Sunday, December 18, 2005

Tech update...

woah ... what a semester and it is finallly over. Actually got over on 16th. I ran back home to cure my bloggy itch which i get if i dont blog :D.
I wrote a long entry...but it got deleted, i got freaked out and decided not to blog...
neway exams went well... actually great.
But there is something i wanna tell u guys abt. I have fallen in love.... with Firefox. yeah who cud have thot that i would fall for a browser... neway as they say browsers are made in heaven...well some in hell. In case u guys are still using IE ar any other send me your photographs, i always wanted to see how stone age men look like.

I am a sucker for tabs which got us really closer, but i decided to take our relation to the next level when I got a hang of her extensions. I explained them in my earlier entry(which got deleted...), so i'll just enumerate few which i use and are a part of my browsing experience.
  • ForeCastFox- realtime time display of temperature... great here as temp varies from -30 to 0 any time.
  • Google toolbar- for spellcheck and autofill.
  • Google Webaccelerator: great customized caching properties.
  • FoxClock: displays the current time and time in india.
  • LiveLines: directly adds rss feeds of a site to my bloglines.
  • ReminderFox: generic reminder application ... very light and no sheBang.
  • Nightly tester tool: makes all the firefox 1.07 extensions compatible with 1.5
  • Vitamin FoxPose : for tiling tabs... really cool and a must have.
  • SessionSaver2: awesome utility to snapback closed tabs and restore session.
  • GmailSpace: Another kewl widget for providing ftp like interface to ur GmailDrive.
  • for tagging and stuff.... am a freak so use it extensively.
  • BugMeNot: for automagically filling info in form for sites u wont care to visit twice... it fills everything frm passwords to address.
  • Google Safe Browsing: avoid phishing attacks.
I use the IFox theme... its got a mac type look and is vey minimalistic and kewl.

Secondly I read about Singularity OS by Microsoft. It has a new design. I guess its the first OS that was built taking Dependability as its main focus rather than performance (as if windoze performed well... damn me ... am blogging from windoze and bitching abt it). It has just 2% code in trusted C and 1% in assembly, rest is in C#!! no OS that i know of is written in that much abstract language. Really kewl stuff. Check out the videos and see for ur self (u may get them from MS site)


  1. Watch the PDC or Channel 9 Video previewing IE 7 and u wud crave for its release. U have no clue of what Vista as in store for u and the concept of gadgets. Check out or Sanaz's blog to know more about the revived world of Dynamic HTML aka Ajax and Web Services.

    Till then enjoy FireFox b4 its time to R.I.P. jus like its predecessors.

  2. Blah ... tell me something new. Windoze was also hyped in the beginning... everything was a big peice of crap. or is just an imitation of Google's personalised homepages. IE 7 can only win the loosing battle by making a browser like firefox ...(which is their stratergy BTW... copy the enemies and sell out cheap).

    AJAX (asynchronous Javascript and HTML) is nothing more than a hype. It was being used for ages b4 being called AJAX. IE has no contibutions to it whatsoever. IE's grave is already been dug dude... Vista's gadget is again an imitation of Konfabulator (known as yahoo widgets now) ..more like a extensions in firefox. MS is alone in the crowd now...

  3. windows: "A thirty-two bit extension and GUI shell to a sixteen bit patch to an eight bit operating system originally coded for a four bit microprocessor and sold by a two-bit company that can't stand one bit of competition.".... a comment i found on a site , :D

  4. Crib as much as u want, but MS is still the highest valued Company in this business, and Bill & Melinda Gates are Time's persons of the year.

    " or is just an imitation of Google's personalised homepages. IE 7 can only win the loosing battle by making a browser like firefox ...(which is their stratergy BTW... copy the enemies and sell out cheap)."

    If u r talkin abt innovation then neither Yahoo or Google invented Ajax or DHTML. Atleast the inventor of DHTML works for MS now. If u r talkin abt Copying then chk this out - Google copying gadgets in the name of Modules.

    And everybody understands Google's cheap strategy by rallying up allies to challenge MS. Sun for OS & Open Office and FireFox as its browser. Now who is playing cheap??

    I wonder how many open source products ur mom or ur uncle uses??
    Meanwhile u can wear ur Red Hat and keep recompiling ur kernel when the rest of the world embraces Vista.

    P.S. - U mite wanna chk out the market shares of FireFox. I heard it's gasping for its last breath of air.

  5. just because crow is the most comman bird, does not makes it a national bird of India.

    I am certainly not favour of a flame war... this win Vs Lin war is already beaten to death... Ur views on IE really does not matter to me... as they always say "Ignorance is Bliss" ... for u i can say bliss is ignorance