April 2006

Another SVG Roadblock

It is about ten years now since the need was recognized for a standard vector-graphics language for the web; about five since Mozilla rejected Adobe's offer of a free plug-in; a couple of years since they identified SVG support as a key differentiator between Mozilla and Microsoft Internet Explorer---and every time I try to use SVG in a web page, I discover a new, show-stopping bug. Read more

The Ultimate Commuting Machine?

My previous bike having been stolen, and Trek having discontinued that model, I got a new black bike for my daily commute. This was an unsual experience for me: not only did I have to order the bike specially, I also got to specify how it would be customized for my requirements. I've now been riding it for a couple of weeks, and I'm really pleased with it. Read more