August 2008 Entries

Google extends Mozilla agreement into 2011

Mozilla has renewed its agreement with Google that was set to expire in November, extending it into 2011. In 2006, over 85% of Mozilla's revenue came from its partnership with Google.

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August 31, 2008 09:30 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

IE or Firefox? Make your choice

Should be an easy choice:
IE or Firefox. Make your choice

August 19, 2008 10:31 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Best poker sites

When I have some time to spare I play a bit of poker online. If you want to play you may want to play at the famous pokerroom dot com. There you can also learn the Texas Holdem poker rules. If you're more info playing at the casino you might wanna check out bwin.

Poker is a type of card game in which players bet on the value of the card combination ("hand") in their possession, by placing a bet into a central pot. The winner is the one who holds the hand with the highest value according to an established hand rankings hierarchy, or otherwise the player who remains in the hand after all others have folded (the player who makes an un-called bet), and wins this pot.

n casual play, the right to deal a hand typically rotates among the players and is marked by a token called a 'dealer' button (or "buck"). In a casino, a house dealer handles the cards for each hand, but the button (typically a white plastic disk) is rotated clockwise among the players to indicate a nominal dealer to determine the order of betting.

One or more players are usually required to make forced bets, usually either an ante or a blind bet (sometimes both). The dealer shuffles the cards, the player one chair to his right cuts, and the dealer deals the appropriate number of cards to the players one at a time. Cards may be dealt either face-up or face-down, depending on the variant of poker being played. After the initial deal, the first of what may be several betting rounds begins. Between rounds, the players' hands develop in some way, often by being dealt additional cards or replacing cards previously dealt. At the end of each round, all bets are gathered into the central pot.

At any time during a betting round, if one player bets and no opponents choose to "call" (match) the bet and instead "fold", the hand ends immediately, the bettor is awarded the pot, no cards are required to be shown, and the next hand begins. This is what makes bluffing possible. Bluffing is a primary feature of poker, one that distinguishes it from other vying games and from other games that make use of poker hand rankings.

August 19, 2008 09:45 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Auto-detection of email setup coming to Thunderbird

Setting up email accounts has always been a hassle in all email programs. But Thunderbird is adding the ability to auto detect the email configuration.

It works by the user entering his/hers email address. Then Thunderbird automatically tries to figure mail server name, type (IMAP or POP3) and connection type (TLS, SSL, plain).

The feature is slowly getting reviewed and will then get checked into the Thunderbird codebase.

You can read much more about the feature in the bug report.

The patch will likely also include the ability for ISPs and others to provide a XML file to specify how to setup an account using their service.

Read about the feature:
In the wiki
In the bug report

August 19, 2008 11:56 AM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Mozilla Firefox on Nokia N95

Firefox theme on Nokia N95There is a lot of work going on to get Mozilla Firefox to run on mobile devices and the developers has already come a long way.

Unfortunately Mobile Firefox isn't available on Nokia N95 yet. The picture you see is just a theme for the phone. So it's just a themed icon for the built-in WebKit browser.

Theme available here

Mozilla Firefox for Mobile phones are currently known as codename Fennec. It's available for the Nokia N810 mobile phone. The Nokia N810 is a Linux based tablet.

Hopefully Mozilla Firefox will be available for the Symbian OS, which most Nokia phones uses. Symbian usage is really big in Europe, while Windows Mobile usage is high in the US.

Christian Sejersen earlier this year on the FOSDEM event said that the Symbian people were looking into porting Mozilla to the Symbian platform. Hopefully we'll get an update soon on this.

Harry Li from the Mozilla community is currently trying to port NSPR to the Symbian OS and is almost finished. Check out the bug report.

August 13, 2008 01:45 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Easy to kill Firefox in Process Explorer

Given the fact that Firefox uses a lot of Private Bytes in Windows also makes it very easy to locate it when you have to kill it with fx Process Explorer. Just look at the top.

I use Process Explorer as the main tool to watch which processes are running and sometime to kill programs. What is does is:

Find out what files, registry keys and other objects processes have open, which DLLs they have loaded, and more. This uniquely powerful utility will even show you who owns each process.


And sometimes I have to kill Firefox the hard way. Finding it in the process list is always very easy. It's always at the top if sorted by Private Bytes usage.

So dont says that Firefox memory usage isn't a good thing :)

Firefox in Process Explorer sorted in Private Bytes

So what are these Private Bytes? From article:

This is memory allocated to the process that cannot be shared by other processes. It is probably the most useful single figure when you want to know "How much memory does my app use?" It still needs qualification. As weíve seen, the Private Bytes may not all be in physical memory. If they are swapped to disk, and the user isnít actively using the application, then they arenít having much impact on other applications.

August 12, 2008 01:32 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

da vinci and gemal.dk

My boss at work called me into his office the other day and said that my site was listed on the official Firefox 3 download site. Not sure what he meant he showed me.

If you go to the official European download site for the Danish Firefox 3 there are shown some screenshots of Firefox 3 in action.

One of them are showing the new super cool location bar search feature. The user types "da vinci" and results from the history are shown. And on the screenshot my site gemal.dk is shown at the top on a search for "da vinci". Super!

I once wrote an article regarding the Da Vinci Code or Da Vinci Mysteriet in danish and it's that article that shows up.

The image can been see here:
Dansk Firefox 3 med gemal.dk some da vinci search

August 12, 2008 12:57 PM | Permalink | 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks
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