1. The first time I locked my keys in my car--that is, approximately 10 minutes after I got it--my father instructed me thusly:
"If you always use your keys to lock the door, instead of pushing down the button and holding up the handle, it is impossible for you ever to lock your keys in the car again."
His advice is largely obsolete now, but not entirely. My boyfriend has the old-fashioned keys. Does he listen to my dad's advice, as I did? (The first time I locked my keys in the car was also my last.) Of course not.
If you have that type of car key, always use your key to lock the door, and you will never risk locking your keys IN the car ever again.
2. If you always type your opening HTML tag, then your closing HTML tag, and then arrow back in between them to fill in the middle, the only way you can leave an open tag is by accidentally hitting the "Insert" key and typing over your closing tag--and that's a far rarer occurrence than simply forgetting to type the closing tag.
Meaning: If you want to italicize text, you first type:
And then you arrow in between them, and type your italicized text.
Same for a hyperlink:
OR, you could just do what my boyfriend did, and break the comments for an entire post by not including that final </a>, thus enclosing the comment "submit" button in a neverending a-href=, forever and ever, amen.
Hope you're enjoying the extra traffic, Pandagon.