Just read through the “technical overview” of the upcoming Ubuntu Karmic Koala release, and the one thing that caught my eye is that “Empathy has replaced Pidgin as the default instant messaging client”. Wow, I wonder what happened there. (2 comments)
The Safeway truck, whose driver had never negotiated the recently opened stretch of the span, was reported on its side at 2:33 p.m. The truck was carrying 40,000 pounds of goods, including soda, wine, water, bread, frozen pizza and paper products, much of which spilled onto the upper deck when the rig crashed, the CHP said.
This is new. Every time I selected any text on SFGate (which I tend to do out of habit as I’m reading), I noticed the browser sending data somewhere. I fired up Firebug and found out that every text selection was causing Firefox to fire off a POST to tynt.com with a bunch of data: the text I had selected, the page I was on, even xpaths to the location of my selection. What is tynt.com? Their tagline pretty much says it all:
Here’s the crazy part. If you copy the text and paste it somewhere, it actually adds “Read more” to the end of what you’ve copied with the URL of the page. Well isn’t that annoying. Someone should have told them about my Copy as HTML Link Firefox extension. (1 comment)
I’ve often thought that I might gain some insight into French by working through a “Learning English” book intended for a French audience, so perhaps it would actually improve my PHP skills by reading “Rails for PHP Developers”… (0 comments)