"Surrounding the Thunderbird 1.0 release, many media outlets said that there seemed little reason to switch to Thunderbird given the lack of a security threat like there has been affecting IE this year. This analysis unfortunately shows a lack of appreciation of the type of problems affecting the Internet today."
Interesting point made by The Man from Scandinavia. He's right about drugs--alcohol, real drugs, tv--killing creativity. If you're bored, drugs give instant gratification. If you try to do something new, it's really way more rewarding.
Or, Why you always need to read the fine print
When the algorythms go bad, weird things happen [two pieces about the various sponsored links showing, well, scary things for sale]
Inline auto-complete in your Firefox address bar.
Some information about this nice project Making Hardware Just Work(tm)
g1powermac found some nice poster by the Electronic Freedom Foundation from their Patent Busting Campaign against overzealously patenting companies and their struggle to fight hobbyists making their products more open.
Sooo people, when are you finally going to stop using alt as a tooltip? [Title is a much better candidate ;)]
I think Joel is right when he notes Google Suggest isn't necessary an innovation in searching, but in web-GUI design in general. No roundtrips to the server and completely reloaded pages only to sort on a different column for example.
The Dutch edition of Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0 has been released. More happy souls ensue.
I've been wanting to learn Python for some time now [have been reading an intermediate version of Dive into Python], but never came around to actually do something in it. With this weblog nearing completion [yeah right], I might turn to the aquariusoft.org site to rewrite it in Python. It surely needs some loving.
As the site describes itself:
There's no getting around it. At some point in your career, your patience will be tested with a stupid client who is so clueless that you'll question your sanity, career choice, and the future of mankind.
So, baffling situations which can be hilarious until you run into it yourself.
Read the link to the Slashdot article too, it explains some things.
Joel talks about some concepts in Hebrew, which can be applied to way of thinking and acting in [software] development [and the Navy]. The translation provided in the linked post is quite interesting.
This guy just rocks.
I don't know what Samsung is thinking, but I'd like to keep my audio/video devices and cellphone seperated, thank you.
Some good points to keep in mind. I've found myself having bannerblindness in the real world too: just skipping too large screaming content and then be left bewildered only to find out the thing I skipped actually had some clues in it. Please don't design that way :)
I'm glad I'm working on an up-to-date GNU/Linux machine, but this is serieus. Imagine dozens of millions windows-zombie-machines poluting the web by sending billions of spam messages through their always-on lines. *shiver*
For all those of you annoyed by stupid cellphone conversations; just hand them out!
Soooo, what happened to BeOS and PalmOS version 6 based on that lean piece of software?
I knew it! Another good reason to throw away my Sundays. Ow wait, I don't even need to loose weight...
Now I can convince even more people to ditch that blue E
And another useful search engine in my Firefox search box!
As I've planned to play this game for a while [like for, 6 years or something], this Slashdot post is a useful source of sources to learn the game. Now I can finally dust off that Go board I've lying around. Somewhere.
I'm glad to hear personal customer care can even be a selling point. Now if only some companies learned about the point he's making...
Meriam-Webster declared yesterday that based on lookups in their online dictionary, the "#1 Word of the Year for 2004" is (drumroll and eyeroll)... "blog."
I've always thought you could do this. Christmas music always has the same ring; that it can be generated is only logical :)
Now that's a scary message
Another reason not to be happy to be an American citizen.
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