Dumbification of web sites

In the last month or so I realized that I am having difficulty using GMail. I could not put my finger on it, until it hit me: look at the […]

.NET string comparison is not lexicographical

This Friday I wrote a unit test and to my astonishment I have found that “a” < “A” < “ab”, with .NET InvariantCulture and InvariantCultureIgnoreCase string comparers. That means that .NET […]

Cheap M-amp-Ms!

HTML entities are taking over. Here’s what I saw today in our local Target:

I heard all the buzz about 3D Earth view in Google Maps, but it did not work in my Chrome browser at home. I initially thought Google is doing some […]

If you wish to access standard input and output in your WPF app, you will have to compile it as a Console app and fire up the WPF application object […]

I have just spent a few fun hours fighting Apache rewrite rules in an .htaccess file. It turns out that temporary redirects just work, but permanent redirects require RewriteBase! Frankly, […]