Tue, 16 Mar 2004

Escaping This Madness

Fear the angle brackets. Fear them.

...reasons why everyone who works with this stuff eventually ends up bald.

Tim Bray is now working for Sun, and as a result, he's resigning from the W3C's Technical Architecture Group (TAG). He mentioned this in a cleverly titled post, like so:

as displayed in Tim's post header

Unfortunately, the old escape/unescape two-step goes haywire when you view the post's title from the sidebar on another page of his weblog:

escaping kerfluffle in the sidebar

When viewed in an aggregator, an entirely different bit of the title goes awry:

escaping kerfluffle in the RSS feed

I think I'm going to take up gardening, or ASCII flat files.

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The Magic Word:
Which planet is closest to the sun? (hint -- it's Mercury...)




Q: How many gradual (sorry, that’s supposed to be “graduate”) students
does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: “I’m afraid we don’t know, but make my stipend tax-free, give my
advisor a $30,000 grant of the taxpayer’s money, and I’m sure he
can tell me how to do the shit work for him so he can take the
credit for answering this incredibly vital question.”