A Michigan appellate court in Howard v. Family Independence Agency has ruled that a state agency did not violate a social worker's First Amendment rights when it fired her for trying to perform an exorcism instead of calling 911 after a client had a seizure. While visiting a client, the client had a seizure, which Michelle Howard, a religious woman, decided was "demonic in nature." She prayed over the client and anointed her with water. The court ruled that she "was not terminated for merely praying at the office," but for violating agency rules.
"Demonic in nature."
"Wednesday, April 27, 2005 shows a dust storm across the western desert of Iraq on Tuesday April 26, 2005. The storm spawned near the border of Syria and Jordan, leaving a heavy sheet of dust in its wake. (AP Photo/US Army, Sgt Shannon Arledge)"
"Chocolate facial: A patron at '32 Montorgueil' rests after receiving a Phytochoc facial, a chocolate-based beauty treatment to smooth away early wrinkles. (AFP/Joel Robine)"
Yahoo News, part 2
When I made that post yesterday about how the new Yahoo News Photos had broken middle-clicking, my hope was to get an answer like,
"Use some-other-news-site.com instead, it does pretty much the same thing as what Yahoo News Photos does, but it has real URLs."
Because, you know, that's what I thought I asked.
But you know what else I didn't expect?
I didn't expect Yahoo to actually fix it the next day!
That, right there, is pretty awesome. Thank you very much, gecampbell! Yahoo News Photos works great now!
Yahoo Shark Jumpage
So basically it's utterly useless now.
What other "current news photos" sites are there that I should be using instead?
(Google News is totally no good for this, since its photos are incidental to the articles. I want something photo-oriented, not article-oriented. You know, like Yahoo News Photos used to be before they fucked it up.)
- It's not.
But if you insist on going down that dark road, do it like this instead:
<A HREF="http://real-url..." OnClick="thingy(); return false">. That makes left-click do your JS BS, but lets middle-click do something sane, and also lets your page continue to function if JS is turned off. And spiders work, and bookmarks work, and basically you avoid ass-fucking the web. Ok? Thanks.
- Wow, they fixed it! Thanks, gecampbell!
The main difference in 1.9 version is that now it uses "id3tag" instead of "mp3info", making its files much more interoperable with iTunes. (But 1.8, which I released last month, had a whole bunch of performance improvements.)
God is Great, by which I mean, Very Very Large
So let's run some numbers....