High School Course Differences (PS: Google’s Coding Errors)

Most courses in high school allow you to resubmit an assignment for additional credit. My AP biology course won’t. The teacher even goes so far as to say she said this wasn’t possible, but I never found it anywhere. Perhaps she just likes my score the way it is?In contrast, my creative writing teacher says she’d be happy to have me revise my stories. Go figure. Why must teachers be so different? PSGoogle seems to have allowed a lot of JS errors to creep into its services. Aren’t they validating their code?

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CSS Help

OK, it’s early in this blog’s history to be doing this, but I need a fix for another of my websites. I’m redeveloping a site in my free time. The old version was framed, but I’m unframing it for search engine visibility.And now for the question: Does anyone know of an easy-to-use, CSS-only method of creating a website layout with two columns (one nav and one content)? Please post answers to this question in the comments to this post if you have an idea. Thanks! I’ll post on this blog when the new site is up and running.

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Reuters’ Virtual Reporter

In an amazing twist of events, Reuters, the world-news organization, has dedicated a reporter to covering stories solely about, and concerning, members of Linden Technologies’ Second Life online RPG. The link attached to this post goes to the page where this reporter’s articles will be posted. The journalist, Adam Pasick, is identified in Second Life as Adam Reuters, signifying his involvement in journalism. His avatar sports a press pass.

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Beta Support Spotty

OK, so support for the Blogger beta is not very widespread. Signing up for the “old” version would have been better. Most of the web-based and browser-based tools I have encountered don’t support the Blogger beta, and give an error message when I try to log in. Google: Update your Blogger Web Comments extension for Firefox! Other developers: Update your apps/websites to support the new Blogger beta! It will become the norm eventually, and you don’t want to be left behind in the dust.

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Website

Time to revamp the (relatively new) Starfleet website with an LCARS design. This will probably take several days to accomplish. Updates will be added to this thread. Update: 11/07/06: This update has been canceled. A new template is being designed instead. Update: 05/30/07: The template design has been implemented since around January, and improvements are coming regularly.

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A Whole Bunch of Stuff

I’ve been away for a while because I’ve been struggling with bunches of technological issues. First, I lost an SD card containing all of my music (nearly 2GB). Now the hard disk in my computer is threatening to crash. So I’ve been forced to use public computers and had almost no time away from my homework to post anything. So I’ve dumped it all into this entry. How about that? Now I can start storing other things to post about.

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History Class is Annoying

I am taking an American History class at my school, and the assignments are starting to get on my nerves. This course has “Crossover Assignments” that make you answer questions about supposed Crossover points. These are parts of history which can be expressed from multiple points of view (i.e. both Economic and Military history). The course sometimes has me read the same two or three pages many times in the course of a unit. Enough! Come up with better assignments or just don’t come up with them at all.

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LCARS Shell Attempts

I just tried a program called LOSS (LCARS Operating System Shell) 2005. It was pretty disappointing (though you can try it at http://www.lcarsdeveloper.com/downloads.php). There were three applications: Alarm Clock, Tik Tac Toe, and Command Prompt, the last of which did not work very well. I think this program has a long way to go, though what has been developed looks promising. Update (01/18/2008): It’s been a long time since this post, but if you’re still looking for an LCARS GUI, there’s always . That was months ago, but I’m in the habit of updating my old posts now.

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