Archive for April, 2008

Steve Ballmer’s Laptop

Based on some images floating around the net, when Steve Ballmer does a presentation, he’s got what looks like a MacBook Pro behind the scenes. Not the first time Microsoft has been caught using a better OS. Back in 2003 Microsoft fired an employee for blogging about the arrival of some Dual 2GHz Power Mac […]

Skipping Extension Installation Delay

Firefox has a delay when you install extensions as a security mechanism. This is done because it would otherwise be pretty easy for a website to trick someone into installing an extension before they even realize what they are doing (which is obviously a bad thing). See Bug 162020 for details and even an example. […]

SSL Bug In Firefox 3b5

I’ve encountered this bug I just can’t quite figure out, so I figured I’d put it here. Hopefully with a broader audience someone else had encountered it and perhaps this will lead to the root cause being identified. For some reason Firefox 3 can’t access Webmin on port 10000, which is how it’s setup on […]

The Firefox

I for one welcome our new web browsing overlord.

Summer Of Code 2008

Google announced the project lists for Summer Of Code 2008. Some of the more interesting projects from my perspective: Adium Data Detectors for Adium Dojo Foundation Native cryptography API for Google Gears Dojo-Charting improvements Dojo GFX Enhancement FFmpeg AAC-LC Encoder MLP/TrueHD encoder Apple Lossless Encoder for FFmpeg Gallery Facebook / Flickr Style Image Region Based […]

Over Logging

Southpark last week featured an internet outage as a plot. Pretty clever though I was disappointed to not see 1 reference to the series of tubes. I’m not sure if the reference to Linksys (Cisco) being responsible for the Internet being down was a complement or an insult. Though those Linksys boxes are infamous with […]

Google’s Toilet Preferences

I wonder if Google’s privacy policy applies to the settings on their bathroom gadgets. That said, I still don’t feel comfortable with any toilet that has an oscillating button. [Photo Credit: Eszter]

Shell Stats

Since it seems like everyone else on Planet Mozilla is doing it… My twist: multiple systems. Actually I found it interesting too see the variation based on what I use them for. Home $ history | awk ‘{a[$2]++}END{for(i in a){print a[i] ” ” i}}’ | sort -rn | head 114 ls 91 cd 63 sh […]

Don’t Let It XPire

Seems everyone who tries Windows Vista comes to at least one of two conclusions (if not both): Please don’t let Windows XP Expire – There’s even a petition for those in this camp. And it’s getting press. Mac Time – Enough said. Mac OS X 10.5 isn’t perfect, but is anything? It’s about as close […]

EnergyGuide For Computers And Servers

Most appliances sold in the US are now required to ship with the infamous EnergyGuide Label. That yellow label is most associated with major appliances, but it could be utilized beyond that. It’s a pretty simple idea in principle. The label makes it very clear how much power the device consumes, and based on average […]