Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Proposal - Where it all started

This is the gem that started us all on this little WWW thingy.

It's a good read and there are some pointers to ideas that still haven't been successfully developed.

Information Management: A Proposal
Tim Berners-Lee, CERN March 1989, May 1990
Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format

Monday, September 20, 2010

Potentially massive hole in 'good' ASP.NET sites

 This is not just a simple patch fix, and even well managed sites can have this issue.
This is driven by ASP.NET giving up too much information in error codes.

The big takeaway:

Important: It is not  enough to simply turn on CustomErrors or have it set to RemoteOnly. You also need to make sure that all errors are configured to return the same error page.  This requires you to explicitly set the “defaultRedirect” attribute on the section and ensure that no per-status codes are set.

Here's the Scott Gu post

Get busy out there.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Apple media event Today -

Best prediction from the TUAW comments:

macfan406 said

Alright Here's the Rundown:
  • Jobs walks on stage
  • Talks about amazing iPad and iPhone 4 success
  • Announces they have ramped production of both
  • Three Things for today. iLife, iOS (and iPods), and AppleTV
  • Announces iLife '11.
  • Garageband gets revamped
  • "Mystery application" an iOS app builder like Android's App Inventor. "App Innovator"
  •  iLife goes on sale today for $79
  • iOS 4 devices can download iLife for iOS as a suite for $40 or apps for $10 (iMovie, Garageband, iWeb, and iPhoto)
  • iOS: iPad gets iOS 4 friday. Expose runs the multi-tasking show here, and you can run Retina Display apps without pixel doubling
  • "iPod touch is a great device, but we decided to redesign it all"
  • Announces new iPod touch (almost indistinguishable from iP4)
  • Front Facetime cam as well as 5MP Camera in the rear with LED Flash
  • still 8.5mm
  • Retina Display, A4, FM/HD Radio with Tagging.
  •  3G model using the same pricing scheme as iPad
  • Capacity up to 128GB. 32GB starts $199, Add $130 for 3G
  • All models get compass and GPS
  • Ships in a week
  • Nano gets still camera, WiFi for Video and Photo uploads
  • Classic gets no moving parts.
  • Shuffle utilitzes rumored 1.3" screen
  • iPhone gets an antenna fix. White iPhone ships at the end of the month
  • AppleTV--> iTV
  • 16GB $99, 32GB $199
  • Runs iOS and can access the App Store.
  • One More Thing:
  • Streaming from your Library: Free
  • Stream from the store: $9.99/month
  • Early 2011.
  • Any iOS device. Any Mac/PC Web browser can get to it.
  • (Insert special guest artist here..)

There you have it. A Full rundown of next Wednesday. Enjoy and continue to speculate!