December 2005 - Posts
From Jeremie, a proof that Google at the end of the day is just another evil company?
I am absolutely flummoxed that Google, the company who's entire foundation and success is built on other's content, would do something so contrary as to become a walled garden. Seriously, the insolence of this act simply astonishes me, and I hope others. This is the company that owns the phrase "Don't Be Evil" and has the trust of the masses.
Now with Base they boldly make the statement "Help the world find your content." It sounds wonderful, another web hosting service and who can do it better than Google, right? Wrong, when any web tool other than a browser (such as another search engine) tries to access the content hosted on Google Base, they encounter this bit of protocol will disallow all use of the content to anyone other than Google:
Your content that you've entrusted to them to "host and make searchable online" is sitting squarely inside of Google Fort, armed with locked doors for their competition by blocking the very thing that made them a success, the open web.
A plea to Google: play fair.
Vint Cerf is one of the Internet founders and now since he joined Goggle few months ago, this podcast give a glimpse on Google plans for 2006.
Thanks to Tom Raftery for this and don’t forget to check Podleaders for other cool guests!
FlashControl is a free ASP.NET 2.0 server control which allow you to add swf Flash movies in your ASP.NET 2.0 projects. As any WebControl, you can add FlashControl in Visual Studio 2005 Toolbox, and just drag and drop it in your ASP.NET web pages !
All the best for today for all of you, and please have some thoughts for the turkey.
(This post is sponsored by Spare the Turkeys Foundation)
Via Damir, I found this amazing experience to show that in our world not a lot of images from the magazines are genuine.
What’s cool here is the interactivity in place to show you all the tricks of the trade to make you believe the top model on a cover is real.
I wonder if Microsoft doesn’t apply those tactics to some of their products, to make them more appealing ;-)
I received a nice Happy Christmas email from Damir Tomicic (INETA Europe) followed by this.
What a geek :-) Merry Christmas Damir!
Thanks to Scott and also Brad McCabe for their help. Like some other couldn’t sign in to have access to the online course provided by Microsoft.
To the eLearning team, guys you should seriously rethink the usability of your site, this really sucks. The number of clicks and guesses I have to do to find out the right page was quite unbelievable.
It looks like a giant maze, and I am sure it discourage a lot of good souls to buy any online courses from Microsoft! Pity because the course by itself is quite good.
In a cross browser development, it’s really difficult to use non standards DOM methods. A good example is innerHTML
Something I just discovered is that Firefox 1.5 is fully compatible with innerHTMl (even with XHTML), a move which make me very happy.
It has always benn too easy for the Mozilla to criticize Internet Explorer (don’t flame me, I agree fully with some of their stance), but I always regretted the choice to not including from the beginning of Firefox development some of the cool stuff IE has.
So it’s really great to see some bilateral recognition.
I will try to chase after some other new stuff, maybe if you read this you know more, so share it :-)
It’s Christmas time and geeks can have fun too. Check 24ways a nice site made for web developers.
Day 21 (the curly quotes) will be really useful for one of my new project.
Inspired by Andy Clarke's article on creating color palettes, this small app will take a base color in hex format and create a palette of ten shades of that color for you.
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