Friday, December 25, 2009 1:35:04 AM
Today I added “Zero-configuration networking” to my list of feature requirements for my email client. This little feature that the user doesn’t ever notice makes all the difference [initially]. After fiddling with getting my three IMAP accounts working in Mozilla Thunderbird on two machines for our an hour; I really understand and appreciate the necessity of ZeroConf.
To put it simple in the context of email, ZeroConf means: intelligently attempting to figure out the correct server addresses, ports, and security settings without prompting/confusing/annoying the user.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 1:10:12 PM
← What is so special about this cup? It’s full of steaming hot Cocoa! So is the 10.50 pre-alpha released today!
Read more about the performance improvements and all the awesomeness!
Friday, December 11, 2009 1:00:53 PM
For those of you complaining about the image quality in Opera Turbo: Turbo is not the technology for you. The very thing that makes Turbo such a great feature in Opera is it’s ability to greatly compress images.
For those who find the feature useful: Here is how you can overcome the reduced image quality for those images you want to see in its original quality.
- While in Turbo modee, right–click on an image and select Reload in Full Quality
Animation showing compressed vs full quality image. Your browser must support animated PNG—like Opera does—to see this animation.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 8:12:03 PM
Having problems with your screen going black with only the mouse courser being visible? Here is a quick-tip on how-to recover from this problem.
- Press Control–Shift–Eject
- Wait for the screen to shut off, and then press Enter
This will restart the display and you wouldn’t have to restart the whole machine. I sometimes get crash logs when this happens, and they are all pointing to QuickLook helpers or graphic card drivers.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009 2:50:39 PM
Some users on Mac may have found themselves with an Opera 10.10 installation that crashes on start-up after auto-upgrading to 10.10. It haven’t affected too many users, and we are working on it. If you are one of the unlucky few who ran into this bug, here is how to fix your Opera installation:
- Delete your ~/Library/Caches/Opera/ directory
- Delete your Opera.app
- Fetch 10.10 from Opera.com, mount it, and drag it to your usual install location
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 3:49:00 PM
The new cookie consent law in the EU was passed earlier this week. A quick summary of the law follows:
[A Web site cannot set or access cookies unless the user] has given his or her consent, having been provided with clear and comprehensive information.”
What this means is that Web sites in Europe have to start asking their users before they set cookies. They also have to explain what the cookies are used for, and—if I am understanding the law right—what information, exactly, the cookie contains.
Disclosure: I am not a lawyer, and this isn’t legal advice. My interpretation of the law is a bit utopian and may not be correct. Feel free to add a comment to correct me.
This also means developers will have think before setting cookies. Every Web site you go to bombards you with unnecessary and most often unwanted cookies. Imagine that situation changing when developers would have to think first!
Monday, November 9, 2009 7:39:00 AM
Yesterday, I lost over 2 TB worth of data in an hard drive crash.
Luckily, I am a Backblaze costumer since of last month. So I only lost the 130 GB of data that Backblaze hadn’t gotten around to back up yet. I wounder what those 130 GB data really was … I know one game and two TV shows are missing from my iTunes library. But what else?
I bought one Samsung Story Station, 1.5 TB ed. (Register Hardware review | Amazon referral) and one Seagate FreeAgent Desk, 0.5 TB ed. (AC review | Amazon referral) as replacements for the failed drive.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 3:19:00 PM
Here I will explain how you can create more legitimate looking scam email. As an example, we will be gathering personal data including name, email address, and which banks and credit card companies you have a costumer relationship with.
Let us get started!