# Friday, 30 December 2005

canvas element in IE

... his demo was actually in porting some of Canvas over to IE. You can check out the demo to see it in action, and see the JavaScript and HTC code. [via Ajaxian]


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Freeview and High Definition TV (HD)

All those nice wide screen tellies that are "HD Ready" - beware the 'small print':

The Freeview service has limited "bandwidth" and its five million-plus viewers will almost certainly have to wait till 2012 for HDTV. [via Scotsman.com Business - Digital broadcasting - BBC unveils high-definition TV schedule]

I've not noticed this 'limitation' in shops but around here freeview isn't available anyway.

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# Thursday, 15 December 2005

Excitement under control

I’m excited to announce that we’re adopting the icon used in Firefox [via Microsoft Team RSS Blog : Icons: It’s still orange]

Awwww, common, can't we manage a super excited :-)

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# Wednesday, 14 December 2005

Measuring success

Dare Obasanjo mulls on the measure of success:

One of the interesting things I've noticed due to the discussion about Yahoo!'s purchase of del.icio.us is how differently success is judged in the post-dotbomb technology startup scene. ....

I tend to agree with Anil Dash, del.icio.us isn't yet a success except for being successful at making the founders and VCs a good return on their investment. If a service can grow to be 5 times as large and still be considered a failure then I think it is safe to say that calling del.icio.us a success is at best premature. [via Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life]

What I felt about the original dotcom boom was that I misunderstood it - it wasn't about creating product, value etc etc it was about selling a business plan, aka Vapour, and then spending the £/$ the plan accrued for you on having a ton of fun. I haven't got any idea what is going on here, I don't know what Yahoo is up to.

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# Saturday, 03 December 2005

IE changes (UI interactive) ActiveX behavior

Late Friday, the company changed course again and notified ActiveX control vendors, OEM partners and content providers of the coming changes, which will be included in all future releases of Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

 [via Microsoft Bows to Eolas, Revamps IE's Multimedia Handling]

The above article points to the docs...

A white paper detailing the ActiveX changes has been published on the MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network).

All fine and dandy, but nothing on a source I watch - the IE Team Blog. Presumably Scoble is not in the country or he would be very angry and venting his frustration at the failure to use the normal communications methods, i.e. blogs.

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