Just posted at InformIT: Microsoft has announced that it would hold off on the “minor changes” it would need to make to Internet Explorer in order to comply with the adverse ruling it received in the the Eolas case. This case is the definition of ambivalence for me. Sigh.
Well, Opportunity has landed on the opposite side of Mars from Spirit, and (for the moment, at least) appears to be in excellent health. It has landed in a small impact crater which will give it the opportunity to study different layers of the Martian soil without doing much digging, but is shallow enough so [...]
Well, I’ve finally gotten around to writing about .NET, with a section on
I covet TiVo. I will one day own a TiVo. Or rather, a PVR or some sort. I know it’s possible to build your own, but as Matt Reider discovered, it’s tougher than it seems.
I’ve been meaning to create a favicon for this site for a while, and now that I’ve found Chami.com’s FavIcon from Pics, I can do that. Now I just have to find that organ grinder and get permission to use the picture of her monkey.
I have some pretty significant carpal tunnel problems. Before I got a split keyboard, I looked like I had a half a golf ball under my skin. Six months later, it looks like half a grape, but I’m still in some pretty significant pain most days. So I’m intrigued by the NoHands Mouse. It’s a [...]
Apparently scientists have lost contact with Spirit, the Mars rover. it’s been over 24 hours since they were able to talk to it. Theories abound: “There is no one single fault that explains all the observables,” Theisinger said. Among the possibilities could be a software glitch that caused the rover to reset itself, or a [...]
OK, the first posting from the list is up. News from the world of DSDL incorporates items number 2, 3, 4 and 5 and talks about Document Schema Definition Languages, which aims to make it easier to validate documents that have data from more than one namespace, such as a SOAP envelope or an XHTML [...]
If you ask me, they should have quit while they were behind. When a Canadian teenager, Mike Rowe, registered MikeRoweSoft.com for his web design company, they offered him a paltry $10 (Canadian!) to give up the name. He told them he wanted $1000, so now they’re suing. Come on, Bill, you light your cigars with [...]
So I posted over at InformIT about How to survive the changes to IE. So what are the actual changes? Well, it turns out to not be as bad as originally thought. The patent covers the automatic loading of an application that resides on a remote server, so a page either needs to avoid automatically [...]