Tuesday, November 30, 2004

CiteULike: All about us

CiteULike: All about us

Thursday, November 25, 2004

The Blogosphere By the Numbers

Some decent statistics in here... The Blogosphere By the Numbers

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

SourceForge.net: Project Info - RadioPod

SourceForge.net: Project Info - RadioPod

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Mobissimo Travel | Search airfare

Mobissimo Travel | Search airfare

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Firefox, ALT Tags, and Tooltips

Extension Room :: Popup ALT Attributes: Interesting little flamewar going on over at the Mozilla Extension Room. First, here's something I didn't know:

The ALT tag for images is NOT supposed to produce a little tooltip when you mouseover an image, according to the HTML spec. This is supposed to be the job of the TITLE tag.

Firefox has never done this for ALT tags, correctly obeying the spec. This always confused me, because some images would pop a tooltip and others wouldn't. Apparently the ones that did also had a TITLE tag, unbeknowst to me.

However, IE has always done it for the ALT tag too, which actually seems reasonable to me. I don't see the harm.

So someone created an extention for Firefox to "fix" this problem. Not everyone was pleased:

It's a shame people are producing extensions like this. ALT is the text that is to replace the image if for whatever reason the image doesn't load. The tooltip text is supposed to be the value of the TITLE attribute.

Flaming ensued:

It's a shame people are #*X?@ing about the availability of plugins that allow me to view pages in the way I see fit. It's not as if the mozilla team is forcing you to view pages a certain way and I'll be damned if I can't view pages the way I want, regardless of how you code them. If you are blind, can not load images or are saddened by the weakening of the w3c's role in developing web standards then do not download this plugin.

Monday, November 08, 2004

Very interesting - Calgary is a spam hotspot!


A Geography Lesson In Internet Bad Stuff Future Now is looking at some pretty funky maps that claim to show the origins of spam, viruses and directory harvest attacks, all courtesy of Postini, who's in the business of trying to stop all this stuff. Still, it is interesting to look at the various "hotspots" for where all this bad internet activity originates, and wonder why it seems to be so localized, and whether or not the geographic clustering could suggest ways to minimize the problems associated with these types of attacks. Future Now also wonders if there are unintended consequences, such as whether or not spam friendly locations eventually build stronger technology communities.

[via Techdirt]

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Customizing Right-Click Menu Options in Windows

Customizing Right-Click Menu Options in Windows