Mr. Jason O’Grady is reporting at ZDNet that the rumored Intel iBooks coming in January will not have Firewire (IEEE-1394) inputs, continuing a trend started with iPods dropping Firewire for USB 2.0. Wow, let’s hope this can’t be true, because…
Jeremy Wright posted an entry the other day titled, “Web 2.0 Companies Need To Scale” where he talked about how infrastructure scalability is sometimes not written into the plans of new “web 2.0” companies and I agree. He then continues to talk about how executives at companies want 3 or 5 9’s of uptime (99.999% uptime) but aren’t willing, or aren’t aware of, the massive cost at each step of the way. I thought his article definitely needed to be written, and kudos goes out to Jeremy for having the foresight and cojones to actually write it! Oddly though, that article has been under fire for a day or so now and I think some of what Jeremy is saying has been misinterpreted.
Paul often tells me the CSS I write tends to look like complicated C code, and for the most part, I’d agree. The stylesheets I usually produce rely almost exclusively on descendant selectors which let me pinpoint
<div>‘s, headings, and other tags in a very precise manner for styling. In this entry I’ll talk about my theories behind XHTML and CSS code, practices I feel are better than others, and my thoughts on image replacement.
As I’m sure you all know, Firefox v1.5 has been officially released and is available for download. Got a G5 processor? Check out this page to download a G5-optimized version of the Fox that is a bit faster. You would think all is gravy in Mozilla-land, but that is definitely not the case.