The Future is a Big Ass Table

This parody of Microsoft's Surface Computer made me laugh out loud... alone... a rare achievement indeed. Enjoy.

Abject-Oriented Programming: The New Paradigm

By Dr. Carl Poland (guest contributor)*  -- CEO, Compubiztech Solutions, LLC, and Professor of Computer Science

A paramount attribute of genius, is being misunderstood by one's contemporaries. Beethoven, Van Gogh, Picasso, and myself -- all were vastly misunderstood during their time. Picasso never made a dime from his work. At least that makes me better than Picasso.

Actually, Drupal Can't *Really* Save the World

My friend Jeff Robbins wrote an excellent summery of the setup and usability issues that are blocking drupal's goal of world domination. As far as I see it, the only flaw in his post is the title: "How drupal will save the world." Now, that the post is on the front page of digg,  the digg community has seized the opprotunity to show off their impressive critical thinking abilities. To paraphrase the digg communities' shrewd conclusion:


COO of firefox's response to Apple releasing Safari for Windows. Note: I'm impressed that he didn't mention the obvious: for f#cks sake we don't need another browser that "thinks different" when it comes to CSS/javascript.

Does Apple think that web designers having to support IE6/7+Firefox isn't expensive enough for the non-tech savvy?.

I hate Safari. Its like IE7, minus the sensibilities, and vision.

If there is one thing we don't need, its another browser that fails to offer anything, besides another set of quarks and css hacks to memorize.

How Real Men Code: In 5 Easy Steps

By Carl Poland (guest contributor) -- CEO, Compubiztech Solutions, LLC, and Professor of Computer Science

Open Question: What Gives with IE 7's Feed Detection?

UPDATE: So, some setting on my machine is preventing IE from detecting RSS feeds. I wonder how many other users are having the same problem....

Figuring out what I need to do to get an RSS feed detectable to IE 7 is on my plate next week. That said, could someone please name just one site that has an RSS feed that IE 7 detects?

Note that IE 7's official development blog hasn't even figured out how to make their feeds detectable.

I really like IE 7's RSS browser, but seriously, WTF?

What's wrong with the standard, universally used <link> element?

For all those modules that are in a class of their own...

Update: Check out Boris Mann's ideas on the subject. They are better thought out than the ones I shared in this post.

While studying the mystic ways of jquery, I noticed something: Jquery has granted some plugins an "offical" status. Its easy to inference that these official plugins exist because:

To all the critics*

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

The Microsoft Vs. Open Source Battle Summed Up in One Paragraph

In regards to Microsoft's claim that Linux has infringed upon its patents: "If Microsoft believes that Free and Open Source Software violates any of their patents, let them put those patents forward now, in the light of day, where we can all evaluate them on their merits.  If not, then stop trying to bully customers into paying royalties to use Open Source.  It’s time for Microsoft to put up or shut up." -- Larry Augustin


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