Why the fuck do I have to install 3rd party software, just to see a gif move?
Why is it that everyone feels like they should build their own fancy user interface for industrial Windows software?
Using interface kits or even build them completely on your own is a very big chance of producing hard to find errors and creating a bad user experience.
The Windows system standard is no beauty, that is for sure, but it is functional and clear. Use it!
Another thing about those design kit is that it increases the size of your installer and therefore creates bigger downloads. Nobody wants to download a 50MB setup for a hard to use software when they could get a 10MB setup for a simple designed software that uses the known standard UI.
Somebody hacked Apple… using a Java-exploit… an exploit that already has been patched.
Every sane person would now think “Hey, at least we will finally get this patch!”, but nope. Apple is now rolling out a ‘security patch’ that does nothing but to disable the Java-browser-plugin.
Almost forgot, steam for Linux now got an official release version.
I just discovered that it is really easy to display remote images with C# .NET using a PictureBox control.
A simple pictureBox1.LoadAsync(“http://www.myhost.org/mypicture.jpg”); does the trick. It even fires progress events, allowing you to make a nice progress indicator.
After Half Life came to Steam for Linux, now there is a port of Counter Strike available. It is very likely that ports of other Half Life mods like Day of Defeat will follow.
Tepco found a way to get rid of their contaminated water! They will dump it into the pacific ocean.
They are not even able to filter the tritium out of it, but that does not stop this environment giant!
The Windows 8 upgrade offer from Microsoft (upgrade for 30$) will expire on the 31. of January. From there on Windows 8 pro will be priced at 199,99$ (279,99€ in Germany !!).
Therefore, if you haven’t by now, upgrade immediately, if not sooner.