After we'd lost our way

It was here before I was born--before any of us were born, and no one knew exactly what it was. The priests were raised to maintain it. They were each assigned modules to look after, memorizing line by line millions of bytes of letters and punctuation. The priests understood little but the people even less. […]


The Coder's Tale

I remember the days long ago when a classmate derided me for not knowing HTML. "You've never heard of the <marquee> tag?!" It hurt deeper than words. Deeper even than the scrolling, blinking words hemmed in by obnoxious GIFs on his Angelfire homepage. I felt physically ill when I found his links changed color on […]