WAP/WML is still the way to browse the internet on a phone

Interesting discovery of the day: Even on an iPhone -- which was supposed to transform the "browsing the internet on a phone" experience -- almost all of the websites I have bookmarked and visit on a daily basis are WAP/WML websites, including WAP/WML versions of the NY Times, SJ Mercury News, Facebook, Google News, and ESPN.

Java App Store

In a blog entry, Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz writes about Project Vector, which he says will probably be renamed the Java Store. I know that a lot of companies are coming out with their own "stores" now, but for me, this is probably the most interesting Java announcement in years.

Does Yahoo Mail have a memory leak?

I'm not sure exactly what's going on, but I'm having a horrible time trying to use Yahoo's web-based email with Firefox this last 36 hours or so. There is some kind of really bad memory leak in the system that makes Firefox's memory use jump up to over 300MB as soon as I look at just two or three files.

Defining the Web 2.0 Look and Feel

I've been working on revamping my website about Alaska,, and in the process I was debating whether or not I wanted this site to have what I considered to be the "Web 2.0 Look & Feel". Just at that time I started wondering, "What is the Web 2.0 Look and Feel?", and I was wondering how I would define it.

Apple makes me use a Microsoft keyboard

My only rant against Apple these days is that when I use my iMac I've had to resort to using a Microsoft keyboard. That's because at the ripe age of 45 I have some arthritis in my fingers, and the keys on Apple's keyboards are too hard to press. You might be surprised, but it really hurts to press those hard keys thousands of times a day.

You will achieve creativity

My favorite business book of all time is "Growing a Business" by Paul Hawken, and in the book he shares the following mission statement (from a company whose name I won't mention here) as something you probably don't want to write:

Rumors of an Apple "media pad" device

I can dig the rumors about Apple developing a new "media pad" device. (Some rumor-mongering here and here.) I had one of the early-model Windows-based Toshiba tablets that had a small display (maybe 10-12"), and the "display" part of it spun on an axis.

A collection of PHP scripts for OpenSSO

Before I get too far away from this code, I wanted to present my examples related to PHP and OpenSSO in a more logical order than the way in which I originally posted them. To that end, here is my collection of PHP/OpenSSO tutorials, showing how a PHP application can manually interact with an OpenSSO server in a single sign-on, identity-management world: