Archive for January, 2007

Vienna 2.1.1 released

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

Vienna is new and improved! Now 10% more code for the same low price. Plus, we’ve added flavonoids! And innovative macro-absorber technology! It’s guaranteed to blow your mind while toning your thighs. If you have liver disease or high blood pressure, do not use Vienna with a bottle of bourbon.

See the release notes for all of the exciting details. Vienna 2.1.1 is available for download now at your local Starbucks or wherever coffee is sold.

WordPress Bug Fix!

Saturday, January 20th, 2007

This is the first post in what I hope is a series, which I’ll call “WordPress Bug Fix Near Saturday”. And while I’m naming things, I’ll call this first post “Episode IV: A New Hope” (to be followed, no doubt, by “Episode V: All Hope Dashed”). I’m very happy to report that the ETag parsing bug has been fixed in WordPress 2.0.7. Thus, if you’re running WordPress 2.0.7 on your site, you no longer have to comment out the following line in the file wp-includes/classes.php:

@header("ETag: $wp_etag");

My logs confirm that WordPress is now correctly parsing its own ETags and sending out HTTP 200 and 304 responses as appropriate. The Penultimate Warrior is victorious and undefeated! Note, however, that none of the bugs that I reported before the Warrior started Running Wild® (cp. Going Wild®) have been fixed yet.

Speaking of my web site logs, they contain a list of phrases that were used to find my site from internet search engines. I’d like to share a few of them that have caught my eye:

  1. instructions+for+using+the+thighmaster

    Squeeze, release, repeat. You’re welcome.

  2. how+do+u+declare+a+pointer+to+an+array+of+pointers+to+int%3f%3f+in+c+language

    int * (* ptr)[];

  3. talk+to+cat+software

    That doesn’t exist, Dr. Doolittle. Try meowing.

  4. cat+lederhosen

    I’ve given your IP to the SPCA.

  5. betamax+the+sausage+and+the+mouse

    These aren’t the droids we’re looking for.

  6. what+does+ns+stand+for+i+cocoa

    NeXTSTEP. Next!

  7. circle+k+employee+uniforms

    I’m so very sorry, dude.

  8. if+jeff+s+usual+is+a+hint+for+a+password+what+is+the+password

    Stop trying to hack into my account, you scoundrel!

Microsoft Vienna

Saturday, January 13th, 2007

No, we’re not porting to Windows. Rather, it appears that Microsoft wants to use the name of our software, Vienna, for a future version of their software.

Hmmm. What’s that famous line from “Jerry Maguire”?

(No, not that line. The other line.)

Solution: Fix the bug

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

I reported this bug well over a year ago, and I’m sure it was known before then.

Mac OS X: Exposé puts all open windows in one row

Issue or symptom

If you have several open windows that are lined up together and invoke Exposé, the windows will be shown in a single row (line) across the screen. For example, if the open windows are all touching the Mac OS X menu bar.

Products affected

  • Mac OS X 10.3 or later