Archive for August, 2007

AOL and OpenID

So AOL uses OpenID. What’s pretty cool is that it adds 63 million OpenIDs thanks to AOL’s large user base (according to AOL). They also said: We don’t yet accept OpenID identities within our products as a relying party, but we’re actively working on it. That roll-out is likely to be gradual. OpenID is designed […]

Windows Ad On A Mac

I see these every once in a while. Advertisers occasionally think it’s clever to make their ad mimic the OS interface in hopes that novice users get confused and click on it. I’m sure this is (sadly) pretty successful despite being rather deceptive. It becomes comical when these ads show up on a Mac since […]

Recycle Old Ink Cartridges

I noticed this yesterday when looking up what model ink cartridges I needed to order. HP will send postage-paid envelopes for ink cartridges to be recycled. I ordered several which should last a while and hopefully will get then in a few days. They don’t advertise it too well, but it’s not a bad program. […]

Googlefox Revisited

It looks like Googlefox is back in the news. Last time turned out to be nothing more than indigestion.

MozillaBuild Fun

MozillaBuild is awesome since it saves a ton of time creating a build environment. The older cygwin based system wasn’t exactly an intuitive process. The downside of the change is those stupid tricks you knew, no longer apply in some cases. For example a cvs checkout over SSH. Once upon a time you could follow […]

Make Your Own Bacon

The Consumerist has a post on making your own bacon. I did not know that a mortal can make such a delicious meat. I thought you had to be at least an angel to create something so good. I knew about the Life Cycle Of Bacon, but didn’t know humans are allowed to participate in […]

New iProducts

Apple iMac So todays announcement was the new iMac. Wasn’t much of a surprise as it was due, and the rumor sites were pretty consistent. The new design wasn’t much of a surprise either. I love the metal, and think it’s great on the G5/Mac Pro. I never really cared for the glossy display, but […]

Apple Event Tomorrow

There’s an Apple Event tomorrow. Someone noticed there is a scheduled .Mac outage about the same time, meaning a likely upgrade for those users. I’m guessing an announcement about pre-orders for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and new iMacs. Possibly a speed bump for Mac Mini’s and some sort of iLife product upgrade.

Bug Bounty

Robert Kairo just announced a bug bounty program for SeaMonkey. The largest bounty is $1000 and the total for the bugs in the program is currently at $2700. Check the site for more information if you’re interested. This is similar to bounty program Mark Shuttleworth did a few years ago. The Mozilla Security Bug Bounty […]

Fake Steve Revealed

What do Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and just about anyone in tech have in common besides using computers? They all read The Secret Diary of [Fake] Steve Jobs. Fake Steve has been a cult icon the tech community, especially bloggers within the tech community. There has been an ongoing search for who the mystery blogger […]