Early RikWik Parsing

by admin 13. April 2004 18:28

Dominic's Earley parser is coming along in leaps and bounds. So is it time now to rewrite the RikWik parser? How good would it be to have a grammar for RikWik!

Another Rant on CSS

by admin 29. March 2004 21:06

Once again CSS is causing me great pain. Could someone tell me how I'm supposed to specify that something should have a width of 100% + padding without causing scrollbars to appear? Shouldn't there be some way to talking about the total width of an element instead of just the width of the content of an element (of course maintaining the ability to talk about the content's width as well).

As a side note I think I've just discovered the primary benefit of a blog - to provide some manner of letting off steam without annoying anybody else.

PS. I guess if I actually wanted somebody to answer my questions I'd better implement comments in the RikWik blogging engine...

RikWik RSS Support

by admin 29. March 2004 21:00

Blogging support in RikWik has taken its next step with fully valid RSS available (http://www.rikware.com/WebLog.rss). (Is it a problem when when of your mates blogs about your innovation before you? - http://dcooney.com/posts/525.aspx) I'm using RSS.NET to create the feed. It should be trivial to add Atom support so I'll do that sometime soonish as well.

A Succinct Definition of Mort

by admin 28. March 2004 20:46

Thanks to Eric Lippert we finally have a succinct definition of Mort (not to mention Elvis and Einstein):

the professional line-of-business programmer who lacks a degree in computer science but has a great deal of familiarity with Office and VBA, and who typically writes productivity applications shared amongst his coworkers.http://blogs.msdn.com/ericlippert/archive/2004/03/02/82840.aspx

Of course, I still maintain that Terry Pratchett was closer to the mark.

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