Let's vote to drop IE6 support everywhere

Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 7:12 PM
I mean if Google is doing it, so should we!!!!

Their letter:

"Dear Google Apps admin,​

In order to continue to improve our products and deliver more sophisticated features and performance, we are harnessing some of the latest improvements in web browser technology. This includes faster JavaScript processing and new standards like HTML5. As a result, over the course of 2010, we will be phasing out support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 as well as other older browsers that are not supported by their own manufacturers.

We plan to begin phasing out support of these older browsers on the Google Docs suite and the Google Sites editor on March 1, 2010. After that point, certain functionality within these applications may have higher latency and may not work correctly in these older browsers. Later in 2010, we will start to phase out support for these browsers for Google Mail and Google Calendar.

Google Apps will continue to support Internet Explorer 7.0 and above, Firefox 3.0 and above, Google Chrome 4.0 and above, and Safari 3.0 and above.

Starting next week, users on these older browsers will see a message in Google Docs and the Google Sites editor explaining this change and asking them to upgrade their browser. We will also alert you again closer to March 1 to remind you of this change.

In 2009, the Google Apps team delivered more than 100 improvements to enhance your product experience. We are aiming to beat that in 2010 and continue to deliver the best and most innovative collaboration products for businesses.

Thank you for your continued support!

Sincerely,

The Google Apps team


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used > new

Friday, January 29, 2010 at 2:19 PM
I decided that I was going to search froogle.com for a back lit keyboard.

I came across this take made me do a quadriple take:



This item is so awesome, it costs more USED!

Well, obviously its aggregated data from lots of different vendors and one just happens to undercut the used price. It's just funny none-the-less. I almost think for trust issues, just don't show a used price if it's greater then the new price.

Outlook/OWA

at 9:49 AM
I often enter e-mail addresses with commas in between rather then a semi-colon. How is it that OWA and Outlook can't just do a simple find and replace on commas to semi-colons rather then through up an error message? Commas aren't allowed in email addresses and is more user friendly to read and enter. How can this be that difficult?

Blizzard's Error Page

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 8:30 PM


It congratulates me on breaking it. I think they get quality assurance engineers. =)

Cross-site exploit

at 9:33 AM


I just went to http://groups.bodybuilding.com and changed the base64 encoded callback string they use to display the content to be unencoded and added whatever website I wanted. I happened to chose linkedin because it's harmless. The harm comes in when you put something melicious and embedded in another innocent website.

The fun is when you can put in GNC into the bodybuilding.com. It just seems so wrong:

Gmail Accounting Error

at 9:28 AM

In Firefox type in "about:robots: in the address bar

Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 2:44 PM

Apple math fail

at 2:40 PM

Ubuntu apt-get fail

at 2:37 PM


"Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Abort."

Really? You can't accept a lower-case y?