My primary blog isn't here; it's over at Text/Plain
Emily Stark's talk covers a bunch of the work our team did around URL display.
Fixing CTRL+Shift+V in Office
12/29/2018 9:46:00 AM
Historically, CTRL+Shift+V in Office was "Paste only formatting", while in Firefox and Chromium-based browsers, it means "Paste without formatting."
You can customize Word to behave more like browsers using Office's powerful macro system: https://t.co/9Khdv0ArqV
RS1: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/51.0.2704.79 Safari/537.36 Edge/14.14393
RS3: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/58.0.3029.110 Safari/537.36 Edge/16.16299
RS4: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/64.0.3282.140 Safari/537.36 Edge/17.17134
RS5: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/64.0.3282.140 Safari/537.36 Edge/18.17763
Worked programming problems, in many different languages.
10/17/2018 10:24:00 AM
This site is amazing. Pick a problem and see it solved in many different languages.
For instance: https://rosettacode.org/wiki/Sudoku
Browser Architecture Whitepapers
10/2/2018 11:04:00 AM
Want a reasonably up-to-date (2017), mostly accurate set of documentation about how modern browsers work? See the two browser security whitepapers that Google funded.
Also be sure to check out the four part (Sept 2018) series of figure-rich articles: Inside a Modern Browser.
From a guy who knows lots about RFCs: How to read an RFC
Effort made in a direction
Fourth Microsoft New Employee Orientation
6/4/2018 7:58:00 PM
My fourth NEO was today. Lots of feelings.
Knights and Dragons
5/15/2018 5:10:00 PM
"Fight me," the knight called.
"No," the dragon yawned.
"But it is your purpose!"
"In your story, not mine. Tell another."
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. -Eisenhower, 1953
Simple Website Screenshots
5/14/2018 10:25:00 AM
You can take a screenshot of a website from the command line with Firefox with:
firefox --headless --screenshot https://example.com
You can also use Chrome/Chromium with the same syntax:
chrome --headless --screenshot https://example.com
The Most Exciting News You Overlooked
5/7/2018 2:29:00 PM
Goma is open-source
Ten Immutable Laws Of Security (Version 2.0)
5/4/2018 12:21:00 PM
A remarkable, glorious achievement is just what a long series of unremarkable, unglorious tasks looks like from far away.
-How to Beat Procrastination
I wonder if this is still my mom's homepage. :-P
At some point, posting here started working again. That's good, I guess?
Does editing work from Open Live Writer? Yes.
Terrible Software UI Design: Volume sliders
Philip Su is my hero
5/3/2017 4:48:00 PM
The current You isn’t the real You. You are currently the past, less-awesome version of the future, final, real You.
The most dangerous misconception in the world is that life is a zero-sum game.
> two years ago
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