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Posted Apr 15, 2004 in Miscellaneous.

I have been encouraged by Doug Bowman, D. Keith Robinson, Caterina Fake, and Jon Hicks to:

  1. Grab the nearest book.
  2. Turn to page 23.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

I don't normally do these sorts of things, but for some reason I find it strangely compelling. The first one I grab, says just this:

"'What?'"

Obviously, the result is terribly disappointing. I shall, therefore, grab the next nearest book, in the hope that it will pour forth something a little more interesting:

"Whether frustrated by the slow progress of standards or stylesheet technology inadequate to their needs, some companies have developed their own stylesheet languages."

Comments

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    You are really starting to worry me....lmao...I think you need to find something to do..Oh by the way I just had that meeting today for 3 hours and everything went great. I got the job!!!

    Posted by Wanda on Apr 15, 2004.

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    Congratulations, Wanda. You must email me and let me know how it is going.

    Posted by Simon Jessey on Apr 15, 2004.

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    Incidentally, the first book was "Mort", by Terry Pratchett. The second book was "Learning XML", by Erik T. Ray. "Mort" was the closest book, but "Learning XML" was nearby, because I was doing some work with XSLT.

    Posted by Simon Jessey on Apr 16, 2004.

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    I liked "What?" better. =/

    Posted by ACJ on Apr 18, 2004.