File this one under Microsoft usability nightmares. I was visiting one of my W3 standards compliant pages using Internet Explorer 8 to check for cross-browser layout/rendering consistency when I noticed that IE8 served a pop-up. I was not pleased to learn that I could press the compatibility view button to fix problems in pages made … Continue reading Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View SNAFU
The Pirate Bay Open to SQL Injection Attacks?
This from an old friend of mine on the private "guys list" mailing list. So, I was trying to get a couple of E-books from the pirate bay. http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/5362753 The pdf I downloaded did not work, so I put up a comment and I noticed they were not un-escaping single quotes. So I tried a … Continue reading The Pirate Bay Open to SQL Injection Attacks?
SEOpen Google PageRank Status & Duplicate Tab Addons for FireFox 3.6.x
A post from back in the day when it was much easier to modify Firefox add-ons wherein I updated some great Firefox addon extensions again so they'll work with the then-latest greatest. My previous post about Google PageRank Status and SEOpen has the links to the files. Enjoy. In retrospect, this is a horrible blog … Continue reading SEOpen Google PageRank Status & Duplicate Tab Addons for FireFox 3.6.x
Intel 4500mhd Shared Video Change Allocated Memory
My mostly spiffy new Acer 1810t laptop uses the Intel 4500 video chipset. It's fine for video as long as you're not a modern gamer. If you like playing older games, it works fine. However, unlike older integrated video processors, there's no easy way to directly change the amount of shared memory allocated to video. … Continue reading Intel 4500mhd Shared Video Change Allocated Memory
Bing.com won’t load on Verizon Wireless
(Updated 3/25/2010 below) If your Verizon Wireless connection does not load bing correctly. Please leave a comment here. If you're not having a hard time viewing bing.com in both firefox and internet explorer over a Verizon Wireless air card EVDO connection, then you're going to be really bored here. Go visit uncool instead. Verizon Wireless … Continue reading Bing.com won’t load on Verizon Wireless
Determine Line of Sight
EDIT: This post is old. the link to the software doesn't work anymore, but Google has some ideas. Download at your own risk. I use EVDO to connect to the intertubes. My indoor 7dbi omni antenna topped out at 1mbps down / 100kbps up on a very good day, usually lingering at about 500kbps down … Continue reading Determine Line of Sight
Southland Tales and the Compact Fluorescent Lie
When I first watched Southland Tales on a seven inch screen late one night in bed... in Mexico, I knew I had to watch it again. On a 32" screen I was able to appreciate more details of this oft maligned, sprawling film. Upon a third viewing, I still love it. It's flawed... hundreds of … Continue reading Southland Tales and the Compact Fluorescent Lie
FCC Do Not Call List Idiocy
WARNING!! Something or other about your auto insurance. BEWARE!! An issue with your credit card... The only reassuring bits of those two spammy phone calls is the part when the fembot on the other end of the phone divulges that this is their final attempt to contact you/me/unfortunate recipient of annoying robot phone call. How … Continue reading FCC Do Not Call List Idiocy