POSTS FOR 2003

Another Internet Explorer “Feature”

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I came across something interesting at JoeGrossberg.com. I was using Internet Explorer temporarily while I tried to uninstall the latest “nightly” of Mozilla, and re-install the last Beta version.

If you’re using Internet Explorer:

var oWMP = new ActiveXObject('WMPlayer.OCX.7');
var colCDROMS = oWMP.cdromCollection;
colCDROMS.Item(0).Eject();

Hmmm… can we all say “security violation”? Let’s see how long it takes Microsoft to fix this bug without an “MS Bugzilla”. On the other hand, with the IE6 freeze, it may never get fixed…

Ryan Parman

is an engineering manager with over 20 years of experience across software development, site reliability engineering, and security. He is the creator of SimplePie and AWS SDK for PHP, patented multifactor-authentication-as-a-service at WePay, defined much of the CI/CD and SRE disciplines at McGraw-Hill Education, and came up with the idea of “serverless, event-driven, responsive functions in the cloud” while at Amazon Web Services in 2010. Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than . Ambivert. Curious. Not a coffee drinker.