Tag Archives: IE8

MischMasch 2008-09-10

During the TechCrunch50 Conference 2008 Marissa Mayer announced Google News Archive Search that makes old newspapers accessible and searchable online. It was already fascinating to read articles in The Times Archive going back to 1785. But now the Google News Archive Search offers an amazing amount of historical newspaper articles. There is more information about the Google News Archive Search in the Official Google Blog.

Google Chrome is already one week old, but there is still a lot of talk about the new kid on the block. It has been the first internet browser that has been the topic in nearly every newspaper and on TV. At the beginning the media coverage was quite positive, but became more and more negative. Now not the speed or how the browser deals with frozen tabs are reported, but that Google Chrome is insecure and that Google is gathering more and more information about the users of Google browser. Even the German nationalwide news programme tagesschau was reporting that the The Federal Office for Information Security warned of Google Chrome. But only a few media have been mentioning the release of Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 althought seems that IE8 is another step foward to standards compliance and security.

MischMasch 2008-03-31

There may still be people around remembering mixtapes. Now Muxtape offers to create your mixtape online and share it with your friends. Just sign in with your e-mail address, upload up to twelve songs and choose a colour for your Muxtape. Or just listen to this tape, that tape or one of the tapes on the main page.

Dan Cederholm brings up an important topic again. Like its predecessors IE8 does not resize fonts set in pixels. As it seems this is less a bug than more a decision.

Craigslist, the classified site already listing big german cities for some time has added German as one of new languages beside French, Portugese and Italian.

WordPress 2.5 is out since saturday. Among all the new features are: search now covering posts and pages, built in Gravatar support, media library for images, music and videos with multi-file uploading, built-in galleries, full-screen writing and more. The new dashboard interface was created in collaboration with Happy Cog Studios.

Last week I stumbled accross several links to a 20 year old song by Rick Astley: Never gonna give you up. First I did not understand what it was about. Then I learnt that it was an internet meme. Most links are leading to YouTube videos. Others should not be clicked or only be used at your own risk, like Internet is serious business or Rickrolling.com. If you follow these links I am not responsible for any damage. But my favorite video so far is a JavaScript guru getting rickrolled the first time doing karaoke.