A pedant that hangs out in the dark corner-cases of the web.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

More photos of Homer

I've put more photos of Homer, my liquid-cooled dual-opteron system, in a Yahoo! photo album:

Homer

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Re-Entering Contact Data

Places I have to manually sync some subset my address book data:

  • home phone
  • mobile phone (and wife's)
  • watch
  • car (GPS)
  • web address book (Gmail, Yahoo!, and personal--each for multiple accounts)
  • Thunderbird address books (four separate systems)
  • PDA
  • GRAMPS

There has got to be a more efficient way!

Mozilla/Thunderbird Addressbook Omissions

There are a number of fields missing from the Mozilla Addressbook (bug 85344):

  • birthdate (bug 13595)
  • anniversar(y/ies)
  • mailing address
  • gender
  • more than two email addresses (bug 118665)
  • latitude and longitude for GPS devices
  • other URLs for personal http:, ftp:, im: (RFC3860), pres: (RFC3859), etc.

Printing from the address book also needs work. Columns are not supported, and the entries are randomly ordered--no sorting allowed (bug 120267).

New Reference Page: VBScript vs. JScript

Building on content I'd long been meaning to port from backups of my old Web Developer Resources site (the predecessor to webcoder.info), I present the new and improved VBScript vs. JScript, which compares the strengths and weaknesses of both languages.

RIP: Marshmallow Blasted Froot Loops

Cerealist conceit aside, this was my favorite cereal.