October 2005 Entries
Jeg har igen igen vundet lidt. Denne gang er det 2 stk billetter til landskampen mellem FC Zulu og svenske FCZ, som jeg har vundet gennem TV2 Zulu. Læs mere her. Vi snakker Søndag den 30 oktober 2005 kl 17 på Farum Park.
Da jeg ikke er hjemme på dette tidspunkt har DU nu muligheden for at få fingerene i billetterne. Alt du skal gøre er at smide en kommentar på denne entry med et link til et sjovt billede med temaet Zulu.
FC Zulu er i fuld gang med at varme op til at møde arvefjenden Sverige senere på sæsonen - heraf undertitlen for FC Zulu sæson II. Kom og hep på FC Zulu, når de skal møde arvefjenden, svenske FCZ fra hinsidan, søndag 30. oktober kl.17 i Farum Park.
Landskampen mellem FC Zulu og svenske FCZ bliver spillet lige efter at FCN - EfB har spillet. Dvs at billetterne giver gratis superliga kamp adgang. Læs mere her
Mobility Email is a powerful new way to use email. At the core of Mobility Email is Mozilla Thunderbird, the popular open source email client. It's loaded with extensions to provide OpenPGP encryption and signing, access to Hotmail, Yahoo!, Lycos and MailDotCom email accounts, and a simple way to quickly access your contacts. The best thing about Mobility Email is that you can take it anywhere with you on an iPod Shuffle (or any other USB device). Simply plug your USB key into any Windows computer in the world and you can start Mobility Email. With no installing or configuration you can use all your email and all your contacts.
Nu da vores sidste Mozilla Firefox 1.0 release party var en kæmpe succes, skulle vi så ikke få taget os sammen til at fejre frigivelsen af Mozilla Firefox 1.5 når den nu kommer om en måneds tid? Det eneste du skal gøre er at møde op!
Er DU parat? Smid en kommetar eller send en mail til <spam snabel-a gemal prik dk>
Party'et, eller måske nærmere release komsammen'en, løber af stablen Onsdag den 23 november 2005 fra kl 16. Dvs et år og 4 dage efter Firefox 1.0 blev fejret. Du er mere end velkommen til at sende denne invitation videre i systemet, således vi får samlet så mange som muligt.
Du vil her have mulighed for at møde nogle af de mange andre som bruger Mozilla Firefox og måske også et par af dem der er med til at udvikle Mozilla.
The Oregon State Linux Users Group, with the help of the Oregon Space Grant Consortium (OSGC), launched a balloon satellite to celebrate 100 million Firefox downloads. The balloon carried a Firefox banner up to 100,000 feet before exploding and parachuting back to earth. This was our successful attempt at topping the 50 million download stunt.
Watch the pictures
Jeg holder lidt styr på hvor meget benzin vores bil bruger. Hver gang vi tanker skriver vi lige op hvad kilometertælleren står på og skriver det så ind i et lille OpenOffice.org regneark.
Derfor ved jeg nu at vi i vores Renault Megane 1.6 16V Authentic - årgang 2001, som vi har haft i 211 dage, har kørt 7.685 km og brugt for kr 5.459,- benzin. Det giver at vi i snit har kørt 36 km om dagen i al den tid vi har haft vores bil. Det er meget pænt taget i betragtning af vi ikke bruger den i dagligdagen frem og tilbage på arbejde. Det er selvfølgeligt vores mange ture til sommerhuset der trækker tallet op.
Så alt i alt er vores gennemsnitlige brændstofforbrug for vores kørsel 12,73 km/l. Ifølge hvorlangtpaaliteren.dk er det opgivet til 14,3 km/l, men det er sikkert det optimistiske tal fra fabrikken, der kræver at man kører lidt alt for kedeligt.
Most of the things I miss in the "official" Mozilla Firefox/Thunderbird I have been able to get through the use of extensions. Extension rocks!
But one of the things I really miss is Roaming Profile.
A roaming profile is a collection of user settings which can be seamlessly shared between different machines or applications, or different instances of the same application. This can be useful for users who wish to work in a familiar environment regardless of the specific machine or application they make use of, and who have personal data to which they always wish to have access.
I use Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird both at work and at home. So I like my work and home profile to be in sync. So postings in newsgroups isn't marked as new just because I connect from home if I already read the postings at work. And websites aren't marked as visited at work if I already visited them at home. And my bookmarks are the same, etc.
Currently my solution to this problem is very basic. Just before I leave work I copy the files I need to a remote server. And before I start Mozilla Firefox at home I copy the files from the remote server and vica versa.
Roaming profiles are currently available in Mozilla SeaMonkey but it hasn't been ported to Mozilla Firefox yet. The backend for roaming profiles are there (I think) but the UI isn't working on Mozilla Firefox. Perhaps the roaming profile should be made as an extension.
Not that diskspace matters. It's so cheap, but anyways. The size of my profile directory is now over 13 Mb. This is of course without my cache directory which I moved outside of my profile directory using the browser.cache.disk.parent_directory pref.
For what the directories and files inside of your profile directory are used for, please turn to this page.
For the directories inside my profile directory:
- bookmarkbackups is 4 Mb
- extensions is 1.5 Mb. I have 21 extensions installed.
- searchplugins is 2 Kb
- chrome is 280 bytes
For the files inside my profile directory:
- history.dat is 4.5 Mb. I'm saving 60 days of history
- formhistory.dat is 850 Kb
- bookmarks.html and bookmarks.bak are 800 Kb
- hostperm.1 is 155 Kb
- compreg.dat is 140 Kb
- xpti.dat is 87 Kb
- cookies.txt is 86Kb
- cert8.db is 65 Kb
- signons.txt is 55 Kb
- localstore.rdf is 43 Kb
- extensions.rdf is 36 Kb
- prefs.js is 29 Kb
- mimeTypes.rdf is 26 Kb
- key3.db is 24 Kb
- secmod.db is 16 Kb
- extensions.ini is 2 Kb
- extensions-startup.manifest is 2 Kb
- extensions.cache is 2 Kb
- search.rdf is 670 bytes
- downloads.rdf is 410 bytes
- compatibility.ini is 130 bytes
Netscape on Wednesday released a new version of Netscape 8 to bring the Web browser up to date on security patches with the underlying Firefox software. Netscape 8.0.4 includes the fixes that have been made in the Firefox browser, according to the update's release notes. That means it has all patches through Firefox version 1.0.7, which was made available by Mozilla last month.
They also seem to have launched getnetscape.com
A public release of the Flock social web browser is imminent. It's coming. Are you hyped? Are you even following the breadcrumb trail back to the Flock base? We covered Flock in early September: Flock - Social Formation Browsing. A fitting title for the browser - built atop the solid Mozilla engine - being vigorously coded by Flockr's running on nothing but blue. I was fortunate enough to try the 0.2 release. Since then, a 0.5 release is migrating across the net.
SupportSoft, Inc., a provider of Real-Time Service Management software, and Mozilla Corp., have teamed up to add features to the Mozilla products and thus aim to enhance end-user experience. The patented SupportSoft SupportTriggers functionality has been included in Mozilla's product offerings to provide the estimated 45 million individuals that use the Firefox browser and the Mozilla Thunderbird email client with a better and more reliable user experience, claim both the companies. SupportTriggers provides support organizations, software development teams and service providers with the ability to embed automated technical support capability directly into a business application or service, without changing the source code. Both the products will incorporate the SupportTriggers technology, which is designed to automatically respond at the time application problems occur and then, offers to proactively report the problem to Mozilla.
Read more and more
Brian King writes:
I'm happy to announce that the Mozdev shop is open for business. I wrote a couple of weeks back how we were using the Spreadshirt service. There is a N.American shop and a European shop, but we'll try to accomodate people outside those zones soon. Currrently we have only 4 designs, but will be adding more as we go. Let us know your ideas and preferences for designs. The shops have a good choice of merchandise, including t-shirts, mugs, mouse pads, bags, and more. And you can design your own styles and colours! All proceeds from the shop will be going directly back into mozdev.org to maintain and improve the site for the Mozilla community.
Visit the shop
The Firefox Tweak Guide has been updated once again so that all the tweaks in the guide are also compatible with Firefox 1.5 Beta.
Whether you're a first-time user or a veteran, this Firefox Tweak Guide brings together all the major tips, tricks and tweaks for Firefox. From the basic to the advanced, the following 11 pages of information are sure to enhance your Firefox experience. Most of all you can rest assured that the guide is not written by a raving Firefox fanboy - it's a true objective TweakGuides tweak guide, and not a gushing ad for a free web browser.
Lige en lille update på det kuturelle område. Var til koncert igår i Vega med det store norske band Kaizers Orchestra. Beskrivelsen af bandet er Norske Kaizers Orchestra er med deres skramlende folke-polka-punk et usædvanligt populært livenavn. Super fed koncert. De spillede i næsten 2 timer.
Har også fået set filmen Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage.
Now that Google and Sun has formed an alliance with Sun people are talking about what Google is up to. Actually they have been talking about that for ages. But the alliance adds to all the conspiracy talks about Google.
But it would be very strange if Google wasn't doing anything Gecko related, since they now employ 6 Mozilla/Gecko people including Ben Goodger, Brian Ryner, Darin Fisher, Mike Pinkerton and Ian Hickson. Perhaps we'll see a XUL version of Gmail? Or the most talked about Gbrowser? Or a XUL Gcalendar?
So what's the deal between Sun and Google all about?
Currently this is was they said:
The two companies announced simply that they would collaborate on work on Sun's OpenOffice.org, Java and OpenSolaris, and Google's Toolbar. Sun will, in the immediate future, make Google's toolbar a standard part of the package when users download Sun's Java Runtime Environment from the server seller's Web site.
There's plenty to read about the new alliance:
- Google and Sun deal: That's it?
- GoogleOffice: A Microsoft Office killer?
- Google-Sun pact brainchild of Sun engineer
- The Google Office I'd Go For
- Domains Registered to Google Inc.
AOL subsidiary Netscape has signed the first non-IE browser distribution deal with a major PC manufacturer since the late 90s. Starting early next year, Hewlett-Packard will ship Netscape 8 on all new PCs and laptops, with customized tabs leading to HP and Compaq Web destinations. However, Internet Explorer will remain an option for HP customers. During initial setup, an option will be presented to select Netscape as the system's default browser. Icons to launch Netscape will be placed on the Windows desktop and Start Menu. "Netscape 8.0 was designed to give consumers a choice, and we are delighted that consumers who buy new HP and Compaq consumer PCs will be able to choose the Netscape browser for a safer and highly compatible browsing experience," said Jeremy Liew, General Manager of Netscape.
Opera is looking to mobilise its existing community of users in order to overtake Firefox as the number two browser on the desktop. Last week, Opera decided to give away an ad-free version of its browser for the first time. Jon von Tetzchner, chief exec of Opera Software, said that by removing the inclusion of banner ads from the free version of its browser the company had removed the biggest reason users might have for avoiding its software. The Norwegian software developer claims 2.4m downloads of the ad-free version of the browser since 20 September, when Opera made the big move. von Tetzchner disputes figures from web analytics firms which put Opera's browser market share down at around 2-3 per cent or lower while Firefox has a market share of around 8.8 per cent. These figures can be misleading because users can change Opera to present itself as Internet Explorer to gain access to sites that fail to follow web standards.