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Microsoft with the sense of humor

By , 06/24/2011 2:14 PM

Visited IE test-drive site in my Chrome browser today and was greeted with a cheery banner:

Microosft about Chrome

I guess that “Don’t forget to enable your partial hardware acceleration in the about:flags thingy…” is a veiled reference that IE9’s HTML5 is fully “hardware accelerated”. Still funny.

Update: Since Microsoft is abandoning their “native HTML5” party line the funny logo has been removed as well. Too bad, especially after comparing FPS on speed tests.

Infragistics supports good old traditional values

By , 04/01/2011 2:11 PM

Good news everybody, according to Infragistics product Roadmap, upcoming NetAdvantage 2011 Release will support Windows 3.0/3.1

Infragistics on Windows 3.1

Finally cries of countless developers who code on Intel 386 machines with 16Mb of RAM have been answered. There’s no more need to look with envy at those fancy 32bit OS-es – things like charts, gauges and grids (pictured below is a Windows 3.1 implementation of WebDataGrid with running totals and custom slider control) are available to everybody.

Infragistics WebDataGrid on Windows 3.1

Infragistics is known for innovations and being on the cutting edge. Kudos for not forgetting what got us there.

Fence on the roof: Starbucks exclusive

By , 06/30/2010 3:04 PM

Why would Starbucks erect this wooden fence on the roof?

Starbucks is fencing what?

Happy 2010!

By , 01/01/2010 6:24 PM

My New Year resolution is to make more sense in my code and my blog posts.

Google Easter Egg. December 2009

By , 12/11/2009 10:10 AM

This is December of 2009 and Google has an interesting Easter Egg in its Search page. If you leave the search field blank and click “I am feeling lucky” button Google displays countdown in large numbers:

From the looks of it it’s a countdown to New 2010 Year. It’s coming 🙂

Don’t code and drive

By , 12/07/2009 4:46 PM

There is a new masterpiece for sale at Amazon

Using this amazing device you can place your laptop right on the steering wheel of your car. Just imagine playing “Grand Theft Auto” while driving a real car – what can compare to that? Also this not being a cell phone will never get you in trouble with the police.

As one of the avid fans put it: “What makes this product so wonderful is that now I can write letters while I drive! No more texting, no more tickets! I have been keeping up with all my friends and they appreciate how much more “personalized” my letters are than my texts. If there is any drawback, it’s on windy roads, because sometimes I make stray marks on the tighter curves, but it’s a small price to pay for staying within the law!”

‘Tis the season. Soon.

By , 11/18/2009 11:02 PM

This tree now stands on the roof of parking lot at 700 Plaza Drive in Secaucus.

Hopefully there will be a parking spot big enough for the sleigh.

Apple commercial for Windows 7

By , 10/23/2009 8:40 AM

Now, I’ve been using Windows 7 for a several months now and find it surprisingly good. But this Apple commercial for Windows 7 launch is too good to pass, just too funny 🙂

I am using Linux now. Am I cool yet? Please, please tell me, I am!

By , 10/02/2009 1:58 PM

When evaluation period of Windows version that I ran on our home server expired, I decided to give Ubuntu a try. And I couldn’t be happier – everything from multimedia and file sharing to Remote Desktop over SSH (pictured below) is amazingly easy.

Ubuntu in VNC over SSH from Windows Desktop

So, at least for now it stays. We will see.

Democracy inaction ©

By , 07/08/2008 3:02 PM

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