Infrequently Noted

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

RMS: Crazy Is As Crazy Rants

I suppose we had it too good. JavaScript hackers of the world lived in relative licensing bliss. Organizations like the Dojo Foundation built and preserved large swaths of high-quality code for anyone to build on, and even the outlier toolkits eventually came in from the cold. The open were even progressing toward even more transparent and community-driven development. Politics, of course, existed, but BSD-licensed code was the norm and Foundations helped guarantee the rights of users.

Alas, no, we've been doing it all wrong. Excuse me while I go rinse the taste of situational ethics and lost plots out of my mouth.

Quicksilver -> Mac QSB

For years now Quicksilver has been the first thing I install on any new Mac I buy. I'll admit to not being the most advanced Quicksilver user, which I think is easing my transition to the new Quick Search Bar. Unlike it's windows counterpart, QSB for the Mac seems to be meeting most of my needs as a launcher. We'll see how it goes.

Johnson & Kwak: Off With The Bankers

Simon Johnson and James Kwak make a strong case for common-sense: bankers are fungible commodities.

"Not your mother's JavaScript"

chromeexperiments.com is up!

Trying out the experiments on the Chrome 2.0 beta or Safari 4's beta feels like the early days of the web all over again, in a good way. New things seem possible...like there's stuff we can do now that was off limits before. Beautiful stuff, particularly Dean McNamee's Monster and Colorscube, Ryan Alexander's Canopy, and the awesome Browsermation.

Chrome 2.0 Beta

While you're waiting for the Dojo 1.3 release candidate to shake out the last few bugs, might I recommend some instant gratification by way of the new Chrome 2.0 Beta?.

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