Infrequently Noted

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

Easy Does It

Ok, while I'm on a roll, I just want to mention that the Ogg Vorbis integration in the KDE audio CD service is the coolest thing ever. Basically, you put an audio CD in the drive, go to the Ogg view in Konqueror and "copy" the ogg files to wherever you like. It then rips and encodes them on the fly. Someone earned major brownie points in my book for that one.

Nightly

Working from latest Moz nightly on Linux...consider me impressed.

I'm espically fond of the new cookie managment features. I still like the way the Konqueror basically allows you to create a cookie rule set on the fly if you set the "prompt" option for setting cookies. Something like that for Moz (but perhaps a bit less conspicuious) might be nice. Not that I'm complaining.

The latest nightly also lets me disable popups, status bar rewriting, and window resizing. I'm such a fan.

Rash

holy object models, batman!

the minimize feature is working on the latest mozilla nightlies. I'm so happy that I may very well go do something rash, like finish the 0.2.3 release.

Maybe I'm being too optimistic there...

Rebuilt

first post from my newly rebuilt computer, and this thing just flies. Athlon XP 1600+ (`1.4 Ghz). Now if only I had a faster network connection, my Linux nirvana would be complete.

Sylpheed

A well-behaved email client is a Good Thing (TM).

Sylpheed is a well behaved email client. I'm a Unix person at heart and it just feels right. I mean, it doesn't do silly things like displaying HTML, and it does all the right things, like letting me see what client something was sent with as a matter of course and putting things in threads (where they obviously belong). It's just incredibly polite about the whole email thing. It handles reply quote highlighting without adding HTML to the message. It just does email really, really well. I'm a fan.

I sure hope the rest of the world is paying attention to this program, because you know what? if it compiles on OpenBSD with no complaints, then it'll probably compile and run under cygwin. Mozilla, Outlook Express, eat your hearts out.