links for 2006-07-06

links for 2006-06-13

script tags …

i left a message in my dg; i’ve been looking at your code, but you’re still changing it.

you’re on the right track … too many ‘SCRIPT’ tags. verify that every opening SCRIPT has a corresponding closing slash-SCRIPT … and you’ll figure it out just fine. there’s no brain surgery involved.

at the present time, i no longer see the comment, but am getting a ‘javascript error’ indication on first load … doesn’t prevent the page from loading completely, however.

if you get really bollixed, you can always give me a buzz. my #’s at the bottom of any email i’ve sent you … i think we’ve had a couple of back-and-forths …


I saw both of these at slashdot:

Two New Zealand scientists think they can explain one of the great mysteries of the natural world – ball lightning. from BBC News very coool

This is a real one and it looks like it could affect everyone

CERT® Advisory CA-2000-02 Malicious HTML Tags Embedded in Client Web Requests
A web site may inadvertently include malicious HTML tags or script in a dynamically generated page based on unvalidated input from untrustworthy sources. This can be a problem when a web server does not adequately ensure that generated pages are properly encoded to prevent unintended execution of scripts, and when input is not validated to prevent malicious HTML from being presented to the user.

long day, late update. My wife received a concussion in a classroom accident at school yesterday (2/1). She’ll be OK, but I’m a bit preoccupied.


Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Jack Dykinga has teamed up with naturalist and writer Janice Emily Bowers to tell the story of the smallest U.S. desert in their new book, Desert: The Mojave and Death Valley. From CNN Book News This is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Yes, I’m biased

BBC News, and others are reporting that EMI and Warner Music are planning a merger. Soon there will be no more little guys anywhere

There is a new Alertbox Saying No: How to Handle Missing Features

John Anderson talks about his fear of dentists over at genehack. I share this phobia. Dentists terrify me! As a result I have a third-world mouth.

I saw this at BradLands – The Movie Review Query Engine

Incompetent people have no clue that they are. What is more interesting to me is that extremely competent people tend to believe that more people are competent than really are. This could explain a lot of things.

It was great seeing Karl again. After the initial awkwardness, we settled back into the banter of old friends. Time is just a comma in the sentence.

In another moment from the past, Terry called last night. He moved back to Idaho 10 years ago and we haven’t spoken for a couple of years. Lots of difficulties in Terry-Land. We talked for about four hours. He had a lot to pass along so I did more listening than talking. I love him like a brother. There’s nothing I can do for him except be his friend. Perhaps that is enough, he certainly didn’t ask for advice or “help”, but it still feels like its not enough.