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Category Archives: Technology

Observations on the lack of art in technology today

Just Not Git-ing It

Filed under: General,Technology— arlen@ 12:00 am

Phil Taylor recently tried to get up close and personal with git. He ran into difficulties, in no small part because he treated git like subversion, which it decidedly isn’t. So in the interests of helping out anyone else out there with the same idea, that of wanting to try out something new in hopes […]

Generational Change

Filed under: Technology,Web Design— arlen@ 11:31 am

Come gather ’round people wherever you roam And admit that the waters around you have grown And accept it that soon you’ll be drenched to the bone. If your time to you is worth savin’ Then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changin’. It always happens. […]

Customizing Safari Reader

Filed under: General,Technology,Web Design— arlen@ 11:14 am

OK, so the new Safari (version 5) is out, and it includes a “reader” feature that’s been taking some heat. The complaints are justified — what it does to links is insufficient for some vision-impaired users, and justified text looks horrible without good hypenation, which Safari doesn’t do, just to name the two most obvious. […]

Frameworks over CMS’s

Filed under: General,Technology,Web Design— arlen@ 12:34 pm

I gave a presentation recently at Web414 that promoted the idea that frameworks were the future of web development. The presentation didn’t go well (It started its slide downhill when I realized too late there would be no way to show my slides. I switched to a more interactive, discussion-oriented presentation, which of course I […]

Bad Behavior and Arrogance

Filed under: General,Technology— arlen@ 7:29 pm

How far can you reach when someone’s behavior becomes offensive? Is guilt by association ever permissable? Robert Vining, newly minted chief spokesman and admin for All Together As A Whole is finding that out, right now. He writes about it in this blog post. I’ve been there, Robert. You made the right choice. In a […]

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