Archive for April, 2012

A Dear John Letter to Firefox

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Dear Firefox Letter
Dear Firefox,

We met when you were 1.5, and started dating when you were 2.0. We enjoyed making fun of my clueless ex, Internet Explorer. IE seemed great at the time, but you showed me the error of my ways. IE was selfish and wanted to do everything its own way. You truly believed in collaboration and gratefully accepted suggestions. When you brought Firebug to the party, I became deeply committed to our relationship. Before Firebug I had no idea how difficult my life was, or the abuse of “error on line 0 character 0″; or blank, failed, pages and the silent treatment. You were very up-front with my errors, and kept life spicy with tabs, smart bookmarks, and an Awesome Bar that was truly awesome. Sure you didn’t load pages as fast as the other browsers, but I’m not greedy and the most important thing in my life was never… “cache”. Life was never boring, and at the nearest hint that it was, you would whisper in my ear, “I have a new AddOn…” And boy oh boy, I’ll never forget the first night with that Greasemonkey.

HCI Breakthrough: No More Keyboards!

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

First we had keyboards, then we had a mouse, then we had a stylus, then we had touchscreens. Now… none of the above!

Built by Rapiscan, thanks to help from from a six billion grant from the federal government, this new, simple device uses a completely unobtrusive set of electronic sensors that detects the slightest shift in brain activity and translates it into alphanumeric data.

The futuristic technology is on display in the following image which depicts a high-end developer writing code by only thinking.

HTML5: Undocumented IE6 Mode

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

EDIT: Due to the insistence and flurry of comment activity, links have been added throughout the post for reference. Thank you so much to all my fans!

There is an undocumented feature in HTML5: “IE6 mode”. After all the pain and suffering all these years, all we had to do was:

"IE6 mode"