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Sunday, June 26, 2005

Mozilla as a BitTorrent client

Loune's Summer of Code proposal of implementing BitTorrent in Mozilla was accepted. Great news for the Mozilla lovers! :-)

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Gmail changes its URL

The URL of Gmail was changed from https://gmail.google.com/gmail/ to https://mail.google.com/mail/ today. Damnit! My Gmail Notifier now stopped from working…

Monday, June 20, 2005

My new phone

OK, besides my new toy, I got a new phone as well. It's Nokia 3230 (I'm used to Nokia). I still can't connect it with the computer yet (the infra-red of the notebook doesn't seem to be responsing and I don't have any bluetooth/cable connector…), so I can't get back the photos that I taken, and can't use the phone as a MP3 player yet :-P.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

My new toy

I bought a LinkStation (250GB) yesterday. It's cool. I've centralized some of my data to this server, hence they are accessible from any machine within my LAN.

I tried to setup the FTP but no success. I can set up the FTP as anonymous FTP, but it is not accessible from the WWW (it said possible PASV port theft). If I set it up as restricted FTP (require LinkStation user login), the server is even not accessible (connection refused). I wonder what's wrong with it, or is it just me? :-S

Thursday, June 16, 2005

My vCard

I just created my vCard, so that one can easily add me to his/her address book. Add me as your (email) contact if you are interested.

Since it was created by using just a text editor, I'm not sure if all syntax is correct. But at least it can used correctly by the Windows Address Book.

P.S. As a side note, "vCard syndicating" should be a cool feature for email clients like Thunderbird (since it got RSS/Atom syndicating already).

Google in XHTML

Google finally made a XHTML interface (send as application/xhtml+xml!) for its search service. It's a much cleaner interface intended for mobile devices. But I think even desktop users should give it a try! ;-)

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Mozilla/Firefox slow startup (somehow) fixed

Bug 76831 - Slow startup after long periods of inactivity (minimized window or other) is (somehow) fixed. Yeah! It was the most annoying bug to me. :-D

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

My business name card

I was rather surprised that the boss created several "boxes" of name card for me, though I'm not sure if they will be ever given to people. X-D

Martin Ng — Analyst Programmer

P.S. Dear spammers and email address collectors, don't ever waste your time on collecting my email address. It's because that I'm using Thunderbird, which offers me a great spam filter.

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Google indexed my true XHTML site

Today, I found that Google has successful (to some extends) indexed my "cutting-edge" XHTML site:

File Format: Unrecognized - View as HTML
WeatherPixie This is the personal website of Martin Ng (ä¼æ˜åº·), a computer science graduate. This site serves as a testbed for my experiments about ...
minghong.f2g.net/ - Similar pages

Why "to some extends"? Because:

  • It fails to recognize "application/xhtml+xml" as XML
  • Hence it doesn't use UTF-8 as the default encoding, leading in problem displaying Chinese characters
  • Also, it doesn't recognize my custom entities (defined with inline DTD), hence showing somethings like &site.title;

Anyway, it seems to be better than nothing. Let's hope that Google will improve its file parser someday…

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Photos of FSE project exhibition

Today I finally got the nifty photos of FSE project exhibition held at May 25-27. Just some group photos. :-P

First photo Second photo Third photo

P.S. The two notebooks on the right is showing my project: a web-based real-time collaborative editor called LivePad. It is part of the KlogMS project.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Konqueror passed Acid2

First Safari, then iCab, and now Konqueror. I guess Opera will be the fourth browser to pass the Acid2 test, since Mozilla developers don't seem to be interested in passing it. I'm quite sure that Firefox will pass it sooner or later (perhaps Gecko 1.9?), but it is not the top priority.

Internet Explorer? Forget it.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

CC "hijacks" the Firefox searchbar

The Creative Commons has received a number of angry responses that said CC "hijacked" their Firefox searchbar. This is, of course, due to insufficient understanding of the browser. CC has created a page to explain the "problem", which isn't really a problem in the first place...

Some people are just too stupid...

Friday, June 03, 2005

What is Firefox and Thunderbird?

With the release of Thunderbird 1.1 Alpha 1, the old-school spellchecker is now replaced with a smarter inline spellchecker as expected in word processing tools like Microsoft Word and OOo Writer. However, the default dictionary ironically doesn't contain the defination of Firefox and Thunderbird:

What is Firefox and Thunderbird?

I guess it is not that hard to add these Mozilla-related words into the dictionary, right?

P.S. Obviously it is not a grammer checker. ;-P

Crash your IE now

Secunia has reported a rather stupid weakness in Internet Explorer that can crush the browser by simply using JavaScript. One just need to add window() (yes, incorrectly used this object as a method) to the onload event handler of the HTML document.


Thursday, June 02, 2005

What will you do over this summer break?

Will you get 4500 USD from Google? ;-)

The Summer of Code is Google's program designed to introduce students to the world of Open Source Software Development.

This Summer, don't let your programming skills lie fallow...Use them for the greater good of Open Source Software and computer science! Google will provide a $4500 award to each student who successfully completes an open source project by the end of the Summer.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Deer Park Alpha 1 is out

Hey you testers, go download Deer Park Alpha 1 now!

Deer Park Alpha 1 is an alpha release of our next generation Firefox browser and it is being made available for testing purposes only. Deer Park Alpha 1 is intended for web application developers and our testing community. Current users of Mozilla Firefox 1.0.x should not use Deer Park Alpha 1.