Firefox Blues

For the third time now, my Firefox installation is more or less completely messed up. And every time now it had to do with extensions. And every time now it has been almost impossible to find the offending extension and get it all cleaned up again. I browsed the net, but all I found were … [Read more…]

Poll regarding the Amazon logo

While watching the superb EPIC 2015 video, it occured to me for the very first time after all those years that the Amazon logo contains an arrow pointing from A to Z. It’s message is “obviously” to say that amazon has it all. I just never saw it before! Imagine my further surprise, when I … [Read more…]

Legal Guide for Bloggers

Hey, Mark , have you seen this post on Google Blogoscoped? They wrote about a Legal Guide for Bloggers by the EFF. Like all journalists and publishers, bloggers sometimes publish information that other people don’t want published. […] The difference between you and the reporter at your local newspaper is that in many cases, you … [Read more…]

Obsessed by email?

Mark writes about Americans being obsessed by emails. I am a bit surprised that this is an issue at all. Email is so normal for me. When I first hooked up my phone to my 300 baud acoustic coupler back in the mid-Eighties to dial a BBS, I started to email, and I haven’t stopped … [Read more…]

New cheat-sheets

Dave Child of has two new cheat-sheets for MySql and mod_rewrite. They complement his previous cheat sheets on CSS and PHP very nicely. I just grabbed a copy of Christopher Schmitt’s CSS Cookbook, which presents a few common web tasks and their solution with CSS. I am especially interested in the printer-friendly formatting for … [Read more…]

Runner up: Google!

OK, :tz: is listed in Google as well. They are cheating a bit because the date says May 6 – which is actually what they have in the cache – however the results can’t be more than 2-3 hours old because that was the last time I checked (yeah, call me a Nerd – I … [Read more…]

Congratulations, Yahoo!

Yahoo is the first search engine of the Troika to show in its index. Recently has been spidered by all three and also by Ask Jeeves – Yahoo beat them by listing the site first. I wonder if this blog will have to go through the Google sandbox – the domain is rather … [Read more…]

Google is down!

Guess this is a “once in a lifetime”. Google is down. Yes, that Google. Seems the name servers are messed up: [00:52:37 CEST] pmk@mailbert:~$ nslookup Server: Address: ** server can’t find NXDOMAIN