Archive for December, 2007

Netscape Is Dead (Again)

Netscape is dead, yes again. Yes it’s still AOL. For quite some time it’s been nothing more than a few extensions and a new skin on Firefox (you can find them here). Security updates will only be provided until February 1, 2008. So to stay secure, best bet is to plan a migration away from […]

Tab Impact On Total Time Spent

As everyone in the industry knows, Nielsen/NetRatings no longer relies on page views instead preferring total time spent. This makes sense since ajax applications can have 1 page view, but keep a user for an hour. Not to mention other things like video or Flash. The use of time spent is likely much more accurate. […]

Unable To Update Flash Player In Firefox?

Seems there might be a problem updating the Flash Player in Firefox. The CNet Defense Blog has some more information on the issue. Anyone else seeing this? Seems windows specific. Remember to keep Flash up to date as there are some security issues with older versions.

When Shipping Costs More Than The Product

So I needed a longer USB cable. Newegg.com to the rescue. Found a nice generic brand cable with good reviews (they tend to be every bit as good as the 24K gold, diamond encrusted name brand cables you can buy at certain electronics stores). The irony of it all is that the shipping is just […]

Apple’s Report Card

Gizmodo has a really great Year-End Report Card for Apple which I think is pretty much spot on. For the lazy, the final grade was an ‘A’. In particular I thought this quote was a gem: Somewhere between 2006 and today, I stopped considering Apple an underdog. And I’m not just talking about their iPod […]

Paul Anka Smells Like Teen Spirit

This might be the worst thing I’ve seen since the Kathy Bates incident. Both are things that will haunt me for years to come. Click and watch if you dare. Trust me, it’s haunting. Kurt Cobain must be spinning in his grave. Try sleeping after seeing that image. Good night. [Hat Tip: Fake Steve Jobs]

Operation Firefox: Mission Successful

Awesome work by everyone on Operation Firefox. Both organizers and of course participants. It appears the winner, Agent R.W. from Georgia Tech University was taken at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The scoreboard says “GA Tech” vs “UNC”. Looking at the statistics I see this entry which I presume is the event in discussion: *Nov 17, 2007 […]

Benchmarking And Testing Browsers

When people talk about open source they often talk about the products, not the process. That’s not really a bad thing (it is after all about the product), but it overlooks some really interesting things sometimes. For example open source tools used in open development. A few months ago Jesse Ruderman introduced jsfunfuzz, which is […]

Firefox Detention Follow Up

Yesterday I mentioned how Digg was aflutter (8000+ diggs) over the image of a student getting detention for using Firefox. Slashdot confirmed it was a hoax.

Kid Gets Detention For Using Firefox

There’s marketing and there’s marketing. 5000+ Digg’s later (and climbing), still going strong. Some Digg users left some great comments (as always). Thanks to Big Spring School District for this one. Image mirrored from Upload Geek. Update: See follow up. It’s a hoax.