Monthly Archives: November 2004

Help Stop Software Patents

As someone who writes software for a living, I can tell you that the concept of patents on software needs a serious revision at a minimum and may be completely useless for the purposes the Founders of the USA intended, … Continue reading

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How to Stop Me from Ever Using Tables for Layout Again

If I get what I ask for, I will never use another table for layout purposes ever. I swear on your grave (this is to align the incentives properly). I want a CSS 3-column layout that does all of the … Continue reading

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They’re Sorry, but I Feel Better

As a guy who creates Web sites for a living and has occasionally had his chops gently busted about quality control, things like this strangely make me feel better. This is what I saw when I tried to go to … Continue reading

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Another Thing I Could Use in CSS: a Replacement for valign=”bottom”

block-align: bottom Just a way to make sure that block-level items are glued to the bottom of their containing element, however high that element may or may not be. That would solve me having to stick in tables with valign=”bottom”. … Continue reading

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Let’s Assume…

Let’s assume, for a moment, that Red and Blue really are inalterable and opposed. It’s not a wise or accurate assumption, but, for the sake of argument, let’s assume just that. What could Democrats do? Grant McCracken has had a … Continue reading

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Not Getting It, Dutch Edition

Well, perhaps I spoke too soon, it looks like some of the Dutch have taken to vigilante action against Muslims and Muslim institutions in Holland. I’d even go so far as to remind them that except for some very sporadic … Continue reading

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USPS Gets Attack of Clue

OK, it’s well-known that I’m not a fan of the (indirectly) government-subsidized U.S. Postal Service, but they warmed the cockles of my libertarian heart this week. Apparently an indie/electronica band used the name Postal Service, and the usual protection-money types … Continue reading

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The Dutch Get It

Regardless of who I voted for in Debacle 2004, I still support the idea of fighting back against Islamic terror. My objections are objections over tactics more than the goal. The Dutch of Old Europe are now getting what the … Continue reading

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Countries Versus States

I’ve been meaning for some time to explore the myth and reality of national boundaries, and a post over at Cafe Hayek has prompted me to bring out a piece of it. Don Boudreaux takes on Samuelson on immigration, and … Continue reading

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