have posted a clear and compelling article about why MSN doesn’t work with Opera. If correct, it is clear that MSN is intentionally sending Opera 7 (and no other browser) a version of the stylesheet that is intentionally broken. Nice.
, the publishers of DallasNews.com seem to need a smack with the clue-stick. Check out 4B: “If you operate a Web site and wish to link to this Site, you may link only to the home page of the Site and not to any other page or subdomain of us.”
Uh, sorry, but which page I link to on the open internet is my business, not yours. If you don’t want links to your content, don’t put it on the internet. And if you can’t figure out a way to make money off putting material on the open internet, that’s your problem. Deal with it.
thoughts on the “close the post office” idea that John Robb floated the other day. Basically right on target.
In other news, I hate it when people change the facts in a post without making a note about it. Robb changed the number of employees at the USPS from 300K to 990K, but didn’t acknowledge the initial error, which I reproduced below.
But the fundamental point I made is still valid: people assume that post office operations aren’t automated and must be very old school. Those people make a drastically incorrect assumption.
the new Netscape X 6.1 preview and you know what? It’s excellent. Fast, seems reasonably accurate so far, and it looks great. That makes two viable OS X browsers – or three, with Opera. Browsers that don’t support ECMAScript and CSS are just toys, not real web browsers. Sadly, that includes iCab, to date.
is also covering the new SirCam virus/worm, as one would expect. It’s a very interesting issue considering that Mac OS X is now out in the world, and, as many have noted, Apple will soon be the largest volume Unix vendor in the world. Their rollout of OS X is happening in a very different context than earlier releases of consumer- and business-friendly operating systems, and it could be a huge opportunity for Apple. If they were to develop an open, fast, and highly professional security infrastructure I think a lot of people might sit up and take notice.