Thursday, January 31, 2008

The 123 game
Most of these memes have been around the blogs at least once. I don’t remember if I’ve played this before but anyway Solomon Hezekiah has tagged me (thanks):
The Rules:-
Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. (No cheating!)
Find Page 123.
Find the first 5 sentences.
Post the next 3 sentences.
Tag 5 people.
Here beginneth the 647th verse of the seventh chapter of Web Design in a Nutshell, of course the nearest book to my computer desk:
Preformatted text is always displayed in a monospace font, which allows columns of characters to line up correctly.

The same block of source text was coded as < pre > text and as teletype (< tt >), another method for specifying a monospace font. The difference is obvious, as shown in Figures 7-13 and 7-14.
Aren’t you glad you asked?

I’ve never used those tags but very slowly by trial and error learnt how to do simple hand-coding, and how to modify and correctly use graphics, over eight years (most of the learning curve was in the first two, the same period and length of time it took me to convert to libertarianism though I’d been semi-libertarian more or less since 1992) and I dare say have improved somewhat.
...the one, true, traditional web-design program: Notepad.

All the HTML and JavaScript on this website has been hand-coded and checked for performance on both Netscape and Internet Explorer, and the reader may rest assured that no additives, preservatives, and no Novus Ordo methods whatsoever (read: “WYSIWYG” programs) have been utilized at any point in the process of constructing this all-natural website.
Bishop Jason Spadafore
I the above hereby swear that I have never ever ever received the sacrament from a woman, not that it would be the sacrament if I had, which I haven’t, furthermore I have never received the sacrament from someone who has received the sacrament from a woman. I therefore affirm that I receive the sacrament from men, manly men, even if they are laced up to the eyeballs, I have definite proof that they are men, and men are the only people I have received the sacrament from.
A liberal making fun of us Catholics and not doing a bad job of it

(The one about Bishop Minns of the Protestant Global South using 419 scams to raise funds is still funnier though: Dear Sir: I am the Right Revd Martyn Minns of the Church of Nigeria and I would liking very much to conduct business relationship with you...)

I never learnt how to use FrontPage or DreamWeaver and have only used HotMetal to check my work. Bishop Spadafore would still consider me compromised as in years past I’ve used Microsoft Word to make pages quickly (I haven’t done in five years so perhaps he will lift any latæ sententiæ excommunication I incurred) and by so doing and playing with the source code learnt how to tweak but not write CSS, the next best thing to pinching other sites’ code for learning how to do Web stuff on the cheap.

Next five: Tripp, Larry, Joshua, Fr Wells and Derek. Other regular readers with blogs are welcome to play of course.

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