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javascript! ajax! dhtml! oh my! May2005

I use mutt for my email client. I say this not as some type of confession, but more of an opening statement into my computing tastes. Mutt is ugly, yet, beautiful in it's simplicity. It's just black and white letters on a screen. The mouse does not work with mutt. You don't need a mouse with mutt. Mutt uses vim keybindings. You probably don't know what this means either. Trust me, when I say that this means I'm fairly nerdy and I like typing in small black/white screens to get my job done instead of clicking in pretty windows.

Having said that... I've recently been playing with javascript again. I hate javascript. I think things that flicker and fly around in my browser window are an abomination and that those who create these little annoyances deserve some sort of punishment which this G rated blog can't describe fully. Of course, I just admitted that I'd been playing with it. So it can't be all that bad, right?

For instance, at work, my team enters all it's intelligence items into a very basic web form and hits submit. Nifty. But, wouldn't it be nice if we could get immediate feedback as soon as we start entering items. Not the "punch the monkey win a prize" kind of hideous feedback that some use javascript for. Instead, it'd be the calculation of a score based on our input, or maybe a database query happens so that certain form fields are automagically filled in based on our selections. This is what I've been doing with javascript lately. I'm looking forward to seeing how the stuff turns out, even if it is javascript.

These thoughts are my own, unless they're yours. And if they're yours, we may have metaphysical problems beyond simple concept ownership and should probably talk soon.
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