After having to do a bit of work tonight getting my changes to Webcit working in IE 7 (after working flawlessly, without any need for browser sniffing in Firefox, WebKit and Opera), I've pondered:If one could update the Mozilla ActiveX control (http://www.iol.ie/~locka/mozilla/control.htm) and then get it code-signed in the same manner as the Silverlight, Flash etc. plugins (lots of $$ to VeriSign no doubt), plenty of suckers still on IE could get an 'upgraded' browsing experience, without realising - they'll just click 'Yes' to download and install it automatically, and sites can then sniff for the presence of the control and use it to render the content instead.
Meanwhile, all those with crapware that demands IE 6 are going to be shitting themselves soon no doubt - Windows 7 will roll along with IE 8, M$ will go 'we'll give you XP/IE6, if you have a big money software assurance license, we don't do security updates', and the poor IT dept still won't learn any lessons.
the BSI (the german thing alike the CERN) tells users not to use the IE, but better use Firefox and friends instead.
It's even on tv in the news.
should've hired a juggler. They're very accurate when they throw stuff.
Just don't ask a juggler to pass you a plate of spaghetti... at least not if you like the floor clean...
and I discovered that one of the sites that refused to work with FF now does!
I did not realize this, but apparently someone tried three times to throw
eggs at Steve Balmer earlier this year (and missed each time).
See, that's where you've gotta use grenades. It's one of the few places where "close" does the job just fine.
Yeah, but if you get rid of Ballmer, who replaces him - someone worse? That's the problem.
What we need is a internet virus that completes destroys Windows - deletes every system file.
That's basically a suitcase nuke, eh? You oughta be able to pick that sucker up on Ebay or Craigslist this Christmas.
Merry Christmas, world! A world where Microsoft is gone....
- IIS does fastcgi now, so you can better integrate crappy php apps on your wintendo.
It's simple, easy, cheese and insecure. That must be why they write facebook applications in it.
Windows over PHP.
It could be done.
That's what everybody says "I'll just use it for the demo"
But then the demo becomes the product, and you can't explain to the boss why you have to start from scratch in a real language since he's got something working right in front of him, so you end up adding a few features to it, and in a few short months, you have a disasterously huge system written in php.
Thousands of Microsoft's Zune media players -- the software company's answer to Apple Inc.'s(AAPL Quote - Cramer on AAPL - Stock Picks) iPod -- unexpectedly conked out Wednesday and showed users an error message, prompting references to "Y2K for Zunes." The problems appeared when people tried to start up their devices.