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Igor Partola: A clever way to fight IE6.

Simple, brilliant ... “What I usually do is add an extra charge for IE6 compatability. When the clients sees it, they usually drop that requirement.

09/30/10 • 05:56 PM • InternetMicrosoftSmall BusinessSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BusinessofVideo: H.264 Is A Codec, Flash Is A Platform: One Can’t Kill Off The Other.

“The real topic to discuss is what will happen when Google open sources VP8 and then tries to challenge the H.264 codec. While VP8 was never made public when it was under the domain of On2, if the claims that On2 made are accurate, VP8 produces better video quality than H.264 ‘with data savings of more than 40%’. If that is the case, it’s going to be very interesting to watch the battle between H.264, which Microsoft and Apple are promoting versus VP8, which Google will be promoting.” This can’t end up being a Betamax/VHS type of war, because the large video streaming outfits know all too well that saving bandwidth while maintaining quality is the name of the game.

05/03/10 • 09:49 AM • AdobeAppleGoogleInternetMicrosoftMotion Graphics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ars technica: Microsoft: Google Chrome doesn’t respect your privacy.

Load of hooey.

03/31/10 • 11:32 AM • GoogleInternetMicrosoftSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

CNet: Are Microsoft Office and OpenOffice irrelevant?

“Boy Genius Report has posted screenshots of the new Microsoft Office 11 for Mac, suggesting that it looks “absolutely delicious.” Do you care?” I only care if clients continue to use the overweight dinosaur.

03/30/10 • 07:21 AM • MicrosoftSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

I posted the Youtube link earlier today,

and now, all of a sudden, the Bing search engine loves me. What do I say about it? Slight takeoff of James Caan in “The Godfather” ... Badu-Bing.

Two sides to this, of course. I did a link about a certain popular British comedy, and now my weblog is the de facto source for pointing to an image of one of the favorite characters. Not the kind of traffic I’d like to be wasting my bandwidth on. In the fantasy Brady Bunch environment of modern ‘personal branding’, I am supposed to say that “it’s all good” ... however, I’ll just warn others to be careful what you link. Posterity may end up seeing more of your virtual posterior, thanks to popular searches, than your best aspects.

03/29/10 • 07:30 PM • EntertainmentInternetMicrosoftMusic • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Wired: How Google’s Algorithm Rules the Web.

“Even the Bingers confess that, when it comes to the simple task of taking a search term and returning relevant results, Google is still miles ahead.

02/23/10 • 09:02 AM • GoogleInternetMicrosoftSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

tbray.org: HTML5.

“The theory is that if all the User-Agent providers implement all these algorithms exactly as specified, complete interoperability will be achieved and people who build Web applications need no longer concern themselves with the differences between User Agents. Which would of course be wonderful. Will it work? Nobody knows ...”

02/18/10 • 09:42 AM • AdobeAppleGoogleInternetMicrosoftSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

O’Reilly: The Widening HTML5 Chasm.

“Every now and then something comes up so wrong that it’s time to put aside my pleasant retirement from the web standards process and get out the high horse again. This time it’s the spin that WHATWG folks have been pushing about ‘Adobe’s secret hold’ ...”  Important read.

02/16/10 • 03:18 PM • AdobeAppleGoogleInternetMicrosoftMotion GraphicsSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BusinessWeek: Apple vs. Google.

Missed this a couple of weeks ago. Congruent with my beliefs, in the wake of the Apple/Adobe invective of late. “Some analysts believe the Apple-Google battle is likely to get much rougher in the months ahead. Ovum’s Yarmis thinks Apple may soon decide to dump Google as the default search engine on its devices, primarily to cut Google off from mobile data that could be used to improve its advertising and Android technology.” No Flash, no Google? I wonder if Steve really thinks he could pull that one off.  Even my most Luddite acquaintances are gravitating to Google’s free web apps.

02/04/10 • 10:55 AM • AdobeAppleGoogleHardwareInternetMicrosoftMobileSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Cats who Code: 10 ways to make Internet Explorer act like a modern browser.

It all helps.

02/01/10 • 11:15 AM • InternetMicrosoftSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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