National Ignition Facility

"National Ignition Facility" is almost as cool a name as "International Earth Rotation Service".

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Real Life Philosoraptor Ponders all that is Really Real.

"Philosoraptor is real and let us all think about that for a moment."

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I'm on a boat^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H in an RFC.

RFC 6068 is out, the new specification for the "mailto:" URL scheme. This (and the earlier RFC 2368) largely codify what I happened to implement in Netscape 2.0 in 1995. This revision clarifies the quoting rules a bit.

Anyway, the part here that really amuses me is that RFCs generally list the authors' employers... and so...

This is the first RFC that includes the words "DNA Lounge". Hah!

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I'm on a boat^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H in a museum.

Yesterday I was interviewed for a new exhibit at the Computer History Museum called Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing. It opens early next year, and it sounds pretty cool.

I gather this is going to be a situation where you walk up to the exhibit kiosk, press a button, and my video says something embarassing.

Sadly, there will be no animatronic jwz.

But at least I get to make this joke all the time now:


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Dear Lazyweb, did I break ?

Trying something new on the DNA Lounge top-level page: now the mini-photo-gallery animates. There are 3 sets of 6 pictures, and every few seconds it cycles through them.

Cool, or annoying? Would you have failed to notice if I didn't tell you, because you never spend any time on that page?

More importantly, did I break it in your browser? Does it ever do something that looks stupid? I've tested in Safari, Firefox, Opera and Opera Mobile on Mac, and on iPhone and iPad.

One glitch that I haven't been able to solve is that the images are not always exactly the same height. I have to measure them with percentage widths plus height:auto, and apparently every browser introduces slightly different rounding errors. If anyone has a suggestion of how to fix this (and still have the images resize properly with correct aspect ratios when the window shrinks) let me know.


The DNA Lounge Facebook page has a "DNA Lounge" tab on it that shows our usual green-on-black stuff. That tab is supposed to be selected by default, but some people are telling me that when they go there, the "Wall" tab is still selected by default. Is "Wall" selected by default for you? And does anyone know how to fix this? I've selected the new tab under "Edit Page / Wall Settings / Default Landing Tab", and it's been that way for a week (so it shouldn't be a cache problem).

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