Category Archives: work

Why What You’re Reading About Blink Is Probably Wrong

By now you’ve seen the news about Blink on HN or Techmeme or wherever. At this moment, every pundit and sage is attempting to write their angle into the annoucement and tell you “what it means”. The worst of these will try to link-bait some “hot” business or tech phrase into the title. True hacks […]

Origin(al) Sins

Video is now up from a talk I gave in October at OWASP’s AppSec USA conference — something of a departure from my usual speil: Origin(al) Sins – Alex Russell from OWASP AppSec USA on Vimeo. I made some pretty glaring errors in the talk: you can’t combine sandboxing with seamlessness for cross-origin content. It’s […]

Misdirection

As the over-heated CSS vendor prefix debate rages, I can’t help but note the mounting pile of logical fallacies and downright poor reasoning being deployed. Some context is in order. Your Moment Of Zen The backdrop to this debate is that CSS is absolutely the worst, least productive part of the web platform. Apps teams […]

Non-Admin Chrome Frame, Now Stable!

The title says it all: you can now put a link like this in your app and users will get the stable version of either admin or non-admin Chrome Frame, depending on what rights they have on their system: <!–[if lt IE 9 ]> <p>Your browser is <em>ancient!</em> <a href="http://microsoft.com/ie">Upgrade</a> or <a href="http://www.google.com/chromeframe/?redirect=true"> install Google […]

Chrome Frame Now Stable!

Exactly a year from the original announcement, we’ve just launched a stable, ready-for-prime-time version of Chrome Frame (with MSI packages). In addition to heroic work by the whole team on improving GCF stability in the face of poorly written extensions, the biggest change in the Stable release is an astounding improvement in cold start performance […]