My One Claim to Internet Design Fame

Way back in 1997, long, long before HTML5, Ajax, DHTML, long before any kind of advanced javascript, and at the dawn of CSS (introduced in early 1997, but not really supported until 1999)… the introduction of tables to HTML markup language was the first real move towards being able to apply an advanced design to […]

Monsters of Excess

Yesterday, I was at a strip mall waiting for Jeanette to finish in a store. I was enjoying one of my increasingly rare Cuban cigars, just watching the world go by as I leaned against the back of our tiny SUV, a Geo Tracker. I was looking one way, and I started to hear this […]

Code Theft, CD Taxes, CoffeeKid and More!

You know what’s a crying shame? The fact that the music industry in Canada has laboured long and hard to make people feel guilty, feel almost as if they were criminals simply because they might tape various songs from music CDs *they own* onto a compilation cassette for playing in the car or on their […]

My Own Personal Catcher in the Rye

About a year ago, I wrote a 4 part serial in this here section – 4 rants taken up with part rant, part story. I’d just read the adventures of Holden Caulfield from Catcher in the Rye, and it had an effect on me. I wrote my own “Catcher” story, and serialized it here for […]

Growing Up Via the Internet

I’ve been thinking about the Net again recently. The last five months I’ve been a pretty busy guy – new home to deal with, new living situations (Richmond SUCKS! Yeah!), and a lot more work than I had a year ago at this time. A lot more work. This evening, Jean and I were playing […]

The Patented Micro-Break!

I think I’ve come as close to the feeling of giving birth as I’m going to get. Why hasn’t this site been updated in eons? Well, here’s the reason. You see, due to some rather bizarre circumstances, I was given exactly 7 days to get this puppy out the door. All 150+ pages of it. […]

Predicting an Internet Collapse Part 2

Hi folks. This is a followup to my last rant. In case you forgot, I was making wild predictions about the collapse of the Internet in the next few years. You can read it here. Since I got a comment recently that I tend to ramble on way too much and repeat stuff, I’ll try to […]

Predicting a Net Collapse!

So much nuze, so little time. Maybe a recap is in order? Stuff that’s been going on: I took delivery of my new espresso machine (you’ll find out more about this soon) I’ve been juggling 4 different work projects with two personal projects, all web based. I’m tapped! I took delivery of a part that […]

A Lament about Reena Virk

Yep, it’s been a while. Okay, so what have I been doing in the past month since I put up the last rant? (Has it been a month? Is it that long? Maybe not, but if your name is Dave, you know you want it, bad). Well first, I gotta say that my earstwhile online […]

The Story of the Futile Shop Web Page

Hi. I’m Mark, and once upon a time I designed and hosted a web site called “The Futile Shop” page. This was a website where consumers could post their complaints about their experiences at a Canadian based store called Future Shop™ (hereafter referred to as FS). The site came about after I posted a message […]