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April 20 2012 2:26 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
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April 20 2012 2:27 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Im watching wwf backlash from 2000. Im a cum husker.
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April 20 2012 2:30 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
On my way home from work. Going to nap and head to Leddys house for the Flyers.

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April 20 2012 2:34 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by: Doomsday_73

I can't believe I work with some of these people.

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April 20 2012 2:35 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
exicted for wonder years/polar bear club/ transit tonight. going to get gyro's before the show and then go to frankford hall beer garden after the show. love that place.
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April 20 2012 2:35 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
ready to call it a day
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April 20 2012 2:37 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by: the jizzler

exicted for wonder years/polar bear club/ transit tonight. going to get gyro's before the show and then go to frankford hall beer garden after the show. love that place.

feel free to text me or kev afterwards.
we'll either be intoxicated trying to play volleyball under tiki torch light in my backyard or else downtown groovin' at 212.
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April 20 2012 2:38 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
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April 20 2012 2:38 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
hey thats my phone number
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April 20 2012 2:39 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by: Kermit Butts

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April 20 2012 2:39 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Debating people who scam the system for medical, food stamps.. I don't mind.
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April 20 2012 2:40 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by: tom.

Originally posted by: the jizzler

exicted for wonder years/polar bear club/ transit tonight. going to get gyro's before the show and then go to frankford hall beer garden after the show. love that place.

feel free to text me or kev afterwards.
we'll either be intoxicated trying to play volleyball under tiki torch light in my backyard or else downtown groovin' at 212.



i want in! i think we'll probably just have one beer in the city. i expect to be back by 12.
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April 20 2012 2:43 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
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April 20 2012 2:43 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
The Origins of the <blink> Tag


I am widely credited as the inventor of the <blink> tag. For those of you who are relatively new to the Web, the <blink> tag is an HTML command that causes text to blink, and many, many people find its behavior to be extremely annoying. I won't deny the invention, but there is a bit more to the story than is widely known.

Back in 1994 I was a founding engineer at Netscape, prior to that I had written the Lynx browser, which predated all of the other popular browsers at that time. Lynx had been and still is a text only browser and is commonly used in a console window on UNIX machines. At Netscape we were building software that used a graphical user interface and could express vastly more text styles and layouts as well as images and other media. We spent a lot of time thinking about the future of the web and new technologies that would enable new classes of documents, applications and uses. A few examples of those thoughts were, HTML Tables, SSL for secure communications, Plugins for extensions, and JavaScript to enable dynamic HTML.

Sometime in late summer I took a break with some of the other engineers and went to a local bar on Castro street in Mountain View. The bar was the St. James Infirmary and it had a 30 foot wonder woman statue inside among other interesting things. At some point in the evening I mentioned that it was sad that Lynx was not going to be able to display many of the HTML extensions that we were proposing, I also pointed out that the only text style that Lynx could exploit given its environment was blinking text. We had a pretty good laugh at the thought of blinking text, and talked about blinking this and that and how absurd the whole thing would be. The evening progressed pretty normally from there, with a fair amount more drinking and me meeting the girl who would later become my first wife.

Saturday morning rolled around and I headed into the office only to find what else but, blinking text. It was on the screen blinking in all its glory, and in the browser. How could this be, you might ask? It turns out that one of the engineers liked my idea so much that he left the bar sometime past midnight, returned to the office and implemented the blink tag overnight. He was still there in the morning and quite proud of it.

At the time there were 3 versions of the browser that ran on UNIX, Windows and Mac operating systems. For a short 12 hours the blinking was constrained only to the UNIX version, but it didn't take long for the blinking to spread to Windows and then the Mac version. I remember thinking that this would be a pretty harmless easter egg, that no one would really use it, but I was very wrong. When we released Netscape Navigator 1.0 we did not document the blink functionality in any way, and for a while all was quiet. Then somewhere, somehow the arcane knowledge of blinking leaked into the real world and suddenly everything was blinking. "Look here", "buy this", "check this out", all blinking. Large advertisements blinking in all their glory. It was a lot like Las Vegas, except it was on my screen, with no way of turning it off.

In the end, much was said, most of it in the form of flaming posts to various discussion boards, and the <blink> tag will probably be remembered as the most hated of all HTML tags. I would like to publicly state that at no time did I actually write code or even seriously advocate for the <blink> tag. It is true that I put forth the initial inspiration, but it really was merely a thought experiment. I am not going to name any names of the people who coded the dastardly deed, if they wish to step forward, they will need to do it themselves. In the end, the thing that I am truly sad about, is that Lynx never did get to blink. I am also sad to report that the St James Infirmary burned to the ground in 1997, it was a great place to hang out and will be missed.

<blink> on,

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