Archive for August, 2002

August 2, 2002

Hmm. I was bummed to find out that The Lefty Directory is not an archive of left-handed bloggers. I was all ready to submit myself. Not a bad idea though, is it?

I’m thinking David Sedaris is the funniest damn author alive. I’ve just finished Me Talk Pretty One Day, and have never laughed out loud so much at a book — with the exception of Sedaris’s equally hilarious Naked. Me Talk Pretty One Day is a collection of short stories about the author’s crazy family (his Dad who hides fruit, lets it rot, then eats it) to taking French classes in France (most certainly the funniest chapters of the book). If you need a laugh, it’s highly recommended.

August 1, 2002

A co-worker was just recently telling me about Ruby, a “new” object-oriented scripting language. Think Java meets Perl. I say “new” although it’s been around since the late 90′s. Looks interesting, with streamlined syntax, easy to follow, etc and I hear it will come standard in the next version of OS X. Will have to give it a closer look. Here is a nice introduction to Ruby from O’Reilly. Download it here (for Mac OS X) from Apple — it installs in about 30 seconds with a single click.

MacEdition explains what the deal is with OS X’s new Quartz anti-aliasing. IE 5.2 Mac includes this feature, and I’ve been trying to get used to it. Sure looks nice on larger fonts, but smaller type sizes look too fuzzy. (via zeldman)

I got bored and spruced up the template here a little. I’m ignoring version 4.x browsers and have no idea what this layout looks like in them.

Someone needs to resurrect the 16-beat. All that hi-hat…