Archive for August, 2005

Foxfire, Revisited

Sunday, August 28th, 2005

Hey, cool, go and google for Foxfire. Three results down it says “See results for: firefox”, and links mozilla.org, firefox.com, and spreadfirefox.com. Didn’t do that when I searched for it a while ago. I’m still going to keep my little link over in the sidebar, though.

Firefox Software Update is amazing

Sunday, August 28th, 2005

Holy cow. I just came upstairs from reading, and I saw a dialog: Deer Park has downloaded an important update, blah, blah, blah…. And I clicked Yes, or whatever it was to continue—just one click, mind you—and then the standard “You have more than one tab open, are you sure you want to close”, and then it started back up and I was using a newer nightly. The only thing it didn’t do was bring me back to the same pages I was on already. It’s amazing. I mean, I know that’s what it’s supposed to do, but wow.

I wonder what it would do though if I had installed it as root? I put nightlies in my home directory for convenience, but if I hadn’t, would it fail gracefully? Would it check to make sure it could do it first, before even downloading? That would be best… I should check on it.

Why are feeds under different URLs?

Saturday, August 27th, 2005

How come everyone does feeds with a different URL than the HTML-marked-up content? Taking Anne as an example, his blog is at http://annevankesteren.nl/, so shouldn’t I be able to point my feed reader at http://annevankesteren.nl/ and let Accept: headers and server magic do their stuff to get me a feed format?

Cracking

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

So apparently someone cracked into my blog and changed the front page. AFAICT they didn’t do anything else, so it was probably just a bug in an old version of wordpress. So I upgraded, hence the nice shiny new defaut layout.

Of course, now my comment validation plugin is gone. I wish they’d just sent me an email telling me to upgrade instead.

Quercivorous

Friday, August 19th, 2005

I was flipping through the OED for fun today, and I have a new almost-favorite word: Quercivorous. I hope I can use it in Ghost sometime…

If we ignore web standards…

Sunday, August 14th, 2005

Some days I just love slashdot…

[I]f we ignore web standards, then the terrorists have already won!

Bug 207028

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005

Can someone look at bug 207028 for me? I’m not sure it should really be invalid. Here a simple testcase.

Nevermind, David Baron answered it in the bug. Thanks! :-)