March 2002 Archives

My Dog Spot
If you have ever lived near a Cal Worthington car dealership, chances are you’ve seen...
March 30, 2002 - 94 words, 3 comments

Wrong Firewall
Moreover’s "edited" computer security feed has a link to a story called "More heat for...
March 23, 2002 - 31 words, 1 comment

AOL product not good enough for employees
Some time back AOL Time Warner dictated that all employees would use a custom version...
March 23, 2002 - 71 words, 1 comment

Writting helpful error messages
The job of an error message is to inform the user of a problem and...
March 21, 2002 - 49 words, 2 comments

Warships and software
What does the accidental sinking of a 17th century warship have to do with software...
March 21, 2002 - 40 words,

Software Lemons
Most product manufacturers are held responsible for ensuring their products work as advertised. Software companies...
March 21, 2002 - 37 words,

NYT in Radio
So Dave’s been bubbling about some new thing that Userland is doing. "You’ll think differently...
March 20, 2002 - 102 words,

Mod_rewrite for IIS
One of the most useful features of Apache is mod_rewrite, a module that allows Apache...
March 20, 2002 - 167 words, 7 comments

Cutting through Web Services hype
Over at ZDNet, some Gartner analysts discuss the hype and promose of Web services, and...
March 19, 2002 - 27 words,

Shopping Cart Usability
In Shopping Cart Usability, Barbara S. Chaparro examines usability factors of the online shopping cart....
March 17, 2002 - 40 words,

Criteria for success
The Rational Edge | Understanding the Elephant: "I once refactored some badly written code and...
March 16, 2002 - 71 words,

Web Services Articles
The cover stories at both New Architect Magazine and The Rational Edge are on Web...
March 16, 2002 - 64 words,

How to manage estimates
The Rational Edge | How Late Are You Gonna Be?: "I believe that a well-managed...
March 16, 2002 - 67 words,

Consumer preference vs. RIAA
Most successful companies are driven by the needs and desires of their customer base. After...
March 16, 2002 - 145 words, 1 comment

Comment
I’m catching up on some old reading, so some of toady’s links have been around...
March 16, 2002 - 18 words,

AOL to use copy protection on CDs?
It looks like AOL Time Warner may be planning to cripple audio CDs that they...
March 13, 2002 - 20 words,

Design This
Business 2.0’s "Cool Design Won’t Save a Dud Product" is a study of how products...
March 12, 2002 - 68 words, 2 comments

TextAd Exchange Changes
There’s a new version of the code behind the TextAd Exchange. In addition to some...
March 11, 2002 - 148 words, 13 comments

Rule of thumb
The more awards a personal Web site has, the worse the site....
March 6, 2002 - 12 words, 5 comments

Ignoring Security Alerts
When a programmer found a security hole in Guess’s Web site that allowed him to...
March 6, 2002 - 46 words, 1 comment

Wireless Notworks
Despite lots of hype, strong consumer interest, and cheap bandwidth and hardware, wireless networks are...
March 5, 2002 - 27 words, 3 comments

Secure Code
I read a review of what sounds like an interesting book, "Writing Secure Code" by...
March 4, 2002 - 90 words,

DCMA goes to court
In their case against the government over violation of the DCMA, Elcomsoft plans to argue...
March 4, 2002 - 192 words,

Blackberry phone
If RIM starts making one of these in the pager-size formfactor, I’ll replace my Palm...
March 4, 2002 - 63 words, 2 comments

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