Nightly Tester Tools

I’ve recently read in blog entry (taking a step backward) about folks who love the new functionality of Firefox 2.0b1/2, but who can’t live without their favorite extensions from 1.5.0.X which are not yet compatible in Firefox 2.0b1/2. Simple solution is the Nightly Tester Tool extension. This extension once installed will allow you to ‘make compatible’ most extensions that currently do not work in (or were never designed for) a newer version of Firefox (also works for Thunderbird). Now, a word of caution…while MOST extensions seem to work fine when forced to work with Firefox 2.0b2, some may not. I…

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Firefox 2.0 Tweaks

I mentioned in my Using Firefox 2.0b2 As Default Browser post, CyberNet Tech News has a great article on Firefox 2.0 Tweaks. Although Firefox 2.0 Beta 1 is in the title, all tweaks apply to the current release of Firefox 2.0. The article shows demonstrations of the new Inline Spellcheck (no more SpellBound) and Undo Close Tabs* features. Tweaks are done by editing Firefox’s about:config and include: Session Restore Crash Recovery or restore the browser from when you closed Note: This feature became available in the ‘Options…’ (via Tools Menu) with the release of Beta 2 How to disable or…

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Firefox 1.5.0.7 Delayed

Firefox 1.5.0.7, the next release in the Firefox 1.5 build series has been delayed from the prior release date of September 7th to September 12th. Thunderbird 1.5.0.7 (reminder folks there is not a 1.5.0.6 build (just as there were not 1.5.0.1 or 1.5.0.3 builds) of T-Bird) is due out on September 14th. For the latest information on the upcoming 1.5.0.7 releases check out the Firefox:1.5.0.7:Community. For more detailed info about the bugs fixed in this release see this article on CyberNet News. UPDATE: Firefox 1.5.0.7 was released on 09/14/06! See this entry for more details. Updated: 09/14/06

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Murphy’s Law & Windows Demonstrations

As Murphy’s Law goes, “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” This is especially true when you are trying to do a live product demonstration. From my friends over at CyberNet Tech News: Windows Demonstrations That Have Gone Wrong features four You Tube videos including: The infamous Windows Vista Speech ‘Wreck-ognition’ Why Windows 98 wasn’t release ‘Yet’ Bill Gates on Conan Plus a bonus video of MacWorld Bloopers One word of caution, DO NOT attempt to drink and watch these videos at the same time!!!

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Window Snyder hired by MozCorp

Another former Microsoft executive has moved on. From Todd Bishop’s Blog on the Seattle Post Intelligencer. Mozilla, the company behind Firefox, has hired a former Microsoft security strategist, Window Snyder. This news comes just days after it was announced Microsoft’s Brian Valentine, senior vice president in charge of Windows development, is leaving to join Amazon.com.

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Update: New Blog Home

For those who came here when I first announced the move, you may have notice several different theme changes. Yes, I’ve been experimenting and have been changing themes quite frequently. Been trying to find a theme that works well in design, content display as well as sidebar display. I decided the two column side bars were a bit much and found a nice simple theme. I also removed the archives widget from the sidebar as the past posts can be accessed via the calendar on the top right. This should (unless something new and exciting comes out) should be the…

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My Way not going my way

Last week I tried out My Way and while at first was impressed, it is just not working very well. Especially the My Way Mail which claims I have messages yet they are no where to be found. It almost seems as if I don’t go to my In Box within a certain amount of time, my e-mails disappear. I am keeping it active for now and see if this improves or if these ‘phantom’ e-mails suddenly show-up. But I have ended up switching most of my e-mail subscriptions back over to Yahoo.

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Firefox Memory Issues

A recent article, Firefox Analyzed: 611 Defects and 71 Vulnerabilities Found posted on CyberNet Tech News today exposes the ‘memory issues’ plaguing Firefox 1.5.0.X. One important things to keep in mind is many of these ‘issues’ have been fixed in the upcoming Firefox 2.0 release. While I am not on the final build yet for Firefox 2.0 AND I am using extensions that were designed for 1.5.0.X builds, I still have noticed a big drop in memory usage. Well, that was after I stopped trying to use Yahoo Mail Beta (see this article on CyberNet Tech News if you want…

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New Blog Home

Welcome to the new home of my Blog. I recently moved from Blogger over to WordPress. Here are few reason for this move: Better Management of Posts Categorization of Posts Much Simpler Template Controls The ability to take advantage of other Blogs’ TrackBack/PingBack features

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Update: Windows Vista Prices

On CyberNet Tech News today is the article: Microsoft Officially Announces Vista Pricing. So here are the official US Prices: Vista Business – $299 Vista Business Upgrade – $199 Vista Enterprise – Not available to retail customers Vista Home Premium – $239 Vista Home Premium Upgrade – $159 Vista Home Basic – $199 Vista Home Basic Upgrade – $99.95 Vista Ultimate – $399 Vista Ultimate Upgrade – $259 Update Here is information from Microsoft on the Windows Vistas Editions Now $100 for the Home Basic Upgrade is not too bad. That is right along the lines of what I paid…

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