Visited IE test-drive site in my Chrome browser today and was greeted with a cheery banner:
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.
Good news everybody, according to Infragistics product Roadmap, upcoming NetAdvantage 2011 Release will support Windows 3.0/3.1
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 is known for innovations and being on the cutting edge. Kudos for not forgetting what got us there.
Why would Starbucks erect this wooden fence on the roof?
My New Year resolution is to make more sense in my code and my blog posts.
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 🙂
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!”
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.
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 🙂
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.
So, at least for now it stays. We will see.