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Monday, 18 March 2002

Kat wrote up a short account of our recent trip, which includes a detailed review of the resort where we stayed in case you’re thinking about heading for Cancun.  I marked it up and scanned in a few pictures to make it prettier.  It’s all in the “Miscellaneous” section.

Thursday, 14 March 2002

Kat and I just flew back from a weeklong vacation in the Cancun region, and boy, are my arms red!  No, really—my sunburn has yet to completely fade.  We might actually write up a review of the place we stayed, which is only a few months old.  If we do, of course I’ll post the link.  First I have to dig throught the 2,407 e-mail messages that piled up in my absence.

While I was gone, John Manning wrote to point out that I need to correct an earlier posting, so I’ll do it here:

<style type="text/css" media="quantum-foam">
   cosmos {color: #FEF8EA;}
</style>

Turns out the previously-posted value was the result of computational error.  Oopsie.

I would have laughed harder at the article “Item Found In Garbage To Be Turned Into Lamp Someday” except it hit a little too close to home.  When we took possession of our house, there were several boxes of trash on the treelawn left by the previous occupants.  For no apparent reason, I looked through the boxes and actually salvaged something for later conversion to a lamp.  What was it, you ask?  Let’s just say it’s plastic, brightly colored, and covered in Grateful Dead stickers.

Monday, 4 March 2002

The other day I got e-mail containing this amusing vignette:

I took my four-year-old to Borders Bookstore today because I needed three books (Dreamweaver 4 Bible, Heinle’s latest JavaScript book, and your CSS book). Because he can spend almost forever in the Children’s Section, I told him that we had to get my books first.

I find the JavaScript book, then manage to find the DW book. But I can’t find yours. (Of course, this is Borders’ computer section…loaded with books not always organized.) [My son] is getting bored…it’s not much fun for him in this section. He starts looking at different books and liking the O’Reilly ones because of the animals on the covers.

I reach his limit…he’s ready to go. So he reaches up, grabs a book, and says, “This is the one we want.”

And he was right…it was your book.

So you can honestly say that the popularity of your book extends to young and old alike.

As a result, I’ve decided that I’m going to follow Zeldman’s example and term myself “Friend of the Developers’ Children.”

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