Nella tana del Sarlacc.

L'archivio del 01/2009 di Tiziano Caviglia Blog.

Potenzialmente pericoloso 31.01.09

Google spiega che cosa è andato storto oggi, causando l'impossibilità di accedere alla maggior parte dei siti del mondo indicizzati nella sua directory.

If you did a Google search between 6:30 a.m. PST and 7:25 a.m. PST this morning, you likely saw that the message "This site may harm your computer" accompanied each and every search result. This was clearly an error, and we are very sorry for the inconvenience caused to our users.

What happened? Very simply, human error. Google flags search results with the message "This site may harm your computer" if the site is known to install malicious software in the background or otherwise surreptitiously. We do this to protect our users against visiting sites that could harm their computers. We maintain a list of such sites through both manual and automated methods. We work with a non-profit called StopBadware.org to come up with criteria for maintaining this list, and to provide simple processes for webmasters to remove their site from the list.

We periodically update that list and released one such update to the site this morning. Unfortunately (and here's the human error), the URL of '/' was mistakenly checked in as a value to the file and '/' expands to all URLs. Fortunately, our on-call site reliability team found the problem quickly and reverted the file. Since we push these updates in a staggered and rolling fashion, the errors began appearing between 6:27 a.m. and 6:40 a.m. and began disappearing between 7:10 and 7:25 a.m., so the duration of the problem for any particular user was approximately 40 minutes.

Pallidi tentativi di imitazione 31.01.09

Micheal Steele

Michael Steele è il nuovo presidente del Partito Repubblicano.
Ken Blackwell, di cui si è parlato qui, ha preferito ritirarsi al quarto ballottaggio per appoggiarlo.

Tra merle e marmotte 30.01.09

Aspettando di sapere se l'inverno durerà, o meno, altre sei settimane, ci si arrangia battendo i denti.

Targhe alterne 29.01.09

Ieri una mano ignota ha riposizionato una nuova targa della Margherita, mentre non si sa ancora chi è in possesso della targa della Margherita e di quella del Pd originariamente poste sul portone di via di S. Andrea delle Fratte. Ci sarebbe da ridere, o da piangere: fate voi.

Sulla storia delle targhe della sede del PD.

Anche una camicia è un simbolo 29.01.09

Obama nello Studio Ovale in maniche di camica

Governare il mondo con uno stile informale.
Obama svecchia lo Studio Ovale incontrando i collaboratori in maniche di camicia.

Seriously wine 29.01.09

L'aggregatore per gli amanti del vino.

IE8 release candidate 28.01.09

The team will post more about all changes between Beta 2 and RC. In brief:

* Platform Complete. The technical community should expect the final IE8 release to behave as the Release Candidate does. The IE8 product is effectively complete and done. We'll post separately about the thousands of additional test cases we're contributing to the W3C. We've listened very carefully to feedback from the betas. With the Release Candidate, we're listening carefully for critical issues.
* Reliability, Performance, and Compatibility improvements. We've studied the telemetry feedback about the browser's underlying quality and addressed many issues.
* Security. We've worked closely with people in the security community to enable consumer-ready clickjacking protection. Sites can now protect themselves and their users from clickjacking attacks "out of the box", without impacting compatibility or requiring browser add-ons. We also made some changes to InPrivate based on feedback from customers and partners.

We also made some changes to the user experience based on feedback. For example, based on data about how people use actually it, we made fitting more items on the Favorites bar easier. (Note that the IE8 Release Candidate is for Windows Vista, XP, and Server only; Windows 7 users will get an updated IE8 with the next update of Windows 7. Also, the Release Candidate of the Internet Explorer Administration Kit is available for download now.)

Via IEBlog.

Twitter virale 28.01.09

Twitter is changing the way information spreads online. Links that would have been blogged a couple of years ago are now more often shared via the micro-blogging service instead, which fundamentally changes strategy when trying to get content to spread. Publishers can complain and wistfully wish for the good old days of blog links and Google juice, or they can adapt to the new reality Twitter represents. Getting your content "ReTweeted" on Twitter (i.e. getting people to repeat what you’ve said, usually along with a link) can drive significant quality traffic to your site, which in turn can boost your subscriber numbers. So, how does ReTweeting happen, anyway? Well, here are the 5 factors you need to take into account when trying to get your content to spread virally on Twitter. 1. Call to Action ReTweeting is an action you wish your readers to take, and, like any other action, the best way to persuade people to do it is to ask them to. And when a user ReTweets your content, they’re very likely to also.

Via copyblogger.

Gauche caviar 28.01.09

Parafrasando, il rom è il nuovo albanese.

Offline Gmail 28.01.09

Gmail va offline.

Web-based email is great because you can check it from any computer, but there's one little catch: it's inherently limited by your internet connection. From public WiFi to smartphones equipped with 3G, from mobile broadband cards to fledgling in-flight wireless on airplanes, Internet access is becoming more and more ubiquitous - but there are still times when you can't access your webmail because of an unreliable or unavailable connection.

Today we're starting to roll out an experimental feature in Gmail Labs that should help fill in those gaps: offline Gmail. So even if you're offline, you can open your web browser, go to gmail.com, and get to your mail just like you're used to. Once you turn on this feature, Gmail uses Gears to download a local cache of your mail.