I'll close out the decade with one of my favorite rants. Paddy Donnelly echos my thoughts about the poor state of spelling and grammer on the web. Not just the "C U LTR" texting crap but things like the ugly to/too/two misuse you see all the time on craigslist and all over the web. He certainly does it more eloquently and graphically than I could. And it comes with a nice, bright chart you can print out for your Luddite acquaintances. Check it out here
On a positive note for people who spend a lot of time on the web, arc90 laboratory has come up with a program called readability. It's a free program that strips away everything on a web page except for the text and the ads. No more ads, popups, dancing fat girls, or single mothers trying to get you to refinance! My experience is that it gets it right 98% of the time and you just hit your browser refresh button to restore the original view if you don't like the results. Best of all, you get to choose the font, font-size, and layout style which makes it great for "mature" readers who don't like to stare at tiny typefaces.
Tomorrow, New Year's Resolutions. Leave your resolutions in the comments section.