A very amusing post by fuzzix shows the choice of iconography by technical publisher O'Reilly when producing books related to Microsoft technologies. Comparing one of his examples (VB Script) with Perl is quite revealing: Which of the two animals looks more reassuring? … [Read more...] about O’Reilly Has A Sense of Humour?
Archives for February 2006
I've been playing with the beta release of IE 7 for the last couple of weeks on and off (ie. on those rare occasions that I bother booting into windows outside office hours) It was due to its stupidity that I ended up posting the last entry twice! What can I say about it? Not a whole lot I'm afraid The tabbed browsing is a nice addition, but as a Firefox user leaves me … [Read more...] about Internet Explorer 7 (beta)
I was sent an invite to take the beta version of Windows Messenger 8 for a test drive. The download site didn't have any issue with me logging in with Firefox, but the download button was "dead" until I logged back in with Internet Explorer (I'm trying the beta of that as well). Installation was easy and no reboot was required, which is a nice change compared to so many windows … [Read more...] about Windows Live Messenger 8 (beta)
Somehow.. Not sure how exactly, but I just managed to lose a blog post I was writing! Damn that is annoying … [Read more...] about Losing Posts
We've relaunched Irish ISP Test, the site we run for broadband users in Ireland to test their speed. … [Read more...] about Irish ISP Test Revamped