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Thursday, January 29, 2004

Excel as a database. ^^:

Today Dan sent me a piece of comic titled as "Excel as a database". A MUST see!

The Road to The Future: application/xhtml+xml

I found out that my valid XHTML 1.0 webpages are NOT really handled as XML, but as text/html. This doesn't sound good. XHTML is supposed to be an special type of XML. I tried to change the MIME type to application/xhtml+xml. The webpages can be loaded properly, but when they are still treated as text/html (Mozilla users can press Ctrl + I to view the page information. I guess this must be that my IIS web server is not configurated properly (or IIS doesn't support application/xhtml+xml? No idea...)

However, even if you can successfully deliver your valid XHTML as application/xhtml+xml, don't be so happy yet. Remember there are tons of users using the almighty evil Internet Explorer. Remember how standard incomplicant it is. It can't handle CSS properly, so not to mention application/xhtml+xml!

SMart users like you and me should try something else, like Mozilla (for die-hard fans of Netscape and power users), Mozilla Firebird (for speedy users), Opera (for even more speedy users who don't mind Adware), and Safari (for rich users who use Mac OS X).

Edited: I also found that this little blog is using application/rss+xml... What... But it is still treated as text/html by Mozilla... so... isn't it silly?

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Hackles Coding Party

For all the Hackles lovers, let's drink the very last drop of caffeine - Hackles - Caffeine Frenzied Coding Party. Thanks for bringing it back, Drake and Jen!

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Inconsistency in Blogger's Atom Generator

I found that the Atom generated by Blogger is not vert consistence. Sometimes the < and > signs are shown as &lt; and &gt; while sometimes are still < and >.

Weird, isn't it? I don't even know how to trigger it... -__-|||

See http://minghong.blogspot.com/atom.xml if you don't know what I'm talking about.

By the way, if you use some standard-compliant browsers like Mozilla to view that XML, you'll notice that the CSS style is not quite consistence either.

Blogger XML Site Feed?

When I "publish entire site" for the previous post, I discover that one more file: atom.xml is generated. As I'm as curious as a cat, I entered http://minghong.blogspot.com/atom.xml into the location bar. Know what? A formatted XML is displayed right in front of my eyes...!

It seems that this "Atom" formatted XML is somehow like RSS Feed, but just the format is different.

Monday, January 26, 2004

Make Your L4M3 Computer L33T with the Mad T3CHNIQ3S!

At the end of this "holiday", I was surfing and looking for stuffs to enhance my website. Unexpectedly, a link name "b33r" attracted me and led me this a web comics site called "MegaTokyo". It is so funny that I spent the whole evening and night reading it: http://www.megatokyo.com

A small text file that explains a few "terms" used frequently by Largo, the mad game player: http://rgmt.pcplayground.com/0255.htm

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Hackles Comes to An End >_<

My favorite web comics: Hackles comes to an end. The authors Drake & Jen broke up, which seems to be one of the reasons why it ends. It's sad... >__<

Monday, January 19, 2004


I found that the "classic" theme is STILL here...

The problem is that the profile of Mozilla 1.5 doesn't seem to be working well with Mozilla 1.6. I'd suggest all of you who was using Mozilla 1.5 to recreate your profile... o..o|||

Friday, January 16, 2004

Hip Hip Hurray!

Mozilla 1.6 (stable) is out! Download your copy now! ^o^

You may interested in what's new in this version. By the way, I found ONE "what's new" myself: the classic theme that resembles the Netscape Navigator is gone... hmm...

Thursday, January 15, 2004

I Feel Sick...

1. I'm really sick - flu and throat infection...
2. I'm sick of writting documentation... I wanna write code... \(@..@)/

Maybe I'm just like him? http://hackles.org/cgi-bin/archives.pl?request=363

Wednesday, January 07, 2004

A Testing of Miranda o..o||

Let's see if it really works... This post was made using Miranda IM with IMBlogger plugin.

(The title was added using Blogger, not Miranda)

Google Is A Porn Site?

Today, I typed "whois google.com" in the UNIX machine just for fun. Guess what? The following is the screenshot:

sf4800a:/home/bsft01/50307104> whois google.com

Whois Server Version 1.3

Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered
with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net
for detailed information.


By the way, my SS grade is B+. So it's quite ok for me already.

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

Poor DB Result

As expected, the DB result is only average: B, mainly because of the poor performance in the DB exam. Sigh... Let's see what the SS result is tomorrow.