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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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