Archive for the 'web' Category

Wine bug 3000

Thursday, May 26th, 2005

Hey, cool, I just submitted Wine bug 3000.
(And it has nothing to do with Wine itself, it’s a bug in the stylesheets they use on the web site. How appropriate for me!)

Extension request

Sunday, May 22nd, 2005

I’d like an extension that can uncompress various types of compressed files (zip, gz, tgz, etc.) and let me view the contents (assuming they’re viewable) in the browser. I ran into this today when I wanted to look at a wallpaper that someone had (stupidly) put in a zip file, butI’ve also realized it would […]

Popup blocking

Saturday, April 30th, 2005

I’ve been browsing with popup blocking turned off for the past I’m-not-sure-how-long, and I didn’t even notice it.
Of course, I got popups. I got them, but they were few and far between, and I assumed they were from that stupid flash advertiser workaround thing from a while ago. There weren’t enough of them to make […]

I broke wordpress!

Tuesday, April 26th, 2005

Apparently Wordpress breaks (outputs invalid (X)HTML) on <pre>x(newline)(newline)x</pre>, which I can’t show properly because then it would break (darn catch-22s…). And I can’t find the option to turn off auto-formatting and let me just type what I mean. So my last post is slightly semantically incorrect: instead of putting it all in one <pre> like […]

HTTP authentication logout/stop phishing

Friday, April 22nd, 2005

Here’s an idea. When someone finally gets around to implementing logout/etc. functionality in HTTP authentication, why not put the username in a little box at the right of the address bar, like where the lock is for secure sites. Not only would this be nice and usable, but it would also help stop phishing attacks […]

PageRank part 2

Friday, April 22nd, 2005

After a long stint at 0, my PageRank is suddenly 5. And yet Google shows no more pages linking to me than it did before. What’s up with that?
My site’s top level home page ( also has a pagerank of 5, and it only links here, so that might explain it… but how did it […]

Oh, so THAT’S why I’m not getting any comments…

Sunday, April 17th, 2005

It appears comments are broken here. I tried posting one, and the preview just kept telling me to fill in my name and email, even though they were. That would explain, then, why I haven’t gotten any comments for a month and a half. I just wish someone had told me about it.
That wouldn’t explain, […]


Sunday, April 17th, 2005

You know, I really wish more people linked to me. It’d be nice if I had a PageRank above 0

Unobtrusive Javascript

Friday, April 1st, 2005

A while ago I asked if markup and behaviour could be separated. Today I stumbled on a page that shows how.
Unobtrusive Javascript


Friday, April 1st, 2005

There’s been a bit of talking about the name “Foxfire” recently, and how people are confusing it and “Firefox”. So out of curiosity, I googled it.
Firefox was not in the top 100 results.
So I figured I should do my part to remedy this: Foxfire.

Separation of markup and behaviour

Sunday, March 27th, 2005

I’m sure it’s been asked before, but if we’re supposed to have separation of content and style, I’m pretty sure we’re supposed to separate behaviour from both of those, so what’s with things like onclick and it’s relatives being attributes? Is there any way to set those externally? If not, why not? (And if so, […]


Friday, March 25th, 2005

I just installed StumbleUpon again; I had it probably about a year and a half ago. I went through all my interests, options, etc, and then hit Stumble! My first result?
Update: My tally now is, some illusions page (relatively interesting), Google Zeitgeist, and Slashdot. That’s 3/4 that I know of, including 2/4 that I […]

One Week

Friday, March 25th, 2005

According to A Year of Bugs, Internet Explorer had only one week in 2004 when it had no unpatched remote code execution bugs. This should help any evangelism you’re doing…

Zipped Builds

Thursday, March 24th, 2005

Zach Lipton says it perfectly.

Reopened trackbacks

Sunday, March 13th, 2005

Just saw a post by Dean Edwards on moderating only pingbacks and trackbacks. I’ve reopened them on my blog, and hopefully it’ll work :-)
Thanks Dean!

AIM can now publish anything you say

Saturday, March 12th, 2005

From Slashdot:
“AOL has posted new terms of service for AIM, that include the right for AOL to use anything and everything you send through AIM in any way they see fit, without informing you. A sample passage: ‘…by posting Content on an AIM Product, you grant AOL, its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, assigns, agents and licensees […]

News on the Web and CSS

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005

First off, does anyone know that internet news site that has a nice little javascript column thingy? It lays out three columns of text at whatever height can fit in the window (which may or may not be enough for the whole article), and to get to the 4th and subsequent columns you just click […]


Thursday, February 24th, 2005

Holy cow. I just marked a bug a duplicate of the alt text bug, and bugzilla had so many emails to send out that the (new) bug had been verified duplicate before the page finished loading.

What’s gone on since IE 6

Thursday, February 24th, 2005

There’s a post on the IE weblog entitled “What have you guys been doing since IE6?”. In the entire post (680 words) there was not one use of the word “standard”.
Via: Anne’s hrefs

Trackback Spam

Thursday, February 24th, 2005

I got 7 trackback spams this morning. I’ve turned trackback off for now, but what I’d really like is for trackbacks to be held in a moderation queue, but comments not to be. Anyone have a plugin for that (or know of a better solution)?