Thursday, November 19, 2009

Frightfully Rude of Me...

I would be unforgivably remiss if I failed to thank the folks who emailed me during the last few months, enquiring with concern about my whereabouts.

I'm sorry I didn't answer all of you, but that's how badly in the dumps I was.

But enough of that! Since we're all about the slashes today, I do have to admit I larffed quite a bit when I read a few weeks ago that Tim Berners-Lee admitted in an interview that the two slashes in the "http://" formulation in Web URLs do nothing -- nothing! -- but waste electrons.

It's like suddenly discovering the World Wide Web's vermiform appendix or something.

7 comments:

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Think of all those pixels that could have been used in arguing Mac vs. PC!!

Berners-Lee, you are the New Century's GREATEST MONSTER!!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I am issuing a septwa against Sir Tim!
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Jeremy said...

I don't give a damn. I'm just glad to see you back. conysk, I am.

jc said...

Great to have you back, Neddie. Congratulations on your new gig. We need to get a drink before the year is out. I already spoke to the Stoic about this.

Anonymous said...

Well, I am sure glad you got ensconced in paying work, and that you are back on line.

xjmueller said...

Neddie, good to have you back. I missed your posts. Sorry to hear about your commute, but there aren't many good ones in these parts.

dmh_phoenix said...

virguleform appendix?

Welcome back!