Friday, February 16, 2007

Betrayed by Microsoft yet again!

I went through a ton of work to build a feature into an extranet application to allow clicking on a link to open a FOLDER which the end user could drop files into. It would well and was very useful, thus worth the additional pain of forcing IE6 as a requirement.

What does Microsoft do with IE7? BREAK IT!

The username and password were embedded into the URL, for example (not a live one):

Would open a new folder in IE6.. but no more.


Thursday, February 01, 2007

National Guard not allowed to Guard our Nation

How ironic:

Six to eight gunmen — possibly heading for Mexico with drug money — approached a group of Tennessee National Guard troops at an overnight observation post Jan. 3 on the U.S. side of the Arizona-Mexico border. No one fired a shot, and the confrontation ended when American troops retreated to contact the Border Patrol. The gunmen then fled into Mexico.

But the incident made some National Guard commanders nervous enough to move up training dates for handling hostage situations. And some lawmakers have questioned why the rules prohibit soldiers from opening fire unless they are fired upon.

To summarize... the National Guard is not allowed to actually Guard our Nation. We're repeating VietNam.... in Arizona????