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And Now From the People Who Gave Us 'Smart Tags'...

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 2/20/13 (1:38am)

Kind of ironic ad considering it's from the people who (almost) gave us 'smart tags'. Background info...

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I Dunno - You Tell Me!

Submitted by Leo Klein on Thu, 7/15/10 (2:04pm)

Things I find waiting for me when I walk into the office.

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Favorite WebDev App of the Week and Progress Report

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sun, 12/27/09 (12:47pm)
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I'm at that stage in the redesign project where I've got to make sure the thing doesn't fall apart on IE6 & IE7. There's a pretty good discussion of the options here. I downloaded the wonderful IETester which allows me to run multiple versions of IE at the same time.

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The Digital Life

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 2/15/08 (3:23pm)

1. Try to install Adobe Captivate on my new Mac Mini. (I've got an important 'sceencast' that's got to be done pronto.)

But Captivate only runs on a PC.

2. Load Captivate on my old Dell Notebook.

But it's too much for my old Dell Notebook. The thing keeps crashing.

3. Load Apple's Boot Camp on my new Mac Mini. With Boot Camp, you can run both Mac and Windows!

But Boot Camp only runs with Windows XP Service Pack 2 ('SP2'). My copy of XP (from my old Dell Notebook) is older than that.

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Old News

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sun, 2/10/08 (11:31pm)

MS Office Message

So I just installed MS Office 2008. (It's nice -- nothing special that I've noticed so far.) Anyway, apparently there's some messaging system that comes with the package. Here's the reminder I got. (And yes, I have a legal copy of Office.)

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Browser War Redux

Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 12/12/06 (9:07pm)

I spose I'm showing my age by using 'Redux' instead of '2.0' but, boys and girls, I remember the first round of browser wars as if it were yesterday!

Essentially Internet Explorer booted Netscape off the face of the planet not because of any particular advantage it had over the competition but simply because it was part of the Windows OS and lock-in trumped all.

Well, since then, Microsoft has sat on the thing (so much for 'Freedom to Innovate') while an offshoot of Netscape, Mozilla, refined its own product, the open-source FireFox. Now finally MS has woken up and released IE7.

So it's the IE-Firefox Browser War all over again. But, but, argues Read/WriteWeb, what this really is is a proxy war between Microsoft and (who else?) Google with nothing less than the "multi-billion dollar advertising industry" at stake. How so, you ask? Well, read the rest of the post...

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