Infrequently Noted

Alex Russell on browsers, standards, and the process of progress.


I've fixed the menu z-index problem Konqueror 3 users were experiencing. It's a bit of a hack, as it's an emulation of the "real" fix put in place for the window widget, but it works.

Funny part is I think I'm the only one that reads my blog with Konqueror 3. There's still a strange behaviour with window.location assignments in Konq 3. Oh well.

"You see, ya can't please everyone, so ya got to please yourself"

-- Rick Nelson


I applaud counting stock option grants against earnings. It's about damn time.

On the other hand, I'm not sure that I understand how forcing executives to hold large stock positions during their employment is a Good Thing.

Somehow it seems to me that instead of encouraging harmful short-term thinking among management, such a provision only encourages harmful short-term employment instead. If the goal is to make executives more responsive to the long term needs of shareholders, then this is sure to backfire.

Instead of the current modus operandi (puff the stock, cash out, then leave), we get the much more palatable permutation: puff the stock, leave, and then cash out.

Progress, sweet progress...

Back Button

After Jennifer mentioned it, I finally got curious enough to try to fix the bad behaviour that NW exhibited WRT to the "back" button when nothing is loaded via the content iframe (as is the case with this blog). The problem seems to be fixed on Moz based browsers.

The diff is here. Embarassing that it was broken this long, really.

If you're running IE and this site still "breaks" your back button, please let me know. Thanks.


I'm back from a marvelous weekend.

No, you don't get details

= )

Back to SF

I'm going to SF this weekend!

I'll have some critiques of the Open Source economics paper when I get back (there are some overly-optimistic assumptions and ignored non-trivial costs).

Apparently Jennifer has a full weekend planned, which I know very little about. I'm excited = )

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