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Dan Rubin's SuperfluousBanter

Suffering from chronic idiocy since 1977

Archive for November, 2002


W3C Validator Fixed!

Thursday, November 28th, 2002

Well now, that was a fast turn-around! It appears that some­one was check­ing their email at the W3C and the glitch I expe­ri­enced was fixed pronto!

That’s close to a 10 minute response time, on Thanks­giv­ing no less! :-)

Good Job!


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W3C Validator Broken

Thursday, November 28th, 2002

The recent improve­ments to the W3C Val­ida­tor have bro­ken the val­ida­tor. Two days ago, this site val­i­dated with­out prob­lems, and now the val­ida­tor seems to think that I’m miss­ing a clos­ing </h3> tag, when it’s there in plain sight, even in the source out­put of the validator!

This isn’t the only prob­lem either: Just val­i­date this page and you’ll see some of the odd errors that should not be occurring.

It seems noth­ing can actu­ally be improved upon any­more with­out first break­ing it publicly.


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God I’m Tired

Wednesday, November 27th, 2002

I’m incred­i­bly tired for some rea­son. Per­haps my sys­tem has not fully recov­ered from the flu (a week with no real food can’t be that good for you), at least that’s what I’m hoping.

I slept till 12:30pm today. Right through my alarm. And I’m still tired. I could sleep for the rest of the day.

But instead, I’ve got more PHP stuff to fig­ure out, some copy­writ­ing for an almost-finished project, my girl­friend will be stop­ping by after she’s done with work (not that I mind the intru­sion, but when I’ve missed a half day of work, it’s just one more thing), and I really should eat at some point. Oh, and the quar­tet is rehears­ing tonight for the first time in a few weeks.



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Wonder Diet

Sunday, November 24th, 2002

I’ve found it: The New Won­der Diet™

OK, well it’s actu­ally just called “get­ting sick for a week and only drink­ing your food”, but it’s sen­sa­tional nontheless.

I’ve gone from a mas­sive 193 pounds (severely over­weight) to a svelt 186 in the last week, and I feel great! Those extra 7 pounds were really start­ing to tire me out when walk­ing to and from my car dur­ing the work week, not to men­tion the strain on my right arm when oper­at­ing the adjust­ing lever on my office chair.

Now I can start exer­cis­ing again.


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Oh What A Feeling

Tuesday, November 19th, 2002

Early Fri­day evening I began expe­ri­enc­ing alter­nat­ing bouts of cold shiv­ers and sweat­ing, accom­pa­nied by mus­cle aches every­where. By Sat­ur­day morn­ing, I had devel­oped a fever of 101, and my ton­sils were inflamed, along with my lymph nodes, and I had a severe sore throat and headache (the shiv­er­ing and sweat­ing had not subsided).

I remained in that con­di­tion for the dura­tion of Sat­ur­day, and by Sun­day the only thing that had changed was my tem­per­a­ture (down to 100). There were a few less-pleasant things as well, but no need to get into those here.

This after­noon, not feel­ing any bet­ter, I vis­ited my doc­tor, and she wasn’t sure if it is the flu, or some­thing else, so she took a throat cul­ture (great quar­tet name, hmm?) and pre­scribed me 5 days worth of antibi­otics (sub­ject to change based on the results from the throat culture).

More details as they come…


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