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· Naughties
· · 2003
· · · February
· · · · 27 (4 entries)

Howdy! · I've been fid­dling with this for some week­s, de­cid­ed to tell a few peo­ple. I hate it when I hear that "Person X has a Weblog" and I go there and there's just a note say­ing "Hi! I have a Weblog!". So there's a hun­dred or so bits 'n' pieces al­ready scat­tered around for your view­ing plea­sure. Dave claims to have the old­est blog, well for a few min­utes on 2003/02/27, this is the youngest! ...
 
Spring! · This bee was sex­ing it up some­thing fierce with the cro­cus­es, and while my cur­rent cam­era is not quite up to cap­tur­ing some­thing that fast with re­al­ly sharp edges, be­tween the flow­er­s, the bee, and the sun­shine, some pret­ty se­ri­ous fun was be­ing had here ...
 
The Universal Republic of Love · There's No Such Thing as a URL Strange, but true, even though we talk about them all the time, those things that be­gin http://... and are paint­ed on the sides of bus­es and build­ings ev­ery­where. Th­ese things are de­signed to be used by com­put­er pro­gram­s, right? So ask your friend­ly lo­cal pro­gram­mer to write a pro­gram to use them for some­thing, and she'll go try to dig up the of­fi­cial doc­u­men­ta­tion on what to do, and pret­ty quick­ly find that there isn't any for URLs; ev­ery­thing on the sub­ject of­fi­cial­ly ex­pired years ago. It turns out that all the of­fi­cial doc­u­men­ta­tion is now about "URIs" not "URLs", so that's what you've been us­ing in re­cent years, whether you know it or not ...
 
There's No Such Thing as a Web Site · The tech­nol­o­gy that makes the Web go doesn't have any built-in no­tion of a "site" or a "home page", even though that's how peo­ple think about things. This caus­es all sorts of prac­ti­cal prob­lem­s; the well-known /robot­s.txt mech­a­nism for crawler con­trol is kind of a kludge, and works re­al­ly bad­ly when mul­ti­ple sites are on the same server, for ex­am­ple mem­ber­s.aol.­com. Another symp­tom is the fact that it's kind of hard to find the RSS feed for a web site. Wel­l, we may be start­ing to ad­dress this is­sue over in the TAG ...
 
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