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Comment: Re:Why would you refuse a breathalyzer? (Score 1) 1219

by mrjohnson (#34730632) Attached to: 'No Refusal' DUI Checkpoints Coming To Florida?
Our ideals and legal system is not supposed to allow the conviction of a few innocents, even if it means allowing a few guilty to go free. This (admittedly well-intentioned) quest to prevent drunk driving is imposing some scary repercussions for the innocent swept up in the great machine.

Comment: Re:Alfresco (Score 2, Informative) 119

by mrjohnson (#31928900) Attached to: Simple CMS For Mixed Mac/Windows Team?

Oi, I tried it. I didn't like that one. In fact, I've tried every major CMS out there.

I'd suggest also looking at dotCMS -- it's fantastic. I ported a medium-sized financial site to it almost a year ago now and couldn't be happier. It's been very stable and supports multiple themes. It's based on velocity, which isn't my favorite thing, but it's easy enough.

Comment: Re:WTF! FORCED SHUTDOWN (Score 1) 142

by mrjohnson (#30862096) Attached to: Microsoft Patches "Google Hack" Flaw In IE

Bah, on Linux and *every other OS besides Windows* I can upgrade my websever, test the configuration and restart just the process when I'm ready. I often do the upgrade work a few hours beforehand (when I'm awake) and reboot Apache during a slow period (usually late night).

On Windows you may have to first shutdown the webserver to upgrade, or reboot the entire server, causing a much longer outage than needed.

Or just look at the jar locking hacks Tomcat has to do because you can't replace an in-use jar. I've converted several developers from Windows because rebooting Tomcat all day long is so god awful.

Comment: Re:Big Battle (Score 1) 463

by mrjohnson (#30847236) Attached to: Bing To Become Default iPhone Search?

From what I can tell, most of those SEO strategies are much more successful on Bing than on Google. I have several sites that rank well in Google despite never really working on SEO. It's a competitive category and the other sites are spamming the web with all kinds of links.

On Bing, my sites rank nowhere. In fact, they're found several pages into the search, long past some really obscure sites.

Bing is pay to play. Maybe people like that, I don't know. I would rather keep the more democratic Google, who works hard to keep the spammers out.

You can measure a programmer's perspective by noting his attitude on the continuing viability of FORTRAN. -- Alan Perlis