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Microsoft Unveils Windows 7 Pricing, Upgrade Program

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Not a huge improvement, but at least it’s a step in the right direction.

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June 25, 2009 at 7:00 pm

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Microsoft to Ignore Web Standards in Outlook 2010

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Typical Microsoft.  It’s not so much that using tables for layout is always a bad design choice – I frankly find it easier to write code without having to worry about positioning until the end – or that CSS-based layout is hard to do, it just requires a bit more concentration in order to get the job done.  Still, the company refuses to use a real browsing engine to deal with something (Email) that most people do online – I intentionally do not mention large corporate environments using only desktop-based solutions, here they are the exception.  Using Word to accomplish this task is probably the worst possible solution to the problem (i.e, MHTML is a train-wreck, and the fault lies squarely with Redmond, which developed the spec) and it’s done for the sake of user convenience and features! This is the reason why so many interactive design firms and ad agencies charge a premium when developing for Outlook 2007 (and to a lesser extent, Entourage 2008), it’s not always easy to do.  If developers and users actually talked to each other and REALLY LISTENED, maybe Microsoft wouldn’t have these kinds of problems come back to bite them later on.

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June 24, 2009 at 3:54 pm

John Hodgman at Radio & TV Correspondents’ Dinner

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I’m surprised, he’s actually not bad…

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June 22, 2009 at 8:12 pm

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35 Absolutely Useful Firefox Plugins For Web Designers And Developers

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Good, although I would add:

  1. Web Developer by Chris Pederick – Absolutely essential for web developers.
  2. ColorZilla by Alex Sirota – Good for UI mockups instead of having to worry about remembering hexadecimal values for colors, this does the hard work for you.
  3. DOM Inspector by Shawn Wilsher – Simple, but does the job.

In addition, although not an add-on, I would replace FireFTP with Cyberduck. After only 1 summer of using it, I would gladly pay for a piece of software that is as polished and full-featured as this.

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June 21, 2009 at 4:06 am

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Fix for Wi-Fi problems after iPhone 3.0 upgrade

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I thought something was weird when I first upgraded my iPhone 3G to 3.0; Wi-Fi ceased to exist for a short period of time.  Like the other times our router has started to act up, the only explanation I have for this is “voodoo”.  Excuse me while I go fix this…

(Via Roughly Drafted)

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June 21, 2009 at 1:49 am

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Palm responds to iTunes / Pre statement, defiant and unfazed

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Palm has balls.  Now waiting for the lawsuit that brings Palm to its knees…

(Via Engadget)

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June 17, 2009 at 9:42 pm

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Correction Needed

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Regarding my earlier post about Sakson & Taylor:

I do not mean that their work isn’t high quality, only that their lack of support for WebKit-based browsers (Safari & Chrome) is an odd choice. Well, that and the fact that they still include Internet Explorer for Mac and Netscape under the “Supported Browser” section.

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June 16, 2009 at 8:42 pm

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