URLs du Jour

2012-09-25

  • [Cathy] Pun Salad's official, but unaware (and uncompensated) mascot, Cathy Poulin, was recently spotted presenting a Really Big Check to the Leominster (MA) St. Anna School in support of its arts program. Good for her, and her employer, Bob's Discount Furniture.

  • Tom Palmer provides a wicked review of What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets by Michael J. Sandel.

    Michael Sandel knows something about money. After all, the Harvard political philosopher exchanges his ideas for money—a lot of money, in fact. Now Sandel has written a book (available for $27) about what things should not be for sale.

    Consumer note: the list price is $27, but (as I type) Amazon has the hardcover for $16.43, Kindle edition for $12.99, and the (not yet available) paperback for $10.20.

    Anyway Palmer does an impressive takedown of Sandel's (seemingly) foolish book. Surely a Harvard professor wouldn't have output something this silly, right? I might check it out, just to see.

  • In case you haven't noticed, and why would you, Pun Salad has entered the brave new world of HTML5 /CSS level 3 compliance. (No fancy-shmancy cutting edge stuff, just compliance.)

    Why? Because I'm anal. But the W3C folks have a lengthier answer.

    I'm in the process of editing past entries to bring them up to speed, but it will take a while. It is mostly a mechanical process of translating deprecated tags and attributes, figuring out CSS equivalents, and so on. It shouldn't be a problem unless you're in the habit of plowing through my old stuff, and probably not even then.

    Still, the links to the validator are down at the bottom of the right column; clicking them should check the compliance of the page at which you're looking. (I can't imagine why you would do that, but …)