Author Archives: xkahn

Verizon Customer Service is a little off too

So in the long trip to get a working TiVo with FiOS service, I’ve hit another snag.  Verizon insists on sending someone to my house to install the cable cards.  Why, I ask?  Because they are fragile.  (It costs $100 to replace them if they break.)  Yikes. So after UPS (and I hate UPS) screwed… Read More »

I ☹ (hate) you, UPS

I ordered a TiVO on Tuesday night from Amazon with 2 day shipping.  It was too late in the day, so it counted as being ordered on Wednesday.  Estimated delivery?  Friday.  So, I called up Verizon to order cable cards for it.  They quickly scheduled a technician to come out (?!) and deliver them and… Read More »

Car Fire

So I haven’t blogged in a while.  Not for lack of subjects.  My TiVo died.  We got a great new camera.  I flew to Ohio for $10 each way.  I ran over my cell phone, but it still works except for the screen.  I helped release some pretty interesting software.  I’m looking at the Zimbra… Read More »

Conversation Threads in Evolution

I really enjoy the way Google’s Gmail displays related messages (or threads) as conversations. David Morrison has been working on a plugin for Evolution which tries to replicate this behavior. The last news items was on August of 2005 asking if he was done. I think it still needs a little bit more work, so… Read More »

A Big GNOME Announcement?

So I guess there is a big GNOME announcement today at noon Eastern Time today. On IRC, people were trying to guess what it could be. Here are some of the ideas, which are all very funny: the board decided to release gnome 2.20 as gnome 3.0 we are migration gnome desktop to web 2.0… Read More »

Even more twisty HTML

Whew! Yesterday I received a number of comments and complaints about my small twisty (disclosure triangle) library. To review: It didn’t work in Internet Explorer. (Not too surprising since I don’t have access to a Windows machine for testing.) It was a little ugly. (Okay, no one said that, but I think it was implied.)… Read More »

Twisty HTML

Edit: I’ve created an updated version of this library and described it at Even More Twisty HTML. I don’t recommend using the version described below because of the issues people have reported. Twisties, otherwise known as “Disclosure Triangles” are little triangles (►) that twist (▼) when clicked to hide or show content on the page.… Read More »