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January 13, 2003

11:09 PM 101

I've inspired someone to try to come up with 101 Reasons Why Java Is Better Than .NET.

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January 9, 2003

7:56 PM 101 modified things about Mozilla

101 things that the Mozilla browser can do that IE cannot has been updated!

This version addresses various issues people had with the original list, explains why I chose certain items, includes links to relevant specifications, and provides brief instructions on how to enable certain features.

I haven't gotten around to updating the last 20 items or so, but I thought I'd update what I have so far.

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4:31 PM Not the browser

Interesting discussion on browsers and Watson/Sherlock-like tools. Similar to what I've been working on. I guess it's finally time to start writing the big piece of information about it.

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January 8, 2003

9:27 PM XUL printing

Some work has been started to get XUL documents printable.

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7:17 PM Usability Quiz

The following are diagrams of the controls inside the three adjacent elevators in a real, existing building (where I currently work). Can you determine the usability problem that the elevator panels have?

Three images are provided. For the best time figuring it out, try to avoid viewing the images together, since if you were really in the elevator, you would only see one at a time.

Left Elevator
Middle Elevator
Right Elevator

For a bonus million points, see if you know which building this is. Hint: you won't.

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January 7, 2003

10:44 PM Secret Browser

Hyatt has revealed his secret!

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January 6, 2003

11:34 PM XBL talk

I've been debating about whether to form some sort of response to all of the XBL discussion going on in the www-style mailing list. But, there's already enough discussion by numerous other people. The guy who is against XBL doesn't seem to have much support, likely since he doesn't have much proof of his claims.

Or maybe it's because of the funny things he says:

I inherit from my father a very abstract brain. I work very well in multiple dimensions.

Or, even:

Apologies in that I violated my promise not to respond to you, but I think this clear statement of our disagreement will clarify for the list all the verbosity we did.

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January 5, 2003

12:13 AM Another Poll

Which of the following characters looks the least convincing?

Jar Jar Binks
Gollum
Fluffy
Yoda
Michael Jackson

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