Journal: News & Comment

Thursday, April 08, 2004
# 10:35:00 AM:

Links of interest (2004-04-08):

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  • "If there was a weblogging conference in Vancouver, would you attend?"

  • "You can stop servers from hotlinking your site's files by editing the .htaccess file in your site's root directory."

  • "If someone was peering over your shoulder, watching every Google search you made; making a note of what you looked for; what you found; and sometimes where you visited from the results [...] they'd grow to know quite a bit about you, eh? Well, that's what the cookie allows Google to do, forever [but] this GoogleAnon Bookmarklet [will] remove the GUID from the cookie, and therefore from any information Google collects..."

  • "Google should design an OS for desktop computers that's modified to use the GooOS and sell it right alongside Windows ($200) at CompUSA for $10/apiece (available free online of course). Google Office (Goffice?) will be built in, with all your data stored locally, backed up remotely, and available to whomever it needs to be..."

  • "In the bottle before you is a pill, a marvel of modern medicine that will regulate gene transcription throughout your body, helping prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, and 12 kinds of cancer [...] gallstones and diverticulitis. [...] You'll feel better, younger even, and you will test younger according to a variety of physiologic measures. [...] There is just one catch. There's no such pill. The prescription is exercise."

  • "Principles are fine things to have, but only if you can afford them. With its stock declared a 'junk bond' and finishing a terrible quarter, Silicon Valley's leading Microsoft antagonist Sun Microsystems has now decided it can't."

  • "These designers are approaching Web design as a craft. They are looking to squeeze every available ounce of Web into their designs. In fact, it actually reminds me of those folks at Wired who would do test after test of hideous fluorescent inks and glossy stock to ensure the dot gain was exactly right."

  • "Provide Web authors with the resources necessary to promote Web standards as a commercially desirable choice for clients."

  • "Not knowing of [the soft hyphen's] existence may be one reason [no one uses it], typographical ignorance or time constraints others, but what's really stopping us using it now is poor and inconsistent browser support."

  • "[In] the June issue, they will see on the cover a satellite photo of a neighborhood—their own neighborhood. And their house will be graphically circled."


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