Infrequently Noted

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

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.

Dead, Jim

My box is dead.

deceased.

kaput.

bought the farm.

You get the idea.

Anyway, I'm looking for ways to rebuild it on the cheap...I'm thinking Athlon XP 1600 (1.4 GHz), KT266A, and a new power supply...the down side here is that I need this like yesterday but I don't have a budget for it to speak of. And if I go DDR, I've got half a gig of useless SDR ram sitting around (and I'd have to buy ram too). I dunno...spending money tends to cause me physical pain, so I'm leery of forking out my hard-earned dough just to resuscitate my ailing computer. On the other hand, no computer == no revenue for Alex. What the hell...may as well go find out what DDR is going to set me back...

Easy Up

May you have a happy and blessed new year. And remember, if you didn't make that punch, you have no idea how hard it's going to hit in the morning, so go easy on it =)

Pizza

Got to see Jennifer today...it's not often that she's around (lives on the other side of the country, etc...) and we played skeeball and ate at Bazbeaux. Today was a good day.

I'm also a lot happier with the Tree Widget now. Time for sleep. Still some behaviour problems, but the data structures are fixed, which is the hard part.

Tabbing

Tabbed browsing is possibly the best feature enhancement the mozilla project has ever accepted from the outside world. Standards compliance is great for DHTML buffs like me, but what the rest of the worlds wants is tabbed browsing.

Way to go mozilla.org =)

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