New Year’s Eve is one of the most hyped times of the year, but still a great time to meet friends and have fun. There is celebration all over the world but the news often show images from the same old places.
Posts during year 2007
The movie year of 2007 was actually quite good, but there are a few gems coming up in 2008.
Just as last year, it’s time to take a look at my favorite albums released in 2007. And the winners are…
2007 was an interesting year with several great titles, quite better than 2006. Here are my favorites, including links to my reviews in Swedish.
The IE team has been taking crap from pretty much everybody for uncountable years. Despite several CSS improvements, the feature list of IE7 was a disappointment to many people and there has been silence for a whole year since then. But suddenly something stirs in the wind: Dean Hachamovich announced that IE8 passes Acid2 test. Consider it an early X-mas gift.
Microsoft are infamous for their product names. My latest favorite is “.NET 3.0″, which really is the .NET 2.0 framework with a few addons. I wonder how they come up with these names? Locking themselves up in a conference room and starts to brainstorm? “What do we call our Flash killer? How about Blue and white electromagnetic discharge? No, something shorter. Silverlight?”
Ten years ago, the Browser Wars raged. The new millennium tried to start fresh but it was actually the medieval period of web coding: nested table layout, spacer gifs, presentational markup and other atrocities. Then there was Zeldman.
I’m currently sitting in a train traveling northeast. It is a Sunday evening in November, the month when this part of the world is covered by a cold blanket of gloom. I lift my eyes and have a look at my fellow passengers. People are travelling around the globe more than ever before.
IE6 is harder to eliminate than John McClane but now it seems to get a push towards the gorge by Microsoft themselves. It appears that IE7 will be classified as a critical update in Windows Update, meaning that it will be installed on even more machines than before but more importantly, even users with pirate versions of Windows may install it without the need for validating their license.
Even though I generally loathe the commercialized term Web 2.0, I believe social interaction on web sites is most often a very good idea. We create a lot of digital content today and it’s a fun thing for others to view and explore. We upload photos to Flickr, connect with friends on Facebook, write blogs, play games in online worlds and much more.
Reine is a web developer, urban traveler and ice cream devourer.