Categories: "Tech & Web"

Vista vulnerable to common threats

Last month, Jim Allchin implied Vista was so secure it could be used without any anti-virus software. He quickly backtracked, claiming (with good justification, apparently) that his comments had been taken out of context and 're-interpreted'. But in th… more »

More Microformat Goodness

Rel-lint is a lint tool (like a non-authoritative validator) for XFN, rel-tag and other microformats that make use of the rel attribute of links. more »

Introduction to Linux day

If you've ever wondered what all the fuss is about Linux and Open Source, come to the GLLUG's 'Introduction to Linux' day on November 11th in Central London. Click on the link for further details. more »

Microformats Buttons

After my adventures in Microformats yesterday, I was looking for some simple way to indicate on my pages that there were Microformats available. I was thinking along the lines of those little graphics you see to indicate RSS feeds. Couldn't find any th… more »

Prototype.js issues with Select elements

I ran into a strange bug at work today - on a form with a couple of select boxes with some buttons which swap elements between them a tester reported that some of the boxes were simply disappearing when he clicked on the buttons (though strangely, only i… more »

Google Data Privacy

The best feature Google doesn't have? I currently have quite a lot of trust of Google (which, of course, may yet prove to be unfounded), but given the current trends on the web it would be nice if they implemented this sort of thing because then all the… more »

Swiftfox - optimized Firefox builds for Linux

Emboldened by my success with optimized Windows builds the other day, I had a go with a Linux version this weekend. I chose Swiftfox 1.8, which is just a regular rebuild of the standard release for various different architectures. It was simple enough… more »

Faster Firefox

A couple of performance related links for Firefox users. Here is a page with optimized builds of and 2.0RC1, ie. with various additional compiler options turned on (over the standard build). I've been using a SSE2 build all day and it s… more »

Smart Package Manager - Error Updating Cache

Had a bit of trouble with Smart on my laptop this week. After I had to cancel out of an update the whole thing kept hanging when updating the cache at the start, the GUI would sit there doing nothing. I tried running it direct from the shell and got th… more »

New Boog Design Home Page Features

I've just been updating the boogdesign home page so that it displays recent updates from the rest of the site. I used Magpie RSS rather than hacking around with databases, as I figured it would be easier to extend later and less code in the short term.… more »

Google goes after Exchange

Remember when Google signed a deal with Sun and everyone was talking about them trying to team up and steal the office software market from Microsoft? A year later, that's not yet happened, what has happened is that Google has launched an initiative to… more »