Archive for December, 2006

Saint-Peterburg. No bears, just beauties

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

In streets of Paris, Amsterdam and London have appeared billbordy with an inscription “No Bears, just Beauties”, advertising St.-Petersburg as a tourist direction. I like the screenshots: 1, 2, 3, 4.

consodoc is referenced

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

While searching if anyone noticed Consodoc, I found a Spanish document: Introducción a las tecnologías y estándares XML by Manuel Collado. Here is a bit of English Google translation:


Textual Confirmation is taking off

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Life is strange. The serious software such as TeXML or Consodoc are used by few people only. The side-development, phpBB antispam, is more popular than all the other products together.


xslt 1.0 code isn’t reusable

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

I’m building an XML site. One of the common tasks is to get a book by isbn. I needed 4(!) attempts to get it working!



Saturday, December 9th, 2006

I can’t remember what is what, so writing it down:
* orphan: line at the bottom, the rest on the next page
* widow: the last line at the top, the beginning on the previous page


Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

Created an avatar for use in phpBB forums:

bbAntiSpam press-release

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

wrapping text in vim

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

For long time, I wanted the following functionality in vim: I select text and say “wrap the text by a tag”. Now I’m formatting texts for HTML, and this functionality is so much required that I’ve got it.