Here's the mile-high view of what we found.
- Put simply, products made by Apple, Asus, Brother, and Canon are typically reliable and well supported.
- Products made by Dell and Hewlett-Packard often aren't, especially if you're a home user.
- Laptops are slightly more reliable than before, and have fewer serious problems than desktops.
- Business PC customers are generally more satisfied than their consumer counterparts.
- Fringe [uk]: The first season is a bit uneven, but towards the end of that season, an overall story emerges. Since then, it has become really great.
- Stargate Universe [uk]: Unusually for the Stargate franchise, this one has a relatively slow pace. I find it refreshingly different.
Someone points to a person in a cafe (who is off-camera): “Isn't that a star?” Woody Harrelson’s character answers: “No, it's Ted Danson”. Harrelson and Danson co-starred in Cheers.
[Source: Daring Fireball]
Update 2011-01-24: The ultimate CSS layout spec for webapps
Update: Apple has Beatles exclusive until 2011.
All major web browsers have had tabs for a while. It is great, because it allows you to open links from the current page in the background and read them later. But, after a while, tabs tend to pile up, much like a to-do list. On Firefox, you can try out two ideas for the next generation of tabbed browsing:
- ClassNotFoundException: The given class could not be found.
- NoClassDefFoundError: The given class could be found, but something went wrong when initializing it (an interface it implemented could not be found, something went wrong in a static initializer etc.).
 In some countries, the link only works if you first go to eonline.com and switch to “USA” at the bottom of the page.
A recommended anti-procrastination book is “The Now Habit” [uk, de], one of the “Eight important books for software developers”.
- In normal use, both keyboard and trackpad go into light sleep if not used for a certain period of time. Alas, the keyboard does this much more efficiently, because it can wait for a key press to wake up. The trackpad still has to react to touch which is more power-consuming.
- If you put the computer to sleep, keyboard and trackpad go into deeper sleep. E.g., the trackpad only wakes up if you click it.
- You can also switch both devices off which is recommended if you don’t use your computer for an extended period of time.
- Put the cursor in a hot corner. Use “System Preferences → Desktop + Screen Saver → Hot Corners” (or search for “corner”) to configure a corner so that the display is put to sleep if the cursor stays in it. Disadvantage: this is impossible to do if you have switched off the trackpad.
- Type Ctrl-Shift-Eject