August 28th, 2003

Dark Tower

Chapter 4 is done

14,500 words of pain...

though I'm sure they'll be much nicer if and when any of you get to read them.

Of course, it's chapter 5 I'm worried about.
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Information pollution

Here's a heartfelt plea from Jakob Nielsen:
Let's clean up our information environment. Are you saying something that benefits your customers, or simply spewing word count? If users don't need it, don't write it. Stop polluting now.

I used to read the Alertbox columns regularly, but have stopped in the last year or two because they've been slanted more towards corporate websites (and the NYT Op Ed columns seemed more relevant to the world at large). Maybe I'll have to start again, since I've been getting more high level web stuff to do at work.

But regardless of that, he's got a point. So I'll

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My second PHP program

As some practice with a new language, and as a hopefully useful exercise, I've written some more PHP. I'll have to admit this is a sneaky way to get any relevant(?) LJ ramblings to show up on the internal web search for our site. Not sure this is the best way to go about doing that, but it seems simpler than trying to embed the journal itself. Check it out, if you're so inclined. If it doesn't work, leave a comment: