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Crash and burn Mac style

Recovered from the Wayback Machine.

Unfortunately, I may have to kill my little adventure in Web 1.0, as I installed a Firefox extension yesterday and it has so screwed my system up, even after uninstalling, that I’m having to run disc replair and cache clearing tools. If these don’t work, I’ll have to re-install the operating system.

Which goes to show that Firefox extensions are not as sandboxed as one would think. Hopefully clearing the cache and repairing permissions will be all that’s needed. Right now, I can’t load Photoshop, and can barely load Firefox. I’m writing this on my Windows machine, which does not have most of the software I use.

update

 

Running Yasu to clear my system and user cache and to repair permissions, followed by running fsck a couple of times seems to have worked.

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History of XML

Recovered from the Wayback Machine.

Reading the article I just re-published on XML (which isn’t a bad intro all things considered), I realized that my little invented XML vocabulary, derived from CDF, and implemented with a tiny browser-based aggregator actually beat the first implementation of RSS.

So I invented syndication feeds.

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Ning the Merciless

I received my beta developer credentials with Ning and am now ready to make something. I’m not sure what yet, but whatever it is, I’m sure that Yahoo or Google will want to buy it when I’m finished.

Microsoft, on the other hand, will want to squash me like a bug.