Is Mozilla more popular outside the US? See what mozillaZine has to say about it. I know in my household we prefer gecko-based browsers, and only resort to IE when clueless developers of required sites force it upon us. These sites are always sent a nice little email complaining about the requirements to use said site. I’d encourage all users of sites that someone ‘require’ IE to complain about it.
Month: December 2002
A contest to redesign the W3C homepage? Sure… WThRemix! Sounds like a good idea to me.
I’ve been working quite a bit on Drupal lately. The developers are hungry for users to give feedback, and at least a few people are starting to work on usability issues, myself included. I think Drupal’s got a lot of potential, and I can see using it for a few projects of mine. It’s still not at the point of being as polished as Movable Type, but it’s got it’s own advantages with the way it’s designed and implemented.
HOWTO send a memo
I always find this amusing, the standard operating procedure at work for distributing some important memo works like this:
- Email Word document to everyone
- Wait about 20 minutes
- Email plain text message to everyone with the following added to the subject: (For those unable to open Word document…)
I’m pretty sure that by skipping the first two steps, we could save bandwidth and time, and in the process get information out cheaper, and in a more expedient manner.
That’ll be $5,000 for the process analysis please…
MT is not OSS
From the PenguinREPORT:
As you may know, I’m using Movable Type as the tool for Frankly. Digging through the code is clearly a lesson in clean and functional programming. It’s also a perfect example of the wonder of open source. This wonderfully functional tool is provided at no cost to anyone who wants to use it. In a commercial form, this is a package that could easily sell for upwards of a hundred dollars…
Now, we all know Movable Type is not open source. Ok, maybe we don’t all know that. Do we all know that Movable Type is not
provided at no cost to anyone who wants to use it?
Once again, I’ll add my disclaimer. I like Movable Type, it’s a great piece of software. I like the Trotts and Six Apart. The only thing I don’t like is the license for Movable Type. Usually I just choose not to use the software, rather than complain about it. Instead I complain when others disregard or don’t understand the license, as above.
I don’t expect Six Apart to change their licensing or business model to please me, I think they’re doing things right over 90% of the time. (Which is pretty good!) I probably wouldn’t care if Movable Type wasn’t such an awesome application.