• Re: KittenAuth Test

    The KittenAuth Test (Update: sorry, the link is dead), a very cute and brilliant Turing test which could possibly replace CAPTCHA, deserves attention for two reasons: It is much more user friendly than CAPTCHAs, and it can easily be extended with a textual variant, for anyone using a non-graphical browser.

  • Re: Profiting From Your Passions

    The "Lazy Way" blog recently outlined the idea of combining your passions to build yourself projects which you will enjoy working on. Several of the comments are disputing this idea, so I'd like to put in my 2 cents.

  • Re: The Future of Tagging

    Vik Singh has an interesting blog post on the future of tagging. IMO not so much because of the idea, since it looks quite familiar to the directory structure we're all familiar with, adding the possibility for objects to be inside several directories at the same time. But it got me thinking on what tagging lacks, which is an easy to use relation to more structured data about what the tag means.

  • More practical HTTP Accept headers

    Isn't it time for user agents to start reporting more fine grained which standards they support? The HTTP Accept header doesn't provide enough information to know whether a document will be understood at all, and can lead to quite a few hacks, specially on sites using cutting edge technology, such as SVG or AJAX.

  • Re: Bug #1 in Ubuntu

    Ubuntu Linux has become very popular in the open source community in only two years, last confirmed by the 2005 Members Choice Awards. But being number one in a community of computer literates, nerds, and geeks is not enough to gain a significant market share, as shown by their #1 bug, entitled "Microsoft has a majority market share".

  • Yet Another JavaScript Focusing Script

    Check the example page (Update: Unfortunately this site is long gone. Sorry for the inconvenience!) or script if you want to get right to the action. Update: Unfortunately this site is no longer publicly available. Sorry for the inconvenience!

  • CAST display bug

    CAST SQL Builder for Oracle is normally a very reliable and user friendly application, but the current version (5.0 build 1007) has an annoying bug which is messing up the display (see the attached image). In short, it will mess up the position and size of the toolbars and the Object Manager, Output, and Tools windows. Restarting the application does not help.

  • iPod display bug in software version 1.1

    The newest software update for the iPod video has broken part of the playback functionality.

  • iPod background noise when charging

    My 30GB iPod video (model MA146LL/A) has been a great ally for the last two weeks. Attached to a Philips SBC HP1000 (Update: sorry, the link is dead) headset, it cancels out the small office sounds which can disrupt the work flow.

  • Submitting CAST bugs, a prologue

    At work, we're using CAST 5.0 for Oracle (build 1007). It's a good product, but as with all software, it has bugs. I wanted to report some of them today, and had a look at the software documentation. There was no "Report bugs" entry under the "How to..." section, but there was plenty of contact information under "Welcome/Contacting CAST - Office Locations". This linked to a "quick email form" for "Sales, Product Support or General Inquiries".