I wanted to mention this for a while, but only now found a bit of time. This is very important. When a page loads, it first processes all child elements in the head element of the page. Until all child elements are processed, no rendering of the page will occur. So, first important bit of […]
They say: all good things must come to an end. What a load of crap! It’s like saying: only bad things last forever. Perhaps a more accurate statement would be: some good things occasionally come to an end. But that’s a heckuva lot less dramatic and you know us, humans — we love drama. But […]
I am sitting here at BarCampAustin, the precursor to the SXSW 2007 conference. This one is really a bar camp. It’s at Bourbon Rocks bar, and the atmosphere follows suit. There is actually a bartender behind us, and even a bouncer at the door. At around 7:00pm, I will be talking about UAB in Antartica, […]
While ripping out old code and refactoring late last night, I muttered out something that I just had to write down: one of the most profound skills of a software engineer is the ability to foresee the moment when the negative consequences of implementing a feature outweigh its benefits. Quickly. Perhaps, that’s why the 37signals […]
If any of the Googlers-in-charge are listening, here’s my pure-gold tip of the day: Buy a license of Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Protocol. With the rapid adoption of this protocol as de-facto standard for mobile email client synchronization and proliferation of Windows Mobile devices, it’s a no-brainer. I bet it will take a couple of nights […]
As a follow up to my GMail laments, I wanted to share a very simple spam-fighting trick with the world. See, I have two email addresses. Whooptee-do, you say — you’ve got a gadzillon of them. Well, the trick is that one of them is white list-only. That is, only those emails and mail hosts […]
If you missed BarCampBirmingham, here’s your chance to catch up on the topics discussed: most of the sessions are now available on Odeo.com. Session topics include: 10:00am Using Virtual Server/PC — Wallace Allison (audio) 10:30am Ruby on Rails Q&A — CB Genrich, et al. (audio) 11:00am Building Rich Internet Apps w/Adobe Flex — Harris Reynolds (audio) […]
It seems that the GMail is no longer doing an excellent job of filtering spam. Or is it just me getting particularly nasty spam?