Category Archives: Internet

Apple Safari on Windows

My verdict: back to the drawing board for Apple 😉 . If I released a turd like this, I think I’d be invited into my director’s office for a little chat. Below you can see how this site gets rendered. Basically every Header text is simply omitted. They’re just not there. At least the javascript seems to work.

Furthermore, I think it’s a little bit crazy to simple take an Apple program and port that directly to the Windows Environment, same interface, same font rendering etc.. For example it’s pretty tough to resize the browser window, you need to place the mouse pointer exactly at the little bottom triangle thingy in the right bottom. Also some dialogues have the OK and CANCEL reversed from what you’d expect in windows. And the look just stands out like a sore thumb compared to the other programs I have opened.

And to call this a Beta release is beyond a joke, it’s way too buggy and incomplete for that. I don’t see why apple is using up resources to release a browser for windows in the first place, but why they hurt their own reputation by releasing this piece of crap is beyond me… BTW I never use Safari in my Mac Mini, never liked it. Camino is so much better…

More links:
Wired Review
Scott Hanselman’s review
joel on software
Channel 9 Thread

WordPress 2.2

Wordpress
The new wordpress version is out. Upgrading was a painless affair, except for the fact that FileZilla skipped two files (wp-login.php and one other) so I couldn’t log on to the blog anymore. But that was easily fixed by uploading those 2 files seperately. The Template only broke in the bottom part, the links were suddenly also showing ratings (all 0 since that feature isn’t turned on). Changing a true to false in the get_links call fixed that. Though I thought that was very odd, dont know why that creeped up after the upgrade to 2.2. Now I am off, checking what else 2.2 has to offer ;).

Secrets of the Lord of the Rings

SQPN SLOTR SQPN has launched a new podcast named ‘The Secrets of the Lord of the Rings‘. I haven’t listened to it yet, but it looks very promising, since their previous Secrets of (Harry Potter and Pirates of the Carribbean) were very interesting as well.

Here is an excerpt from the press release:

“The Secrets of the Lord of the Rings” is a thrilling audio podcast that takes listeners on a voyage through the mythological and religious themes that have made J.R.R. Tolkien’s fictional work loved around the world.

Exciting moment

Children of HurinIn the midst of the recent publication of Tolkien’s posthumous “Children of Hurin,” and the April launch of a worldwide online multiplayer game based on the world of Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings,” the new podcast is launched at an exciting moment for fans of Tolkien’s Middle Earth.

First episode at sqpn.com.

Promo Mp3
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