Archive for March, 2006

Ad-blocking DNS

Monday, March 27th, 2006

So I was thinking about ad-blocking hosts files today, and it occured to me: how come ISPs don’t have ad-blocking DNS? It’d be a big selling point…

Content-Type/namespace mismatch

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

What happens if you serve an SVG document (SVG namespace, only SVG elements) as application/xhtml+xml? What should happen?

(“Happen” of course meaning semantically.)

I suggest calling it “WVG”

Monday, March 13th, 2006

Maybe once I’ve finished HTML5, I can work on a new SVG to go with it.

Oh please please please yes

Commenting on someone’s blog…

Monday, March 13th, 2006

I have one profile I use normally, one I use only for a few things (with special settings, userContent.css, etc.), one I use when I need to be logged in to the same site with two logins at once, and one I use for testing that I constantly delete and re-make to clean it.

To use them, I have a main button in the panel that just calls path_to/firefox, and choose the profile I need, or if I need two at once I open a terminal and type path_to/firefox -no-remote. This fails in a small way in one particular circumstance: If the partial update has already downloaded, opening a second instance will install it, which can lead to minor breakages (XML error in download manager, e.g.) in the first. Other than that, though, it works perfectly for me.

You know you’re a geek when…

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

You know you’re a geek when you think “My room’s cold. Perfect time to compile OpenOffice.”.

Microsoft vs. The Web, chapter ?

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

Microsoft is trying to kill OpenGL. The Web is embracing it. Who will win?

Yet another would-be-nice-to-have firefox extension idea

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

You know what would be a really nice extension for bug testing in Firefox? Something that hooks into the profile manager and lets you create a one-use profile without having to go through the four-step “delete old clean testing profile/create new/type in name/finish” sequence. When you’re looking for a regression range and opening with a new profile each time over and over, the savings would really add up.