I miss those extensions!

Thursday, June 17, 2004

Updated my firefox extensions post. There are several extensions that haven’t been updated for 0.9 yet and I miss them, especially the EditCSS and the SiteBar/Weblinks one. blush Thunderbird 0.7 was released yesterday, but I don’t think I’m going to upgrade my 0.6 one yet.

New toys that don’t work

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Found out about two new things today - Mozilla Firefox 0.9 is out, and Yahoo has now upped their storage space to 100MB. Hip hip hurrah, right?? It’d be better if both of them worked properly. I installed Firefox, and installed some new extensions too. Except for the mouse gestures none of the other extensions work. psycho I’ve restarted the browser several times already (will restart my computer when I finish this post). And I don’t see any storage upgrade on my free Yahoo account, although the interface has been changed slightly. I’m not giving up yet, though!!

More on Computer Names

Monday, June 14, 2004

A while back I wrote up a post on naming computer parts. (your computer name, hard drive name, etc.) Veerle has some more examples and a nifty link! It makes me want to rethink my hard drive names with something more creative. :p

My New Desktop

Sunday, June 06, 2004

I totally fell in love with this Firefox theme called Charamel. But, it didn’t match with the rest of my Windows theme and it looked out of place. Then earlier today I found the perfect Style XP style to match it, called Caramel Heartfelt. I made a matching background, and it looks amazing! I have a screenshot here. :heart:

Simpsons fun

Sunday, May 30, 2004

I’m having a pretty lazy afternoon over here.

We have this TV channel that plays “The Simpsons” almost non-stop. I’ve been sitting in front of the TV now for 2 hours now watching it, which is 4 episodes, and there’s another one coming up in the next hour before they show something else! Right now they’re showing the end of A Streetcar named Marge. I love this episode, mostly because of Maggie when she led the other babies to recover their pacifiers, and when Homer came to pick her up. grin

I also redid the icons on my computer. I’ve been using the SNOW.E 2 ones for months now, and I needed a change. I changed them to the d3A set. My laptop is so pretty now! smile I also like Seed so I’m using that next.

Computer Loyalty

Saturday, May 08, 2004

There’s this study saying that humans feel loyal to their computers. I can agree with that, I’m attached to my laptop, it’s my little electronic baby. It’s more of a friend than a pet (e.g. Tamagotchi).  smile I customized it to look exactly the way that I want it and it works great! I’ve given my computer a name - Absolut Magic. And I’ve even named my 2 hard drives - Gold and Silver.

I like seeing what other people have named their computers. It’s even more interesting when you have to name groups of computers at a time. At my university they started naming their machines after Asterix and Obelix, and then moved into names in Gaul. I know at LiveJournal they started with the characters on South Park. I was also surprised to find an RFC on choosing a name for your computer!

Thunderbird

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Meh it’s hard to start blogging again once you stop.

I downloaded Thunderbird 0.6 yesterday. It’s quite a nice email client! Like I did with the browsers in my other posts, I’m going to list the extensions I have installed for Thunderbird.

- Quote Colors. This changes the colour of reply text.
- Purge. This is extremely useful, and I’m not sure why it wasn’t built into Thunderbird, because it should be. I use this to manage my IMAP email account. The purge button deletes messages that I’ve marked for deletion.

Extensions for IE

Sunday, May 02, 2004

A while back I made a list of all the Firefox extensions I have installed. Note: I’ll try to continue updating that entry whenever I install anything new. Now I’m going to do the same thing for Internet Explorer. I very rarely use IE nowadays, but I do try and test out my layouts on that browser.

Here they are:
- Web Accessibility Toolbar from Accessible Information Solutions. It provides a lot of functions for web developers such as HTML/CSS validation, CSS toggling, screen resizing, etc. I LOVE this thing, it reminds me of this.
- Google Toolbar. It makes easier to search the internet (using the Google search engine) and it’s an effective popup blocker too.

More Firefox and Javascript problems

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Javascript and Firefox are really driving me nuts. First it was this problem, but I’ve found more. If I click on a link that opens a popup window, the main window will also load the popup link. If I click the submit button on a form, and there’s a dialog box popping up confirming that I’m submitting, I can’t change my mind and cancel the submit; Firefox will just go ahead with it. What’s worse is the problem doesn’t happen all the time, even with the exact same link or the exact same form! And sometimes if I click on a link with my middle mouse button (with the intent to open the link in a new tab), it won’t work until I restart the browser. I don’t want to stop using Firefox and I don’t want to install Mozilla, but .... argh… what am I to do? The form submitting bug caused me to lose a post, so it’s not just something I can ignore. I’m just in a really grumpy mood right now (not just because of the javascript).

Gaming Wallpapers

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

I LOVE all the wallpapers at desktop gaming! The owner of the site collected these wallpapers made from video games. I’m using one from Monkey Island right now, but I’m going to use StyleXP to rotate the wallpapers each time I log on.

Weird Javascript Bug

Thursday, April 01, 2004

I just found this weird javascript bug in Firefox 0.8. In my pMachine control panel, when I’m adding a new entry, there are a few text boxes for the current date and time. In older versions of the browser (0.7 or before), I could hit the “tab” button to alternate between AM and PM for the time. But using 0.8, when I hit “tab”, it loops between AM and PM really fast. Then the browser freezes and eventually I have to shut it down. I’ve tried this three times in a row and the same thing happens!

Workshop

Wednesday, March 31, 2004

I’m kind of interested in signing up for this Novell/IBM Linux Workshop, which provides free training on how to install and manage Linux. I already have SuSE linux installed, but I still want to learn more about it. I can actually attend one, because they have workshops in Toronto and they’re held in April, May, June and July! The thing is, it’s targeted for businesses and my only interest in it is for personal use. Hmm, I have to remember this…

Adblock Tip

Saturday, March 27, 2004

Here’s a tip for you guys who use FireFox and the Adblock extension. Now every time I saw an advertisement I didn’t like I would right-click on it and use Adblock to block the image. That worked, and the image disappeared. But the link that the image was linking to was still there! So sometimes, when I would click on a bit of white space where the blocked image used to be, I’d find myself taken to another site. Which became really annoying after a while. So, I played around with the options to find a way to fix this. I went to Tools > Adblock > Preferences, and then selected “Remove Ads” at the bottom. When I restarted the browser, the links were removed! Problem solved. smile

Maybe it was just me who was doing this but someone else might find this useful, right?

eMessenger

Friday, March 26, 2004

I finally managed to sign onto eMessenger earlier today! It allows you to sign into MSN Messenger and chat, without installing any program. It doesn’t even require java, like icq2go does! This is great because it solves the problem of not being able to use MSN messenger at the school labs.

Blur - There’s No Other Way

Programs List

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

I was bored yesterday (correction - procrastinating) and so I decided to list the programs I have installed on my computer (as mentioned here. You can view the list online, coz I converted it to an html format.

I originally typed the thing up in Microsoft Excel, and at first I got stuck figuring out how to post it on the Internet. Here’s what I did:
- I copied all the rows and columns in Excel
- I pasted it into Microsoft Word - it was automatically converted into tabular format
- I copied it into FrontPage
I probably could have skipped the second step and the exact same thing would have shown up.

When I looked at the HTML source in Front Page, I saw a lot of extraneous HTML crap that was generated by Microsoft. Some I could have gotten rid of using a search and replace, but some I had to delete manually, which I didn’t want to because I was lazy. So I did the same steps again except I opened my list in the Open Office Spreadsheet, and pasted that into Front Page. The resulting HTML code was actually much cleaner.

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