The life and times of Zack Weinberg.
Friday, 15 February 2002
# 10:30 PM
For the large majority of people out there with browsers that don't understand bleeding edge XHTML, here's the MathML rant in plain HTML. I've also adjusted the MIME type of the original to improve the odds that your browser will understand it.
Nothing's quite as much fun as showing up at work to discover that no one else has come to work today, because the company is making everyone take a day off, to save money.
Well, maybe it's as much fun to show up at Jack London Square to discover that the knife shop you remember from two years ago is no longer there, and in fact the entire building has been torn down. According to the barkeep in the itty bitty waterfront bar I asked questions in, the knife shop moved to Brentwood. The only Brentwood I can think of is in Los Angeles. Is that the one he meant? I have no idea.
Oh well, I got an omnibus of the Riddlemaster of Hed trilogy, so the shopping trip was not a total waste of time. Now for some dinner.
# 6:20 PM
For your entertainment and edification, a rant about MathML.
# 12:20 AM
the best thing about standards is there are so many to choose from
Well, in this case, the best thing about standards is they often have
completely brain dead mandated semantics. Take the humble
Meantime, there's code out there that assumes that
(That is, on Unix you'll never notice the difference. On Windows,
you definitely will, because Windows uses backslash (