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Jeremy has some predictions for 2004. I agree with a lot of these. I’m not sure that RSS will go mainstream in 2004 or not, but something like it will definitely be in the mainstream in the next year or two and (much like email) people will forget how they ever lived without it.

The NY Times has another glowing review of our President.

This article explains many of the reservations I have about using a templating system. I totally agree with the separation of presentation and business logic – but I don’t need a templating system to do it. One more syntax is one too many. (Thanks Matt) is a great resource for CSS designers. It explains various browser bugs and work-arounds. Thanks to Dougal the the link.

The Epson 4000 sounds awesome! That is, everything but the price tag. 🙁 Oh well, it will certainly fall under the $1000 mark in the next year or two.

From Buzz:

The problem with Project Looking Glass is that it falls for a common fallacy in UI design: the idea that the more literally a user interface apes the real world, the easier it will be to use.

Agreed – that metaphor only goes so far.

If you want to enable type-ahead-find in Camino without having to type a ‘/’ first, check out this thread. I am using the following options (put into user.js):

user_pref("accessibility.typeaheadfind.autostart", true);
user_pref("accessibility.typeaheadfind.linksonly", true); has a post with his thoughts on various CMS systems he checked out.

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