Archive for May, 2006

Trying to obtain an insurance quote, online (or: How companies do not get the Internet, part 3857)

Our car insurance is up for renewal next month, so I figured it’s time to get some quotes to compare. TD already gave me a quote (over the phone), which was far more expensive than our current insurance from Aviva Traders. Let’s see what the other play…

Should Bloggers know XHTML/CSS? They should not have to.

Should Bloggers Know XHTML & CSS? ask Nick of The answer is: They should not have to.However
I did notice that cutting and pasting from articles or posts on the web
into a rich text editor can be quite challenging and can possibl…

Dr. Warpjam’s Feed Diet

James is going on a Feed Diet (WarpJam). A great idea. He started out by reducing the amount of feeds he subscribes to to 15 and then added a couple of new blogs that he had not been reading before in order to broaden his mind. I recently started using…

I never got your email, but I would like to use your service

I tried today to sign up for an account with and The problem? I never got the confirmation emails.Since I have access to the mailserver logfiles, here’s one of the corresponding entries:2006-05-19 05:25:57 (…

Peer to patent reviews

Now this is why I love the Internet, and I am very impressed by who seems to have now embraced the age of the participation web: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has set up a Wiki on JotSpot for their The Peer to Patent Project. Ma…

Baby made to order?

Apparently British scientists have created a made-to-order embryo that does not inherit a possibly cancer causing gene:With the aid of genetics specialists, a woman has been able to make
sure that her baby does not inherit a gene that might trigger a f…

Future of this blog and other cluttered things

I feel torn. Torn between many different projects, and of course my
newly expanded family enjoys the highest priority in my life. What is
this blog about? What is the next project I should be working on? How
can I work on as many projects as possible?