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Back to the Future: COBOL

Some psychos out there have implemented COBOL.NET, that is, COBOL for Microsoft.NET. Fujitsu is, at least in part, to blame for their Windows implementation of a compiler and interpreter. On one hand, it speaks volumes of the capabilities of the CLR, but on the other hand it just goes to…Continue Reading

Canada Ho!

I’m off to Waterloo tomorrow for a project related to work. I’ve never been to New York or western Canada, so this trip will satisfy both. We’re actually flying into Buffalo and driving from there. If I’m lucky, I’ll catch a glimpse of Niagra Falls on my way, though I…Continue Reading

Microsoft Forces IE Dominance

Upon attempting to download many new software titles available via Microsoft’s website, the user is confronted with a “Validation Recommended” message. At first glimpse, the procedure is a tell-tale signature of a pending ActiveX application. This won’t work on non-Microsoft browsers, so you’ll probably just close FireFox and open IE…Continue Reading

Deep Throat

How many unsavvy Internet users just found new horrors when they searched for “deep throat” looking for more details on the F.B.I. Watergate case. Ha! There goes innocence.

Coming Home

My Internet access has been limited to my grandmother’s dial-up AOL account since I arrived in Pensacola Beach this past Saturday. I did make it out to a semi-local Taco Bell once for some high-speed wireless access. That was a good refresher, but my time was very limited. So limited,…Continue Reading

You’re Looking at a Flickr Pro User

Sean Williams benefitted from the awesome Flickr account updates, as he already has a Pro account. Because he’s a wonderful, caring friend (and not because he only knows two people on Flickr), he passed along a free Pro account sponsorship to me. Now I’m a Pro user like the…er…pro’s. I’m…Continue Reading

Still Waiting for Adobe Reader to Load?

For all of you that have asked, here’s a link on how you make Adobe’s Reader 7.0 load faster: Jonathan Hardwick: How to make Adobe Reader 7.0 load faster He’s a done an excellent job of explaining the process, but I’ll summarize for you here. Adobe Reader 7.0 Optimizer Edit…Continue Reading

Scandinavians r l33t

The renaissance is coming for my ancestral kin-folk, the Vikings. Once pillaging coastal cities with axe and arrow, their reach is now extended to the digitally connected world. Their great Viking DSL Longships ride the Internet surf to unleash hordes upon luddites of the modern world. Wielding now, their fancy…Continue Reading

FireFox: 1, IE 7: -1

Internet Explorer 7 will be releasing sometime this summer (as currently planned) to retrofit a browser losing popularity in the latest war. FireFox has gained an unimaginable 10%+ of the market in a very short period of time. I, myself, have been swayed to gear my development efforts towards FireFox’s…Continue Reading