Bel canto

Opera, the Web browser I’ve happily used for the last five years or so, is celebrating its tenth anniversary today. (It’s just a couple months older than Salon!) If Firefox had been around back in 2000 I’d probably have adopted it, but Mozilla, back then, wasn’t ready for prime time, Internet Explorer was a joke, […]

Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh

I attended neither the Foo camp (not invited, that’s ok!) nor the Bar camp (loved the idea, maybe next year?). Hey, every weekend is camp in a household with two five-year-old boys! But I did learn a lot about the notion of the self-organizing conference space that both these events built upon from this post […]

Google follow-ups

In my enthusiasm for the advantages of browser-based application development in my post about Google and Microsoft yesterday, I neglected to include the necessary counter-truth known to all web developers (one I have some experience with from my work at Salon): that when you develop for the browser, you’re actually developing for a whole mess […]

Inelegant design

I had thought there was no way to top The Onion’s brilliant parody of Intelligent Design — “Evangelical Scientists Refute Gravity With New ‘Intelligent Falling’ Theory.” But the Web’s hive brain has now done it, with the rise of the Flying Spaghetti Monster meme. This “Open Letter to Kansas School Board” appears to be the […]