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charming_python_1.txt:ABOUT THE AUTHOR charming_python_1.txt------------------------------------------------------------------------- charming_python_1.txt- charming_python_1.txt- http://gnosis.cx/cgi/img_dqm.cgi} charming_python_10.txt- David Mertz writes many apocopetic articles. David may be charming_python_10.txt- reached at mertz@gnosis.cx; his life pored over at charming_python_10.txt- http://gnosis.cx/publish/. Suggestions and recommendations on charming_python_10.txt- this, past, or future, columns are welcomed. charming_python_10.txt- charming_python_10.txt- charming_python_10.txt- charming_python_11.txt:ABOUT THE AUTHOR charming_python_11.txt------------------------------------------------------------------------- charming_python_11.txt- charming_python_11.txt- {Picture of Author:http://gnosis.cx/cgi/img_dqm.cgi} charming_python_11.txt- David Mertz believes that the real is the rational; and that charming_python_11.txt- the avant-garde remains at the cutting-edge. But he regrets charming_python_11.txt- that nostalgia just isn't what it used to be. David may be charming_python_11.txt- reached at mertz@gnosis.cx; his life pored over at charming_python_11.txt- http://gnosis.cx/publish/. Suggestions and recommendations on charming_python_11.txt- this, past, or future, columns are welcomed. charming_python_11.txt- charming_python_12.txt:ABOUT THE AUTHOR charming_python_12.txt------------------------------------------------------------------------- charming_python_12.txt- charming_python_12.txt- {Picture of Author:http://gnosis.cx/cgi/img_dqm.cgi} charming_python_12.txt- David Mertz' failures as a hunter, fisherman, and shepherd have charming_python_12.txt- led him to his life of critical criticism. Tomorrow he may try charming_python_12.txt- something else. David may be reached at mertz@gnosis.cx; his charming_python_12.txt- life pored over athttp://gnosis.cx/publish/. 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You can just write what you mean charming_python_2.txt- without the language making extra demands of your fingers. charming_python_3.txt:ABOUT THE AUTHOR charming_python_3.txt------------------------------------------------------------------------- charming_python_3.txt- charming_python_3.txt- {Picture of Author:http://gnosis.cx/cgi/img_dqm.cgi} charming_python_3.txt- David Mertz is not really quite sure if the open source charming_python_3.txt- movement is a dinner party. But he would certainly like to charming_python_3.txt- think that proprietary intellectual property is a paper tiger. charming_python_3.txt- His own ideas, certainly, want to be free. David may be charming_python_3.txt- reached at mertz@gnosis.cx; his life pored over at charming_python_3.txt- http://gnosis.cx/publish/. 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David may be reached at charming_python_4.txt- mertz@gnosis.cx; his life pored over athttp://gnosis.cx/publish/. charming_python_4.txt- Suggestions and recommendations on this, past, or future, columns charming_python_4.txt- are welcomed. charming_python_5.txt:ABOUT THE AUTHOR charming_python_5.txt------------------------------------------------------------------------- charming_python_5.txt- charming_python_5.txt- {Picture of Author:http://gnosis.cx/cgi/img_dqm.cgi} charming_python_5.txt- David Mertz has been a programmer and a writer for nearly two charming_python_5.txt- decades; but David Mertz has only written about programming charming_python_5.txt- of late (and enjoys it greatly). David Mertz, in "real life," charming_python_5.txt- is a wayward humanities academic, lured by lucre to IT. David charming_python_5.txt- Mertz is fond of anaphora (and of alliteration). David may be charming_python_5.txt- reached at mertz@gnosis.cx; his life pored over at charming_python_5.txt- http://gnosis.cx/publish/. Suggestions and recommendations on charming_python_6.txt:ABOUT THE AUTHOR charming_python_6.txt------------------------------------------------------------------------- charming_python_6.txt- charming_python_6.txt- {Picture of Author:http://gnosis.cx/cgi/img_dqm.cgi} charming_python_6.txt- David Mertz believes that God gave use the keyboard and the TTY charming_python_6.txt- while all other interface devices are mere human artifice. charming_python_6.txt- David may be reached at mertz@gnosis.cx; his life pored over at charming_python_6.txt- http://gnosis.cx/publish/. 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Suggestions and recommendations on charming_python_8.txt- this, past, or future, columns are welcomed. charming_python_8.txt- charming_python_8.txt- charming_python_9.txt:ABOUT THE AUTHOR charming_python_9.txt------------------------------------------------------------------------- charming_python_9.txt- charming_python_9.txt- {Picture of Author:http://gnosis.cx/cgi/img_dqm.cgi} charming_python_9.txt- David Mertz writes many apocopetic articles. David may be charming_python_9.txt- reached at mertz@gnosis.cx; his life pored over at charming_python_9.txt- http://gnosis.cx/publish/. Suggestions and recommendations on charming_python_9.txt- this, past, or future, columns are welcomed. charming_python_9.txt- charming_python_9.txt- compression_primer.txt:ABOUT THE AUTHOR compression_primer.txt------------------------------------------------------------------------- compression_primer.txt- compression_primer.txt- David Mertz is many things. He has a habit of developing compression_primer.txt- software or writing about it. But he also writes articles in compression_primer.txt- obscure areas of academic political philosophy for such compression_primer.txt- journals. He has dim memories of understanding transfinite set compression_primer.txt- theory, logic, model-theory and such matters. A bit less dim compression_primer.txt- are his memories of being a union organizer. And he may yet be compression_primer.txt- something else, as his hopes of being less than halfway to compression_primer.txt- shrugging off this mortal coil are quite reasonable. He may be extending_markup_2.txt:ABOUT THE AUTHOR extending_markup_2.txt------------------------------------------------------------------------- extending_markup_2.txt- extending_markup_2.txt- {Picture of Author: http://gnosis.cx/cgi/img_dqm.cgi} extending_markup_2.txt- David Mertz cannot fool all of the people all of the time, but extending_markup_2.txt- sometimes he wishes he could. David may be reached at extending_markup_2.txt- mertz@gnosis.cx; his life pored over athttp://gnosis.cx/publish/. extending_markup_2.txt- Suggestions and recommendations on this, past, or future, columns extending_markup_2.txt- are welcomed. extending_markup_2.txt- extending_markup_2.txt- feature_5min_python.txt:ABOUT THE AUTHOR feature_5min_python.txt------------------------------------------------------------------------- feature_5min_python.txt- feature_5min_python.txt- David Mertz dabbles in a lot of things. Lately, he has mostly feature_5min_python.txt- done web-application development and writing articles like feature_5min_python.txt- this. You can find out copious biographical details by rooting feature_5min_python.txt- around athttp://gnosis.cx/publish/. feature_5min_python.txt- review_fte.txt:ABOUT THE AUTHOR review_fte.txt------------------------------------------------------------------------- review_fte.txt- review_fte.txt- There is hardly anything David Mertz feels more strongly about review_fte.txt- than text-editors. It stands to reason after a tally of the review_fte.txt- hours and minutes of his days. You can find out copious review_fte.txt- biographical details by rooting around at review_fte.txt- http://gnosis.cx/publish/. review_htmlpp.txt:ABOUT THE AUTHOR review_htmlpp.txt------------------------------------------------------------------------- review_htmlpp.txt- review_htmlpp.txt- David Mertz enjoys writing programs to arrange words for him review_htmlpp.txt- just about as much as he enjoys writing words himself. You can review_htmlpp.txt- find out copious biographical details by rooting around at review_htmlpp.txt- http://gnosis.cx/publish/. review_idle.txt:ABOUT THE AUTHOR review_idle.txt------------------------------------------------------------------------- review_idle.txt- review_idle.txt- David Mertz hopes in earnest that the next buzzword for the web review_idle.txt- will be "gnostic," its cognates, and related neologisms. Try review_idle.txt- out, "let's go gnosticate on the project," for euphony; perhaps review_idle.txt- it works. He hopes further that his prior art will support his review_idle.txt- linguistic patent. You can reach him at mertz@gnosis.cx, and review_idle.txt- find copious biographical details by rooting around at review_idle.txt- http://gnosis.cx/publish/. review_idle.txt- review_jedit.txt:ABOUT THE AUTHOR review_jedit.txt------------------------------------------------------------------------- review_jedit.txt- review_jedit.txt- There is hardly anything David Mertz feels more strongly about than review_jedit.txt- text-editors. It stands to reason after a tally of the hours and review_jedit.txt- minutes of his days. You can find out copious biographical details review_jedit.txt- by rooting around athttp://gnosis.cx/publish/. review_jedit.txt- review_nedit.txt:ABOUT THE AUTHOR review_nedit.txt------------------------------------------------------------------------- review_nedit.txt- review_nedit.txt- There is hardly anything David Mertz feels more strongly about review_nedit.txt- than text-editors. It stands to reason after a tally of the review_nedit.txt- hours and minutes of his days. You can find out copious review_nedit.txt- biographical details by rooting around at review_nedit.txt- http://gnosis.cx/publish/. review_perlbuilder.txt:ABOUT THE AUTHOR review_perlbuilder.txt------------------------------------------------------------------------- review_perlbuilder.txt- review_perlbuilder.txt- If David Mertz were more paraleiptically inclined, he might review_perlbuilder.txt- deny his subliminal endorsement of another P--- language. You review_perlbuilder.txt- can reach him at mertz@gnosis.cx, and find copious biographical review_perlbuilder.txt- details by rooting around athttp://gnosis.cx/publish/. review_perlbuilder.txt- review_pfe.txt:ABOUT THE AUTHOR review_pfe.txt------------------------------------------------------------------------- review_pfe.txt- review_pfe.txt- There is hardly anything David Mertz feels more strongly about review_pfe.txt- than text-editors. It stands to reason after a tally of the review_pfe.txt- hours and minutes of his days. You can find out copious review_pfe.txt- biographical details by rooting around at review_pfe.txt- http://gnosis.cx/publish/. review_ppwizard.txt:ABOUT THE AUTHOR review_ppwizard.txt------------------------------------------------------------------------- review_ppwizard.txt- review_ppwizard.txt- David Mertz dabbles in a lot of things. Lately, he has mostly review_ppwizard.txt- done web-application development and writing articles like review_ppwizard.txt- this. You can find out copious biographical details by rooting review_ppwizard.txt- around athttp://gnosis.cx/publish/. review_textpad.txt:ABOUT THE AUTHOR review_textpad.txt------------------------------------------------------------------ review_textpad.txt- review_textpad.txt- There is hardly anything David Mertz feels more strongly about review_textpad.txt- than text-editors. It stands to reason after a tally of the review_textpad.txt- hours and minutes of his days. You can find out copious review_textpad.txt- biographical details by rooting around at review_textpad.txt- http://gnosis.cx/publish/. review_textpad.txt- review_textpad.txt- review_textpad.txt- review_xmetal.txt:ABOUT THE AUTHOR review_xmetal.txt------------------------------------------------------------------------- review_xmetal.txt- review_xmetal.txt- David Mertz wrote this review aboard a great big clipper ship, review_xmetal.txt- going from this land here to that (but with no sailor's suit review_xmetal.txt- and cap). You can find out copious biographical details by review_xmetal.txt- sailing tohttp://gnosis.cx/publish/. review_xmlinstance.txt:ABOUT THE AUTHOR review_xmlinstance.txt------------------------------------------------------------------------- review_xmlinstance.txt- review_xmlinstance.txt- While still probably less than many of his readers, David Mertz review_xmlinstance.txt- is starting to feel like he knows altogether too much about review_xmlinstance.txt- matters XML. You can find out copious biographical details by review_xmlinstance.txt- sailing tohttp://gnosis.cx/publish/. review_xmlspy.txt:ABOUT THE AUTHOR review_xmlspy.txt------------------------------------------------------------------------- review_xmlspy.txt- review_xmlspy.txt- David Mertz will settle for paraphrase where cannot manage review_xmlspy.txt- periphrasis. You can find out copious biographical details by review_xmlspy.txt- rooting around athttp://gnosis.cx/publish/. web_accessibility_1.txt:ABOUT THE AUTHOR web_accessibility_1.txt------------------------------------------------------------------------- web_accessibility_1.txt- web_accessibility_1.txt- {Picture of Author:http://gnosis.cx/cgi/img_dqm.cgi} web_accessibility_1.txt- David Mertz has been consumed with ressentiment since the web_accessibility_1.txt- introduction of the <blink> tag in Netscape 2.0. David may be web_accessibility_1.txt- reached at mertz@gnosis.cx; his life pored over at web_accessibility_1.txt- http://gnosis.cx/publish/. Suggestions and recommendations on web_accessibility_1.txt- this, past, or future, columns are welcomed. web_accessibility_1.txt- web_accessibility_1.txt- web_accessibility_2.txt:ABOUT THE AUTHOR web_accessibility_2.txt------------------------------------------------------------------------- web_accessibility_2.txt- web_accessibility_2.txt- {Picture of Author:http://gnosis.cx/cgi/img_dqm.cgi} web_accessibility_2.txt- David Mertz has been consumed with ressentiment since the web_accessibility_2.txt- introduction of the <blink> tag in Netscape 2.0. David may be web_accessibility_2.txt- reached at mertz@gnosis.cx; his life pored over at web_accessibility_2.txt- http://gnosis.cx/publish/. Suggestions and recommendations on web_accessibility_2.txt- this, past, or future, columns are welcomed. web_accessibility_2.txt- web_accessibility_2.txt- xml_matters_1.txt:ABOUT THE AUTHOR xml_matters_1.txt------------------------------------------------------------------------- xml_matters_1.txt- xml_matters_1.txt- {Picture of Author:http://gnosis.cx/cgi/img_dqm.cgi} xml_matters_1.txt- David Mertz finds there to be a hysteretic relationship between xml_matters_1.txt- writing and comprehension. He has begun, for example, to xml_matters_1.txt- comprehend his own doctoral work. David may be reached at xml_matters_1.txt- mertz@gnosis.cx; his life pored over at xml_matters_1.txt- http://gnosis.cx/publish/. Suggestions and recommendations on xml_matters_1.txt- this, past, or future, columns are welcomed. xml_matters_1.txt- xml_matters_2.txt:ABOUT THE AUTHOR xml_matters_2.txt------------------------------------------------------------------------- xml_matters_2.txt- xml_matters_2.txt- {Picture of Author: http://gnosis.cx/cgi/img_dqm.cgi} xml_matters_2.txt- David Mertz cannot fool all of the people all of the time, but xml_matters_2.txt- sometimes he wishes he could. David may be reached at xml_matters_2.txt- mertz@gnosis.cx; his life pored over athttp://gnosis.cx/publish/. xml_matters_2.txt- Suggestions and recommendations on this, past, or future, columns xml_matters_2.txt- are welcomed. xml_matters_2.txt- xml_matters_2.txt- xml_matters_3.txt:ABOUT THE AUTHOR xml_matters_3.txt------------------------------------------------------------------------- xml_matters_3.txt- xml_matters_3.txt- {Picture of Author: http://gnosis.cx/cgi/img_dqm.cgi} xml_matters_3.txt- It might be catachretic, but it is not a malapropism to describe xml_matters_3.txt- David Mertz juxtopositions of interests herein as sylleptic. Words xml_matters_3.txt- is words. David may be reached at mertz@gnosis.cx; his life pored xml_matters_3.txt- over athttp://gnosis.cx/publish/. Suggestions and recommendations xml_matters_3.txt- on this, past, or future, columns are welcomed. xml_matters_3.txt- xml_matters_3.txt- xml_matters_4.txt:ABOUT THE AUTHOR xml_matters_4.txt------------------------------------------------------------------------- xml_matters_4.txt- xml_matters_4.txt- {Picture of Author: http://gnosis.cx/cgi/img_dqm.cgi} xml_matters_4.txt- David Mertz became disenchanted with the academy and became a xml_matters_4.txt- technical journalist: post hoc ergo prompter hoc. David may be xml_matters_4.txt- reached at mertz@gnosis.cx; his life pored over at xml_matters_4.txt- http://gnosis.cx/publish/. Suggestions and recommendations on xml_matters_4.txt- this, past, or future, columns are welcomed. xml_matters_4.txt- xml_matters_4.txt- xml_matters_5.txt:ABOUT THE AUTHOR xml_matters_5.txt------------------------------------------------------------------------- xml_matters_5.txt- xml_matters_5.txt- {Picture of Author: http://gnosis.cx/cgi/img_dqm.cgi} xml_matters_5.txt- David Mertz must have mislaid his MacGuffin in one of his xml_matters_5.txt- other articles. It is bound to show up again soon. David may xml_matters_5.txt- be reached at mertz@gnosis.cx; his life pored over at xml_matters_5.txt- http://gnosis.cx/publish/. Suggestions and recommendations on xml_matters_5.txt- this, past, or future, columns are welcomed. xml_matters_5.txt- xml_matters_5.txt- xml_matters_6.txt:ABOUT THE AUTHOR xml_matters_6.txt------------------------------------------------------------------------- xml_matters_6.txt- xml_matters_6.txt- {Picture of Author: http://gnosis.cx/cgi/img_dqm.cgi} xml_matters_6.txt- David Mertz must have mislaid his MacGuffin in one of his xml_matters_6.txt- other articles. It is bound to show up again soon. David may xml_matters_6.txt- be reached at mertz@gnosis.cx; his life pored over at xml_matters_6.txt- http://gnosis.cx/publish/. Suggestions and recommendations on xml_matters_6.txt- this, past, or future, columns are welcomed. xml_matters_6.txt- xml_matters_6.txt- xml_matters_7.txt:ABOUT THE AUTHOR xml_matters_7.txt------------------------------------------------------------------------- xml_matters_7.txt- xml_matters_7.txt- {Picture of Author: http://gnosis.cx/cgi/img_dqm.cgi" alt="Picture of Author"> xml_matters_7.txt- David Mertz, in his gnomist aspirations, wishes he had coined xml_matters_7.txt- the observation that the great thing about standards is that xml_matters_7.txt- there are so many to choose from. But then, he is also fuzzy xml_matters_7.txt- on OS design. David may be reached at mertz@gnosis.cx; his xml_matters_7.txt- life pored over athttp://gnosis.cx/publish/. Suggestions and xml_matters_7.txt- recommendations on this, past, or future, columns are welcomed. xml_matters_7.txt-