Software License

6:48 pm - Jason G. - Technology

This is an interesting software license restriction on a software library called ExtJS…

ExtTLD is published under GPL 3.0 license however restricts use by companies participating in animal abuse, such as animal testing laboratories etc. For more information see our Terms of use.

The software has absolutely nothing to do with animal testing, but the project founder feels strongly about the subject and added the restrictions to exert whatever influence he can on animal abuse. Not a bad way to uphold your own morals.


Data Mining Food

7:40 am - Jason G. - Technology

Most popular search on a recipe site the day before Thanksgiving?

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Darker colors indicate more searches… does that mean the sweet potato casserole is really popular in the south, or do we just not know how to make it?

From NY Times.


Happy Thanksgiving

7:25 am - Jason G. - Technology


The Old Ball and Chain…

10:47 pm - Jason G. - Technology

A very appropriate image…



Click Here

9:42 pm - Jason G. - Technology

Why have I recently started to use “Click Here” in websites?

From Dustin Curtis:

There has been a lot of discussion about labeling links with literal callouts for the action or word to click. The appendages for “here” and “click here” are contextually messy and visually ugly, but if they improve usability, it might be a worthy tradeoff. For this test, I was curious about how it would affect the raw clickthrough rate.

This result surprised me. Simply adding “here” as the link at the end of the phrase increased the clickthrough rate by 27% to 12.81%.



8:31 pm - Jason G. - Technology

Thank goodness it is finally trending down…

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From Pollen.com.


USB: Apple vs. Palm

11:03 pm - Jason G. - Technology

My thoughts on the USB kerfuffle between Apple and Palm…

Palm is right — the USB specification is designed for interoperability of devices over a USB connection.

The problem is, the restrictions that Apple has put in place aren’t with the USB connection or device identification, the restrictions are with the software running on the desktop (iTunes). There is no restriction in the USB specification that all desktop software has to play well with any USB device.

The goal of the specification in this respect is to provide those who develop desktop software and want it to work with all comparable devices can do so by using the device interoperability. There are no requirements for those who do not want their desktop software to work with compatible devices.

It’s a shame though, as I’m sure consumers (Palm Pre owners) would benefit from using iTunes. But I also understand Apple’s use of this as a strategic business decision…


Lumix DMC-ZS3

12:22 am - Jason G. - Technology


Just ordered a new camera. Best In Class.com has good reviews.


Eye Chart 2.0

8:45 am - Jason G. - Humor, Technology



Da Shuttle

10:14 am - Jason G. - Technology

This is 45 seconds after liftoff:


More pics here.

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