Archive for November, 2005

Microsoft Genuine Advantage for Firefox

As reported by, Microsoft now supports Windows Genuine Advantage for Firefox. You can check this by visiting this page and getting the plugin. This will make it easier to download from Microsoft’s site. Microsoft earlier in the year fixed another issue blocking some Firefox users. It’s great to see them taking steps to fix […]

Pathetic Speed

Most people think I’m joking when I say my school has absolutely pathetic bandwidth. Yes, that’s the result of the best of several speed tests. You don’t get much more sorry than that. And sadly, it gets much worse around finals week as everyone goes online at the same time.

AJAX is so much fun

Took a little time today to do some AJAX programming. So cool. I’ve got some neat stuff here. Hopefully in coming months I’ll be showing some of it off. Well, that’s about it for now, a little busy with school work.

Ubuntu Live Trial

On Monday, I decided to see if Ubuntu’s Live CD was good enough to work for the week. I put the CD in, rebooted, and said “no Windows until Friday”. Surprisingly, it recognized all the hardware in my Thinkpad T43 (at least all that I cared enough about to notice), and actually did a good […]

Mounting ISO Files on Windows

Believe it or not, Microsoft does have a tool for mounting iso files on Windows (similar to Apple’s ability to do so with Disk Images). No need to burn the iso to access the file. The download is here. Note the UI is ugly and somewhat undocumented, but it’s not to hard to figure out. […]

iPod Sync

Looks like things are delayed for several days. The biggest issue is not freezing the Thunderbird UI during the sync. Boris Zbarsky was kind enough to take a stab at getting threading going, but that doesn’t look like it’s going to work out. I’ve got another approach in mind, thanks to David Bienvenu, but I’ve […]

ColdFusion incompatible with XFN?

ColdFusion has a problem dealing with XFN. When using ColdFusion client side validation invoked by <cfinput required=”yes” />. ColdFusion should generate JavaScript to validate the form on submission. This typically should be between in the <head /> somewhere. When using the profile attribute of the head tag <head profile=”″ > for XFN, ColdFusion apparently doesn’t […]

iPod Sync Teaser II

The new iPod sync extension is so simple that besides the options GUI (which most people will never need to touch), this is the only UI a user will ever see. Update [12-26-2005]: It’s out, and available here.

iPod Sync Teaser

Coming Soon Yummy. Properly detecting iPod, syncing address book, and everything. Very cool. First release will likely be Windows only, but Mac support is easy once I get things stable. I just don’t feel like debugging on two platforms at once (reformat iPod each time). Update [12-26-2005]: It’s out, and available here.

Safari Update passes Acid2

The Safari update in the Mac OS X 10.4.3 update passes the Acid2 Test. Congrats to the team on that effort. Hyatt originally noted the development on his blog back in April. This is the first official release that passes Acid2. The relevent Mozilla bug is #289480 (unnecessary comments in that bug will get you […]