This week’s Tech Roundup includes net neutrality, browser speed tests, and innovative uses for WordPress.
FCC’s net-neut rules now official – Net neutrality is, at its essence, about keeping the internet open; that’s how we got here. Now the FCC’s rules are official and the legal, uh, crap-storm has begun. You can read about it yourself (PDF alert), but basically, the FCC’s Open Internet rules are about transparency, not blocking content, and not discriminating against network traffic.
Browser Speed Tests: Firefox 7, Chrome 14, Internet Explorer 9, and More – In Lifehacker’s browser speed tests, Opera was the big winner. Firefox tied in a few categories. I’m surprised Chrome didn’t perform better, only winning one category.
The Interactive Vim Tutorial Teaches You How to Use Vim, the Fast, Mouseless Text Editor – I’m one of those weird geeks that loves vi. The emulator is a little slow but probably perfect for learning.
Issue discovered with Firefox add-on upgrades – Apparently there were some issues with the add-ons not showing up in Firefox 7. If you upgraded to Firefox 7, you might want to update to Firefox 7.0.1 for the fix if you haven’t already.
5 Innovative Uses of WordPress for Business Owners – These aren’t just great suggestions for what business owners can use WordPress for, but also what designers and developers can market to the clients. These are all themes or plugins that need customization. Great ideas for business tools and design/development.
Make Sure the Problem Is Not in Your Chair – Anyone that has done tech support of any kind – professionally or for friends/family – or are self-aware enough to recognize this in themselves will appreciate this great article. It covers some regular problems that come up and how to prevent them.
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