Tooltips in JavaScript

June 11th, 2004

overLIB. It looks awesome! And it works in Firefox. Two reasons to keep it in my link collection.

Via Lance


June 8th, 2004

Dan discusses how StarOffice is perceived in general. I assume "the word on the street" comes from the early years of StarOffice, when it wanted to take over your desktop, but required ten minutes to open a letter.

Nowadays, I use OpenOffice for all my personal use (that is, all "official" letters I have to write, and even some spreadsheets. And I can print envelopes with it!). I'm not pushing it to its limits, but it works for me. Never done a "document merge" or something of the kind, though.

So if you're in the market for a free office suite, give OpenOffice a fair chance at least.

System properties

June 4th, 2004

This article about System.getProperty (via Erik)blew me away. I was utterly convinced that System.getProperty() gave me everything I've set in my environment, that I had to try it out. And I was quite baffled to see that the author was right.

However, his proposed solution threw a "java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Malformed \uxxxx encoding." on my Windows XP machine. search

June 2nd, 2004 has implemented its main missing feature: search. Now if we could get categories in a dropdown box, we'd be happy.

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