Monthly Archives: August 2009

American? Voting age?

Then please do yourself and your family a favor and read this piece by T.R. Reid on how health care in the rest of the world actually works (hint: better, cheaper, faster). It distresses me that our health-care debate has been launched from false premises and has deteriorated from there. We cannot ignore the ongoing […]

Note To Self: Faster Chromium Builds (Updated)

I spend my days in C++ on 32-bit Windows XP in Visual Studio 2005. The build and link times for Chromium are painful on this setup, in part because there has been flakiness with the multi-process build option for VS, in part because the incremental linker which can dramatically speed up builds can run out […]

CSS 3: Progress! (Updated)

I’ve been in a pretty heated email conversation over the past couple of days regarding how effective (or not) the CSS Working Group has been. I’ve been pretty brutal in my critique in the past (and much of it still stands), but there’s reason to hope. The best bits are — not surprisingly — being […]

Some Orthodox Heresies

Just back from a long weekend, a couple of things struck me this morning that are evident but not perhaps obvious. Reality always has multiple sides, so in true Jenny Holzer style, please accept (but not entirely) these small web-development truisms: Plugins are not evil. The web is a force for social change. The internet […]