Portrait of madflo as a cyclop.
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2005 10 31
2005 10 30
2005 10 28
Five new pictures in the photolog this morning!
(Sidenote: it’s amazing the stuff you can do with a polariser — provided you always shoot at a near-90° angle from the sun.)
2005 10 25
Il est donc strictement interdit de reproduire sur un blog tout ou partie d’un autre blog sans avoir préalablement reçu l’autorisation du blogueur en question.
Éric Barbry, Blogs : les recours en cas de reproduction illicite de contenu
Un article sur le droit de reproduction des contenus qui n’évoque pas une seule fois le droit de citation : foutaises.
Par contre, pour qui veut se la jouer John Wayne du barreau, Barbry fournit les munitions. Balles perdues comprises ?
2005 10 18
Rcss is an implementation of CSS SSC for Rails framework.
(It’s interesting to see that the description says “implements CSS-SSC in Ruby”, while the instructions specifically apply to Ruby on Rails. If confusion is growing between Ruby and Rails, does that make Rails the de facto framework for Ruby on the web?)
I’m not a big fan of server-side CSS as a tool for webdesigner, the point to them seems to lie mostly in customisation for end users. The reason is that it’s a tool to help with mass stylesheet modifications, a use case that is rather unusual in the real world for a single designer or team, and for which server-side CSS are a more like a punctual burden than a long term solution.
On the other hand, for people whose only will or technical ability is to change the fonts and colors used on their site, having a tool like Rcss modify some strings helps with customisability.
For example, a weblog platform could, in addition to a choice of templates, provide a way for end users to customise said their chosen template’s stylesheet; it would be cached as a static file. So aunt Maggie could use dear old Comic Sans for her headings and the host wouldn’t need to rebuild all her template files (like 20six currenly does, for instance).
Heck, themes for standalone apps could be distributed with a server-side CSS version, with defaults that could be overridden by the app (hello WP/MT/whatever themers). That would be the end of support threads like “I like [insert popular theme] but I want it to use blue Helvetica instead of that ugly font”. Less noise, more happiness : what are we waiting for?
So last week a brand new Canon replaced my aging Ricoh camera, and since then I’ve felt some guilt whenever I wasn’t outside shooting stuff — or maybe it’s my stomach crying for mercy, since I’m left with a fistful of euros to finish the month.
I took the 350d for a test ride this saturday (my first time with an SLR), shot more than 200 pics, out of which less than a dozen I deem viewable.
Those are in the brand new photolog, powered by flickr (and a very tailored version of the FAlbum plugin). (Yes, there is a 500 error on a picture, it’s caused by corrupted Exif data. A workaround is coming soon.)
This domain’s root dir used to only be a link to the weblog; not anymore. It now prefigures the next redesign (and degrades awfully in IE6, but the links are functional, which is all that really matters.), and it’s red, very red. Comments, suggestions for improvements?
2005 10 17
I just updated the post about my data’s transatlantic move from San Diego to Paris, to detail troubles I’ve run into while migrating from Apache to lighttpd in the meanwhile.