The INQ: Microsoft security chief uses Firefox
In a Wired interview, Microsoft's security chief, let slip that he uses a rival browser, namely Firefox.
The INQ has a few possible reasons why he uses it...
1. His secretary downloaded it and he can’t work out how to uninstall it. He has to keep updating to prevent from being a hole in his system.
2. He finds the orange and blue colour scheme calming.
3. He ritually has to swear at it as part of a Vole management rite.
4. He uses it to see if it can’t download the same pages that IE can and then laugh if it can’t.
5. He is trying to know the enemy by using it.
Sometimes I wish that I could come up with the type of witty headlines featured on Fark. Yesterday I posted about this story of the lonely grandfather who was trying to find a family to adopt him. Here is the Fark headline...
Wanted: Family for lonely grandfather. Must be willing to hear about how he once wore an onion on his belt... which was the style at the time
Only Simpsons fans would find this headline funny.
The Times: Ambulances to carry adverts to raise funds
I think this idea could almost be as bad as funeral directors advertising in the waiting area of our local hospital...
"I'm sorry sir but your wife didn't make it, but feel free to browse our excellent selection of funeral directors on the advertising board."
CNN: Thirty-five years after computer scientists at UCLA linked two bulky computers using a 15-foot gray cable, testing a new way to exchange data over networks, what would ultimately become the Internet remains a work in progress.
Interesting article on current projects and how groups are trying to make the Internet experience even better.
The newly redesigned Microsoft site does not get on very well with FireFox. Besides the colours not displaying correctly, the code examples on MSDN do not format correctly. Whilst searching for a C# code example today I noticed that it lumps all of the code in one block rather than adding line breaks like it does in IE.
Below are two screenshots of the page. The first shows how the page looks in FireFox (0.9.1), the second shows how it looks in IE(version 6 w/ SP2)...
Read the discussion about the Microsoft Redesign over at PhotoMatt.
PilotOnline: Woman dies after fall from fifth floor of Virginia Beach hotel
Ironically, a couple who witnessed the woman committing suicide were attending a suicide prevention conference in the very same hotel!