I'm sure everyone has seen this now, but Joel is dead on wrt Unicode. I worked on some of the codepage reloading stuff in IE so I've lived some of this stuff -- Both recognizing the BOM for Unicode and implementing the reload of an already started page when we hit the codepage meta. Most of IE is fully unicode of course. The only exception is when we deal with URLs because, back in the day, they were restricted to 7bit ascii.
There are some other issues that Joel didn't bring up that devs should be aware of:
The reason I haven't been posting is that I've been setting up a new computer here at home. I got rid of my 1.4GHz Athlon and replaced it with a sweet 2.8GHz P4. The 800MHz memory interface along with a new case and mirrored RAID 120GB SATA drives make this a sweet ride. The main reason that I upgraded is that I've been taking a ton of photos and I haven't been as diligent at backing them up as I should be. The mirrored drives are an extra level of insurance.
Plus, blue LEDs just look sweet. Now all I need is a big tailpipe and "Powered by HKS" stickers!
I haven't picked a new videocard yet. But when I do, I'm going to get the most powerful thing that I can afford. Come to the PDC and you'll see what I've been working on and why!