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A Webmonkey Guy Thinks I Should Write for Webmonkey #

by why in inspect

Yeah, okay, here’s a good one. Nice try, Terminator II with the Dracula collar. Except, wait, I think I actually already have like twelve ideas for good Webmonkey articles, see this:

  • How to Comfortably Nest Yourself in REST Protocols and Lay Pure Golden Eggs of API Soundness (Wrap on it With Your Knuckle, It’s Fer Real!)
  • The Sneaky, Old Man Who Spends One Page Learning About Regular Expressions and the Other Four Pages Wandering Off-Topic into a Nexus Clutterd with Winged Eyebrows and a Sick, Old Castle That Throws Up Suits of Armor
  • Social Free-tagging (By Which I Mean “Chunky Bacon” on the Side of Your Neighbor’s Motorhome)
  • The Rabbit Whose Bracelets and Whose Friends’ Bracelets Were All Made Out of Pure CSS-Only Tabbed Interfaces and Their Village Was Made Outta the Stuff, Too!
  • Preeventualism, All Other Webmonkeying Aside
  • Ruby’s Flip-Flip Operator, Will Someone Please Use This Other Than Me??
  • Getting Your Feet Wet with Ruby Scripts to Forceably Bar Your TiVo From Recording Katie Couric Interviews, Specifically Interviews With JK Rowling Where the Worldwide Audience is Cutely Referred to as “Muggles” (Wink, Wink) and She Says Things Like, “Let Me Just Take a Peek Behind this Bookcase, Just Checking for Death Eaters,” and Kids’ Imaginations Are Allowed to Run Rampant, Unchecked
  • My Favorite Texts to Flood IRC Channels With (Can These Monsters Really Kickban Me for Improving Their Literacy??)
  • Pagan Prayers Which, With Shields Raised in the Name of the Demeter, Are Proved to Make Your Application Completely Scalable
  • Defacing Webmonkey, An Insider’s Experience
  • .. and it’s follow-up story: Okay, I’ve Cleaned Up My Act and Webmonkey is Letting Me Post Stuff Again But They Didn’t Say Anything About This Obscure XSS Attack Which is Currently Descending Upon Your Browser, Goodbye

Hey, stop it, I initially learned PHP from Webmonkey. And Hotbot was my home page. And I hadn’t kissed a girl yet. So while I respect Webmonkey a great deal and hold it in the highest of possible regards, it completely reeks of virginity when I click on it.

said on 20 Jul 2005 at 13:52

Hey, you can’t spell ‘virginity’ without ‘rig tiny vi’!

said on 20 Jul 2005 at 14:22

I think it’s funny that the Stanislaw Lem connection was made. And here I was thinking I was clever.

said on 20 Jul 2005 at 16:37

In the case of knuckles, s/Wrap/Rap/

said on 21 Jul 2005 at 06:25

Out of the red, I read the second title to my officemate, and he responded, “why?”

said on 21 Jul 2005 at 08:45

Rubys Flip-Flip Operator ... !

what about a color flip-flop (just a sketch):

class ColorFF

def initialize(first_color, second_color)
@first = first_color
@second = second_color
@ff = true
def flip
@ff = !@ff ? @first:@second


where to use such thing ? you guessed ..IN my fav. web app. Ruby on Rails

before rendering a table

<% @myff = ColorFF.new("#FFAFAF","#FFFFFF") %>

inside the table

<%for item in items%>

and for each row

tr bgcolor=<% @myff.flip %> <code> --content-- </code> <code> <%end%> </code> *note*: _css classes will be better_
said on 21 Jul 2005 at 12:37

cmo: That’s quite useful, but it’s different to the flip-flop operator.

See here for an in-depth analysis and general pony party with flip-flops.

said on 22 Jul 2005 at 08:07

MenTalguY: please, do not ask me to read such hazardous thing… i’m too young to loose my brain cells.

but i think there is a nice candidate for such feature. what is it? glade you ask: suppose someone is talking and he do spit some none sence things, the solution should be

person.mouth.shutoff { true if (saying_bad_thing?)..(saying_good_thing?) }

and sorry for the previous non-related post.

said on 25 Jul 2005 at 17:21

I must say that describing _why’s work as a hybrid of Stanislaw Lem and Edward Lear seems very fitting, the more I think about it.

Although it doesn’t totally capture what makes _why’s style distinctive, it still does a very nice job of setting stylistic expectations.

Good on you, vampire terminator. Perhaps you have a future in meta-literature.

said on 05 Mar 2006 at 14:45

hi all

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