On my work and home PC’s I use Firefox… period. There is no better browser. The only thing that really irks me, however, is how slowly it starts up on my 400 MHz Pentium II running Windows 2000 at work. Since the FFX team won’t implement Mozilla Suite’s “Turbo Mode”, then to get around it, I usually just leave the download manager open and minimized so that whenever I need to open a browser window, it opens super-fast.
The Mac platform just doesn’t work the same.
For those interested, I’ve added a few more mirrors for the Standalone IE downloads. I’m really beginning to feel the download stress here at Skyzyx.com, as I hit ~25GB transfer last month and my max is 30GB per month. So, I signed up for a Dreamhost account (I caught the 1 year for $7.77 deal!) which added another 40 or 60 GB of transfer a month… I forget which. Either way, I’m not too worried anymore about going over my transfer bandwidth for the month anymore.
This is just a bit of fun. I’m pre-emptively telling everyone to chill out.
GEORGE W. BUSH
We don’t really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road or not. The chicken is either for us or against us. There is no middle of the road here.
Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road I am now against it.
SimplePie 0.95 is now available. Anyone who is using any other version of SimplePie should update now. Major features/changes in this version include: Much improved support for reading all feeds, resolved display issues with <code> and <pre> tags, and added the ability to alter the display of feed dates using PHP’s date() variables.
This version is pretty much feature-complete. The only remaining pre–1.0 work will be testing and catching any remaining bugs. I might add a couple of minor features, but nothing too major.
I got this link from Digital Media Minute. It’s a site with real quotes from real clients, and is called Clientcopia. Here are a few quotes from the site:
“We want it to be black, but could you not make it so dark?”
“Why do you need the content to design the site. Can’t you just do all the design and leaves blanks and we can pop the stuff it the night before we launch?”
When I had originally written the SkyGPL license, my intent was to allow people to do all kinds of cool, creative things with my scripts, while still allowing me some sort of ownership and credit for my own work. That has been more or less the case.
However, today I was going through the licenses available from Creative Commons, and I’ve decided to drop the SkyGPL all-together. All of my scripts will soon be re-licensed under either the Attribution License, Attribution-ShareAlike License, or the Attribution-NonCommercial License.
My wife, daughter and I were all sitting at the kitchen table eating waffles for breakfast this morning, when this humorous exchange involving my 2-year-old took place:
Wife, smiling at daughter: “This is a really fun age, isn’t it?”
Ryan, chewing: “Mhmmm…”
Daughter, defiantly: “NO IT’S NOT!”
Ryan, losing it: *muffled snicker*
The new and improved SimplePie 0.94 is out. Major features/changes in this version include: Better support for non-English feeds, significantly improved support for poorly written feeds, automatic deletion of outdated cache files, and the stripping-out of potentially harmful tags (as per Mark Pilgrim’s suggestions).
There’s still a smidge of fine-tuning left to do. Although I fixed a very high number of feeds in this release, I broke a small handful of others. The newly broken feeds include Forever Geek’s RSS (not Atom) feed, Asa’s notblog*, News.
I finally cracked the nut on the problem I was having with SimplePie. The compatibility fix I’ve been working on finally works for the two feeds that I was having a problem with. Thanks to Mark IJbema for nudging me in the right direction.
The downside is that it slowed SimplePie down a bit. I think that it’s something I’ll let slide for this version, and try to tackle it for the next. I still need to go back through the list of 300+ feeds to make sure I haven’t broken something else, but assuming that all goes well, I’ll post SimplePie 0.