The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Monday, September 18, 2000

Not one browser fully suports CSS

style sheets Mark heard my tales of woe about style sheets and mentioned Amaya, the reference implementation by the W3.

I check, and indeed, Amaya supports HTML 4.0, MathML, CCS1, XML and a host of other WWW alphabet soup standards. The source code requires Motif, and lacking that, I decided to download the precompiled version.

It works, in that it runs on my system.

But it doesn't support CSS correctly either.


Scanning bit loss

The :Cue:Cat I picked up the other day doesn't seem to work that well under Linux. I tried it both plugged into the Belkin and the computer directly and it still seems to loose bits as it scans.

Oh well, it was free, can't really complain all that much.

Hidely Ho, Neighbor

neighbor paid back with cookies My neighbor who asked for help the other night came by to drop off the Windows 98 CD she borrowed and some cookies she made.

It turned out she got Windows 95 fixed and didn't need Windows 98. She also wanted to thank me for the help (what help?) I gave her.

The cookies were good. Yum.

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