Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Programmer's Quote For the Day

"Rails is like a rounded rectangle and PHP is like a ball of nails." -- Terry Chay

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Lifehacker GMail Extension and Google Apps for Your Domain

I use Google Apps For Your Domain and I use the web email client for all my communication needs. One thing that always bothered me is that many mailto links in HTML pages wouldn't work correctly. When I clicked on them in a web page, or web app, the browser either fired up the OS X Mail.app or it would load the normal gmail (i.e. non-GAFYD) in a new tab. Pretty frustrating. While randomly spelunking the preferences of Lifehacker's Gmail plugin I noticed an advanced settings button which when clicked on had a slot for my GAFYD domain in a popup dialog. So I set my domain in the text box. Lo and Behold! HTML mailto links now properly open up in my browser in the compose screen of my GAFYD account. Joy! I guess I should have read the documentation after all. The dialog is right on the page linked to above. I'll file this post under "Obvious".

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Bummer

Got the first scratch on my iPhone's screen today. It's tiny and located near the bottom but still I'm not happy. I have no idea how it got there.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

java.sun.com Sillyness

Want to download the latest Sun Java JRE? Think it's easy to do from http://java.sun.com? Wrong! You would think Sun would make this simple, easy, and intuitive. They didn't. You have to scroll down the page and you'll find a "Get Java Software" button. Click on that and you get to the download page for the JRE. Which is actually linked to http://java.com. Now, I know Sun has this whacky complex around balancing out that Java is free vs. Java is a technology platform Sun invented, but for heaven's sake people think when you cobble together a web page. java.sun.com should be as obvious as java.com. There probably shouldn't be anything more than like three or four download links on that site. (JRE, JDK SE, JDK EE, JDK ME) They should bloody well dominate the page. Sheesh....

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Thursday, August 09, 2007

My gentle readers may, or may not know, that I have fallen back into WoW in recent months. So you could also imaging that seeing the man behind the "Leeeeeroy Jenkinssss" Legend was a real treat. I think this is one of the reasons WoW is such a successful game. It has gone way meta. It's been that way for a while.

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