Archive for October, 2006

Optimizing Page Load

An awesome article on Optimizing Page Load Time from Aaron Hopkins (who works for Google). While his suggestions aren’t quite revolutionary he’s got a lot of data and experience to back up his statements, which is really great when your looking to improve performance. To summarize the best point: high object counts hurt performance regardless […]

iTV and Leopard Oh My!

According to Rob Enderle, I’ll be pre-ordering Leopard shortly after Christmas. Hopefully Leopard on PPC won’t suck yet. There still millions of us out there with those PPC chips.

Installer Mess

Benjamin Smedberg has an interesting post on Ubuntu and it’s effort to be a provider of not only the OS, but the software around it. I think the ‘solution’ Ubuntu choose is really a workaround for a fundamental flaw in Linux. Getting software to run quickly and easily without intimate knowledge of the OS is […]

What Happened To Sony?

Remember when Sony was the gold standard of electronics? Well, those days are obviously gone. Earnings are down 94%. Wow. Part of that stems from the laptop battery problems, but an under-rated portion of that is the lack of clear innovation at Sony for the past several years. Sony still doesn’t seem to think the […]

Firefox 2.0 is out

Firefox 2.0 is out. If you haven’t already, go download, and while your at it, check out the new design (I love how the color scheme matches the logo, and still manages to look really great). If you already have it, then check here for more things to do regarding celebrating 2.0. Even Microsoft got […]

Norton “Internet Worm Protection”

Norton AntiVirus has this strange omission I just can’t figure out. For some reason “Internet Worm Protection” won’t allow for creating a connection to a PPTP VPN. Not very helpful if you have to connect to one of the many VPN’s out there that use this protocol. First a little primer on making a PPTP […]

Wired on Reporter

Wired’s blog Monkey Bites has a small mention on reporter in response to a comment I left the other day. Very cool to get a little publicity for the tool. Those reports really do make a difference. The more reports in the database, the more we know about problems facing users on that wild wild […]

A Few Ways To Celebrate Firefox 2.0

Just a quick little list for anyone interested. Feel free to add to it by leaving a comment below: Blog about it – Mention the release on your blog. Even if you don’t have much traffic, the sheer volume of Firefox related posts will make it clear it’s a big topic. Services like Technorati make […]

Tuesday Releases

Tuesday is the scheduled release of Firefox 2.0. 1.0 Tuesday November 9, 2004 1.5 Tuesday November 29, 2005 2.0 Tuesday October 24, 2006 First interesting to see how major releases really do line up about a year apart (hard to tell when the industry is so rapidly evolving). Secondly it’s interesting to see the consistent […]

raccettura’s Picks

I use a few extensions on a routine basis, so I thought I’d spend a moment just listing what I use, briefly explain them for anyone curious. I do quite a bit of web related work (hence the developer slant) as well as some Firefox/Thunderbird and extension hacking. For now I’ll just stick with Firefox […]