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Archive for November, 2006

Off to Mexico!

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

Well, Malin and I are getting set for our first “real” vacation since… well… ever. She’s up doing her packing while I sit here and blog away. I don’t procrastinate nearly as much as her; I’ve had my suitcase packed for a week now! Yep… the vacation is well deserved, and a long time coming. [...]

The Headphone pile

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

I was doing a mental inventory of my headphones the other day and boy was I surprised. And as of this evening, we’ve just added to the pile … again. JVC HA-G55 Logitech┬« Internet Chat Headset Sony Sport Headphones iPod ear buds Sennheiser PXC300 (thanks ActiveState) LG earbud + mic Plantronics Pulsar 590A Bluetooth Including [...]

Wii…. got one. And it’s sure wheee!

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

As I posted earlier, I’ve been following the Wii console for a while now. I was in the local BestBuy the day prior to the Wii release, and the salesperson seemed quite confident that they would not sell out on the consoles. Well, it’s old news that they did in fact sell-out on the Wii [...]

Optimizing HTTP Performance

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

Tenni over on the YUI Blog recently wrote part 1 on a piece about improving web performance by reducing HTTP Requests. A while back, Cal Henderson wrote on ThinkVitamin, how to “serve javascript fast“. However, Tenni is taking a more focussed approach on just the HTTP Requests. Maybe part 2 will consider a more balanced [...]

It’s days like today that…

Monday, November 27th, 2006

For those that are not in the GVA or have not heard what the weather is like here; we’ve had approximately 20cm of snow fall across the city over the past 48 hours. What doesn’t sound like much for most Canadians’, this is a problem for a city that is both spoiled with good weather [...]

Dell Flyer, Dell Website… prices discrepancy

Monday, November 27th, 2006

I got a Dell flyer in the mail the other day and couldn’t help but notice the advertised price for the 24″ screen marked at over $1600 CDN. Having bought one of these over a year ago, I’m rather familar with what the price should be. And $1600 is definitely not what it should be. [...]

Progressive Enhancement Ignored

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

Classic case of when Progressive Enhancement with client-side scripting is ignored. Right; I can understand that one might require JavaScript to be enabled for your site to function at it’s best, however, when it stops functioning due to a JavaScript error this is no good. So, who is the culprit? Get ready, Bank of Montreal. [...]