13 thoughts on “First Typoblogging Experiment

  1. [url=http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/objects.html#adef-longdesc-IMG]See: longtext[/url]. This will also fix the nested quotes problem with your alt text.

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    Rahul Reply:

    Well done putting in the effort to add the alt text, Mr. Goerzen! I came in here to point out the broken quotes as well. But as for the longdesc attribute, it appears that nobody uses it (http://blog.whatwg.org/the-longdesc-lottery).

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    John Goerzen Reply:

    I wonder how well this is supported by web browsers? Especially text-mode ones like lynx, links, w3m, etc.

    Also the downside of that is that Serendipity will not be able to index the text for searching. Though I wonder if Google would be able to.

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  2. Hehe, this is quite fun! :)

    Lacking a typewriter, I wonder about handwriting my next post.

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    John Goerzen Reply:

    That would certainly work. Pretty soon we’ll have people photographing stone tablets…

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  3. Wonderfully retro! I love it!

    I grew up with computers, but also grew up with typewriters. There _is_ something different about the writing process.

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  4. You’re dating yourself, John :-). I think only those who have never used typewriters for serious work can want to play around with them.

    I’m old enough to remember the transition from typewriters to word processors. I remember typewriters as awkward and unforgiving. I always seemed to make a mistake on the last line of a sheet of paper, and too much whiteout would stick the page to the roller. The first time I used a computer keyboard, it took me all of five minutes to decide I was never going back.

    But now that you need a workstation to match your new printer, may I suggest:

    http://www.datamancer.net/projects/engine/engine.htm

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  5. I know this post is pretty old, but are you still doing typed posts? There are a whole mess of people who are into typecasting, see the blogroll on my site. We’re always looking for other typecasters!

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