Oh my god... it's not full of stars...
I switched to DigiCert a few months ago and they are much more "rapid" than rapidssl was ever for us.
Our original account with Rapid was under one company name. We subsequently changed the holding company's name on a later request and apparently our account was flagged for manual validation 100% of the time. Each time we renewed it would take 4 or 5 days of faxing forms, confirmations, phone calls from hell, etc.
The nice thing was, at the time, they were one of the few SSL providers to allow unlimited re-issuance. Digicert does too, and has even better prices AFAIK.
(Note: I don't work for them or have any financial interest in them)
Did you actually use MS's implementation of web fonts? They made some proprietary font for no reason at all. They are trying to open it as a W3C standard now but that will hopefully fail completely. We already have enough font standards without introducing yet another format.
Uh, 3.1 has web fonts.
The community and fleet of developers available to PHP is far and away the more vulnerable than register_globals could ever be.
Modern code bases, books, and examples are STILL being written using string concatenation to build SQL! These examples are teaching these dated, insecure methods to novices, thus guaranteeing these horrible practices will propagate for a long, long time.
Mildly toxic? Just edit Wikipedia.
I run a single windows server. I hate that an IIS update requires me to reboot the machine. Why can't I just restart IIS?! The only consistent update that never requires a reboot is the smart filters update. Very annoying.
The problem is, MySQL hasn't had a stable, crash-free release in MANY years. The version you think is stable is only stable with your data set and queries.
Couldn't you extract just that library from an RPM and stick it in a path that Firefox would find it?
Firefox 3.1 is introducing some preferences where you can, IIRC, disable sources of information AwesomeBar queries. I think you could tune it to remove those results. There are addons as well that pre-prioritize the results to be more like Firefox 2.
Firefox 3 does not tell Google which sites you are visiting. It downloads a local version of the blacklist and queries it locally.
If you're talking about on Linux, 3.1 is fixing some of the fsync issues that made it slow on some boxes.
How much of the server growth is due to capacity, though? I'd like to see some numbers comparing how many users a Windows Server host for a web application can support versus, say, BSD, for the same application. I looked around a bit but couldn't find any.
That analogy is a bit off. Opening the hood of your car is a common operation. Easter eggs should be uncommon to the point that most users will never locate them.
And you know, some of us in management like when people stand up to us. I don't know everything, and never will, nor do I want to. That's why I hired you (I hope). If I have to dictate everything to you and you bow to my every whim, (a) you're more worthless than your interview hinted at, and (b) you're never going to get anywhere.