March 3rd, 2009


A brief question

Dear internets, why oh why oh why is the printing support so incredibly awful from both Firefox and Internet Explorer?

I have a document.  It has tables in it.  The rows have background colours.

Does the print-preview version include these colours?

Go on...guess.

It's all just ones and zeroes

My primary method of reading personal email

a client (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc.)

My primary email

is through a domain owned by a webmail company (,, etc.)
is through my ISP
is through a domain a friend runs
is through a domain I run

I ask largely because I'm in the midst of changing over to being gmail backed (which turns out to be very easy), and am having great fun balancing the needs of people who use clients (and gmail implements IMAP in an idiosyncratic manner) and people who use webmail (and are already sucking their email over to Gmail to read it).

I originally set up the domain so that I wouldn't have to change email address _again_ when I moved ISPs (my first three personal email addresses all being ISP-based ones), and I like having one that belongs to me. But more and more peopleI know seem to be switching over to happily using webmail, and being happy with gmail addresses...

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Correlation is not Causation

Interesting article here called "Books and Music that Make You Dumb", linking the music and book tastes of students with the average SAT score of their university entrants.

Obviously it's dubious as all hell - but it's still amusing to see "Tuesdays with Morrie" outranked by "Life of Pi" which is in turn outranked by "Atlas Shrugged" (favourite book of the lone embittered intellectual too lazy to actually _climb_ their local clocktower).

The original sites are down - but you can find the books here and the music here.