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Thursday, March 31, 2005

Collaborative editing with Mozilla/Firefox

I have put my little app online. Basically it is a web-based collaborative editor that runs on any XUL-capable browser. I had tested it under Mozilla, Firefox, K-Meleom and even Netscape Browser... I don't have a Mac or Liunx, so I'm not sure if it could look ok under these platforms.

Please take a look if you are interested (and happen to use a Gecko browser). ;-)

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Combining XUL with SQLite

Look what Neil Deakin has just shown us: a XUL template created without using RDF! The data comes from our beloved embedded database SQLite. This hello world program written by Neil shows us how easy it would be:

<tree datasources="some-db" ref="*" rows="10" flex="1"
      flags="dont-build-content dont-recurse">
    <treecol id="name" label="Country" flex="1"/>
    <treecol id="capital" label="Capital" flex="1"/>
    <treecol id="population" label="Population" flex="1"/>
      select * from Countries where name like '%e%'
        <treeitem uri="?">
            <treecell label="?name"/>
            <treecell label="?capital"/>
            <treecell label="?population"/>

XUL is just getting more and more exciting. :-)

Package tracking with Bloglines

Now one can keep track with his/her package with Bloglines. I assume it is RSS/Atom feed. Correct me if I am wrong.

We are pleased to announce our newest feature, package tracking. Now, you can have Bloglines track the status of your UPS, FedEx, and USPS packages. From your My Feeds page, click the Add link in the left pane. Then, click the Package Tracking link in the right pane. From there you can enter tracking numbers for UPS, FedEx, and USPS packages. Also, you can do a search on a specific tracking number. Entering a tracking number will create a subscription in your account that is updated whenever the status of your package changes.

I'm wrong. :-P

Stealth surfing with Ghostzilla

Feel bored in office? But you can't open a browser window because your boss is watching you. Here is your saviour: Ghostzilla the invisible browser.

With Ghostzilla you can turn any application frame into Mozilla browser. You don't even need to install Mozilla/Firefox since the Gecko engine is included. The latest version is known as Ghostzilla-CD, which doesn't even need to be installed as it runs right off your CD/portable media.

Ghostzilla animation

Isn't that cool? ;-)

P.S. I knew it is possible to embed an IE as an OLE object inside M$ Word. But a giant lizard is just much more exciting than a blue e.

Monday, March 28, 2005

Always use protection

Be a responsible guy, always use protection. ;-)

Always use protection

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Witness the end of IE

295 people want to witness the end of IE. I'd like to join but it seems that it requires registration (which I don't do very often).

P.S. But only 43 people want to make Firefox their default browser. How can that be? :-S

P.S. (2) I found someone I knew down there...

Oh my...

My coin... is not yet made: :-/

Posted by MarbleheadMan on Sun, 03/27/2005 - 01:50.

What ever happened to the last 75 coins?!!

Posted by me at work on Sun, 03/27/2005 - 02:43.

They just finished with a final design recently, so they're not even made yet.

Well... no big deal. I'm not complaining. I can wait. :-|

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Fortran run-time error?

Apparently one of my PCs rebooted itself with some unknown reasons. When I logged in, this weird window popped up:

Fortran run-time error

Did I get some malware or something? Google told me that it is related to something called MONSSTER.

The next generation MS Paint?!

When I was surfing Wikipedia, I found one interesting article: Paint.NET. What? Paint goes .NET? It's not a joke.

But a really funny thing is that unlike most of M$ software, it is under an open source license! Kidding? Not.

This application looks promising, with many of the necessary features like layers and history. The user interface is similar to other professional software like Photoshop and GIMP.


If it didn't use the .NET framework, I would be delighted to give it a try. I can't uninstall JVM as OOo and other applications are depending on it. I have, however, disabled Java in Firefox since I never need to use Java on web. ;-)

Monday, March 07, 2005

XULified PHP manual

This is really cool! More XUL apps can be found at GeorgeNava's homepage.

Gundam Seed Destiny is really not for kids

Evidence (taken from the preview of episode 21):

P.S. Both are dressed. Take a good look. ;-)

Saturday, March 05, 2005

What? A T-shirt (and some stickers) too?

Apparently I'll get a free Firefox T-shirt and some stickers too. Can't wait! I still haven't got the coin yet.

Thanks, Marcia!

Friday, March 04, 2005

Mozilla China is launched

The official Mozilla site for China is now launched. However, it doesn't look as good as the two unofficial sites that I found:

That site really needs some polish works. :-/

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

I'm feeling lucky

I'll get one of those most wanted coins really soon, probably this month. I'm so lucky! :-D

That's a nice present for my final year. Thanks, Blake!