Sunday, June 26, 2005
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Monday, June 20, 2005
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
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
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 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
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
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
Sunday, June 12, 2005
Today, I found that Google has successful (to some extends) indexed my "cutting-edge" XHTML site:
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
Monday, June 06, 2005
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
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
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
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
Thursday, June 02, 2005
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
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.