Blockbuster is buying a stake in DIVX? Bad move. That technology was close to dead(losses over $100 million a year for the last two years.)
Dan Schafer’s most recent Builder.com article, IE 5.0 improves on earlier releases but complicates Web builders’ lives is a fantastic overview of the problems with Internet Explorer 5.0 from a developer’s perspective. It’s another case of the browser vendor just ignoring the developer community. It makes me really angry. They had a great opportunity with this release to finally implement a bunch of things we have been asking for, and they blew it.
HeyIdiot.com sells one thing: stock in itself.
I downloaded Internet Explorer 5.0 last night and played with it quite a bit. Not much has changed to the eye of the Web user. I like the Radio component, which lets you listen to your favorite radio station while browsing. It took forever to download, even over a T-1, so there must be more than a few people joining in the fun.
Silicon Valley’s Awesome Look at New Sony Toy The New York Times covers the PlayStation II. Is this the beginning of the end for the PC? Not for me. Sounds really cool though.
I had a network volume go down this morning at work at the worst possible time. When I’m stressed out, I tend to smile and laugh alot.
Tim Bray, the creator of XML, talks about XML support in Internet Explorer 5.0 . It’s actually something of a primer on real world use of XML for Web jockeys.