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» Esthetic URLs claims to remove the "http:" prefix from all URLs, because they expect the HTTP protocol to vanish some time in the future and thus sites explicitly using the HTTP prefix force their users to work with an obsolete protocol.... Read more

Published on 27 March, 10:49 AM.

» Why I do not need TypeKey

The always so cool Six Apart folks have announced Passport TypeKey: TypeKey is a free, open system providing a central identity that anyone can use to log in and post comments on blogs and other web sites. (You surely have... Read more

Published on 23 March, 12:18 AM.

» Markdown

Aaron Swartz announces Markdown, "a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers". While it looks cool and the syntax seems to be as easy winking, I'm wondering how it compares to reST, which is "an easy-to-read, what-you-see-is-what-you-get plaintext markup syntax and... Read more

Published on 20 March, 11:37 AM.

» Craving for power

Jose Maria Aznar, the prime minister of Spain, is accused of covering up the investigation of the recent terrorist attacks, particularly possible links to Islamic extremists. The reason, why Aznar and the Spanish government are holding back important information, is... Read more

Published on 14 March, 11:54 AM.

» It's all about $data

In The world's two worst variable names Andy Lester announces (as one might already have guessed from the title of his entry) the worst variable names ever since: The first one is $data, immediately followed by $data2. Since reading that,... Read more

Published on 13 March, 06:08 PM.

» Swiss Army Knife with USB Drive

Victorinox' latest Swiss Army knife is featuring a built-in USB drive. So if you're ever lost in the wilderness, you at least know that you won't die without your favourite MP3 song inside your pocket. (Via Designtechnica)... Read more

Published on 10 March, 08:25 PM.

» Pay-per-mail

Bill Gates suggests to stop providing email services for free and instead make people buy (virtual) stamps for each and every email: If the U.S. Postal Service delivered mail for free, our mailboxes would surely runneth over with more credit-card... Read more

Published on 7 March, 12:32 PM.