Simply Jonathan

Archive for September 2008

Google Chrome faking it

So, the world is abuzz with the new Google browser, Chrome.

Blogoscoped have a story on it, and in that they point out that there’s nothing live at the supposed URI, What you do get is an HTTP 404 error:

Error page with a simple headline saying 'Not found', and a line below saying 'Error 404'

This could indicate that there is no Chrome project but lo and behold! The error page does not look like a usual 404 page from Google:

An error page with a Google logo, and an informative text on what to do next

Thus, it would appear that the Chrome page is in fact a fake error page, for reasons beyond me. But it certainly looks like it.

Abekat: Snegl og Skildpadde 

(This post is in Danish)

Permanent location of 'Abekat: Snegl og Skildpadde'

Hyggelig og sjov. Vældig godt eksempel på nogle af MSN Messengers fuldstændigt åndssvage emoticons.

Hulu again

Seen on

Screen-shot of a blog post with an embedded video showing an error message of not being available outside USA

I don’t like Hulu’s politics on this matter, but I did find this a little funny, especially because at first I thought it was Jason’s intention to show an error message.

Working 9 to 5

I got a job. All through summer I had been looking for one but without any luck. I had sort of settled for looking for one I didn’t really like (i.e. a non–computer job), but then I got contacted by an old acquaintance of mine. (Everything is relative, but someone I hadn’t spoken with for two years prior to him contacting me, is old in my world.)

He invited me for a job interview at ToonPrint A/S. I went to the job interview on Friday, had a try-out day on Monday, and started full-time on Wednesday.

I have now been there for a few weeks, and it’s a great deal of fun. The co-workers are nice, the tasks are different from what I have previously done — mainly generating print files with PHP.

The only thing that could be considered a minus is the commute. The office is located in Køge, which is about 40 kilometres from where I live. This means that for the first time in my life, I can’t rely on my bike to get me where I need to go — which has been the case with the schools I’ve attended, and the places I’ve worked.

But I don’t really mind. I like riding the train — as long as it’s not too crowded — and I like having an hour to relax before I start working.

It does mean that I have to schedule dentist appointments etc. in the early morning, because I can’t just take a break from work to do it.

I cope with this, and currently enjoy myself a lot. It’s great to be back in employment.

This is Simply Jonathan, a blog written by Jonathan Holst. It's mostly about technical topics (and mainly the Web at that), but an occasional post on clothing, sports, and general personal life topics can be found.

Jonathan Holst is a programmer, language enthusiast, sports fan, and appreciator of good design, living in Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe. He is also someone pretentious enough to call himself the 'author' of a blog. And talk about himself in the third person.