19 February 2005

Styled.... Hendrix

I had tried to style the Hendrix page just for fun a few months earlier. It was accepted and is online at hendrix.mozilla.org. Its based on the Planet Mozilla design, and includes enhancements of it own like: mozilla.org head section, highlighted form sections, framed image of Jimi Hendrix, etc. :)

Its fun using CSS for creating HTML designs.

First Spam Mail

Today, I got the first spam email in my gmail.com account. Its the first one since I started using gmail about 8months ago. Good work Google. Just for the records, below the the spam email info:

From: "Neateye" < NitaiGouranga@aol.com >
Subject: Gouranga
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2005 05:57:49 -0000

Call out Gouranga be happy!!!
Gouranga Gouranga Gouranga ....
That which brings the highest happiness!!

In case you are curious, the email was sent by Outlook Express :)). If the above email address looks familiar to you, please let the person know that he does not own his PC ;). Its time he made better chioces about which softwares to use.

13 February 2005

Smoke - II

Smoke 1.5.1 for Nvu.
-- enabled feature to use small icons, icons only or text only.

Get it!

8 February 2005

Google Maps

Google Maps is out. Try it at maps.google.com. You can search cities, get driving directions, etc. The search also show important landmarks with icons on the map and details on the right. My only complaints: They say that Consulate General of Honduras is 7.7km from my place :(, its in the same building. They could have made the marker pins of different color. Sample marker pin...

Go ahead find your paths with Google :)

7 February 2005


Smoke for Nvu. Download

Smoke for Nvu

Around the World!

Who: Ellen MacAurthur
Time: 71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes and 33 seconds
For Real? Yes. This is not a writer's imagination.

Ellen MacAurthur has made a world record by going around the world in just over 71 days, eclipsing Francis Joyon's earlier record of 72 days, 22 hours, 54 minutes and 22 seconds set in Feb 2004.

That is a highly commendable feat which requires a lot of courage and wants you to be really tough. Congratulations.

Read More:
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5 February 2005

Web Standards

Just came to know about the site mininova (does the name look familiar? Yeah, you guessed it). When I looked at the website it gave me a feeling of being clean....and indeed the index page was XHTML1.0 and CSS2.0 compliant! Its good to see more and more websites adhering to W3C standards rather than just to be compliant with the most poplular browser.

2 February 2005

Gmail Invites

Got lots of 'em. If you want a gmail account, leave a comment with your name and email address.

Kudos to Firefox

I had found a pair of EDO RAM modules(yeah, I know its old!) and thought of testing them on my old, yet working, Win98SE box. I had shut down the machine a few months ago and I was too lazy to boot it back up. So tonight I finally hooked up the machine and added the newly found old RAM modules to it. With 64MB RAM it booted much faster than earlier.In the process of testing its performance, I thought of firing up Firefox. It took around 30-45 seconds to start Firefox, but it was much faster than when it had only 32MB RAM.

After a few seconds after Firefox started I saw the pending updates icons (red arrow) on top right of Firefox window. Just to check if everything worked allright, I went into Preferences and clicked the "Check Update Now" button. Firefox's auto updater started and showed 3 updates were available for downloading. They were Firefox1.0, DOM Inspector, and Feedback Client. I selected all of them and to my surprise it downloaded all of them. I did not have to do anything else till it finished downloading and installing the updates. Finally, it gave me the following message:

Firefox successfully downloaded and installed updates. You will have to restart Firefox to complete the operation.

That is perfect as far as normal user is concerned. The update system worked seemlessly with minimum user interference. Had I not shutdown my machine for this long, I would have never known how nicely the updater works as I normally downloaded the nightlies weekly.

Congrats to the Mozilla community for such a professional product.