Confessions of an Eccentric Web Developer III
It's so fun to share my innermost web development thoughts. Some people get furious about some of my ideas. Luckily I don't give a damn. Take my thoughts for what they're worth.
- I think it's really odd that we can't view a desktop app's source, but a website's XHTML source is freely available. Does any less work go into it? Is there any more of a security risk? The more I think about this, the less I understand. Don't get me wrong -- this blog is proof that I'm a fan of the open community. Is it odd to anyone else though?
- I think that FeedBurner's subscriber widget is Web 2.0's version of the counter.
- I don't think that file extensions should be in URLs anymore. Seems amateur.
- It was interesting to see the response to my dwProtector class. Most of my audience liked it, DZone liked it, and AJAXian (who didn't seem to read the article in detail) killed it.
- I think the "<sup>" HTML tag is a little too informal for me.
- I wish the Moo crew would sell t-shirts or hoodies to help fund themselves. I'd be the first customer.
- A piece of my heart still belongs to my first sites I created at Geocities when I was 13. I don't remember the exact addresses, but I remember the topics: N64 cheat codes, South Park, and Mortal Kombat (multiple occasions, might I add).
- If you think you can drop IE6 support for any non-intranet type websites, you're a fool. IE6 isn't going anywhere and I predict you wont be able to safely drop IE6 support until 2010.
- The problem with being a "jack of all trades" is that it makes you feel like a master of none. And that's a sad, demeaning feeling.
- While MooTools users are seen as arrogant and negative, I've seen more smack talk in the other frameworks' IRC rooms than I've seen in #mootools.
- I'm scheming to find a way to get to one of these conferences like The AJAX Experience and An Event Apart. Someone show me the way. Especially with this bombing economy. Why don't these conferences come to Madison? It's a great place to be!
- I curse at the people in the Apple store every time I walk by it. And I've recently thought about getting an iPhone and an iMac. I think I'm having an identity crisis.
- If I have to show one more customer how to set up Microsoft Outlook I'm going to turn in my programmer card. Seriously.
- Denying Twitter was an ignorant thing of me to do. Every developer should join Twitter and make contacts.
- The jQuery / Microsoft connection completely threw me for a loop. First, isn't there still a "the man" complex about Microsoft? And how many ASP/.NET developers use jQuery? Does Microsoft benefit more than jQuery from this relationship? One thing I do know is that this relationship does NOT mean that jQuery has "won the framework war," as I've seen in a few articles. Not even close.
As usual, let me have it.