Monthly Archives: September 2009

Hey Google, gimme back my widgets!

Sometime this morning, a web page that I visit occasionally changed its appearance from this: to this: The images are grabbed from Firefox on OS X; same effect in Safari. Some CSS forensics reveals what’s gone wrong here: Google has … Continue reading

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Nautical numeration

I’ve been goofing off in Nova Scotia for a few days. In Halifax I climbed up to the Citadel, a hilltop fortress built to protect the city from the French and later rebuilt to fend off the Americans; now it … Continue reading

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