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I was wondering where you get all these great photos scattered about?

Steve Przepiora
Friday, December 07, 2001

I took them all myself, with a Kodak DC290 digital camera.

Joel Spolsky
Friday, December 07, 2001

Just out of curiosity, is that Sandia mountain in Albuquerque on the main page?  I know you used to live there ...

I like the randomly inserted photographs here and there, it does a lot to alleviate the "huge wall of text" symptom.

Alyosha`
Friday, December 07, 2001

Yes, it is the view from behind the house where I grew up in Albuquerque.

Occasionally you will also see views of other places where I've lived.

Joel Spolsky
Friday, December 07, 2001

I've always thought that the picture currently to the left is from the University of Chicago, but I guess it could be from anywhere.

Sammy
Friday, December 07, 2001

Yale's Sterling Memorial Library.

Joel Spolsky
Saturday, December 08, 2001

It would be nice if you could set the 'alt' on the images to say where the picture is of...

David
Wednesday, December 12, 2001

David says, "It would be nice if you could set the 'alt' on the images to say where the picture is of..."

I think you mean the TITLE tag.  Per the spec, the ALT tag is intended to be displayed when the image is not.  IE is broken and shows the ALT tag when it shouldn't, so clueless HTML authors put the title in the ALT tag and neglect to put in a TITLE tag, because it "works" on IE.  This causes users to complain that the more standards-compliant browsers are "broken" because they don't show the ALT tags as hover-tips.

A.Nonnie Mouse
Friday, December 14, 2001

You learn something new every day...

David, using 'title' in addition to 'alt' from now on
Monday, December 17, 2001

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