I forgot to write about the upcoming WYSIWYG web site editor BlueGriffon when I first heard about it (probably from Fredda) but I got reminded of it today. This is the announcement in Daniel Glazman’s blog (from 30 September): In the beginning was Netscape Gold. Then Mozilla Composer. From the ashes of Netscape and the… Continue reading BlueGriffon – “the next-generation Web editor”
Programming bloggers Jeff Atwood (Coding Horror) and Joel Spolsky (Joel on Software) plans to use the stackoverflow.com domain to provide a competitor to experts-exhange. It sounds like a good idea. Unfortunately their podcast had weird noises when I played it (in XMMS on Sun Solaris 10 — don’t ask), so it was too annoying for… Continue reading Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky joint venture
When I got to work and viewed this blog I noticed that Sidebar Widgets was disabled. I thought "That’s weird!" When I tried to login to the administration interface I was told that my WordPress database needed upgrading. I thought "That’s weird!" Some further investigation revealed that someone managed to upload a PHP script called… Continue reading WordPress crack attempt this morning!
The peering has been back since Friday according to Telia and idg.se (1, 2), and it really seems to be working fine now!
Andi Gutmans (of PHP fame) has written a very interesting blog post about Java’s future on the web. The article is called Java is losing the battle for the modern Web. Can the JVM save the vendors? He gives some good arguments for using a LAMP stack for web applications. One of the interesting quotes… Continue reading Andi Gutmans: “Java is losing the battle for the modern Web”
Today I overcome my SSL certificate anguish. It used to be a bit of a mess to get it right, but it’s so simple on Ubuntu nowadays. It is almost only running the apache2-ssl-certificate command that is needed.
vs. I noticed yesterday that I could not visit The Daily WTF or Podomatic. Today I started investigating and __henke__ in #data on irc.freenode.net told me that my ISP Telia and Cogent Communications had stopped peering. Related links in approximately chronological order: The Telia-Cogent Spat Could Ruin the Web For Many (gigaom.com) Cogent depeer’er Telia… Continue reading No peering between TeliaSonera and Cogent Communications
Google has used Atom and the Atom Publishing Protocol (APP) as basis for its Google Data APIs (GData) for a while, and now Microsoft announced their support for Atom and APP. See also the InfoQ article.
My web server examines the the referer to deny deep linking to images on my sites, so I get log messages about that. When I browsed the logs today a few of those log lines caught my eye. They looked like this: client denied by server configuration: /directory/image, referer: junomsg://028985E8/ (I replaced the filesystem path… Continue reading referer: junomsg://
Swedish telecom operator TeliaSonera has introduced a mobile data service where you agree to view ads on every web site visited. This service is provided by a company called Novarra. The ads are part of the deal, so the customer get what they pay (or rather don’t pay) for. It also seems that they filter… Continue reading “Novarra”, or “Surf Closed” or “How to put ads on all websites”