Author: Davin Granroth

  • Two “separate” readings

    First, Digital Web Magazine is redesigned. I think it looks sharp, nice colors. I wonder how much the design was influenced by the IA site, Boxes & Arrows

  • Props to Capital Area District Library on their web site

    Was just looking up something on the CADL site for my wife, and, as is my habit, I took a quick peek at the HTML code (View -> View Source in Safari). I was pleased to see first that it appears to be valid XHTML 1.0, and quickly noted some nice uses of accesskey attributes…

  • Rule # 14453.7.

    “Lila, give that to me,” Chey said, tiredly. “Sweet and sour sauce is not for drinking.”

  • End of the world? Freaky stuff.

    The Ends of the Earth: 5 reasons why the planet is going to hell, by Bruce Sterling at

  • XML/RSS is awesome

    I just downloaded and installed NetNews Wire Lite. It is super-easy and fast. And it’s free. You add RSS feeds that want to receive updates from, and it let’s you scan news items very quickly. What a great example of XML in action! (RSS docs are specific kinds of XML docs) On that, I’m seriously…

  • Chey’s Computer Kata

    So we watched this movie, Equilibrium. First off, don’t bother watching it if you’ve already seen The Matrix and Minority Report. It tried to be as cool as The Matrix, but just didn’t make it. Anyway, in Equilibrium there is this Gun Kata that these super-cops do (they’re called Clerics). Looks like a tai-chi kinda…

  • Venting (&^$%#@!!!) about a web host company.

    Venting. Launching a web site really should be a simple matter. I’ve deployed hundreds of web sites over the last few years. Most of the time, it is a simple matter of backing up some files, uploading some new files, and occassionally making a DNS change so that a domain name actually points to said…

  • Yooper Cooler

    Mike Stafford (schooling up at Lake Superior State Univ. in Sault Ste. Marie) sent this photo. Thought it was funny, so I’m posting it. I grew up in the U.P., for those who didn’t know.

  • Just Watched Punch-Drunk Love

    Chey and I just finished watching Punch-Drunk Love by Paul Thomas Anderson. In it, Adam Sandler plays an unstable businessman, Barry, who falls in love

  • Plug for Mr. Tufte

    “One visionary day….the insights of this class lead to new levels of understanding both for creators and viewers of visual displays.”WIRED “The Leonardo da Vinci of data.”THE NEW YORK TIMES Tufte has courses coming up in Dearborn, MI in mid-April. I attended one of his courses in Chicago about a year and a half ago.…