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Browsers

IE Tabbed Browser

IE now has tabbed browsing! Well, sort of. You have to install the MSN toolbar. The 1.2 version of the MSN toolbar now allows IE users to have tabbed browsing functionality. It appears the functionality is available to users of IE 5 and 6. So what takes IE so long?

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Browsers

IBM Backs Firefox

Looks like Firefox is getting some much needed support in their fight against Internet Explorer. IBM is encouraging its employees to use Firefox, aiding the open-source Web browser’s quest to chip away at Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. Firefox is already used by about 10 percent of IBM’s staff, or about 30,000 people. Starting Friday, IBM workers […]

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General

Phone Number Patterns

I was contemplating the phone numbers I’ve had since I was five, and wondered how they would look conceptually. I found a photo of a phone pad, imported it into a bottom layer in Illustrator, and drew a line on a separate layer from one number to the next for each of the seven digits […]

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Browsers

IE 7 to Be More Standard Compliant

Chris Wilson, the lead program manager for the web platform in IE, announced on the IE Blog that IE 7 will be rid of many of the CSS inconsistencies that plague IE currently. To boot, it will also support PNG transparency. Oh how I’ve wanted this for a while. Support the alpha channel in PNG […]

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Browsers

Firefox Keyboard Navigation

Firefox is playing around with keyboard navigation. Although that idea is far from new, the spin here is that the keystroke combinations take users to the next link by visual position, not its place in the HTML source code. To move to a link immediately to the right of the current link, users would press […]

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Google

My Search History

Google is advancing personal search. The new Google service, available starting Wednesday on Google Labs, tracks every search users have done when they are signed on to My Search History and it also lets them search all the pages they’ve found using Google.com’s search engine. Users will be able to review the full text of […]

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General Uncategorized

Impossible Maze Game

This has to be the hardest maze I have ever tried to complete. I am doubtful anyone could make it right to the end.

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Google

Google Maps in the UK & Ireland

Google has gone outside of North america for Google Maps. It now includes the UK and Ireland. I’m delighted to introduce Google Local UK and Google Maps UK. The Google UK office and a few of us homesick Brits in California have been helping out with the development.

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General

Free iPod

Many of you may have seen the free iPod contest that has been circulating around the Internet. This is probably old news to many. The new thing though is that the contest is finally available to Canadians. The deal is you sign up, choose one of seven offers (I choose a week supply of vitamins […]

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Nigerian Scams

We’ve all seen them, or at least heard of them. Nigerian scams. The ones where they promise you a share of a multimillion dollar reward, but reality only want to kidnap you, hold you for ransom and maybe kill you. Anyhow, I created a new webpage to document my interaction with such scam artists. At […]