Tag: wasted time

An Open Letter to Mozilla/Firefox

Below is the essay I submitted via Firefox’s feedback form earlier today.   “The page was reloaded, because the character encoding declaration of the HTML document was not found when prescanning the first 1024 bytes of the file. The encoding declaration needs to be moved to be within the first 1024 bytes of the file.” This is absolutely ridiculous. No other browser I’ve tested on – latest Chrome, Opera, and Safari; IE 11, IE9, IE7 – actually re-request the page because of this. Maybe they re-process the response, maybe they just properly handle undetected encoding from the beginning, but none of them make a whole new request. I’ve spent the…


npm + Windows =

So a lot of things use Node.js now, and it’s easy to understand why. Node and npm offer an easy way to develop and distribute command-line applications and tools, as well as real-time web apps with push capability. For the redesign we’re doing at work it was decided we’d use the LESS version of Bootstrap because of its great browser compatibility and responsive framework. I’ve used Bootstrap before, but only the pre-compiled version, and I’ve never used a CSS preprocessor before either. Bootstrap recommend using Grunt via Node to build the LESS source so I figured I’d just set that up so I can follow the official guides and support…