These are the things I've written that are tagged "launches"

Wikipedia’s New Look

13 May 2010

I don’t see a big visual improvement, but the overall simplification of the UI and reworking the previously atrocious underlying HTML code is a step forward. Not sure why they went with an XHTML 1.0 Transitional DOCTYPE instead of, say, HTML5, which is practically tailor-made for a website like Wikipedia. I’m assuming that the new […]


01 June 2009

Microsoft’s new, absurdly-named, search engine has launched. Two things: How is this better than their own, and how is this better than It seems to bring nothing new to the table aside from the little popups on the right side of the results (which I’m sure is where “bing” came from. Bing! Bing! […]

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