Notes on a web journey

posted on: 28 October 2005

CSS layout

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CSS one layout :

Total Layout Flexibility: that is, the ability to order columns logically in the source while displaying them in any order desired. For any number of columns. Equal Height Columns: or more accurately, equal height columns without having to rely on faux columns. Vertical placement of elements across grids/columns: designers face the choice of relying on elements being a particular height, resorting to tables or simply not bothering.


posted on: 19 October 2005


filed under: @ 18:56:01

So, the latest scare is the avian flu and is good for business:

Bird flu drug sales

And this is how they think or, to be politically correct, they used to think and what they did:

the articles were written in February 2003

Which takes me to Malawi begins to starve and makes me wonder where is the chance to live with dignity when the difference is as big as the indifference?


posted on: 19 October 2005

Variables scope and free fonts

filed under: @ 13:47:57

An interesting article on variables scope and free fonts via this mezzoblue post.


posted on: 13 October 2005

Userscripts, window.onload and mod_rewrite

filed under: @ 10:03:09

Through Simon Willison's weblog:



posted on: 12 October 2005

Simply accessible

filed under: @ 10:21:51

Designing for accessibility is not just a technical endeavour like most other pursuits on the web, it involves creative problem solving and experimentation


posted on: 10 October 2005

CSS specificity

filed under: @ 09:43:18

Some of the things in this article I didn't know, some I wasn't sure about: CSS specificity


posted on: 10 October 2005

Cheat sheets update

filed under: @ 09:38:44

An HTML character entities cheat sheet has been added to the previous ones:


posted on: 08 October 2005

Small arms trade

filed under: @ 19:11:47

World at war

source: World at war

Most common small arms

source: Small arms


posted on: 08 October 2005

XMLHTTP, Deep Web and brushes

filed under: @ 09:31:47


posted on: 07 October 2005

Holy men..

filed under: @ 09:17:42

After “only” 23 years.. Calvi murder trial opens in Rome.

Then more madness from people that are trying their best to drag all of us into a pit they are digging with their fears: Bush warns of “war on humanity”. Do not patch the effects, fix the causes.Except, really, what could you expect from someone that apparently said: God told me to end the tyranny in Iraq..

Update: White House denies Bush God claim

Second update: Bush God comments “not literal”


posted on: 04 October 2005

EU and Turkey

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I hope the talks will go in the right direction and Turkey will become part of Europe.

I think that a new Europe has the opportunity to act as the mediator between irresponsible Western policies and desperate Middle-East actions. The way of thinking of the political generation coming out of the "Cold War" is obsolete and it's time to replace it with some more balanced and farther reaching ideas. Maybe all together we can work to create a different way of relating with each other, cooperating instead of competing.

I personally really don't like to hear talks of clash of civilizations (if we were "civilized" we shouldn't clash anyway) and religions being used as an excuse to obtain power. All of that reminds me of the 12th century and makes me wonder if, in the year 2005, there really are people that still think so narrowly or if it's just the usual smoke screen used to cover the real intentions. Both scenarios add to my misgivings that human beings actually are an intelligent form of life. ANY religion should be personal and private and should not be imposed in any way on others. Talking about which religion is better doesn't make any sense and, most of the times, it brings to misunderstanding and conflict. How can something based on faith be discussed in a logical way? Everyone should be left free to choose. The State with all its rules can take care of social interactions and inside it every citizen has the right to believe in what he decides. Neither the law of state nor that of religion can assure that anyone would behave better because the choice is up to each one of us every single time. Guidelines are important but the ultimate choice rests on personal decision.


posted on: 03 October 2005

Google search tips and future emails

filed under: @ 19:17:14

A couple of interesting links:


posted on: 02 October 2005

Bali bombings

filed under: @ 09:43:01

Genius has a limit, stupidity is limitless


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