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Editor Page IssueDate
Eric WorldBC.shtml

The Error: poor choice of words asking to report errors.

The Correction: better words.

2007/02/01
Marco Mijatovic from FirstSiteGuide.com xhtml.shtml

The Error: out-of-date links

The Correction: new and improved links.

2007/02/01
Mike Wallagher at startbloggingonline.com css.shtml

The Error: an extinct link.

The Correction: Updated link to css checker.

2007/02/01
4Harold RandomThoughts.shtml

The Error: using "attach" instead of the correct word.

The Correction: replaced with "attack".

2015/09/06
Ashley WorldBC.shtml

The Error: Saying Qin died in 206, when he really keeled over in 210.

The Correction: I rewrote the entry.

2012/04/11
marun2 Ruby

The Error: puts mySalaryArray.inspect => [["larry", 7.5], ["bob", 10.9]]
I was using "=>" to mean "produces the following", but it's way too confusing since "=>" is valid Ruby syntax.

The Correction: puts mySalaryArray.inspect #prints [["larry", 7.5], ["bob", 10.9]]

2012/03/06
Carey Briggs csharp.shtml

The Error: duplicating a wonderful little chunk of xml.

The Correction: deleting the extra xml.

2009/02/07
Chris Craig perl.shtml

My Error: not having a clue about passing variables to functions.

The Correction: "A special array is created containing all the arguments called "@_". Use $_[n] to access the arguments."

2007/02/01
Emanuel Gaspar from Portugal Ruby

My Error: # unshift appends elements to the end of an array.

The Correction: # unshift appends elements to the beginning of an array.

2008/04/14
Prem Singh Unix.shtml

My Error: I had titled the following as deleting a bunch of files:

find . \( -name '*.JRN.*' -o -name 'core' \) -exec ls -la {} \; -print 

The Correction: It really just lists the properties of all those. Thanks so much Prem for finding an error that's been there lurking for years!

2008/01/09
James Burchell HowToKeepYourJob.shtml

My Error: Three of the four links to cool new technologies were 404.

The Correction: Commented them out leaving only the Haskell link.

2007/07/05
Mike Heffner NHibernate.shtml

My Error:
/// Tiny program to demostrate NHibernate
7. Recomended Books:.

The Correction:
/// Tiny program to *demonstrate* NHibernate
7. *Recommended* Books:.

2007/02/01
Dan Pendergrass javascript.shtml

My Error: placing javascript in you pages.

The Correction: placing javascript in your pages.

2007/02/01
June Marshall - Kingsley - author of book ItJustAintSo.shtml

My Error: Without the French blockaid of Yorktown, the British would have collected the troops by ship and moved them to fight another day.

The Correction: Without the French blockade of Yorktown, the British would have collected the troops by ship and moved them to fight another day.

2006/02/03
Dorothy McGuire DidYaKnow.shtml

The Very Subtle Error: They feed it to their larva who digest the meat and secret a fluid the adults can drink.

The Correction: They feed it to their larva who digest the meat and secrete a fluid the adults can drink.

2006/02/03
David Beutler ItJustAintSo.shtml

My Error: "its"

The Correction: "it's"

(Once again I'm terribly embarrassed. Thanks David!

2005/12/07
John Vale http://www.fincher.org/Misc/humor.shtml

(This error was insidious and had been on the site for years.)

My Error: Where you present when your picture was taken?

The Correction: Were you present when your picture was taken?

2005/11/21
Jay Neil http://www.fincher.org/History/WorldAD.shtml

My Error: 1917, Apr 6 The United States enters World War II against Germany.

The Correction: 1917, Apr 6 The United States enters World War I against Germany.

2005/11/15
John Nathaniel DidYaKnow.shtml

My Error: tigers with "stripped fur" (oach!) and "twentyth"

The Correction: "striped fur" and "twentieth"

2005/09/07
Zacharaih Stemple LogicalFallacies.shtml

My Error:
Broken Link

2005/08/24
Timothy Bahls LogicalFallacies.shtml

My Error:
Denying the Antecedent
if p then q / not q / therefore not p

The Correction:
Denying the Antecedent


if p then q / not p / therefore not q


(I need to watch my p's and q's better - ouch - that was bad even for me.)
2005/06/23
Andrew Racic Books.shtml

My Error: but his ending are very unsatisfying.

The Correction: but his endings are very unsatisfying.

2005/06/13
S. Robert ItJustAintSo.shtml

My Error: Jonah preached, "Repeat or 40 days and Nineveh will be destroyed!".

The Correction: Jonah preached, "Repent or 40 days and Nineveh will be destroyed!".

2005/06/06
Dick Petit DidYaKnow.shtml

My Error: million dollars

The Correction: billion dollars (what's three zeros between friends anyway?) actually the paragraph was so bad I just rewrote the whole enchilada.

2005/
Gerry Black Pennies.shtml

My Error: catilevered

The Correction: cantilevered

2005/05/02
Dr. Miller Pennies.shtml

My Error: "Then when its all done..."

The Correction: "Then when it's all done..."

2005/05/02
Andy Frush DidYaKnow.shtml

My Error: In Texas all the poisonous snakes have wide heads.

The Correction: In Texas, with the exception of the colorful coral snake, the poisonous snakes all have wide heads.

2005/04/20
Jason Yates Misc.shtml

My Error: Each season starts at either an equinox or solstice. An Equinox is when day and night are of equal length. A Solstice is when the Earth is closest to or at its greatest distance from the Sun.

The Correction: The solstice depends on the tilting of the earths axis, not the distance of the earth from the sun. When the north pole has tilted towards the sun, the northern hemisphere experiences summer and the southern hemisphere experiences winter. When the south pole has tilted toward the sun, the northern hemisphere has its winter and the souther hemisphere has its summer. Although this climate change is caused by a change in distance, saying it depends on the distance of the earth from the sun is incorrect, because the equator doesn't experience a drastic change in climate during their summer and winter months.

2005/04/04
Bernard Orgovan Misc.shtml

My Error: "Roman Army: The Legion had 4,800 men composed of 10 cohorts of 480 further divided into 6 centuries of 80 men. Each Century had 10 Tents of 10 men each."

The Correction: Starting at the point "480, further divided into 6 centuries of 80 men." This implies that a Century has 80 men. The next sentence "Each Century had 10 Tents of 10 men each" implies that a Century has 100 men, which makes more sense to me. Although I don't know what the true structure of the Roman Army was, the way you have it stated on your website does not logically follow.

2005/
Becky Migraines misspelling2003/10/20
Ralf DidYaKnow.shtml misspelling

Pro 27:6 Faithful [are] the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy [are] deceitful.

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