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May 15, 2006

Well, that's weird.

Apparently, upgrading Safari recently broke something; there should be a post just below this one, but all I see in Safari 2.0.3 (417.9.3) is a close comment delimiter from the RDF block. Sigh.

UPDATE: okay, it's fixed. Now I really don't know what was wrong.

Tab clearing

This article on Ajax, when and where to use it, and why is worth reading in detail.

Dynamic Drive has announced their CSS gallery, and Yahoo! has announced Grids CSS. Not to be outdone, Adobe has a site for their Spry Ajax library.

Also of interest is this article on ftester, for testing firewall implementations.

May 10, 2006

For Science!

These guys are insane. I just got a muddler a few months ago; now it looks like I need to get lasers.

May 9, 2006

More Tabclearing

Dugg some interesting stuff about some extensions for Firefox to aid Web development, power tool drag racing (whoa!), a collection of Ajax tutorials, Apple's Automator, which I'm still not sure I care to learn how to use (I still have a nervous twitch from dealing with AppleScript years ago), and an Ajax file upload progress bar.

Heather and I are going to Webstock in New Zealand in a couple of weeks, so we've been surfing quite a bit. We'll be there for a week after the conference, so any ideas on what to do are hereby solicited.

May 2, 2006

I couldn't have said it better myself

Rushkoff on why religious belief is a pathetic disease, and how to try to help fix it.

More tabclearing

One of these days, when I'm not in an evil mood, I'm going to watch this video featuring Michael Wallent discussing Microsoft's next attempt to ruin the Web. Probably before that, I'm going to read this article on how Unit Testers get more chicks :) And maybe one day I'll check out these 35 sexiest designed Web sites list and get inspired enough to get rid of the default MT template for this blog. Here's a list of 10 places you should be using Ajax (I've already implemented "voting" and "form driven interaction", and my next site will likely feature "filtering"). Maybe this article will help me make a ton of money on the Web using advertising, and maybe not.

Two others worth reading: the best person to hack your system is you, a rundown of the metasploit tester, and long and detailed howto on setting up a CentOS hosting server.

May 1, 2006

An Angel at my Table

Saw the weirdest movie yesterday: An Angel at my Table, the story of Janet Frame, New Zealand author. It draws you in, through the gradual introduction of the main character, from childhood on, via a skillful depiction of moments of her life. Painfully shy, she is wrongly diagnosed with schizophrenia and spends eight years in an institution; pursuing the writer's life after her release, she bumbles through human encounter after human encounter, and you feel all the slights, the awkward moments, and her joy at writing in solitude. And then, when the one hundred and fifty or so minutes of this are over and it all hits you, it's like a freight train of emotion. Highly recommended unless you're already tired or sad or lonely, in which case I'd treat it advisedly, reverently, and with great distance. Directed by Jane Campion.