...All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain....

- soliloquy from Blade Runner

Bits and bytes do get lost, awash in the rain of data flow that is Internet. They slip away from us, never to found again... some of them will be captured here, many more will not... like tears in rain...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

IE Enchaned Security Configuration - bye bye

 It's under Server Manager / Features in Windows Server 2008. Can you spell "good riddance", boys and girls?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

HTML 5 and browsers

 To check how's your browser support HTML5, go to:


My Firefox 16 on Windows 7 scored 372 and 10 bonus points of 500... now I am curious what's that... let's look... here it is:

>The test also awards bonus points for supporting audio and video codecs and supporting SVG or MathML embedding in a plain HTML document. These test do not count towards the total score because HTML5 does not specify any required audio or video codec. Also SVG and MathML are not required by HTML5, the specification only specifies rules for how such content should be embedded inside a plain HTML file.

IE 9 on Windows 7 scored 138 and 5 bonus points, OUCH!

Chrome 22 on Windows 7 - 434 and 13 bonus points.

Safari 5 - 273 and 2 bonus points.

Opera 12 - 374 and 9 bonus points...

Security features are missing in Firefox completely ...:(

Monday, October 22, 2012

Image sprites

 One of the ways to improve performance of the page is to use image sprites. Instead of having browser connect 10 times to get each individual image, you combine them all into one image and then use css to access individual images by getting their positions:

 Something like this:
  width: 22px;
  height: 25px;
 background-image: url(someimage.png);
 background-position: 6px 13 px;
bakcgrund-repeat: no-repeat;

Good site that allows you to do this visually and uses Html5/JQuery/CSS3 to boot to achieve this is:


You can play with sample pictures or with your own.

Friday, October 19, 2012


 This is very nice page to demonstrate Progressive Enhancements concept in CSS3 effects in a visual way:


Bookmark quality, right there!

Monday, October 8, 2012


 I usually do not put much attention at what is being advertised on the sitem but from time to time, something will catch my attention by either being funny or inaccurate or both :)

 So, here's Youtube pairing my music taste with ads:

1) When I listened to Blackmore Nights, I've got ad for Bible study:

2) When I listened to Metallica, I've got an ad for Geek2Geek dating site. Twice!