Unicode in URIs makes my head hurt

I’ve read very little about Unicode before but today I had the questionable pleasure of delving a bit deeper into it. Mind you, it still feels like I’ve just dipped a foot in the water, but before today I had only dipped a single toe. Especially I was interested in the URI encoding (“percentage encoding”) …

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On Windows programming

I always find myself going through the same motions when trying to programming on Windows: excitement, bewilderedness, frustration, relief. It’s exciting to find new libraries and frameworks that seem to deliver exactly the functionality I require. I feel bewildered because I don’t think I’ve ever come across a Windows C/C++ API that immediately makes sense …

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It is fair, at least for now…

I think it’d be better if Microsoft’s security specialists concentrated on improving security in their products (and possibly write about how they do it) rather than trying to make the rest of the world feel sorry for them. I’m sorry, but full disclosure is the fairest we have at the moment. Microsoft sits on a …

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Interesting stuff

Am I the only one who finds this absolutely terrifying? If you haven’t seen DCLugi’s Snakes On A Plane auditions on YouTube you need to! Bruce Schneier reported on this a while ago, I need to keep the link around. What to do when your neighbour is using your internet. Our “honourable” EU politicians are …

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Misguided politicians…

Now, why are politicians repeating what the unrivaled masters of FUD say? I thought our elected politicians were supposed to look out for our best interest, not suck up to foreign multi-nationals who have been found to indulge in nti-competitive behaviour. It seems Microsoft is having problems getting the next version of their flagsship product …

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Switching music silo…

Lately there’s been a lot of talk about Microsoft’s new Zune stuff. A lot of people seem to believe it’s never going to de-throne the iPod/iTunes monopoly Apple has managed to create. Maybe. I don’t really care. 79p is still too much to pay for music with DRM. The one thing that got me thinking …

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