Blogging about technology and randomness since 2002
by Neil Turner
It’s taken me a while, but I’ve finally removed the final traces of the Movable Type/Melody installation from the server, and deleted the databases (after a customary backup of course). It’s been nearly 6 months since I switched away from Melody and I’m not planning on going back – WordPress just works so much better for me.
I’ve finally resurrected a public blogroll list, which you’ll see on the right hand side of pages, below the advertising. Alas it’s significantly pruned from some years ago, as many blogs that I used to read have been abandoned or disappeared altogether, which is a bit of a shame. Blogging isn’t just as popular as it used to be, it seems.
Firefox 8 came out yesterday – the latest release in the new ‘rapid release’ cycle. It does seem a little more sluggish than Firefox 7 but I can’t come up with anything measurable. Allegedly it’s more stable than Firefox 7 and on the first run it’ll also offer to disable any extensions that have been installed by third-part applications (i.e. those that you haven’t installed yourself as a user). It’s also the first gold release which gets 100/100 on the Acid3 test, although it’s a bit slow at rendering some parts so it’s not a perfect pass. HTML5 support has improved but it doesn’t yet support the full specification yet – in particular, new input methods such as colour pickers and number selectors haven’t been implemented.
And normally I’d try to write a fourth bullet point but I’ve run out of things to say. Some other bits will be in separate posts shortly.
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