Monthly Archives: February 2008

Pirates in spaaaaaaaace…

One aspect of software piracy that’s always interested me is the way protection schemes always seem to end up causing nothing but trouble for legitimate users — while pirates happily release 0-day cracks to use the software trouble-tree (albeit illegally). … Continue reading

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User perception of SafeBrowsing

I’ve rarely hit the Google SafeBrowsing (malware) warning page, but last week it flagged a few sites that caught my attention. One was example.com (a reserved domain, which amusingly caused our test suite to fail :). The others were real … Continue reading

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Capital N, small y…

David Baron reminded me on IRC that there have been throbber design contests in the past… There’s this Netscape page for a 1995 (?) animation contest (holy 16-color flashback, batman!), which conveniently has images for each frame for the winner … Continue reading

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All Glory To The Hypno-Throbber

As you might have heard, the theme for Firefox 3 has been undergoing a refresh. Alex Faaborg has been blogging about most of the big changes, but I thought I’d mention one little piece of remaining work — the throbber … Continue reading

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