Fargo blog: Fargo 1.52.
Scripting News: Best way to parse XML in Node.js?
Today's background image is King Kong in Manhattan.
Fargo blog: Overriding font choices.
Is Scripting News a Fargo site? Yes.
Jay Rosen on the launch of Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight.com for ESPN.
I did a Google image search for the term screen shot on scripting.com to see what it would find.
One of the first images was a Windows screen shot from the late-90s UserLand CMS.
We were really proud to have successfully gotten off the Mac web platform, which had been completely rebooted by Apple overnight around Unix, shortly after Jobs returned. By getting onto Windows, we got onto a platform that we felt was more stable and had a better future. (Didn't turn out exactly as we thought, but none of these kinds of navigations ever do.)
I go for continuity. If I labor over an idea until I find the right answer, that pretty much settles it, and I move onward. And it has a nice side-effect that old users can become new users more easily.
Note to self: Screen shots make lousy blog background images.
Thanks to Chuck for the link.
I'm staring at the docs, and the elements in the DOM structure, and I'm trying to puzzle out how to get from this to the span just before it, and then find the wedge icon, and flip it from pointing right to down. I type some shit in, "This can't possibly work" I say to myself, and shrug -- what the fuck -- can't hurt to try. Then I run it and it fucking works. I don't trust it. So I'm going to put the code right here in this mini-post, just so I can come back and look at it in a while, after this stuff makes more sense and have another look.