April 03, 2004

McNealy's "best of"

A recent CNET story, He said what? McNealy's war of words, collects some of Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy's best Microsoft bashes.

Posted by Andrew at 12:56 AM

February 17, 2004

Bayesian spam filters

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Posted by Andrew at 02:33 AM

February 15, 2004

Will security by mystery be a thing of the past?

This week it was reported that a Windows code leak made a portion of Windows Nt/2000 source code publically available.

While there have a been a number of spins on this incident, and I'm sure that a number of people in Redmond have gotten red-faced over this development, I'm not so sure that this will end up being a bay thing for Microsoft. I've often rolled my eyes when hearing that microsoft's hidden OS code is a security feature, because I think that this deters skilled, benevolent people from reviewing the code. It also disallows these same people from quickly developing and distributing a fix for for any holes found.

While I'm pondering this subject, I have to ask myself wouldn't it be great if the Internet Explorer source code got leaked so people could work on fixing some of IE's more painful rendering bugs?

Posted by Andrew at 07:37 PM | Comments (1)

October 12, 2003

Developers POed with Microsoft

Cnet reports that Developers gripe about IE standards inaction | CNET News.com. If you're a developer this is no news to you.

At one point Internet Explorer had arguably the best standards support of any browser. Unfortunately, this was 1999, and Microsoft has done very little since then to further support key web standards.

Posted by Andrew at 11:55 PM

August 23, 2003

Weblogs at the Harvard Law School

David Winer has been at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School for a while now and has been hosting a number of Weblogs at the Harvard Law School.

Posted by Andrew at 10:41 PM

July 16, 2003

Netscape fades away

AOL Cuts Remaining Mozilla Hackers

While part of me was sad to hear this news, Mozilla might just be better off on it's own.

Posted by Andrew at 01:28 AM

June 21, 2003

GIF Patent Expires

US Patent 4,558,302, which describes the LZW compression algorithm used in .gif files, expired yesterday.

An interesting slant on this event can be read in "Bell tolling for PNG graphics format?", which explores the patent expiration's impact on the PNG format, which was originally created as a royalty-free alternative to GIF.

Posted by Andrew at 07:18 PM