27 April 2007

Amazing Notes Discovery

Well, for me, at least. :p

You know how it is, that if you want the user to be able to use linebreaks in a field on a web form that the field has to be rich-text? Well, not anymore. Just use a computed value featuring a "textarea" tag, setting the name and id equal to the notes field id, and enjoy.

Now, just hide the actual field on the web, and allow the computed value to show. Enjoy all the user benefits of being able to edit in a textarea, yet avoid all the hassles of working with rich-text fields.

Yep, it's that easy. If there was another way to do this, I don't know how, but this way works for me!

20 April 2007

Handy Ubuntu 7.04 Shell Feature

Folks, it's little features like this that makes Ubuntu one of the most user-friendly Linux distros out there. (No, I didn't say best, I'm saying one of the most user-friendly). I've been wanting something like this for ages.

18 April 2007

Mark Shuttleworth Interview

"As an example, Lufthansa has all of there pilots use Ubuntu on their Laptops, cause they are constantly in different hotels using the WIFI-system and they don't want to get spyware and viruses."

Interview with Mark Shuttleworth - derStandard.at

Wow -- I wonder if someone would be able to back this up? If so, it's a real neat development.

17 April 2007

BBC NEWS | Americas | How do colleges try to keep students safe?

BBC NEWS | Americas | How do colleges try to keep students safe?

This is some kind of joke, right? This picture is ridiculous. This amount of security just screams "knee-jerk reaction."

A 15-foot high concrete wall? Metal detectors? Cameras every 30 feet? Bomb-sniffing dogs?

Call me crazy, but I'd rather take my chances with the crazies than have to live in this kind of fear-ridden environment.

16 April 2007

Aqua teen hunger force colon movie film for theaters - Low Bandwidth

[adult swim] | aqua teen hunger force colon movie film for theaters - Low Bandwidth

This is just priceless. You have to love a sense or humor.

Microsoft Urges Antitrust Officials to Scuttle DoubleClick Deal

Microsoft Urges Antitrust Officials to Scuttle DoubleClick Deal - New York Times

Wow. I knew it was cold outside this week, but apparently it's started to snow in Hell, too.

A team of two of the worst monopolies ever to exist in America (AT&T, Microsoft) unite to fight against a monopoly?

Does anyone else realize that Microsoft is getting all pissy about something that they were just trying to do, themselves? Can you spell "sore loser?"

12 April 2007

R600 OEM picture galore - techPowerUp! Forums

R600 OEM picture galore - techPowerUp! Forums

Dear goodness. It's like a mile long. Like one poster says, if you didn't know what you were looking at, you'd almost think it was some kind of gun. (It's got a handle and everything!)

09 April 2007

Turkey to block 'insulting' Web sites - CNN.com

Turkey to block 'insulting' Web sites - CNN.com

Yeah... good luck with that.

You know, part of me thinks that politicians should have to take a class or something before they should be allowed to make stupid laws dealing with the Internet, but then again, part of me is glad that these same lawmakers don't know a damn thing about how the Internet works.

Just as I've learned from my own attempts at selectively "blocking" things on the Internet (be they spammers, snoopers, etc.), these lawmakers will soon learn that it's impossible to selectively block anything on the Internet. It always finds a way through.

Tom’s Hardware Sold for $15-$20 Million

Tom’s Hardware Sold for $15-$20 Million

Well, there go the unbiased articles. :(

03 April 2007

Boffo! DowntThemAll! Firefox Extension, for the win.

Say what you will about download accelerators, but anything that lets me download a 96 MB file in 20 seconds is okay in my book.

That First Day...

Boy, isn't it nervous that first day you roll out an application? Slowly, you see the data start to appear -- I'm always overjoyed at this point. It's always neat to see someone find an application that I've made useful.

Then, the inevitable conflicts start to happen, and the support requests start to come in. -_-'

I'm in the process of handling these inevitable conflicts right now, including the fun ones that users always seem to create and no matter what you do you can't reproduce them...