Archive for August, 2010

Internet Explorer 6 – Stop Enabling Yesterday’s Browser

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Internet Explorer 6 in its heyday was a great browser. It raised the bar so high, it stood alone; the other browsers languished in its wake. It had the backing of Microsoft to the tune of $100 million a year in the late 1990’s. IE6 became the darling of enterprise website development using it as the standard to which they would develop. IE hit a peak usage share of around 95% during 2002, 2003.  But that is yesterday’s technology, it is time to move on. (more…)

Webkit Unicode Bug

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

While working on the BetterVideo HTML5 player, I came across an odd bug in Safari; Unicode characters weren’t rendering correctly. What I was attempting to do was create a simple close button — a small box with an “x” in it. But I didn’t want to use the “x” character, I wanted something a little more specific. The Unicode character #&10005 is perfect, and there is a Webdings equivalent of it for Internet Explorer (small case “r”).

Starting My Own Japanese Business

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

I’ve officially started my own business, and after months of research and thousands spent on focus groups, I’ve come up with the name “MichaelSoft”. I’m going to sell a product which is a container shaped like an old CRT monitor that holds all of your bow ties. Niche markets are where the money is! Catchy name, huh? I’m going to open my brick and mortar shop behind a Benihana’s. Like my logo? I got it off of Google Images! By the way, the website will actually sell cookies. I hope that’s not too confusing.

Club AJAX Michaelsoft Binbows

Presentation: SSJS, NoSQL, GAE, and AppEngineJS

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Eugene’s presentation for SSJS is now available. And the video is here.

Video: SSJS, NoSQL, GAE, and AppEngineJS

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Eugene talks about the next wave of web Server-Side JavaScript, NoSQL databases and how they fit into the Internet timeline. NoSQL is just a fad right? Ever hear of Big Table?

The video is posted here, and the presentation will be available soon.