You’ve all seen those kinda dorky 80×15 buttons, right? Well, I’ve made one for those of us wanting to link to, or being aggregated by the 'goog. My wife already thinks I’m a dork of the worst kind (despite her wearing this all the time). This won’t help.
Here it is:
And here’s some code you can use to display it in your site:
<a href="http://www.fullasagoog.com"><img src="/images/fullasagoog.png" title="aggregated by fullasagoog" alt="aggregated by fullasagoog" /></a>
Please don’t link to the image here, copy it to your own site.
I’m in the process of dipping my toes into "try a different distro"-land, as I have some doubts about the finishedness of Fedora Core 2 (having used RH/Fedora distros since 7.2). Some of the changes to the way Fedora behaves, particularly under Gnome 2.6 bug me.
Despite its presumably small Australian user base, I’d like to give SUSE a go as it looks pretty polished. With the release of 9.1 over the weekend, that looks like a good place to begin. However, the whole FTP install seems kind of painful, even over fast ADSL. Does anyone know somewhere the ISOs can be obtained?
Equally, I am open to suggestions of distros worth trying (and why). I’m not doing a huge amount of non-web programming (mostly Coldfusion, some PHP and trying to learn Java). I’m happy to work with "difficult" distros – the experience can only make me a better user ;)
Suggestions to the comments…
John Dowdell of Macromedia has discussed this post at si-blog on use of web standards. JD doesn’t seem to get it. JD, what’s not to understand? Simon’s talking about adopting a process whereby rendered HTML:
- meets W3C standards for markup (preferably a flavor of XHTML)
- uses CSS to separate content from appearance
- meets WAI standards for accessibility
- meets accepted levels of usability
Continue reading “Web Standards – Why do so many smart people just not get it?”
The guys at redev.org have raised the concept of an XML-compliant standard for CF. Frankly, I think this is an awesome idea – a guaranteed Good Thing.
As they point out, of course there are the issues of non-compliant existing code, etc. But really, if you can do standards-compliant HTML (XHTML), why not CF? Surely doing so means you’re taking better care of what you’re doing.
Within the known limitations, me and my crew already do this at ITR. I push them pretty hard on it, as I’m very pro standards compliance.
Ben Forta’s blog entry stating Blackstone won’t be XML-based is a little disappointing. Hopefully, they’ll push it for whatever CF 8 is to be.
You might like to read Part 1 of this series first.
Anyone familiar with Spectra will be abundantly aware that it doesn’t handle itself anything like any other Coldfusion application you’ve ever dealt with. For a start, there’s the enormous
request.cfa variable scope where all the info about the Spectra app and what’s going on in it are held. Dealing with this was our first step in moving from Spectra to Mach-II.
Continue reading “Bastard child of a bastard child… Part 2, Application Management”
Four or five years ago, my then employer jumped on the Spectra bandwagon. We rolled out several Spectra "firsts" in Australia. I’m now working as a Tech Lead/Project Manager for a former client, the Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources who made a big investment in CF and Spectra. Big enough that their platform is now CFMX 6.1 and Spectra OpenSource. Well, almost…
You see, back in February, my crew and I attended MXDU where our growing suspicions about the Good Thing that is Mach-II were confirmed by attending Sean Corfield‘s talk.
Continue reading “Bastard child of a bastard child… Part 1”
Self-interest takes over here as I launch my new blog, Acid.
Acid will be about a lot of stuff, but primarily, it’ll be about stuff close to my heart:
And all that with a little of my own life and social commentary thrown in. Hope you can find the time to enjoy a little of what I have to offer.