Some Quick Plugs
My friend Sergio Leunissen has restarted his HTML DB blog and promises to keep it up to date. Sergio has been working on HTML DB since it’s inception years ago. If you are interested in HTML DB, that’ll be one to check out from time to time.
I’ve been using blogjet to write these articles with. It works very well — it was a bit pricier than some of the other alternatives, but it does let you evaluate for 30 days with all features enabled (why why why do some products have evaluations with limited features? How do I know if I like it if the most important features are disabled). So for me, blogjet won (I tried a couple).
Picked up firetune based on HJR’s advice. It did speed things up for me simply by enabling caching of SSL pages. My satellite proxy cannot/does not speed up SSL and for me that really helped.
And if you use yahoo mail, you might be very interested in ypops! It is a http ‘proxy’ that pretends to be a POP3 email server running on your local pc, it takes POP, turns it into HTTP and gets the mail from yahoo. Really neat. I’m using it so that Thunderbird is my email client for all email now. I don’t have to check in on Yahoo to pick up my Yahoo mail. And since it works with proxy servers, I can use it inside or outside of a firewall.