Boycott Internet Explorer

My advice is simple: Boycott IE. It’s a cancer on the Web that must be stopped. IE isn’t secure and isn’t standards-compliant, which makes it unworkable both for end users and Web content creators.
You can turn the tide by demanding more from Microsoft and by using a better alternative Web browser. I recommend and use Mozilla Firefox, but Apple Safari (Macintosh only) and Opera 8 are both worth considering as well.

I totally agree with Paul Thurrott, I couldn’t say it any better myself.

(From Slashdot.)

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Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005 Computing 1 Comment

Microsoft security


It is of course a well-known fact that Microsoft cares a great deal about security. I mean, there are so very few bugs in Internet Explorer, Windows is renowned for its stability, Microsoft always realeses security updates and patches (for the few bugs that might perhaps sometimes occur) very quickly. It’s just… perfect!

But just as the “solution” to an earlier problem, I wrote about, they have again come up with a great idea: they will give the standard user in Longhorn more rights, in the hope that people will less often log in as Administrator.

Oookay… so you give the users more rights, so that they will have less rights… But at least, even normal users will now have enough rights to f*ck up the system!

Oh well, as if Microsoft ever really got an idea about user rights and permissions.

I mean, “registry” — need I say more? OK, how about “Windows\System” directory?

source: WebWereld (in Dutch)

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Friday, April 29th, 2005 Computing No Comments

Homepage makeover

I just put my new homepage online. I did a complete refurbishment of it.
I’ve been thinking about it for quite some time, and already did some experiments to try to get the correct layout. Using tables it’s not so hard – just a lot of HTML code. But since tables should not be used to layout document content, and “authors should use style sheets to control layout rather than tables”, according to the W3C, I wanted to redo the layout using DIVs. That took me some time to work out, but I finally got it, just the way I want to. In a real browser, that is. It’s amazing to see how Microsoft Internet Explorer can f*ck up the layout. This is what my homepage looks like in IE, and this is what it should look like. Well, maybe I’ll sort it out some time. If you have a great idea, please let me know.

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Friday, October 15th, 2004 Computing, Personal 3 Comments

DO NOT click that link!

Microsoft has published a great “solution” , or better a work-around, for a bug in IE: Don’t click on links! Just type them in manually!

Because they are too stupid to show the correct address in the address bar (and status bar), you might be on a different site than you would expect. Therefore, you should just type the address yourself, so that you are certain where you’re going…

Click for example this link. If you only see in the address bar after clicking, it’s time to start using a real browser, such as Mozilla, instead of the crap you’re using now!


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Saturday, January 31st, 2004 Computing, Funny No Comments