This is my first post.

Published in General on Monday, February 16th, 2004

Well. Here it is, the first post. I had intended to get something up here a lot sooner, but alas work has me in shakles. No permalinks yet, no archives, no comments. I intend to write my own code...

'A weblog. But why?' you ask.

This blog is intended mostly for professional use; that is, discussion on most things in the sphere of the web including building and marketing websites on the internet.

'But when?' you ask (yeah right! I wish).

This week no less.

First up will be a neat little trick that I cooked up this weekend to help those of us who fear 'too-large css files' (myself included). I'd really love to get comments going first though, so that people can help me test it!

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