Dig on my friend another great year too you. And Eff them from here too
(Via Scripting News.)
Oddly Enough News Article | Reuters.com Markwell was paddling on his surfboard Sunday off the popular Hikkaduwa beach resort on Sri Lanka’s palm-fringed southern coast when he was swept up by a tsunami wave and sent crashing over a white sand beach and into a hotel restaurant.
How to fix Mom’s computer [Scribbling.net] Went home for the holidays this week, and of course, the annual fix-Mom’s-computer event. This year things on my mother-in-law’s Windows 98 PC were especially bad; it could’ve been used as a software showcase of the latest and greatest in malware.
For future reference, here’s a laundry list of steps I took to get Mom’s computer working and secured from evil software.
Just talked to the elder daughter about how waves could kill 52K (and counting) people. After talking about the physics – the raw energy involved and the transmission of force over a distance – involved, I showed her this Quicktime movie from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
(Via code: theWebSocket;.)
This is useful because it enables a web developer to change a page with data from the server after the page has already been sent to the browser. In a nutshell, this means that the page can change based on user input, without having to have pre-empted and pre-loaded that data when the page was generated.