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Monthly Archives: December 2004

BlogTour de Suisse: Climb to the Stars

I’d like to start the BlogTour de Suisse with Climb to the Stars. Steph has been blogging since July 2000, if the archives are any indication – an oldtimer even by international standards. I mean that in an entirely positive way. She writes in English and French, and I’m very grateful the French posts have […]

Lies, damned lies, and statistics

I’m constantly amazed at the amount of zero-value information I can generate out of the data in my database. For example, here the blogs are sorted by posting frequency. We all know it doesn’t mean a thing, but data has a way of asserting itself and claiming relevance regardless.

Aargh. Templates.

Yeah, I know, Templates are a Good Thing. But they add complexity, too. And who needs complexity? So I’m hacking the template and instead of using placeholders like a good programmer, I’m writing hard-coded values into it. This will probably come back to haunt me at some point in the future.

A blog for

It’s obvious: needs a blog. First of all, I want to do a Blogtour de Suisse. There are lots of interesting blogs, and they all deserve to be mentioned. I’m not doing “blog reviews”, I won’t assign any rankings, and this is all just my personal opinion. Hopefully people will disagree with me. Second, […]