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Can Atheists Be Parents? - TIME

8/01/2008 @ 18:00 UTC

deusx : Can Atheists Be Parents? - TIME - "If they fail in their appeal, Eleanor Katherine may have to leave the only family she has ever known and await adoption by another couple whose religious convictions satisfy the State of New Jersey."

Eric Meyer : Can Atheists Be Parents? - That this is even an issue, anywhere, instills in me a profound sense of despair. (Note: the answer to the question is YES.)

CSS Animation

31/10/2007 @ 14:01 UTC

Eric Meyer : CSS Animation - Buckle up: the "presentation versus behavior" debate is about to crack wide open.

House Cleaning Post

30/10/2007 @ 17:01 UTC

Eric Meyer : House Cleaning Post - Looking for a house bargain on the west side of Cleveland? Look no further. (Conflict of interest disclaimer: if the sale goes through, we get our good friends as new neighbors.)

Iraqi Dam Seen In Danger of Deadly Collapse

30/10/2007 @ 17:01 UTC

Eric Meyer : Iraqi Dam Seen In Danger of Deadly Collapse - Jiminy.

House Cleaning Post

30/10/2007 @ 15:01 UTC

Eric Meyer : House Cleaning Post - Looking for a house bargain on the west side of Cleveland? Look no further. (Conflict of interest disclaimer: if the sale goes through, we get our good friends as new neighbors.)

Flat input buttons in Leopard? Here's why.

29/10/2007 @ 22:01 UTC

Eric Meyer : Flat input buttons in Leopard? Here's why. - Remember what I said about messing around with form input styling? Here's why.

Greg Storey : Flat button syndrome. - Thanks Safari 3.

Unicode code converter

28/10/2007 @ 20:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Unicode code converter - Unicode code converter. Richard Ishida’s tool for converting pretty much any unicode representation to any other.  [via]

Eric Meyer : Unicode code converter - I definitely need to remember this the next time I'm looking to encode obscure symbols.

A Disciplined Defense

27/10/2007 @ 00:01 UTC

Eric Meyer : A Disciplined Defense - This article instantly made Richard Betts my top choice for election to the Presidency. Now all he needs to do is run.

CSS Transforms

26/10/2007 @ 23:01 UTC

Simon Willison : CSS Transforms - CSS Transforms. WebKit can now do transforms (scale, rotate, translate and skew) in CSS via a new -webkit-transform property. Transforms behave like position relative in that they don’t affect the layout of the page. You can also provide a full affine

Eric Meyer : CSS Transforms - Innnnnnteresting. I'm of mixed feelings about it, frankly, but not on aesthetic grounds.

I'd Consider That Harmful, Too

26/10/2007 @ 08:01 UTC

Eric Meyer : I'd Consider That Harmful, Too - Holy St. Francis, I got namechecked (and linked) in the Coding Horror! My geek life is complete.

Persistence of Myths Could Alter Public Policy Approach

24/10/2007 @ 05:01 UTC

Eric Meyer : Persistence of Myths Could Alter Public Policy Approach - Something to remember: debunking has to be carefully managed in order to avoid making the problem worse.

Flying is most likely not as safe as we have been lead to believe.

22/10/2007 @ 19:01 UTC

Greg Storey : Flying is most likely not as safe as we have been lead to believe. - NASA is keeping reports secret in order to avoid a collapse in public confidence.

Eric Meyer : NASA refuses to disclose air safety survey - Gosh, I can hardly wait for my flight Wednesday morning. [via Greg] [via]

IT'S A BOOK!!! IT'S A CONTEST!!!

22/10/2007 @ 18:01 UTC

Eric Meyer : IT'S A BOOK!!! IT'S A CONTEST!!! - Come up with the cover blurb Scott Adams uses on his latest (hilariously titled) book and win!

Backstage with Rob Currie of Dash

21/10/2007 @ 02:01 UTC

Eric Meyer : Backstage with Rob Currie of Dash - Now I know why I've been waiting to buy a GPS device. Put me down as a future customer.

Do you see the dancer turning clockwise or anti-clockwise?

18/10/2007 @ 23:04 UTC

Greg Storey : Do you see the dancer turning clockwise or anti-clockwise? - Clockwise, but I can get it to change direction for about two rotations.

Eric Meyer : Right Brain v Left Brain - I default to clockwise, though I can choose and maintain either direction. Possibly because I've trained myself to see ceiling fan blades anti-rotating at will. [via Greg] [via]

Ametrica!

16/10/2007 @ 17:01 UTC

Eric Meyer : Ametrica! - Yes please. How soon can we get started? [via information aesthetics] [via]

Quantum cryptography to protect Swiss election

15/10/2007 @ 22:01 UTC

Eric Meyer : Quantum cryptography to protect Swiss election - Maybe it will also allow them to transmit the results in a transposition of all three national languages.

Videos of people using assistive technology

15/10/2007 @ 22:01 UTC

Eric Meyer : Videos of people using assistive technology - Accessibility is not just about being blind. Go. Watch. Learn.

Nobel committee to climate change deniers: "Your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of ...

12/10/2007 @ 23:01 UTC

Eric Meyer : Nobel committee to climate change deniers: "Your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries." - "There's no use pretending that [Gore's/IPCC's award] is not in some way political. But then, the Nobel Peace Prize always is."

The password anti-pattern

12/10/2007 @ 11:00 UTC

Simon Willison : The password anti-pattern - The password anti-pattern. What I don’t understand is why Google / Yahoo! / other webmail providers haven’t just deployed a simple OAuth-style API for accessing the address book. Sites have been scraping them for years anyway; surely it’s better t

Eric Meyer : The password anti-pattern - Stop authenticating people to third-party sites; let the other site authenticate them and report the result.

Accessibility is about people, not compliance

12/10/2007 @ 01:02 UTC

Eric Meyer : Accessibility is about people, not compliance - "...as tough as we might think complying with these criteria is, think about how tough not complying makes other people’s lives."

An Event Apart: Thank you.

12/10/2007 @ 01:02 UTC

Eric Meyer : An Event Apart: Thank you. - Thanks to everyone who made 2007 so amazing, and word of our 2008 schedule.

Less Than Perfect

12/10/2007 @ 01:01 UTC

Eric Meyer : Less Than Perfect - This idea has been floating around for a bit, but Nate's actually doing something with it. Go help! [via Peter] [via]

nice article about the use of swear words in speech

10/10/2007 @ 21:01 UTC

joshua : nice article about the use of swear words in speech

Eric Meyer : What the F***? - On the emotional, societal, and intellectual impact and role(s) of swearing. Do I even need to warn you that it contains potentially objectionable language?

adamrg : What the F***?

Rod Begbie : TNR Online | What the F***? - Fucking excellent article on swearing. "Swearing raises many other puzzles--linguistic, neurobiological, literary, political." [via#

Catalog Choice

10/10/2007 @ 18:02 UTC

Khoi Vinh : Catalog Choice - “A free service that lets you decline paper catalogs you no longer wish to receive.” Missing a few key catalogs, though (e.g., PC Mall) and light on disambiguation.

Eric Meyer : Catalog Choice - Eliminate unwanted catalog you receive in the mail - Now where's the equivalent for credit card offers?

Rod Begbie : Catalog Choice - Website to help you turn down all those unwanted catalogues you receive in the mail. #

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