Google Maps is still kinda crappy at one thing: printing. It's actually a Safari issue. The transparent PNG that's used to draw the route from one place to another doesn't print transparently from within Safari. Oh well. I found where I needed to go, and Google Maps was still great at finding the address quickly. [...]
Archive for the 'Computing: General' Category
I created a second Firefox profile today, and despite holding down option as I'm told to at mozilla.org, no profile manager appears, and there doesn't seem to be any way to force it to appear after the application has launched already. What's up with that? At least the Linux method - ./firefox-bin -profilemanager - worked.
Rounded CSS corners without rounded images? Yep!
Stupid server. I have no idea what '-DPHP' means, but I do know that whenever I see it - in conjunction with 152 processes - that my server is not working. Were it my own server, to which I have root access, I'd apachectl restart or reboot the whole box. It's not. It's a shared [...]
I got my iPod shuffle today. In the first hour with it: Thanks, José, for setting the volume to the loudest setting. I shall get you yet! It's small, it's light. Duh. I wish the slider on the back had a little notch for extra traction. USB 2.0 is so slow I double-checked to make [...]
My Canon S900 has, increasingly so over the past few months, printed like shit. I've cleaned the print heads and yet it simply refuses to dispense ink or thread paper properly. You can't even read 14-point text as whole letters and streaks of lines are missing. I almost never, ever print color. Is it time [...]
ABC News has an article called "R.I.P. Microsoft": Great, healthy companies not only dominate the market, but share of mind. Look at Apple these days. But when was the last time you thought about Microsoft, except in frustration or anger? The company just announced a powerful new search engine, designed to take on Google -- [...]
I don't understand how IDN Spoofing works. I see that the link text goes to http://www.paypаl.com, but why that resolves so unusually is beyond me. Safari properly renders the а as "a" in the link, but also does so in the URL. Why is Safari so lax when it comes to standard domain names, and [...]
If anyone with some CSS skills and access to a PC would like a free copy of Rock Star, iWipe, and Booklet (or any other single FSS product), I have a challenge. Have a look at http://thesandtrap.com/test.php. On the Mac, with the font one cmd-+ larger than I'd normally view the page, the menu looks [...]
Here's an email I sent to the makers of Business Plan Pro: I have Business Plan Pro on a relatively inexpensive PC running Windows XP Home. I have a Mac with the latest version of Office. The Mac is my primary machine. I would like to export from Business Plan Pro to Microsoft Word format, [...]
Must note URL for later: http://www.young-technologies.com/Utilities/PackageTracking/. I tried it just now with a golf shirt I bought, and it worked wonderfully in PulpFiction.
I'm going to start calling utterly crappy interfaces "Winderfaces." I've munged the words "Windows" and "Interfaces." You pronounce the word with a short "i," not a long "i." As in "windows" and "interface." Since nearly all bad interfaces find their home on Windows, it seems a natural fit. Microsoft is coming out with some anti-spyware [...]
A few months ago my dad bought a cheapo PC to watch some videos he couldn't watch on a Mac (some super-secret WMP encoded files or something) and to use some CDs encoded with HTML that only Windows IE could decipher. Recently, I've acquired Business Plan Pro and installed it, and I bought a $15 [...]
Judi is still jumping up and down over John Dvorak. I haven't cared about what Dvorak's said in awhile. Call it a growing maturity, lack of time, or the wisdom that comes with having fought the battle before. As others are comfortable with their sexuality, masculinity, femininity - whatever - I am comfortable with my [...]