Yes, it’s been a long time since I have posted anything on here. I guess that’s the way life goes. Anyways…
I have updated the HTML5 test page. There are a couple of notes. The first being that Opera is moving to WebKit. The second is that Apple has decided to stop making Safari for Windows. Whether this is permanent or not is the question. The last version is 5.1.7.
Leave a comment | tags: HTML5 | posted in Mobile, Personal Computing, Software, Web
I am a content creator.
I do care about my copyrights.
I also care about freedom and Due Process.
Leave a comment | tags: PROTECT IP Act, SOPA, Stop Online Piracy Act | posted in The Politics of Technology, Web
Despite GoDaddy’s early dismissive attitude about the backlash and naysayers of said backlash, the situation fire-balled into a controversy that GoDaddy just could not ignore. Over a week ago, GoDaddy announced that it is no longer supporting the Stop Online Piracy Act. Even the initial support was enough for people like myself to transfer away from GoDaddy.
Other hosting and domain name companies came forward with special offers to entice people away from GoDaddy, while pointing out that they did not support SOPA.
Even though the official boycott day was the 29th of December, I moved my domains and hosting away from GoDaddy during Christmas weekend. Both my hosting and my domains are with other companies now. There was some downtime for Gophanet and my HTML5 test page but, everything is up and running. While others have experienced delays while having their domains transferred, I could not tell if my transfers were delayed because of the Christmas holiday.
Apparently many domains have been transferred from GoDaddy however, it should be pointed out that they are the top domain name service. They have daily transfers in, numbering in the thousands. It could be some weeks before we can get a picture of just how much business GoDaddy lost and there has been some confusion over just what counts as a transfer out (read the comments as well).
Now… what to do about the NFL?
A Step-by-Step Guide to Transfer Domains Out Of GoDaddy
Leave a comment | tags: GoDaddy, Stop Online Piracy Act | posted in Tech Shenanigans, The Politics of Technology, Web
These are the words web designers, the world over, have been waiting to hear for a very long time.
Microsoft announced the decision earlier this week to roll out silent updates – starting in January – for users who have not, for whatever reason, updated to the newest version of IE. There are a few points:
- If you are on Windows XP, you will be upgraded to Internet Explorer 8. IE 9 does not work on XP.
- Windows Vista and 7 users not using IE 9 will be upgraded to IE 9.
- Windows Automatic updating must be turned on.
- Corporations unable to upgrade their IE 6 legacy applications OR corporations who have IT staff who test upgrades before rolling them out to the rest of the company, will be able to opt out of the upgrade using the IE 8 and IE 9 Automatic Update Blocker toolkits.
Truth be told, I have stopped developing/supporting applications for IE 6 and 7 and I only marginally support IE 8. If someone is using IE 8, there’s no reason why they should not switch to IE 9. If their favorite site works in IE 8 but is broken on newer browsers then the problem is the people developing the site. Write them and tell them to join the rest of us.
Leave a comment | tags: Internet Explorer | posted in Software, Web
Update: Hours after I submitted this post, EA had trouble with their back-end and many, many people could not log onto Origin. Oh, sweet irony…
I have to hand it to Dice Battlefield 3 is awesome. However, what an annoying mess updating (and joining) the game has turned out to be.
A couple of weeks ago, a giant update for Bf3 was released. In this update were the files for the “Back to Karkand” expansion pack. In order to unlock these files you either had to buy the Limited Edition of Bf3 or , if you had the standard version, pay some money for it (15€ here). I paid for mine earlier today and I was not able to join a server. The message “Game content was not found” had appeared. Apparently, I was not alone. Here is a list of a few things you can try in order to get the “Back to Karkand” expansion working for you. I found these via several different forums.
- Log out and back into Origin
- Clear all cookies, history from your browser
- Attempt to join empty server, or an empty out of region server or with a few ppl
- Reinstall Origin
- Manually log out of Battlelog in browser (without browser) then log back in
The first four did not work – it worked for others. The last one did work for me.
Like I said, this is a great game but, sorry EA and Dice, using both Origin and Battlelog on a web browser to update the game – just sloppy.
Leave a comment | tags: Back To Karkand, Battlefield | posted in Tech Shenanigans, Video games, Web
For the moment, I’ll do my best to not moan about having to log into Origin so you can launch Battlelog in your web browser – just so you can launch Battlefield 3 and play a game…
Having troubles installing BF3’s first patch? Maybe this will help – and with subsequent patches – log out of Origin and log back in. When I went into Battlelog this afternoon to play a round and tried to join a server, the Game Manager told me that an update needed to be installed. So, I pressed “update” and Origin popped up but, nothing happened – it just sat there. Logging out and logging back in solved the problem. Hopefully, this will do the same for you.
BTW, from what I read, this patch did not dim that portable sun people carry around and blinding EVERYONE.
3 Comments | tags: Battlefield 3, Battlelog, Origin | posted in Video games, Web
For a while, a “Sync Error” message has been sitting on my Google Chrome browser. I haven’t had the time to do anything about it till now. So, when I clicked on “Sync Error”, it took me to “Personal Stuff” in “Options”. I entered in my password and waited.
And waited some more….
You get the picture. Nothing was happening. The little Ajax loader graphic was spinning but, that was it. I solved this by clicking on the button “Stop syncing this account…”, then I pressed the “Stop syncing” button in the “Stop syncing this account” pop up window and lastly clicking on the “Set up sync” button and entering my log in information.
A little stupid and annoying but, at least it works again.
4 Comments | tags: Google Chrome, Sync Error | posted in Personal Computing, Tech Shenanigans, Web
Been doing some updating to my HTML5/CSS 3 test page lately. I added Mobile Opera (as of this post – version 11) to the test list. Mobile Opera is now my default browser on my n900. It’s a real joy to use. Unfortunately, it doesn’t support contenteditable – which would be really nice if it did. I have Maemo’s browser and Mobile Firefox on there. I would be using FF but it’s painfully slow – like splinter in the eye death slow (NSFW) from Lucio Fulci’s Zombie (it’s October, that’s means it’s Halloween time!). Continue reading
Leave a comment | tags: @font-face, CSS 3 Web gradient, Opera | posted in Web
An attempted rebranding? They should redesign the CV-Netti application first.
So, the other day I was in the local employment office (työkkäri/työvoimatoimisto). While we were talking with a rep. she looked at my online CV which is listed on MOL.fi’s CV-Netti system. She showed us that an alert window had popped up saying that my CV was not published (offline, unsearchable to potential employers). The problem was that I renewed my CV’s “Julkaiseaika” (online publish time) the week before. This is mandatory for everyone looking for a job and receiving unemployment money. If this is not done, you could lose your money for two months. This is something that I cannot afford to have happen to me.
I was angry and I did not understand why this had happened. When I came home, I looked at my CV and sure enough, the fields to list “Julkaiseaika” were blank. So, how did this happen? I figured it out real quick. Continue reading
Leave a comment | tags: CV-Netti, Julkaiseaika, MOL.fi | posted in Tech Shenanigans, Web
For a while now, I have been incredibly annoyed with how YouTube.com automatically displays the user interface in a certain language. What makes this even worse is that you cannot change the setting anywhere in your YouTube.com profile settings. I thought that this was because detected the country that I live in (Finland) – a noobish mistake on my part. While I can speak a bit of Finnish, and read even more, it takes me a lot more time to read each word carefully so I fully understand what is written. Continue reading
2 Comments | tags: Web browser language, Web page language, YouTube | posted in Personal Computing, Software, Web