Hi! My name is Cédric Bozzi, I make websites and iOS apps, and this is my blog about technology (mostly a Twitter archive, really).

4 August 2006

@apple@

I can’t understand why rumor sites are so insistent that Apple would introduce an iPhone at WWDC. Steve is going to introduce Leopard, the new Mac desktops, and quite possibly updates to the MacBook Pro and Cinema Display lines; where in the keynote do you expect him to cram something as major as an iPhone?

Besides, I don’t know Apple’s history by heart, but if Wikipedia is to be believed they have been rather coherent so far around the fact that this is a developer conference — I don’t know what even a new iPod nano would be doing there.

 

@apple@

Scan the WWDC 2006 Banner for Clues. Huh, okay, or maybe Steve isn’t going to announce anything interesting at all. Come on, a PowerMac / Mac Pro redesign is long overdue.

 

@apple@

The Washington Post reporter who broke yesterday’s story about the MacBook wifi security hole has now posted a follow-up insisting that the flaw is indeed present with the MacBook’s included AirPort card and drivers, but Apple pretty much forced those hackers to use an external wifi card for their demo. On a MacBook. Huh?

John Gruber’s take is that the writer is either incompetent or a moron and, yeah, that makes a lot of sense.

 

@web@

On Embruns, whom I have decided not to link anymore, because he regularly likes to spoil the ending of the most popular books and shows:

Garoo, your all-caps tags scream of teenage angst. Don’t forget you’re a thirty-something now.

Forbidding uppercase strikes me as one of the stupidest inventions of W3C (and yet there’s a lot of competition): it doesn’t help anyone accomplish anything, but only removes functionality from the language. I write some tags in uppercase for a simple reason: I hand-code my pages. Having some tags in uppercase and some in lowercase helps figuring out the structure at a glance: a <div> is a tiny block; <DIV> is a big encompassing block, that’s closed way farther down the page, or often even in another PHP function. (Well, I’m simplifying here; there are other cases where I switch between lowercase and uppercase, and the rules aren’t set in stone.)

And, no, the fact that I need this doesn’t mean my code is too complex. Apart from <font> tags, CSS hasn’t simplified code; it has only simplified everybody’s layouts.

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