And another thing • 1 March 2006 • The SnowBlog

And another thing

Not content with creating fire (Fire!) I also did this.  With a lot of help from Rob. And Anna and Gilly and James. Looks like a normal (although unusually beautiful, granted) AI, you say. But did you know it was created by exporting bibliographic data from our one-version-of-the-truth ONIX database (thanks to the wonderful anko), put through an xslt transform (in freeware cooktop) and modified with a .css style sheet? Now all the code is done I have to click just five times - compared to spending at least a morning doing it manually. Nifty. 

A few years ago, back in the days when I was a normal, ground-down, time-starved employee, I feared computers.  Now they are my friends.  


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