Snippet: Parallel Processing in PHP

*snippet* This is just a quick “bookmark” style post to remind me to look at the potential for utilising Parallel Processing in PHP using the “divide and conquer” method which may help in compiling/comparing stats in an application I’m working on.

Techy: IE8 incompatible list: What isn’t listed?

Zdnet has just pointed me towards Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Vista which lists all the websites IE 8 is known to have problems with: and it’s extensive (see this Zdnet list for a human-readable display). I did a quick search for most of the major sites and they all seem to be listed: From (if they can’t get their own site working in their own software it doesn’t bode well), all Amazon sites (.com and .de, .cn and etc), all major social networking sites (,, and are all listed), to all of Google,, , all of eBay and many many more. And this is only the 2,400 major sites that Microsoft have found to have problems with IE8 (or should that be: sites that Microsoft have found that IE8 is broken on).

All the more reason to drop Internet Explorer and try Firefox, Safari, Opera or another browser of your choice (mine’s Firefox)