2010 Apr 29, 11:59
"Over Christmas break I wrote Santa my browser wishlist. There was one item I neglected to ask for: improvements to the browser disk cache." If only it were so simple as to just increase the max size
of your HTTP cache...
2010 Apr 29, 11:53
"I wrote Gopherbot, a spidering archiver for Gopherspace. I ran it in June 2007, and saved off all the documents and sites it could find. That saved 40GB of data, or about 780,000 documents." Now
available as a compressed 15GB torrent.
2010 Apr 29, 11:51
Stats from the State of Web Development 2010 web survey including: "Few respondents use any form of Internet Explorer for their day to day web use, but IE8 is the number one browser developers test
their sites in. Google Chrome has jumped dramatically as the browser of choice for developers, to rank 3rd, at 17% just behind Safari at 20%."
2010 Apr 29, 11:47
Play Super Mario Bros. as Link from Zelda, the Contra guy, Mega Man and more.
2010 Apr 29, 11:45
"...Well guess what? The demand for hotel WiFi has not gone away, quite the opposite, a growing number of hotel guests not only demand the hotel they book have proper wireless access but most will
consider *not* staying at a hotel that can't meet their basic access needs."
2010 Apr 27, 3:30 2010 Apr 26, 3:09
Firefox developer on the topic of HTML5 video and the issues of using HTTP range requests to seek within an HTML5 video.
2010 Apr 26, 3:03
"Find out what personal data Facebook publishes about people by entering their Facebook username here: zesty.ca/facebook."
2010 Apr 25, 3:32
Anne van Kesteren compares the new descriptive HTTP cookie standard and the previous prescriptive cookie standards to HTMLs standards.
2010 Apr 25, 3:29
Tetris game that picks the worst piece it can to give you.
2010 Apr 25, 3:28
2010 Apr 22, 10:26
HTML5 has some notion of a 'null' origin. Not sure how this actually plays out though.
2010 Apr 21, 1:47
So... There's Downfall a 2004 film about the final days of Hitler's life. Then folks take the most dramatic scene and parody it with new subtitles having Hitler yell about various things like his
cell phone or Burning Man. It becomes a meme and meta Downfall parodies show up with Hitler yelling about the Downfall parodies. Now the studio producing the film has sent DMCA takedown notices to
Youtube and many of the videos are disappearing. In response is a new Downfall parody in which Hitler issues DMCA notices to Youtube...
2010 Apr 21, 6:53
"Lindsey Simon has got a powerful update to BrowserScope, the community-driven tool to test and profile browsers. The new feature is exciting as it truly delivers the “community-driven” piece at
scale: you can now add your own tests to the corpus, TestSwarm style."
2010 Apr 21, 6:51
Adds SHA 256 & 512 to HTTP instance digest: 'The IANA registry named "Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Digest Algorithm Values" defines values for digest algorithms used by Instance Digests in
HTTP. Instance Digests in HTTP provide a digest, also known as a checksum or hash, of an entire representation of the current state of a resource. This document adds new values to the registry and
updates previous values.'
2010 Apr 21, 6:49
"OAuth provides a method for clients to access server resources on behalf of a resource owner (such as a different client or an end-user). It also provides a process for end-users to authorize
third-party access to their server resources without sharing their credentials (typically, a username and password pair), using user-agent redirections."
2010 Apr 21, 6:48
"The Web Open Font Format, already backed by Mozilla and many type foundries was accepted by the World Wide Web Consortium yesterday, marking the first stage in its standardization. The submission
included a surprising new sponsor: Microsoft."
2010 Apr 21, 6:47
"After years of secrecy (and the occasional leak), a draft of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) treaty has finally been released by negotiators. We've delved deep into the treaty,
highlighting its numerous problems. Indeed, there's a lot not to like about the treaty: Internet disconnections, anticircumvention prohibitions, and even the ability for rightsholders to get
injunctions if they can show infringement is imminent."
2010 Apr 20, 9:34 2010 Apr 20, 5:04