Its "find" doesn't work in form fields, which is a real drawback for, say, bloggers, people who use wikis, people who edit content online, etc. etc. The bug's been around since before version 1.0 in mid-2004, but no developer wants to work on it because the feedback form users is so active and hostile (people are really frustrated). So there's no one assigned to the bug, and it's not scheduled to be fixed until at least version 2.0 in another 6 months.This is one of the ugly secrets of the open-source world -- bugs get fixed, but only if it's something a particular person decides to fix, there's no way to get people assigned to fix the boring or ugly bugs, so they endure and endure.
A great article about a different kind of celebrity. Money quote: "There's probably no man alive who knows more about the Google algorithm than Matt Cutts. This is the most valuable corporate secret in existence today."
It's a parody of Subservient Chicken featuring a Donald Trump look-alike, built as (stick with me here) an ironic comment on product placement in reality TV shows, created by the writers of (yes, really, the writers of) reality tv programming who feel product placement is getting in the way of the plots of reality TV shows. Uh, yeah. Anyway, it's funny.
"As he barnstormed through Japan, South Korea and China, with a final stop in Mongolia still to come, Bush visited no museums, tried no restaurants, bought no souvenirs and made no effort to meet ordinary local people." What a loser.
It will likely bring in enough money in its opening weekend to buy about 91 million bean burritos at Taco Bell -- and that's just domestic bean burritos, because I don't know how much a bean burrito costs in, say France.
It's a series of 30 minute interviews with directors, actors, etc. being interviewed by good Variety reporters -- this isn't talk show style. They're talking in front of an audience who has just seen their film, so it's pretty insightful. Good stuff, especially if you like finding out about the process of filmmaking.
From this great opinion piece: "What do you think of your antivirus company, the one that didn't notice Sony's rootkit as it infected half a million computers? ... This is exactly the kind of thing we're paying those companies to detect -- especially because the rootkit was phoning home."
I've always considered the three-dot style newspaper columns to be early blogs, and Army was one of the last columnists in that style. Congrats to Alex Romanelli of the editor of the Variety Web site, for hooking Army on this new format, it's a quite a coup.
“Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”
“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”
You can scroll right easily by holding down the SHIFT key and using your scroll wheel. (Firefox users trying this will end up jumping to old Web pages until a) Firefox releases a fix, b) they change their settings like so.)