Do Firefox browser bugs matter?

BBC NEWS | Technology | Do Firefox browser bugs matter?

I’m not a fan of Bill Thompson, generally I find that he is someone who has managed to forge a living telling less technologically able people something about technology, in a dreary and annoying way. He is however a better journalist than I…

In this article he talks about whether bugs in open source software are really a problem, because of the open source nature of the software. Now most of what he talks about is utter drivel (sorry Bill) but he does start with and interesting point which I would hope is at least well researched, and that is:

The Firefox open source browser is full of bugs, some of which are rather serious

And then concludes about that:

Since one of the main reasons people give for moving to Firefox from Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) is that IE is full of bugs and vulnerable to attack, this might seem to show that it does not matter which browser you use, since you are still going to be in trouble.

Which is generally one of the few things that I think I agree with him on…

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Came across this yesterday. It’s a blog mapper. Basically you enter your blog and your location and you can then see how your blog exists in the real world relative to other bloggers… neat idea, not sure home much use it is.

You can then place something like the following on your blog…

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I added an anti spam measure to my comments yesterday, hopefully this will cut down the 300+ comment spams I get every week. Wouldn’t mind getting a comment to let me know that it still works…

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Poacher turned gamekeeper!

BBC NEWS | Technology | Fanning strikes Sony Snocap deal

Well, if you can’t beat them join them… So long in the shadows for creating the illegal file sharing software Napster, its creator fanning is now supplying software to those who would have happily had him stuck in the matrix.

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Killing Referrer Spam

My blog has been suffering a lot of spam since I set it up, and a lot of it comes from the same group of spammers! I checked my logs the other day and found a huge amout of refferal sites that spam originates from. So many that have somthing to do with online casinos, poker, etc… any way I have finally a installed a .htaccess solution to block these refferals so hopefully I will get less from now on… although I do have one concern, does anyone know if the is a bug speed hit for the work that htaccess does?

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