Archive for July, 2006

What does AMD the ATI deal mean for mobile computing?

There are not to many out there who think AMD is serious about mobile computing (laptops mainly). AMD still hasn’t figured out how to keep performance, thermal, and power management all under control, giving Intel a somewhat strong lead in that market. It seems most Intel laptops have been using ATI graphics chipsets, since they […]

Steve Jobs Presents the Macintosh, and Life

Today’s video clip is Steve Jobs presenting the Macintosh in 1984. The video early on is slightly dark, but bare with it, the important parts to see are fine. Remember while watching that this was 1984 back when monochrome and DOS were king. The Mac was reading text back and using a GUI. Another video […]

Mister Rogers Senate Testimony

[Google Video | YouTube] Here’s a great video clip of Fred Rogers aka Mister Rogers testifying before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Communications on May 1, 1969. President Nixon wanted to cut the funding for the new Corporation for Public Broadcasting in half to allocate more money for the Vietnam War. Fred Rogers went […]

Web 2.0 Start Wars Quiz

Ok, this quiz is pretty funny. Actually it’s really funny since it’s pretty hard to tell the difference between a Star Wars character name, and a Web 2.0 name. [Hat tip: Alex Eckelberry @ SunbeltBLOG]

Enhancing Security With Nonce

A little while back I read about how WordPress was implementing Nonce to help enhance security. What I like about this technique is that it doesn’t rely on referrer checking (which is faulty at best). Today I implemented that on a project I’m working on, rather similar in style to WordPress. I think overall it’s […]

eBay Blocks Google Checkout

I had just finished writing up some code to implement PayPal into a billing system, when Google launched “Google Checkout”. While reading up on the implementation guide, I was wondering how long until eBay felt threatened by it. PayPal is extremely stagnant. It doesn’t handle many of the cool things Google Checkout can (PayPal cart […]

GeoLocateFox 0.1.2 Released

I released a small update to GeoLocateFox that contains the following changes: Update to use Yahoo Map API v. 3.0 (Yahoo now supports more non-North American Locations!!!). Add support for newer Flock. Slightly better compressed images. Updated some url’s to project page. I should also note that Yahoo’s maps are a improved (a TON). You […]

The Road To Firefox 2

John Carey and Matt Shichtman have started putting some video up as part of their efforts to document the “Mozilla experience”. Definitely something to check out. and keep an eye on. The first is Mike Connor EXPOSED! (odd title, but likely a better choice than “Mike Connor Gone Wild”). Hopefully at some point they will […]