Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by ats at 2007-12-29 23:50
"Steve Furber, of the University of Manchester, was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)."
Posted by ats at 2007-12-29 01:30
"This was fortunate as we discovered other big news sites were struggling hopelessly to get web pages up because journalists were instructed to write code as well as stories. This is madness as any rookie who's tried raw HTML knows: a single wayward backlash results in gibberish."
Well, no. Backslashes don't mean anything in HTML. Forward slashes do.
"In double-quick time the programmers developed a production system, the basics of which still remain in use ten years later. And journalists using HTML code became a sackable offence."
Yes, because God forbid journalists be permitted to have any degree of competence with the technologies they're using.