Archive for November, 2005

An address bar for every popup

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

Another good move in the development of the new IE7 — no popup windows without address bars anymore, making it more difficult to trick people into using a fake website.

This change, combined with the visibility of the lock (indicating a secure website) and colour coding in the address bar, is an extra help against phishing websites. The IE7 programmers even thought of the colourblind, as each colour is accompanied by an icon and a line of text that clearly shows the status of the website: red for phishing, yellow for suspicious, and green for secure websites.


Saturday, November 12th, 2005

For some time now, the kids have been nagging me to let them bake something. Preferably cookies, but pizza wouldn’t be bad either.

Today I finally gave in, and they made a nice set of lovely apple muffins:

dough into the formapple stuff on the doughout of the ovenglacingthere are 12 of themmuffins ready to eat

Summer in Autumn

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

October 30th — almost a month and a half into autumn. The weather was much like summer though, as there was plenty of sunshine and the temperature rose to over 20 degrees Celcius.

I thought I’d better cease this last "summer’s day", so I took the kids for a walk along the river and to the park, where we stayed till the sun went down.

Of course I took my camera with me, and this is one of the pics I took before it got dark:

October Sundown

Cyclist on the dyke