Archive for July, 2007

Site Outages

This and other sites of mine will experience a few outages this weekend as the servers move to a new temporary data center. Update: Server is snug in it’s new home. Will be moving again to a permanent new data center.

Web Application Coherence

One of the greatest things about Parallels is Coherence. The integration between the virtual machine and the host OS makes virtualized applications feel almost native. It’s a major win for users who don’t want to be locked into a mini-desktop. I wonder if this concept could be brought to the web in a secure, but […]

Hell Froze Over

John Dvorak touched a Mac. Strike that, he actually used one, and get this: somewhat liked it. He says he won’t be switching, but would recommend it. I can see why the Mac is gaining market share, because the rationale for using one is simple. Do you want to deal with the agony of antivirus, […]

Mac Sales Up 33%

Apple Third Quarter Results: Apple shipped 1,764,000 Macintosh┬« computers, representing 33 percent growth over the year-ago quarter and exceeding the previous company record for quarterly Mac┬« shipments by over 150,000. The Company also sold 9,815,000 iPods during the quarter, representing 21 percent growth over the year-ago quarter. Now who is saying the Mac is dead […]

The Future Of Thunderbird

Mitchell today announced that the Mozilla Foundation is now looking for a new home for Thunderbird since it doesn’t directly meet the mission of the foundation, which is putting most of it’s efforts into Firefox. Three options have been initially proposed (though there seems to be room for more options).

Nokia N800

Several months ago I mentioned the Nokia N800. Recently a Mozilla based browser was released. This got me extra interested. Apparently flash support is improved, and you could run a better browser. Also can run Skype, and openSSH. What more could you want? Well there is a killer thing missing: offline support. It’s a WiFi […]

Facebook Acquires Parakey

According to TechCrunch Parakey was acquired by Facebook. For those who haven’t been following. Parakey was Blake Ross and Joe Hewitt’s new venture. Their priors include a certain cvs branch that spawned a certain web browser and a certain developer extension for the browser called Firebug (released through Parakey according to the footer). I’m guessing […]

Comcast Problems?

There are quite a few sites linking to this post about Comcast problems with Mac OS and/or Firefox users. I personally fall under both categories, and haven’t had a problem, though I admittedly have had Comcast for several years, and never installed their software/branding, nor do I use any of their services/websites other than connectivity. […]

Does Firefox need to steal from Safari?

I’m a sucker for these kind of posts. I love users who share opinions, even if I disagree. There’s a blog post circulating about 9 things Firefox should steal from Safari. I’d like to go over it quickly: 1. Highlight the current text field I agree. I really like the feature at least on the […]

St. Maarten Airport Fun

A week ago I came back from St. Maarten, an island known for it’s weather and beaches. There are a few ways to tell a good beach from a great one: Clean beaches. Evidence that topless tanning is allowed. Signs like the one to the left warning you of death by heavy metal. A beach […]