Always Check Out Your Backside Before Hitting the Carraba’s

I’m working from home (yes, 11PM on a Friday night – that’s why I get paid the big bucks). So, I often put on comfortable clothes for working. While jean shorts are pretty comfortable, the sweat shorts are so much better for spending all night typing at the command line and checking things in a… Continue reading Always Check Out Your Backside Before Hitting the Carraba’s

Netscape.com 3.0

Poor Netscape…. They work and work at achieving again the glories of their past. Through their browser (eventually outsourced), web server (eventually sold of to become iPlanet, SunOne, and now something else), and web site, this brand just has not seemed to flourish since their IPO back in the mid 1990s. Will this latest try… Continue reading Netscape.com 3.0

Moz Outside Looking In

Yeah, this one is a royal pain. Mozilla removes support for older versions of their browser six months after the new one went into production. Open source is nimble. Proprietary companies are inflexible. Sounds like its time to go after nimble applications? Why Mozilla still hasn’t cracked the enterprise | May 24, 2006 07:12 PM… Continue reading Moz Outside Looking In

Once Through the Firewall

Sites like eMessenger are often very useful. I once memorized the URLs to AOL’s and and Yahoo’s web-based IM clients. When I started keeping my bookmarks online that made it easier. Occasionally I have found myself needing to chat without being able to start up a client. For instance, going off to a training or… Continue reading Once Through the Firewall

Internet Elephant (in the Corner)

In the web design and web application world, Internet Explorer is always the Elephant in the Corner. The most popular web browser is one of the more cantankerous and annoying web browsers to design HTML and JavaScript for use inside it. For a long time a few web designers have preached a need for Web… Continue reading Internet Elephant (in the Corner)

Taking Screenshots of web pages without Spending $40

Screen Grab will be very useful. It is easy enough to take screenshots, past them into GIMP and save them as PNG. Why do that when you can have something do it for you in one step? Take Screen Capture of Webpages in Firefox ยป Digital Inspiration: Software Reviews, Technology News, Downloads, Productivity Tips As… Continue reading Taking Screenshots of web pages without Spending $40

Portable Digitial Life

Pretty good article which mentions a mainstay of the WWWAC lists, John Haller. Portable apps get a thumbs-up — Newsday.com [John] Haller … is involved in an industry initiative that’s being supported by most major USB drive manufacturers under the rubric of U3. U3 is for pen/USB drives only, but it incorporates additional user-friendly features:… Continue reading Portable Digitial Life

Sniff Tests

As Dvorak points out, BitTorrent is the largest single protocol. The Web’s HTTP barely counts compared to BitTorrent and the other P2P protocols. That’s a heck of a lot of traffic—as any network administrator knows—and having it increased with crapware is not good news. In addition, some anti-virus and anti-spyware programs don’t look at Torrents… Continue reading Sniff Tests