Archive for June, 2004

gMail from Google – are good things still free

Wednesday, June 30th, 2004

gMail is a new concept from Google to provide huge email boxes to people for “free”. Their machines scan the mail content and then provide clearly marked advertisements that appear to be topical in the margin. Welcome Page for gMail. Currently the only way to get one is to be invited by Google. After the […]

US government recommends anything but IE

Tuesday, June 29th, 2004

Well, I’ve been pushing Firefox as a far better browser then Internet Explorer for a considerable time now, but recently a whole heap of security people around the world are agreeing with me. The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (A United States government department) have recently started telling people to find and use an alternative […]

Sued for running an online shop?

Friday, June 25th, 2004

I’ve recently been trying hard not to express my dislike of M$ business practices on the front page of this site, and I’d almost canned this post as a result. Then I realized that it has nothing to do with M$ and everything to do with web development. Picture this, you have put up a […]

SPAM, and you think you have it bad.

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2004

My day usually begins by firing up my laptop and starting Thunderbird (my e-mail client) and checking though my e-mail. On an average day I get roughly 1400 or so e-mails. Of that 1400 about 200 or more are spam. I loath SPAM with a passion and just being forced to read the subjects and […]

FireFox 0.9 released.

Thursday, June 10th, 2004

Those of you that know me, know I am partial to the Mozilla FireFox web browser, its small, fast, has tabbed browing and a popup blocker, and doens’t have a list of security flaws (also see Securityfocus and theregister) as long as your arm (IE6 has had 153 security flaws found at last count), but […]

Windows “Longhorn” to drop 16 bit support.

Thursday, June 3rd, 2004

It’s said that Longhorn will be a revolutionary evolution of an operating system. (mostly by Micro$oft I might add.) but for those of us that just want to get our work done and don’t particularly care about eye candy, what does this actually mean? Well, for one thing, it means that you’re going to have […]

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