Monday, September 26, 2011 4:27:51 PM
Think YouTube does not care about HTML5? My YouTube network performance graph might just be indicating the opposite:
I have got a 126% increase above the global average video loading performance, and 90% increase above my ISP average. The data have been collected over 30 days since August 27. The results are from my MacBook Pro and Windows 7 PC. Neither has any plug-ins installed and are running Opera 12 (WebM and Ogg Theora codecs only).
Want to help the Web reach its full potential and be more open and inclusive? Join the YouTube HTML5 beta using the Opera browser! The only thing you will miss out on is videos that have overlaid ads. Videos embedded on third-party sites are included in the beta too!
Source: Graph credit and data collection, YouTube.com.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 6:02:00 AM
is a social networking site for software. You install a client that tracks your desktop application and optionally Web application usage. From this data, it aggregates usage statistics, suggest other users who like the same software as you, and even uses it’s knowledge of the network to suggest new applications you may like. Think Last.fm
For some reason, Opera usage is very low among Mac users on Wakoopa.
Opera is not even in the top 25 list of applications! (Unlike the other platforms where Opera is almost at the top of the lists.) If you’re using Opera for Mac and think this sounds like an interesting service: please register and help boost the popularity of Opera on Wakoopa!
Or any other OS for that matter.
Friday, July 9, 2010 7:42:33 PM
Opera now automatically handles this error by automatically reparsing.
Opera features an XML processor. On some pages Opera will display an “XML parsing failed” error. But what does this really mean? Wikipedia knows the answer of course: “An XML processor which encounters […] a violation is required to report such errors and to cease normal processing.” Opera is required by the standard to display an error for non-valid XML documents.
The most common source of this error is an unescaped ampersand, less-, or more than (&, <, >) character; or an element that was opened but not properly closed. (Both displayed in the right side illustration.)
But what to do when you run into a non-valid document? The short answer is: Click the Reparse document as HTML
link. This will make Opera treat the document as HTML rather than XML and thus work around the issue.
Sunday, May 2, 2010 12:30:29 AM
I finally ordered that Mac Mini Server Edn.
) I considered six months ago.
So I ended up going for a pretty little machine even though it is totally over-powered for my server/services need.
The major selling point that convinced me to get it was the server administrative tools. There just is not anything similar or anything like a ubuntu-server-gnome-admin for Linux. I don’t want to spend time setting up the basics (email server, chat, file sharing, …) and I want the rest to be easy and unnumbered too. Linux: you aren’t easy enough to use yet.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 3:15:00 PM
Next week, on May 4th, the Free Software Foundation
and other organizations against Digital Rights Management software lock-downs wants to raise awareness by mobilizing the public against DRM. May 4th is the first ever Day Against DRM
If you are interested in ensuring your digital freedom and preserving our digital legacy for the future: then please check out the campaign Web site
and tell your friends about any local events!
Saturday, January 9, 2010 9:02:34 PM
Why is it, that in 2010, we still do not have sorted out contact data synchronization between address book clients and servers? The closest thing we have got is LDAP. Most implementations of this are buggy and read-only.
We do actually have one other standard, mostly developed and only implemented by Apple: CardDAV. Which is an extension to WebDAV that works well. Unlike just about every other attempt at doing this the right way.
So could every personal and enterprise data service providers please get behind this standard? (Thank you to Google and Yahoo! for their almost complete integrations with their Web based contact and also calendaring solutions.) Is it so hard to actually get this right?
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!