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The Insanity of HTTP Compression

Friday, June 3rd, 2005

/me found an interesting article about HTTP Compression (gzip), this jgwebber guy really writes some cool articles for Web Developers, so even if it’s an old article I find it highly relevant even today :)

jgwebber “If you’ve dealt with HTTP much, you’ve probably at least heard that it supports gzip compression. And under some circumstances, this even turns out to be true! You might think that supporting something as simple as decoding gzip-encoded content would be simple and straightforward, and you’d be right (especially given that gzip code has been available freely since, well, about forever).

It seems, however, that people working on most major browsers at various points found ways to make this difficult. It would be one thing (albeit a silly thing) if they simply didn’t support gzip encoding, but it’s another matter entirely that a number of browsers request encoded content which they then proceed to barf on. There are lots of articles out there describing, in varying degrees of detail, the mess that is HTTP compression. IBM has a good one.”

Read the full article:
* as simple as possible, but no simpler: The Insanity of HTTP Compression

Will Consoles Kill PC Game Market?

Friday, June 3rd, 2005

So with these new consoles getting ready to launch within the next year, what is the future of PC Games (Windows, Macintosh and Linux)

* Slashdot | Will Next-Gen Consoles Kill Off PC Gaming?

Korean MSN Site Hacked

Friday, June 3rd, 2005

Even more embarrasing news, please hold while I wipe the tears of my face…

* CNN | Microsoft: MSN site hacked in South Korea

* Slashdot | Korean MSN Site Hacked

Europe Is Falling Behind On Open Source

Friday, June 3rd, 2005

Whoa!! This is highly embarrasing, please don’t tease us too much guys…

Superentity writes “Computer Business Review is reporting that an official at the European Commission has called on Europe to take a more proactive approach to open source or risk missing out, and outlined steps that European businesses and governments can take to help open source.” From the article: “In the US most of the large companies have clear strategies to increase open source in their product lines…In Asia and Latin America, we see that there are many national and regional projects to develop and to work on open source.”

Slashdot | Europe Is Falling Behind On Open Source

Google Maps insider

Friday, June 3rd, 2005

jgwebber” has written an in-depth article about the way “Google Maps” (Good old hidden frame technique) works and compared it with GMail’s (XMLHttp based) method.

as simple as possible, but no simpler: Mapping Google