Archive for February 11th, 2003

Two Columns, a Header, and a Footer

Tuesday, February 11th, 2003

I have spent a large part of the day working with CSS. Thanks to the excellent examples at and bluerobot I was able to get the site looking how I wanted. However, some time last week, I had removed the footer because it wasn’t appearing at the bottom of the page. After I had completed the work I was doing today it occurred to me that I might be able to put the footer back in (I had moved the footer information to a menu in the header which I didn’t really like). I couldn’t get it working. All because I had to use absolute positioning for one of my columns. Maybe tomorrow, when I’m more awake, I’ll be able to understand this and make my footer work the way I want it to.

US Government using Open Source Software

Tuesday, February 11th, 2003

Rising government interest in open source systems has sparked both support and censure. Detractors believe open source threatens the use of proprietary systems and the capitalization of software products. Some argue that its use threatens government security.

– Danna Voth, Open Source in the US Government, IEEE Software, January/February 2003, Vol. 20, No. 1

Oscar Nominations

Tuesday, February 11th, 2003

The oscar nominations are finally out. I wonder if Eminem will perform his song “Lose Yourself” at the ceremony?