links for 2006-04-11

  • The Lighter Side of Science: Marc Abrahams was once a respected computer programmer working with corporate clients … all » until he decided to try his hand at humor. Fifteen years later he is the man behind the Ig Nobel awards and the Annals of Improba
  • (or: ‘What are those “%20” codes in URLs?’) – The specification for URLs (RFC 1738, Dec. ’94) poses a problem, in that it limits the use of allowed characters in URLs to only a limited subset of the US-ASCII character set: …Only alphanumerics [0-9a-zA-
  • Video Game Pianist – Zelda Theme 8.36mb – .WMV (application/x-mplayer2)
  • “Best Practice” Benchmark: A response, practice or function that, by peer consensus, has been designated as “best” when interacting with a customer or co-worker. The purpose of a benchmark is to create a uniform, superior response to situations that occur
  • Isolated service incidents can make or break a company’s perceived image. Single acts or actions can make or break a reputation and will create word-of-mouth advertising for years.
  • Hey, Star Wars Man His light saber technique wasn’t very good, but his so-called friends found Ghyslain Raza’s clumsy turn as a Jedi knight amusing enough to film and post on the internet — three years ago. The video turned Raza, 15 at the time, into a r
  • When marking up content which could be defined in some way as a list, you should consider using an unordered list (
      ) for presentation. Not only does it improve the readability of your HTML code, it also applies meaning to content which would otherwise
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