A brief note on HTML5 Semantics

The HTML5 people say that the new <aside> element is named such because <sidebar> is presentational.

To which I present a DICTIONARY as a counter argument:

side·bar (-bär?)


1. a short article dealing with a sidelight of a major news story and printed alongside it

2. a discussion at the bench between the lawyers and the judge, conducted outside the hearing of the jury


Coming from a newspaper design background, that is how I have always thought about sidebars.

A beach photo

A beach photo

Just thought I’d share this photo with you. I took it on my vacation a while back. Enjoy.

Radiohead In Rainbows Disk 2

In Rainbows Disk 2 Album Cover

In Rainbows Disk 2 Album Cover

When Radiohead released In Rainbows, I was all over it. So the fact that In Rainbows Disk 2 has been available at Radiohead’s w.a.s.t.e. store for seemingly a while makes me both happy and depressed. (Arguably a suitable response to anything Radiohead, I suppose.)

So, I downloaded it and I’m jammin’ out on it as I write this. I’ve made it to “Down Is The new Up”, and so far IT ROCKS. So far it doesn’t seem like castoffs, like the Amnesiac B-Sides.

Go download it now, you fools! It’s only like $7 direct download.

Ok, I’m at “Go Slowly” now, as I uploaded the album cover. Still awesome!

The movie 9

I watched it. It was… interesting. It was about how technology will destroy the world, through man’s greed, etc. Man vs. Machine, ALA Terminator or something. It was very bleak, and very dark. (It’s surprising how many characters died off in the movie.)

What gets me is that the “evil machines” are giant allegory about the “oil eating machine” of our current society, a fact that doesn’t make itself ever overtly known. They never once mention it, but the main bad guy’s place, an evil robot with an advanced brain that allows it to create new evil robots, is a giant multi-cylinder engine.

And all around this engine are oil rigs, pumping oil, and oil on the ground everywhere.

Oil Chugging Machine

Oil Chugging Machine

My oh my. How clever.

It was clever, and well animated, and dark, but nothing to write home about.