Clean MT Comments

Since MT-Blacklist does not work with my Movable Type installation and the MT admin interface for comments is slow as fuck I created my own interface for removing comments. I started out by entering SQL queries directly into PostgreSQL shell and then created a simple XHTML interface for it. The UI shows a table with ...

RSS Sucks

Just think about it. How would your mother, father or some other person that is computer illiterate be able to to make use of RSS. Without good support in the browser or OS there is no way that RSS will be something for non geek users. This all started a few days back when me ...

Sage Developer

I’m now an official developer for the Sage extension for Mozilla Firefox. Sage used to go under the name RSS Reader but when it went open source it also changed its name. Sage is a light weight RSS reader that integrates with Firefox by displaying a sidebar listing your news feeds. My main concerns when ...

Security Hole?

Is your RSS reader secure? This is a weblog post that contains an HTML script element. It tries to figure out what domain it resides in and if the domain is not “erik.eae.net” it means that it has access to the current domain and will be able to read data of that domain and post ...

MSN Web Messenger

Microsoft are currently beta testing their DHTML version of MSN Messenger. Not that DHTML chats are something very new. Some nice features of this one are: Looks good (if you like the look of MSN Messenger for Windows you’ll like this one). Currently typing notification Good usability Works in Mozilla, Internet Explorer and Opera 7. ...

XPSP2 and XHTML

I installed XP SP2 RC2 last weekend (mostly to get DHTML Menu 4 working) and overall it is a big disappointment… but today I realized that it does not ask me to save XHTML (application/xhtml+xml) files anymore but it actually shows it. Does this mean that IE in SP2 will support XHTML? Unfortunately IE still ...

Icons are Hard

Today I tried creating a new icon for an RSS reader. I had a pretty good idea and after a few hours of work I got something that I think look pretty good. However, it turns out that I didn’t manage to make the icon look good at 32×32 and my design would not work ...

Laugh of the Day?

I read this in the comments to a reply to the PHP vs ASP.NET crap Oracle posted. Mike Kozlowski wrote: That Oracle article was one of the lamest, most preposterous pieces of cheerleading I’ve seen since Dave Massy said that he was afraid to use non-IE browsers for security reasons.

Yahoo buys Oddpost

Oddpost is most likely the best web application I’ve seen and it is a proof that DHTML can be used to create rich web applications. The second best web application I’ve seen is Halfbrain. This should come as no shock that Oddpost and Halfbrain comes from the same genius hive mind. I got the news ...

CSS Challenge

A scenario that I often stumble upon is the following case: <a><b/></a> <a><c/></a> …and depending on whether <a> contains a <b> or a <c> I would like to style it differently. Can this be achieved using CSS3 selectors? If so how? If I had a G-Mail account and had some free G-Mail accounts I would ...