Well, the fish is out of the net now! O’Reilly & Associates has officially announced the upcoming publication of Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide. There are also listings at Borders, Barnes & Noble, Fatbrain.com, and Amazon.com; the Amazon.com sales ranking as of today is really funny: 729,716. That’s up from its earlier ranking of 729,769!
A note from Eric: I’ve rearranged [the home page] a bit in order to make it more legible in Navigator 4.x. The earlier display problems were, so far as I can tell, due to the fact that Nav4’s rendering engine is as mind-bendingly awful as one could put in an officially released browser and not actually be thrown in jail for it. Even now, the display in Navigator is less than optimal, but at least you can read all of the text. My only other option was to use some sort of browser detection script to customize the content, and I’m just not willing to do that.
Eric is back from one of his pseudo-yearly trips to California, where he got a lot of things done and had some very interesting meetings with a number of people. (No, they weren’t venture capitalists.) Many of these people were very generous with the freebies, so Eric’s closet now has a few more T-shirts (as if he needed them) and his bookshelf is a little bit richer. He also stopped by Ragged Point again, and the food there is as good as ever. All hail Roger!
Separation stinks. Then again, so does being sick (sometimes literally).
Time marches on, as does progress… Eric has reached yet another milestone in his major project, and hopes to be able to talk about it publicly Real Soon Now. It isn’t that it’s a secret, exactly, but it is something which he doesn’t want to talk about until it’s completely finished. Stay tuned. Kat has managed to survive her intensive courses, and is even now preparing for the rigors of integration…
Some of you may have seen the CWRU Y2K parody page during the 33 hours it was the actual university home page; if not, go check it out. Here’s the amazing part—apparently we executed the parody so skillfully that it was mistaken by some people for an actual Y2K glitch! Among them: Wired News and the Washington Post. For more information, feel free to read the official press release from CWRU.