Showing posts from November, 2006

Bug Report in Google Calendar: Links in Description

Links in the calendar description used to work properly, for instance if you have in the description it would be a functional link. Now, the link is replaced with "<a rel=nofollow href="" class=linkified target=_blank></a>" with no functional link.

Popular Science - Best of What's New 2006

Popular Science has released their "Best of What's New 2006". Check it out at

Don't Buy From Ray James Appliances...

A friend of mine bought a dishwasher from Ray James Appliances in Niagara Falls. It was dented. Ordered a replacement. It arrived, also dented (with a forklift!). Ordered a replacement. The wrong one arrived, and the owner and the salesman condescendingly tried to convince my friend that it was the same one she bought, even though the one she bought was a higher end model with buttons ($100 upgrade) and the one that arrived had a dial (they are either idiots or swindlers). They later delivered the correct one. It leaked. It was then fixed, supposedly. (The repair guy told her he found a loose fitting, but told the owner that there was nothing wrong.) It leaked again a few days later.

I have called the store on behalf of my friend, as she is too upset about the whole episode to deal with them directly. The owner, Alec, refused to give her a refund. The only way he will give her a refund is to get the service guy to come back to her house and have her run the dishwasher and actually see …

Beware of Counterfeit USB Flash Drives on eBay

Millions of buyers have been swindled into buying fake, low quality thumb drives on eBay. Read eBay's guide about this here.

Eclipse comes out of the shadows

On Nov. 7, 2001, IBM published the source code of its Eclipse development platform. As Eclipse celebrated its fifth anniversary as open-source software this week, it has found a prominent place among the software community. Read the rest of the article at