Incredibly Strange iOS Issue

Update 8/19/2010 @ 11:55 EDT It looks like this may be a cross-domain issue after all.  I changed my testing methodology and was able to reproduce this issue without Gmail being involved. That's the good news, the bad news is that even in a cross-domain scenario, access should…

Back from Hiatus

I'm back from my blogging hiatus. Between a wedding, honeymoon, and the whirlwind that is HTML5 video, I've been completely out of the loop blogging-wise. Add onto that that just 45 days after the wedding my wife got pregnant, and life has been very busy, and very good. Upon coming…

Hey Web Developers: Step up!

In my career, I've been fortunate (or unfortunate depending on your point of view) to become heavily involved in the process of recruiting and hiring engineering talent for multiple companies.  I'm discouraged to say that the User Interface Engineer (which I'm defining quite differently than Jared Spool's UIE.com site…

Dear MSFT and AAPL, Embrace Theora!

I swear; I'm not a hypocrite. I 100% stand by what I wrote to Mozilla about supporting H.264 or risking killing video on the Web sans plugins. I also continue to believe that H.264 is a significantly superior codec to Theora (it's a fact so it's hard to…

Webkit vs. Firefox on H264

I posted this as a comment on another thread; but I thought it warranted its own post. Webkit is an open source project. Webkit development is sponsored by corporations (Apple and Google primarily). Webkit includes support for h264 video. Firefox is an open source project. Firefox development is sponsored by…

Mozilla's Not Non-profit (And Other Thoughts)

Wow, I wrote my "Dear Mozilla..." post last night around 10:30 pm and in less than 12 hours it has generated more traffic than my Blog has generated in any single month since I launched it. As I expected, the open source pundits are out in force (and it's…