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the xpath less travelled

i have no idea what that title means, but it was the first thing that came to mind, so i'll roll with it.

bill humphries notices that simon willison is getting into using spath to mine xhtml .

my own personal "aha" moment came when i discovered that i could hack together an obnoxiously simple script to convert xhtml to rss [ which produces this site's rss feeds ] over a cup of coffee or two. i found the xpath expressions oddly intuitive and have always had big notions of "enriching" the metadata of the vast wasteland to slice and dice things in interesting ways.

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10/24/2003 08:09:00 PM 0 comments


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[ rhetoric ]

"it is hard to be brave," said piglet, sniffing slightly, "when you're only a Very Small Animal." rabbit, who had begun to write very busily, looked up and said: "it is because you are a very small animal that you will be Useful in the adventure before us."

the complete tales & poems of winnie the pooh

[ about ]

this site chronicles the continuing adventures of my son, odin, who was unexpectedly born on the fourth of july at 25 weeks gestation, weighing 1 pound 7 ounces.

he's quite a fighter and you can always send him a postcard to the most current address listed here if you're inspired by his adventures. see the postcard project/google maps mashup to see a map of the postcards.

if you're new, you can browse the archives to catch up. and don't forget to watch a few movies that i made while we were in the neonatal intensive care unit. or if you want the abridged version and you can find a copy, you can read about his adventures in the november 2005 issue of parents magazine.

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rebeldad / thingamababy / The Continuing Adventures of Super-Preemie / dooce /

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[ et cetera ]

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