Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Internet Explorer - the worst browser one should have.

Today I realized that Internet Explorer is the worst internet browser that one should have. It gave me pain in xxx while trying to figure out an issue with  the compression. Here is what schroepl.net says

Internet Explorer version 4.0 and up

This browser uses either HTTP/1.0 or HTTP/1.1, depending upon the settings in the internet options. It is sending the header Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate - but only if using HTTP/1.1.

Processing compressed content works if the browser has requested compressed content; otherwise it ignores the HTTP header Content-Encoding: gzip although it would be able to decompress the content.

Which is really stupid. Internet Explorer or those who programmed it just presumed that with HTTP/1.0 will not use compression. I hate internet explorer.. please any one still using internet explorer please please switch to Firefox.

Saturday, August 15, 2009


OAuth: An open protocol to allow secure API authorization  in a simple and standard method from desktop and web applications. For cross website authentication.. for example you may use Google OAuth API to authenticate your users. It is not OpedID.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Review of HTC Hero

Excerpt from review of HTC Hero from engadget.com
The Hero represents a valiant effort from HTC -- though unfortunately, the company appears to have bitten off more than its last-generation hardware can chew. If this build of Android were to be loaded atop the guts of a 3GS or Pre, the performance would likely be astounding, but fused with the two-year old architecture of previous devices, it's mostly disappointing. We're not saying this isn't the best build of Android on the market -- we think it is. What we are saying is that this build is a bit too much for a device like the Hero to handle, and that makes for an uneven, sometimes frustrating experience. Going into the review, we desperately wanted to love this phone, but given the combination of a few poor hardware choices and an OS which outclasses the device it runs on, we can only recommend that you enter at your own risk. HTC has an explosive entry in the smartphone category with what its done on the software side... now it just needs the hardware to match.
After reading this I think I should wait for at least 6 months before getting a real android device.