:Archive Of June 2002:

Monday, June 24, 2002 - 3:40 PM -

Do you use SpamCop? Then please don't email me; I can't reply to you. Looks like on the basis of 16 user submitted spam reports, SpamCop has blacklisted the entire shaw.ca system. I hate spam, and I appreciate that both SpamCop and its users are trying to do something about it, but that's too broad a brush to be practical. Hopefully they'll figure out a way to be more accurate, but in the meantime understand that if you use their current service then you are blocking out mail that you want from people who have nothing to do with spam.

Yes, I understand the argument that by blocking the whole ISP you can get that ISP's customers to complain loudly enough that Shaw will do something about it. It's just not bloody likely. A: Shaw is enormous. B: Related to A, Shaw is a deaf monopoly -- the few who complain will be a flea trying to deflect a Buick. C: Related to A and B, it's much more likely people will stop using SpamCop and try something else before Shaw will even notice.

Tuesday, June 18, 2002 - 11:02 PM -

"The final point I want to make about the implications of the Mozilla project is nothing really to do with the browser..." Codebitch drives the nail right through the plank. This is from the good bit at the end.

Wednesday, June 12, 2002 - 11:12 PM -

I'm putting some CSS links together in a general overhaul of the site. Nothing new to folks here. More than anything it gives me something to point at when I'm answering email.

Tuesday, June 11, 2002 - 10:48 PM -

Well done by PPK: Peter-Paul explains the Netscape Name Game. Clear as it ever was.

- 12:27 PM -

Holy cow. The WaSP is live.

I'm not on the launch crew, but being on the steering committee I'm privy to the flurry of internal mail. Wish I could package the experience somehow. Kinda like being six and getting to hang out at a NASA launch. A lot of very smart people are working very fast.

Monday, June 10, 2002 - 12:45 PM -

Oh good, part of chapter 1 is online. Eric was author for this.

Saturday, June 08, 2002 - 9:56 PM -

STO's Just One Question for Alexis Massie. The first paragraph of her answer is enough, but there is more. I love people who lean into the future like a wind.

Thursday, June 06, 2002 - 3:57 PM -

Wherein I add Matt Round's explanation of his quest for a useful text sizing method.

Wednesday, June 05, 2002 - 9:52 PM -

Wherein I go further in my quest for a useful text sizing method.

Tuesday, June 04, 2002 - 1:42 PM -

Ah whups, I didn't think of that. On the ever useful css-discuss, Rijk van Geijtenbeek of Opera points out that you should use media="screen, projection" or media="all" if you want your styles to be applied in Full Screen mode, which is technically projection mode.

Funny, my page works anyway, but I'll use his tip to avoid future trouble.

- 12:02 PM -

Hey! The book got a reader review! I'm way too close to it to express an opinion, and I dislike hype, so I've been looking for these. Third party reviews are so necessary when you're shopping online. Yay.

Web publishing on the other hand provides instant feedback. I'd really missed that during writing the book. There's nothing like waking to the email avalanche.

Monday, June 03, 2002 - 2:39 PM -

CodeBitch rocks. CSS Bugs in IE5/5.1 Mac.

- 11:12 AM -

CSS1 annotated with Mozilla bugs. ...really, this sort of documentation should be required of all browser makers. Prove they've tested against everything in the specs, and show the bugs they know about. Deep bow to mozilla.org, and how about it, microsoft and opera?

Saturday, June 01, 2002 - 7:37 PM -

More mac fun. N6.1 doesn't let you change font size from the toolbar; you can only change the base font in preferences, which is not very useful. It's also odd because N6.1 for pc does have zoom.

So I installed 6.2.3, which delivered the dialog "This program requires at least System 8.5 to run."

I'm running 8.5.

Same issue with 6.2.2 and 6.2. Same after upgrading to 8.5.1.

So, some questions: is there an explanation and a solution for the OS issue? And, as far as a developer is concerned, is Mozilla the same thing as Netscape? Any exceptions? Moz 1.00 rc3 installed with no trouble.

(For the curious, yes Moz for mac has text zoom. Hopefully that means Netscape does now too.)

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