Archive for December, 2007

Browser Wars On Google

If you search for Firefox using Google you’ll see this ad towards the top: Look over to the right side and you’ll see this: Here’s a larger complete screenshot for anyone interested. Interesting eh? They aren’t threatened though. Here’s another tidbit. A search for “Safari” brings up a Microsoft ad as well. A search for […]

Goodbye CompUSA

Man, even their going out of business sale sucks. There’s a store that just couldn’t get much right. Considering their high prices, even with the discounts it’s still often cheaper to buy elsewhere. I still may visit one closer to the actual closing though. Perhaps at the last minute the discounts become worthwhile if there […]

Popular Sequel Coming

I’ve been pretty quiet lately, but I’ve got a sequel to a very popular blog post coming in the near future… stay tuned 🙂 .

Did They Really Do That?

Am I the only one who sees the irony in the John Hancock Memorial Marker? I guess in MDCCCXCV (1895) the childish humor just wasn’t there. Or people found it funny but nobody said anything until they erected the marker (pun intended). Reminds me of that Family Guy episode where they parodied John Hancock as […]

Woz In Spaceship Earth

Last week it seemed that Steve Jobs would appear in Epcot’s Spaceship Earth, while Woz would get shafted. Apparently that’s not the case. Gizmodo has some pictures of the new Spaceship Earth that feature a larger-boned scruffy fellow sitting in a garage. As a opposed to a lanky guy. So now it seems Woz is […]

Update Is Noticeable

This morning I saw Benjamin Smedberg wrote: I wonder how many other people might have no clue that their applications are incredibly out of date. Ironically I ran across the following photo on Digg today, which I mirrored since those free image hosting sites tend to remove images linked on Digg pretty quickly: Seems by […]

Google For iPhone

There’s been a lot of talk today about Google’s launch of it’s services optimized for the iPhone. It got me thinking. Is it really about the iPhone? Or is it about mobile standards based browsers (WebKit in particular). What I’m talking about is Android, who coincidentally also uses WebKit. Call be crazy, but Google’s launch […]

Steve Jobs In Spaceship Earth At Epcot

According to a blog post at distant creations, a Steve Jobs like character will be in the newly remodeled Spaceship Earth at Epcot. Missing will be Steve Wozniak. The character apparently won’t be referenced by name. It should be noted Steve Jobs is a member of Disney’s Board of Directors and the largest shareholder.

HD Photo Now JPEG XR

Back in March I mentioned that Microsoft is trying to standardize it’s HD Photo format as the official successor to the ever so popular JPEG format. Well it’s now looking to become JPEG XR. Suprisingly it’s still not listed on Microsoft’s Open Specification Promise where Microsoft lists things it won’t sue over. Hopefully they will […]

Geek Reading: High Performance Web Sites

So I decided to do a little book shopping a few weeks ago and one thing I purchased was High Performance Web Sites: Essential Knowledge for Front-End Engineers (affiliate link). At its core is essentially a 14 step guide to making faster websites. I don’t think any of the steps are new or innovative, so […]