by 2015 is sort of aiming low. I mean, we did this already. In 1969. I see his point, actually.

  • Grumble

    My cell phone is currently down, making it rather hard to make or take calls. This is one of the hazards of going all cellular: DOWNTIME! Still, AIM works.

  • Civics Department: One Party USA?

    Civics Department: One Party USA? Read this: America as a One-Party State by Robert Kuttner

  • Media Grok -> Media Unspun -> Blog?

    I used to love Media Grok, and now maybe this will be cool. Though it says “Guest Blog” — which maybe indicates it is only temporary. The Industry Standard: Guest Blog: Jimmy Guterman – Internet Business News

  • There is no such thing…

    as an INS agent anymore: The former INS and former U.S. Customs Department were merged into the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) division of the Department of Homeland Security. I had not realized that. See: US Citizenship and Immigration Services, US Customs & Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security.

  • Things About Utah

    Man, that ground is red. Fry sauce. Dial-up is slow. It is bad to put cellular phones into washing machines. I gave my copy of The Jefferson Bible to Leah’s parents. I like dried papaya. Many movies and TV shows have been shot in Kanab. Driving through the area where the polygamists live is eerie….