Archive: February 14th, 2002

Back to school

I just noticed from my referrer logs that this site is listed in the "References" section for a course being taught at Penn State.

The course is on "Digital Document Design" and I’m under the design bit, apparently.

Okay, so the site is listed as "adacito" but still… pretty nifty, don’t you think?

Geek Love

Awww… isn’t that cute? Commander Taco proposed to his girlfriend on the front page of Slashdot.

Considering the amount of traffic that site gets, that’s a very public display of affection.

She said yes, by the way.

Move Over, BT: He Invented Links

It’s nice to see that most people seem to share my disgust at British Telecom’s spurious patent on hyperlinks which will probably get laughed out of court.

Bob Bemer, a long-time programmer, inventor of the "escape" concept and one of the fathers of ASCII, has spoken out against BT’s selfish, greedy and downright stupid action:

"I was amazed when I read that BT claims to own hyperlinks," Bemer said. "It’s sad. Technology develops through decades of work by many people. That’s why I put my work into the public domain whenever possible."

Hefty bill with added insult shocks Telecom customer

This is not the sort of thing you want to see on your ‘phone bill:

"Telecom has ordered an investigation after a customer received an account charging him a "penalty for being an arrogant bastard". "