13. May, 2011
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If you’re worried about security while you’re browsing the web (and you probably should), here is a simple solution that might actually work (or at least raises the bar quite a bit): BitBox (German)
In a nutshell, it’s a secured Linux system running Firefox 4 inside of VirtualBox. The browser can only access the resources of the virtual PC.
So to infect your real system, the hacker must: Break Firefox on Linux (which is hard), break Linux (hard), break through the virtual PC layer (not that easy either) to be able to infect your real PC (as opposed to just infect your PC).
19. November, 2010
Today, I tried to create a CSS file so readers of my stories can get a nice looking printout. Or so I thought.
The cast: Opera 10, Chrome 7, Firefox 4, Konqueror.
The task: Print plain text, two column, 2.5cm left margin.
Opera has one of the best print drivers for HTML. No other browser comes even close. But no support for
Webkit does support
column-count but not the official CSS3 style. You need a special attribute called
What’s way less cool is the fact that the printer driver doesn’t support it. You can see it, but you can’t get it, baby.
-moz-column-count, you get two columns which make it into the printed page … but what is that huge left margin doing there? That looks like I get only 70% of the page for my text! There are three menus where I can “Setup page” but none of the dialogs behind them allows me to modify the huge print margins! What gives?
You’re kidding, right?
With the Webkit module, the print output looks mostly the same as in Chrome. With the KHTML module, I can’t even get two-column text.
The WWW was invented 1991. That was twenty years ago. Two decades. And web browsers still can’t get something right that bored TeX in 1984.