Archive for June, 2008

WMM Slowdown

I turned on Wireless Multimedia (WMM) support the other day on my wireless network, figuring QoS for a wireless network would pretty much be a slam dunk. For those who don’t know, the four access categories it uses are: voice video best effort background I was surprised to find, at least with the Netopia box […]

Secrets In Websites On Technorama

Apparently Secrets In Websites (Part II) got a mention on Technorama CCT#202 around the 00:23:20 mark. First I heard about it (I think it’s from back in January). I do plan on a Part III, but not sure when that’s going to happen. It’s a ton of work to put one of those out.

It’s 2008 And I Can’t Find A Keyboard

I’ve complained before about the lack of good keyboards on the market. Why is it that in 2008 I can’t find one worth spending money on? This drives me absolutely nuts that I can’t find what I’m looking for: Cross Platform – Yes Virginia, I want it to work with any computer I hook it […]

Opera’s Evangelism

Opera is said to be sending evangelism emails to websites that have compatibility problems with their browser. What’s interesting is that they are customizing the emails with actual fixes for the problems. This is pretty clever. In theory it will improve the problems regarding compatibility and make the web more standards compliant (which is where […]

George Carlin Dead

I titled this post simply “George Carlin Dead” since he wasn’t fond of the softening of the English language (“passed away”, etc.). I would have posted this the other day, but I’ve been fighting a bad cold for a few days now and just wasn’t up to putting together an appropriate blog post. I was […]

Tramp

Firefox was featured in a Joy of Tech comic today. I think IE and Safari are just jealous. Enjoy. 😉

It Must Be Ice

Phoenix has found ice on Mars: June 19, 2008 — Dice-size crumbs of bright material have vanished from inside a trench where they were photographed by NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander four days ago, convincing scientists that the material was frozen water that vaporized after digging exposed it. “It must be ice,” said Phoenix Principal Investigator […]

AT&T’s Pogo Browser

You may or may not have heard about AT&T’s Pogo Browser. It’s a “3D Visual Web Browser” (make of that what you will). TechCrunch reviewed it a little while back. It’s based on Firefox (2.0.0.14 to be exact). It has some interesting UI for bookmarking, but other than that, I’m going to have to agree […]

Zero Day Vulnerability

This really isn’t very accurate. I don’t know the details of the vulnerability or even if there actually is one, but I question the marketing around the Zero Day Initiatives vulnerability report. The big news seems to be “only 5 hours” after the release. This isn’t really accurate if you think about it. It would […]

8 Million Downloads In 24 Hours

It was a ton of fun to watch, absolutely addictive. 83 terabytes of data served just for downloads over 24 hours. There’s still a ton of people to update as the auto-update functionality has yet to be triggered. You can now see the scale of what’s involved. John Lilly’s got some great statistics on what […]