Archive for February, 2008

Resource Forks Suck

Dear Apple, Please kill off resource forks. They add an unnecessary complexity to data archiving and management that’s unneeded by todays standards. Since Mac OS X it seems only a few places exist where resource forks are actually used. For example the older pre-Mac OS X “font suitcases” used a resource fork, while the modern […]

I Can Has iPhone SDK Now

I can Has iPhone SDK Now? Very interesting. I’m curious to see what we’ll learn. Should be very soon as the SDK was scheduled for the end of this month.

1080p For Apple TV

I’ve mentioned the Apple TV a few times before. One reason why I considered it to be mediocre is that it lacked 1080p, which lets face it is the likely future of TV. Seems that’s now changed as of the last software update. Awesome.

Flash For iPhone

Gear Live is reporting that Flash for the iPhone is coming. Given how many times rumors like this come around, I’m slightly skeptical until I actually see confirmation for myself. That said, if there is an implementation, I suspect it will be a special mobile version, and very MPEG-4 centric. By that I mean H.264 […]

Mac OS X 10.5.2 Leopard Update

Apple released Mac OS X 10.5.2 weighing in at a hefty 343MB. Generally speaking, Mac OS X 10.5.3 is where the OS is really firing on all pistons. Before that, it’s similar to Windows before SP1. Still some rough spots. This release fixes a fair number of bugs, and adds some polish. So far so […]

False Alarm, Go Back To Bed

The other night I was reading about this new security flaw, and for some reason I couldn’t figure out why it was a security flaw. Why couldn’t you just download Firefox and open the file yourself? I presumed I was just tired, and went to bed. Ends up I wasn’t the only one who didn’t […]

There’s No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

Many think that tax rebates they will soon receive thanks to the economic stimulus package recently passed is “free money”. Reality is that unless you made less than $3,000 or suddenly have a change in income between now and next year, that’s likely not the case. As this MSN Money article puts it: Remember, this […]

W3C On DTD Perversions

According to the W3C Systeam’s blog, there’s a lot of poorly designed software out there. It’s pretty rare that something has a legitimate need to pull down a DTD in order to work. They should never be requesting it on a very frequent basis. It’s a very cachable asset. The post includes some pretty impressive […]

Hotmail Doesn’t Work With Firefox 2.0

According to Mitch Meyran at Free Software Magazine Hotmail is crippled in Firefox 2.0 for Linux. The fix? Spoof the user agent to be Firefox 2.0 for Windows. Another fix is to use Gmail or Yahoo Mail. Anyone else experience this problem? There does seem to be a few reports of this.

Customizing Reporter

Mike Kaply pointed out a blog post on customizing reporter. For the record most changes can be made without actually touching code, simply by including the correct preferences. This is done intentionally so that upgrading later on doesn’t involve complicated merging of your changes into an updated code base. To point reporter to an intranet […]