Blog: 2002

These are the 172 blog posts for 2002. There is also a complete archive.

December 2002

Mon 30:

Meetings: None of Us is as Dumb as All of Us   #funny #work

Callbacks should always have context   #architecture

No pause on Goldmember?   #business #tv

Sun 29:

VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, UGA, huh?   #hardware

Sat 28:

Cool Ruler   #tools

Python behind the scenes: Chandler and THE   #osaf #python

Tue 24:

Click Mazes   #games #puzzles

Happy belated Festivus

Sun 22:

Deleting code   #site

Crowbars and invisible people   #games #law

Sat 21:

Comedian   #funny #movies #reviews

Sun 15:

My disabled son deserves a diploma   #autism

Fri 13:

Froogle and Zeitgeist   #google

Thu 12:

Liberty vs. safety   #politics

Tue 10:

STL iterators can be char*   #c++

Mon 9:

Lego as currency?   #lego

The ACLU and the EFF   #politics

Log message style guide   #coding

Sun 8:

Futurama is still on?   #tv

Thu 5:

The root cause of lousy software   #testing

Wed 4:

KnotPlot   #math

Huffman compression in Notes   #lotus

Tue 3:

No more anorexic anchors   #web

Validating credit cards   #coding #javascript

November 2002

Sat 30:

Picasa serial numbers

Mon 25:

Pixar is the Anti-Lucas   #movies

Sun 24:

Growing A Language   #language #programming-languages

Shenv.py and Readurl.py   #my-code

Sat 23:

Max’s Lego micro AT-AT   #lego #parenting

Fri 22:

Too many new things   #python #quick-links #xml

Thu 21:

Picasa and ThumbsPlus   #photos #tools

Mon 18:

Amazon wishlist URLs   #amazon

Sun 17:

War on P2P?   #law #star-wars

Phoenix and CSS   #browsers #css #site

Lotus Notes icons   #lotus

Sat 16:

My RSS Feed   #feeds #site

Fri 15:

Ban Comic Sans   #typography

Ghostzilla   #browsers

Wed 13:

Referrer spam   #malware

Tue 12:

Grouping in XSLT   #xslt

Sun 10:

The web is great, part 2437   #music #online

Sat 9:

UBF: universal binary format

Fri 8:

Pirated sites

Thu 7:

Doom for the Nokia 7650   #games #hardware #phones

Auto-smileys and code don’t mix   #im

Project management rant   #management

Mon 4:

Notes questions from the mailbag   #lotus

Sun 3:

More-logical alphabets   #characters

Serial progress bars   #ui

Pyx: the last thing I need   #games #video-games

October 2002

Tue 29:

Quentin Tarantino on journalists   #quotes

Stereotypes   #photos

Sun 27:

Halloween pumpkins   #crafts #parenting

What time is it?   #reference

Sat 26:

Python discoveries   #perl #python

Instrument jokes   #funny #music

Fri 25:

Notes on postmodern programming   #architecture #c# #java

Thu 24:

Pretentizoidal   #language

Increase in autism baffles scientists   #autism

Pangrams   #language

Wed 23:

Character sets and encodings   #characters

Sun 20:

Massachusetts voters: No on 2   #politics

Fri 18:

Sweetcode   #blogs #tools

Tue 15:

Soccamatic   #animation #funny

World’s largest display lit Paris skies   #places

Sun 13:

Spambot stopper   #hacks

Tips from The Pragmatic Programmer   #books #development

Apparently I’m evil   #blogs #lego #lotus

Thu 10:

Beyond Compare   #tools

Wed 9:

Lego harpsichord   #lego #music

Tue 8:

Time   #photos

Sat 5:

The Word Spy   #blogs #language

Thu 3:

Long URLs   #lotus #web

Wed 2:

Two new utilities: ramp and hexdump   #my-code

Tue 1:

Python’s maturity   #java #programming-languages #python

September 2002

Mon 30:

Goering on political dissent   #history #politics

Sun 29:

Evolutionary systems   #lego #science

Sat 28:

Driving me crazy   #susan

Vigilantism unbound: the Berman P2P bill   #law

Sun 22:

A Formal Semantics of Patterns in XSLT   #xslt

Sat 21:

256bytes demos archive   #graphics #hacks

Thu 19:

The first emoticon?   #autism #history

Tue 17:

Patents on impossible compression   #law

Pyramid robot   #politics #robots #science

Wed 11:

Conference Presentation Judo   #presentations

9/11/2002   #philosophy

Tom Van Vleck   #blogs

Mon 9:

stereopsis   #blogs #graphics

Zyghost   #language

Sun 8:

Flanders and Swann   #funny #music

Sat 7:

Corey Jackson sketchbooks   #art #blogs

Wed 4:

More geek humor   #funny #geeky

Tue 3:

Great meat quote   #quotes

Mon 2:

Polyglot programs   #programming-languages

Sun 1:

Pedagoguery Software geometry models   #art #math

August 2002

Sat 31:

Richard Napoleon Bonaparte Batchelder   #friends-&-family #history

Does anyone still use search engines other than Google?   #search

Wed 28:

Piet programming language   #programming-languages

Tue 27:

Letterhead fonts   #typography

Tue 13:

Obfuscated code   #hacks

Thu 8:

Edsger W. Dijkstra: 1930–2002   #comp-sci #obituaries

Tue 6:

Errorwear   #funny #geeky

Sun 4:

Junkbot   #games #lego #robots

Fri 2:

Google Groups ASCII art   #art #google

High-Performance Server Architecture   #architecture

July 2002

Wed 24:

Pixar shorts   #animation #movies

Mon 22:

Jim’s Big Ego   #music

Sun 21:

Stephen Wolfram’s unfortunate ego

Sat 20:

Fighting noise   #coding

Thu 18:

Flaky coffee grinder   #debugging

Sun 14:

Mark Fiore animation   #animation #comics #politics

Thu 11:

letterscapes   #art #typography

June 2002

Wed 26:

E. B. White on Walden   #books

Tue 25:

ILM short: Work In Progress   #animation #movies

Fri 21:

Wonderful animated type video   #animation #typography

Thu 20:

Toward a more accessible blog   #site #web

Wed 19:

NYC Bloggers   #blogs #maps

Sun 16:

Today is my birthday   #me

Sat 15:

Copy and modify   #language

Thu 13:

The Philosophy of Punctuation   #language

Tue 11:

Description of a project gone badly wrong   #management #work

Xaos   #math

Sun 9:

Synaesthesia   #science

Fri 7:

Orisinal.com   #games

Tue 4:

More of my brother’s pictures   #friends-&-family #photos

Sun 2:

Teapotahedron   #graphics

Info on banned books   #books

The federal government shouldn’t decide what we can read   #books #law #politics

May 2002

Tue 28:

J.S.G. Boggs   #art

ColorPic   #tools

Thu 23:

Tales of Mere Existence   #funny #movies

Sun 19:

Luc Devroye’s font pages   #typography

Thu 16:

Stellations   #math

Wed 15:

Jamie Kellner: clueless dinosaur   #ads #business #tv

Programming with kids   #education #parenting

Tue 14:

I’ve started posting code   #site

Mon 13:

LawMeme   #blogs #law

Thu 9:

Stephen’s Guide to the Logical Fallacies   #language

Tue 7:

Drew Olbrich   #blogs #math

Patrick Batchelder Photography   #friends-&-family #japan #photos

Sat 4:

Fun silly stuff   #games #lego

Fri 3:

What does NED mean?

Wed 1:

Subversion   #source-control

April 2002

Sat 20:

Bagel abattoir   #food #machinery

How to draw a monkey   #art #how-to

Fri 19:

Building cathedrals   #dev-mindset

Mon 15:

Method of Swinging on a Swing   #law

Sat 13:

Oddpost email   #email

Wed 10:

Code should only do nothing if nothing is the correct thing to do   #coding

Sun 7:

Virtual credit cards

Thu 4:

Another bully of a company “wins” out of court   #business

Wed 3:

The West Wing Continuity Guide   #tv

Mon 1:

Old habits die hard   #ides #me

March 2002

Sun 31:

Minesweeper mathematics   #games #math

Weasly Starbucks   #business

Sat 30:

The Handbook of Rhetorical Devices   #language

Thu 28:

Digital Bill of Rights   #law

Eisner tries to take the high road   #business

Sun 24:

Pirate ship birthday cake   #cakes #crafts #parenting

Sat 23:

Car horns   #cars

Fri 22:

Gunnlaugur Briem   #blogs #typography

Thu 21:

EXSLT   #javascript #libraries #xslt

Wed 20:

Ever notice?   #books #parenting

Tue 19:

baxterant   #blogs #friends-&-family #politics

Sun 17:

What inspired Heinlein?   #history #quotes

Fri 15:

Pen spinning   #juggling

Thu 14:

1911 Encyclopedia Britannica   #books #reference

Happy pi day   #geeky #math

Wed 13:

Python: batteries included   #python

Sun 10:

Coliseum Books   #books #history

Sat 9:

Kirby birthday cake   #cakes #parenting #video-games

Thu 7:

My first job ever   #history #work