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On The Web, Waterfalls, And The Wonder Of Science

Posted by Tormod, in On Science, Communication 08 September 2010 - * * * * * · 335419 views
education, web, everyday, mystery and 2 more...
When I was a kid, science wasn’t really a part of my life. My friends and I didn’t walk around investigating things according to any system. There was no method to our madness.

We didn’t really learn that much about science, either. Sure, we had natural sciences in school, but it was mostly rote learning. We looked at various kinds of rocks, patterns in...

I suck at Browser Compliance Testing

Posted by Tormod, 29 September 2008 - - - - - - · 1012 views

Developing websites is fun, but being a hardcore hand coder means I don't use tools which fix the code for me.

Developing on my Mac also means I know fairly well how things look in Safari, Opera and Firefox. But Internet Explorer is a problem. I have to either boot my Mac into Boot Camp (so that I boot into Windows), or I have to run Windows in Parallell...

The Horrors Of Trying To Make Money In A Decent Way

Posted by Tormod, 25 September 2008 - - - - - - · 1035 views

Hypography just got kicked out of Google Adsense - probably the most famous web advertisement program in the world right now.

We've been in it since the early days, and it has helped me finance the running of Hypography since it has covered the costs for our server, software licenses etc.

Adsense ads has some cool properties: They are easy on the ey...

Some Issues When Contemplating Hypography Design Changes

Posted by Tormod, 18 September 2008 - - - - - - · 1031 views

I am thinking about how to improve Hypography's design.

No, not the color scheme, logo or typography.

I am thinking about how it is so 100% obviously a vBulletin forum (even in the blog section). There are the boxy boxes, the straight columns and the endless horizontal bars.

Certainly there must be ways to improve it?

vBulletin has a major problem...

Maintaining Hypography

Posted by Tormod, 16 September 2008 - - - - - - · 1001 views

Keeping Hypography running is a mastodontic job. I have long since lost track of how many hours I have spent installing things, upgrading, fixing things which are broken by upgrades, finding hacks, helping people and so on.

It takes a lot of time.

In fact, we're in Hypography's 8th year now - if I add up all the hours spent I think I would go cr...