Archive for the 'shorts' Category

Revision for WordPress

Friday, June 10th, 2005

Post Versioning: MT-Revision for WordPress. Public revision diffs are a goodness.

Two’s a trend

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

David Weinberger: I’ve turned off trackbacks on this site because I’m getting about 100 a day, of which a tiny percentage aren’t spam. Too bad. Trackbacks address a real need. Well, again, crap. It does me no good to be utterly ping-spam-free if nobody accepts them anymore, especially since I depend on people who send […]

One’s a warning

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

Chad Everett: As an aside, all trackbacks have been disabled. […] It just wasn’t worth the effort. Well, crap.

Well, it Osborned me

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

Since Paul Hoffman (and the trail behind him) says Apple switching to Intel chips won’t Osborne them, I have to assume it won’t, for the core, existing Mac users. Me, I’m putting my plans to switch when this laptop craps out on hold. Maybe next time.

Everything is the thing that gets spammed

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

RSS, Spam and Spyware, wherein Nick warns about Feed Spam, which at about the same time made me unsubscribe from the only feed I’ve ever subscribed to, for /tag/greasemonkey, when someone spammed it with affiliate links to every Mozilla-related book sold on Amazon.

BLM is having a massage?

Saturday, May 14th, 2005

For at least the last couple of days, almost all of has been redirecting to, where the National Interagency Fire Center gives them a little space to say that a big chunk of the United States government is offline while we make modifications to the site that will enhance the security of our […]

Less scary docs are good docs

Saturday, May 14th, 2005

When you’re staring at SourceForge’s rather terse and high-level documentation, Phil Haack’s guide to CVS and SourceForge for Windows users is what you would rather be reading.

Plenty of room for improvement

Friday, May 13th, 2005

Amazon and RSS? (wherein I’m not too complimentary about Amazon’s utterly broken, truly awful autodiscovery), and Amazon wizarding, wherein James Robertson screenshots just how much room they left him to add value in Bottomfeeder.

Distracted by plumbing

Friday, May 13th, 2005

While I’m really looking forward to having roc’s ‘render a thumbnail of a web page as an image’ (especially with canvas.toDataURL()), right now I’m rather distracted by his example extension code, which adds a listener for window.load, that adds an observer for EndDocumentLoad, that actually fires the script. Hmmm.

FireTrade MarkFox

Friday, May 13th, 2005

The Mozilla<SMALL><SUP>TM</SUP></SMALL> Trademark Policy is now at version 1.0. There’s interesting stuff to discuss, like the attempt at claiming to not allow extension names like FireFoo or, say, FoxiPod, but I just can’t get over the way they marked up the ™ symbol.