doing some old school css & cackling about ted stevens. still. even after 24 hours.
The Copyright Office is taking comments (thank god) on the current preregistration system which supports Internet Explorer only. 70 FR 44878-79 (8/4): Preregistration of Certain Unpublished Copyright Claims [PDF] [seen on news.com via sivacracy; and zdnet via news.google]
Of course, comments are not being accepted electronically (and why not? It’s easy enough to write scripts accepting open source comments. Hell, they could probably borrow the FCC’s electronic comment system; that’s been up for years). Comments are DUE by Monday, Aug. 22, 2005.
If hand delivered by a private party, an original and five copies of any comment should be brought to Room LM-401 of the James Madison Memorial Building between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. and the envelope should be addressed as follows: Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Copyright Office, James Madison Memorial Building, Room LM-401, 101 Independence Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20559-6000. If hand delivered by a commercial courier, an original and five copies of any comment must be delivered to the Congressional Courier Acceptance Site located at Second and D Streets, NE., Washington, DC, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. The envelope should be addressed as follows: Copyright Office General Counsel, Room LM-403, James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Avenue, SE., Washington, DC. If sent by mail, an original and five copies of any comment should be addressed to: Copyright GC/ I&R, P.O. Box 70400, Southwest Station, Washington, DC 20024-0400. Comments may not be delivered by means of overnight delivery services such as Federal Express, United Parcel Service, etc., due to delays in processing receipt of such deliveries.
why haven’t i done this before? for years i’ve labored with a minimal knowledge of iso9660 character entities, like > for > and < for < … while i suffered without the emdash, having to use the ugly two hyphen typographical method — very sad.
frustrated & with a few odd moments, i decided to find the emdash, which is ——oh the glory of the emdash!
also exciting: the ∼ [∼] which I use in handwriting to mean approximately (although I guess the ≈ [≈] is more correct). And then there’s the ≠ [≠]. I also like ∞ [∞] and − [−] and the ever-popular λ [λ]. And I often use ƒ [ƒ] in writing, as ƒal to mean “functional”.
While I’m here I’m going to say, once and for all, that the grave is the (left-to-right) downhill (as in Michèle), and the acute is the (left-to-right) uphill (as in café). Grave, grave, it sort of makes sense.
It looks like you can generate a Ø but nothing else? [Ø generates Ø but &6slash; does not appear to generate &6slash;]
One must use § [§] and © [©] and ® [®] and ¶ [¶] and ™ [™] and of course the bane of first-year law students, the π [π] and δ [δ].
Even the old < and > can be improved with access to ≤ and ≥ [≤ and ≥].
sorrows: the ∴ ∴ [∴ or ∴ or &2234;] [&8756; and &2234;] which seems to not be recognized by my browsers. likewise the &9792; [&9792;] and &9794; [&9794;].
… last but not least, thanks to this character entities page