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Ever since I decided to ditch the desktop for the laptop, I was looking for the wireless mouse I will use with my future mobile platform. Since my choice of laptops (ultra-portable) has very limited amount of USB ports (Sony SZ has two) I did not want to permanently occupy one of them with USB receiver for the mouse.
This ruled out majority of mouses out there and left me searching Bluetooth options.
In reality, there were two: Microsoft and Logitech. All the others was not really good ones and all belonged to entry level class. However, both MS Intellimouse and Logitech MX900 are designed for the right-hand users and I happen to use the mouse with my left hand. I am right-handed person but I strongly believe that mouse should be used with left hand as that is more comfortable than the usual way. I eventually bought MX900.
For its own, it is an excellent mouse, which works on practically any surface, even mat-black as my working table. However, it soon became obvious that it was very battery consuming and it having a charging cradle naturally leads me to think it’s a BT mouse aimed to be used in desktop situations.
When Markus Mielke wrote that they Improved
object fallback I was hoping that they also fixed one very annoying bug related to
Imagine this simple code, used in this example:
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If the file is not found at that URL, browser will receive 404 - file not found error. It should simply continue with page execution.
Internet Explorer, both 6 and 7, will however continue to “download” this file forever and thus never execute any
I long thought that this is bug in IE’s implementation of
object, which was known to be buggy. Since this behavior repeated I started writing this post about IE bug, only to realize that all works as expected when instead of Flash I load QuickTime movie. Or image. Or Word document. Or PDF. Anything except Flash.
This is actually bug in Macromedia’s Adobe’s ActiveX plugin. Adobe, please fix this thing, it’s extremely annoying.
Is this possible?
I’m thinking of going to Mac OSX in not so distant future and the setup as above would prove to be very useful. For instance, I know that Windows version of VMWare allows you to use actual disk partition as its disk, but I don’t know if it can use existing installation on that partition.
I would mostly use the virtual machine, except when I would want to play a game or two. Seems crazy to maintain separate WinXP install just for that (not to mention 2 licenses).