I went to the hazardous waste disposal station a couple years ago, to dump off some waste. There was a small stack of computers there, and I was looking at them. Seeing someone from the staff there, I asked if I could look through it and take one. (The computers looked like they were from around 2003 or so. P4s.) This staffer said, "no, they're going to melt them down and make new things."
I had some 2-day pizza dough going, and left it a few too many days, so it started to develop spots of dark mold.
WOW! I never thought ZenCart and it's parent, OSCommerce, could ever be redeemed. These are great products with really unpleasant code. Hacking these apps is a nightmare.
Now, someone's come along with a big replacement to ZenCart called ZenMagick. I just skimmed over it, and the code is much better. The product attaches to ZenCart and exposes and OO API to the underlying database.
At work I run Firefox without the (great) Adblock Plus plug-in. Adblock Plus mangles the HTML code to insert its own code that displays the "Block Ad" tabs, and this interferes with our CMS. Whenever I insert some code to embed video, Adblock Plus sees it and then adds its own code, ruining the code.
I forgot this, and installed ABP and then had to uninstall it.
Then, I started noticing that TinyMCE was altering URLs in links, so a url like http://example.com/go.php?id=100&start=344 would get mangled, so the ampersand (&) was replaced with & the HTML entity. I'd see: http://example.com/go.php?id=100&start=344
It turns out this is correct behavior, because xml doesn't allow & to be in an attribute. It needs to be escaped. The only problem is that IE6 won't handle these links correctly.
Here's something funny from Facts for Working People, and I assume the unemployed as well.
I got this in BackupExec 10d. It probably started because I enabled circular logging.
XMPP is Better with BOSH explains why Jabber over an HTTP connection is better than traditional TCP sockets.
Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), is software produced primarily for social benefit, rather than profit. Over the last 30 years, different organizational structures have evolved to produce this software. Most of these organizations fall squarely in the category of "civil society", though they exist in a realm dominated by for-profit corporations.
Rubber shrinks when heated.
Metal expands when heated.
If you're cheap and have a low-end, generic MP3 player that will also display text files, you can read your RSS feeds on it with the help of this script.