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Human DNA demystified

Friday, January 28th, 2005

Scientists were wondering for a long time why only a small percentage of the human DNA does fulfil a real function. Now it has become clear: the rest are comments .


Thursday, January 27th, 2005

Got an email with videos of two odd contraptions. I have no idea what these things are, but I want one.

Email spam protection idea

Thursday, January 27th, 2005

After a rather interesting discussion on how to obfuscate emails on the frontend – me pointing out that most techniques are rather inaccessible and make spam the problem of the visitor – I came up with the following idea:

What if you set up your email links by linking to a page:

The PHP page then checks the referrer page and compares it with its own host IP, gets the email from a database or other mean of storage and sends back a ‘mailto:’ header:


Wouldn’t that be a quite safe solution for the problem?

  • Note: Of course a web form is the best option as it does not need an email client tool.

Introduction to Browser-Specific CSS Hacks [CSS Tutorials]

Thursday, January 27th, 2005

Introduction to Browser-Specific CSS Hacks

While being on the right track, I consider this article more confusing than helping. As pointed out in the comments, there are some typos and forgotten facts. It could be sloppy editing though.

I am currently working on a quite similar article for devarticles, however I will not advertise CSS hacks as a way to target different browsers, but the child selector as a way to progressively enhance a CSS layout.

IMHO it is time to stop thinking about browsers as our audience, but users.

Blogs away!

Thursday, January 27th, 2005

Even though I haven’t come around to creating my template yet, I think it is time to start the blog, after all it is so much easier to design it when content is already available.