Total geek stuff. Skip it.
Thanks to Peter for publishing his HTML escaping Python function on the web. Even if your browser will (begrudgingly) accommodate non-escaped characters, XML readers (like your favorite RSS feed aggregator) often take a shit when they happen upon an ampersand (&) when it’s not escaped in the code (&) [thx]. Apparently, Python v2.3 implemented something similar, but that doesn’t help where my one specific server (using v2.1) is concerned.
Next, I hate Microsoft and its Internet Explorer “product”… if you can call it that. It’s a web designer/developer’s worst nightmare. Yeah, I know I’m just the last asshole on the face of the earth to bitch about its non-compliance… but it bears fucking mention because it makes my taint ache worse than Grampa’s knee when the storm’s a-comin’.
And I hate it when my taint aches.
Finally, I totally hate it when someone who pays me to do X tries to talk me into half-assing my doing X. If I didn’t do X well, then you wouldn’t continue to pay me to do it… and you’d find someone else to do X only well enough to meet your half-assed standard, which has already happened… until people bitch about that half-assed version of X done by that other guy (who admittedly does other things way better than I, but just not X) and you bring me in after-the-fact… ultimately to finish or “polish” X properly.
That happens all the time. Do you see a fucking pattern here? I do (redundant), but you’re driving me fucking crazy with this ongoing shit.