Interesting HTTP header fields

In Uncategorized on January 3, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Some interesting HTTP header fields from Wikipedia:

  • If-Modified-Since — Caching
  • If-Match — ETag (for a PUT?)
  • If-None-Match — ETag, for caching
  • Content-Disposition — For showing a “File Download” dialog box
  • Content-MD5
  • X-Frame-Options — “Clickjacking” protection
  • X-Content-Type-Options — Tell IE not to ignore the declared content type

How to install Adobe Flash

In Uncategorized on October 8, 2010 at 4:06 pm

It’s surprisingly difficult to install the Adobe Flash player without their license manager. The following worked from me:

  1. Save the Flash Player uninstaller to the desktop.
  2. Save the Flash Player installer to the desktop. If that page gives you trouble, try the direct link instead. If you use Flash in Internet Explorer, also save the Flash installer for IE.
  3. Exit all open browsers.
  4. Run the uninstaller.
  5. Run the installer(s).
  6. Verify that you’ve successfully installed the latest version on the About Flash page.

This is taken from the following thread at mozillaZine.

FSF won’t answer GPL question

In Uncategorized on September 13, 2010 at 10:28 pm

Via a GCC mailing list thread.

> > It’s my understanding that FSF legal department has consistently refused
> > to answer such questions as this.
> Do you have a quote for that, please?
How do you quote somebody who DOESN’T answer?

It makes perfect sense when you think about it.