02
Jul 10

Today in the Land of the Tweets

  • What is this Dogtooth business? I want to watch it!!! #
  • @firstshowing Is that true? I've heard ppl say the same but I saw This Film Is Not Yet Rated and they made it seem like that's not really so in reply to firstshowing #
  • Wow. Searching for a new web host and seeing all these horrible reviews for media temple. Are they really that bad? #
  • Why does @gmail think that June 30 was 2 days ago. There's something not quite right going on there #
  • @gmanreviews Yeah apparently he thought he hadn't been in the news lately and decided to be crazy again in reply to gmanreviews #

01
Jul 10

Today in the Land of the Tweets


30
Jun 10

Today in the Land of the Tweets

  • Please. Somebody score a goal. I don't think I can take another half hour of this. #par #Jon #WorldCup #
  • @soccerjerzey Yessir in reply to soccerjerzey #
  • Saw this one a couple nights ago. A real piece of art http://yfrog.com/jkhu6j #
  • Please. Give me some more excitement than that last one #esp #por #WorldCup #
  • A "via" button (like the RT button) would be a nice @twitter feature. Then I'd be able to make comments longer than 2 chars on other tweets #
  • Wow. I love the polar opposite responses to King Kong from @firstshowing and @devincf #
  • Note to self: stop reading the interwebs when you miss episodes of TV shows you like. #
  • Quick question. If you have to pay for hulu-plus, then why is it 'ad-supported'? #

29
Jun 10

Today in the Land of the Tweets

  • Just saw a #WorldCup promo poster at KFC with Didier, Theirry and Francis. I guess they bet on the wrong superstars #
  • Looks like CVM is pilling an ITV. Why is there a KFC ad on TV instead of my #WorldCup match #
  • And that's one step further upwards #BrazilForWorldCup #bra #chi #WorldCup #
  • Positive marketing mixed with some ignorance really can give fun results. Got told today "Don't you know @googlechrome makes your PC faster" #

26
Jun 10

Today in the Land of the Tweets

  • Just got back to the #WorldCup and clearly they were showing Spain's warm up session and not the actual match. Ridiculous. #esp #chi #

25
Jun 10

Today in the Land of the Tweets

  • Goodbye Italy #ita #svk #WorldCup #
  • That match was very much brain versus brawn; and brawn won #ita #svk #WorldCup #
  • Words of wisdom from Claude: "Preparation is key in preparing for a tournament" #CVMWorldCupFail #

24
Jun 10

Today in the Land of the Tweets

  • The picture keeps freezing and skipping. It's like I'm watching #WorldCup The Remix #
  • A 10 hour long match at Wimbledon? Wow #
  • Yes please RT Rumor Mill: Ritchie Wants Day-Lewis For Moriarty in 'Sherlock Holmes 2' – http://thefilmstage.com/65 #
  • Whoops. That last one was via @TheFilmStage #
  • LMAO RT @williambgoss Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooal! #doesntunderstandtennis #
  • Still need to watch the rest of Cinema Paradiso for the podcast tonight. Trust me to pick a 3 hour long movie #
  • I know this is a really ignorant comment but how can it be more challenging to paint a phone white than it is to paint it black? #
  • Apparently, Intel GMA 950 + Ubuntu (after Jaunty) = No TV out. Dammit. Must try some package downgrading magic #
  • @DVDsnapshot How horrible is it that I had no clue what that was you were talking about. Yes, must listen to more of those Stones in reply to DVDsnapshot #
  • This K'Naan song for the #WorldCup is pretty good but I fear before the month is over I'm going to be all waved out. #
  • That Jason Biggs movie had @michaelianblack behind it? Shit. Am I going to have to watch that now? #

23
Jun 10

DTDs Just Got So Much Easier

I’ve been playing around with HTML and various other web technology for about seven years now. When I started I didn’t even know what a Document Type Declaration (DTD) was. Soon I found that specifically declaring one at the beginning of the HTML / PHP file solved so many problems. I’ve gone through various phases, beginning with xHTML and most recently ending with HTML 4 Strict. ┬áNow it’s on to HTML5, and I’m ecstatic with how simple the DTD statement has become.

Before, when I started a new page I would always copy the statement from a page I previously created. Really, who’s going to remember this:
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN”
“http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd”>
And if you want to see what some of the other DTD statements look like, there’s a fairly exhaustive list over at Wikipedia.

HTML5 has a much simpler format, and here it is:
<!DOCTYPE HTML>
It’s simple; it’s clean; and, most importantly, I’ll remember it any time I need to start a new project.


23
Jun 10

Today in the Land of the Tweets

  • Just saw a sign "Don't Messi With The Greeks". Is that supposed to scare Argentina or is it a desparate plea for mercy. I'm not sure #

22
Jun 10

The World Cup Ate My Homework

Yes, it’s true. I’ve done nothing productive since the last non-twitter article I published (all of 11 days ago). I can’t promise that this football induced daze will end but I snapped out of it long enough today to discover an example of rich text editing using HTML5 at http://html5demos.com/.

I hope that dissecting this code will inspire me to formulate a decent attempt at the same (but a bit more complex, of course).