12/02/05 12:18 - 31ºF - ID#21538
Firefox 1.5 Extensions
And of course, you need some extensions to go with your FireFox. There are so many great ones: ForcastFox, Google Toolbar, TabFX, Web Developer. To install some of these old standards, go to Tools>Extensions and click to link at the bottom of the extensions window to "Find new extensions."
A new version of Firefox often leads to some issues with extension compatability. (E:Paul)'s fave, Live Headers is no longer available, but I'm sure it will be soon.
And with a major upgrade like 1.5, new plugins are available.
First up: Foxpose
Fans of the Mac OSX Expose feature will know what to expect here. Foxpoxe puts a button in your status bar that wil display all of your open tabs in a visual grid.
And Also Hotness: Tab Preview
This extension makes it so that thumbnail previews of each page pop up when you hover the mouse over the tabs. It's a super fast way to scan through a set of open tabs. Tab browsing addicts will love it.
Happy browsing, Buffalo!
12/01/05 11:29 - 32ºF - ID#21537
Microsoft adds public anti-virus beta
What it is:
An automatically self-updating PC health service that runs quietly in the background. It helps give you persistent protection against viruses, hackers, and other threats, and helps keep your PC tuned up and your important documents backed up.
For more information on the anti-virus beta check out
for more information on the Windows Live concept check out
12/01/05 06:35 - 34ºF - ID#21536
Gmail adds automatic anti-virus scans
Each time you send and receive attachments, Gmail automatically scans them for viruses.
If a virus is found in an attachment you've received, our system will attempt to remove it, or clean the file, so you can still access the information it contains. If the virus can't be removed from the file, you won't be able to download it.
If a virus is found in an attachment you're trying to send, you won't be able to send the message until you remove the attachment.
Gmail anti-virus faq's can be found here:
11/30/05 08:42 - 33ºF - ID#21535
Firefox 1.5 is released
* Automated updates
* Faster back and forward button navigation
* Drag and drop reordering of tabs
* Improvements to popup blocking
* Clear Private Data feature (easily clear cache, cookies, saved forms, passwords & download history)
* Various improvements to the user interface
* Report a broken web site wizard (report web sites that don't work correctly in Firefox)
* Better support for Mac OS X (10.2 and greater) including profile migration from Safari and Mac Internet Explorer.
* Many security enhancements
You can get more info information at
11/09/05 04:03 - 55ºF - ID#21534
Open Source Flash
11/08/05 12:00 - 54ºF - ID#21533
Freaking Fast Firefox
Please Note: you need to enter "about:config" without the quotes in the location/address box first
1. Find browser.tabs.showSingleWindowModePrefs and double click on it so it = true
2. Find network.http.pipelining and double click on it so it = true
3. Find network.http.pipelining.maxrequests double click on it and change it from 4 to 100
What do these changes do?
1. Then enables advanced tab options in your Tools/Options page
2. This enables option #3.
3. This makes FF use 8 threads to each page.. Bascially, if you thought FF was fast before, try it after this.
Quoted from: I-Hacked.com Taking Advantage Of Technology - Firefox Browser Hacking
11/07/05 02:29 - 52ºF - ID#21532
A Linux Microsatellite for Christmas?
SpaceDev has announced a new high performance microsatellite product program named the SpaceDev Modular Microsat Bus™. The SpaceDev MMB-100 microsat is a highly capable modular 100 kg (220 pound) microsatellite based on industry standard "Plug-n-Play" interfaces. In addition to standard Ethernet and USB interfaces, the SpaceDev MMB-100 uses a real-time Linux operating system, and uses CORBA-based object oriented interfaces for subsystems as well as commanding from the ground via the Internet. The basic SpaceDev MMB-100 Bus is expected to price at less than $10 million, not including the payload and payload integration.
For more information about SpaceDev visit
Now, the only question is where do we (e:strip)pers find 10 million dollars to buy this for (e:paul)?
Or maybe someone could write a grant proposal or something and turn it into an art project.
11/01/05 03:05 - 51ºF - ID#21531
Free Operating System
You can download it here
I also have CDs and the DVD version if anyone wants to try it but can't download it. There are also many other versions of linux.
10/19/05 12:01 - ID#21530
Computer History Museum
If the actual brick and mortar museum is half as interesting as the website, it would be a great place for computer geeks to visit.
It currently has several interesting online exhibits:
Timeline - the significant milestones in the history of computing from it.s beginnings in World War II to the development of today.s Internet.
Visible Storage - ighlights from the Computer History Museum's collection of computing artifacts
A complete list of online exhibits can be found here
Warning: Some of the pages seem to render ackwardly with Firefox (at least in Linux)
09/22/05 08:51 - 71ºF - ID#21529
Google SMTP server
This probably is not that important to a lot of you but for those who understand it, it is great news. I am copying it from here
* Log in to your Gmail account.
* Click 'Settings' along the top of any page, and then select the 'Accounts' tab.
* Click 'Add another email address' in the 'Send mail as:' section.
* Enter your full name in the 'Name:' field, and the email address you'd like to send messages from in the 'Email address:' field.
* Click 'Next Step >>,' and then click 'Send Verification' to complete the process. Gmail will send a verification message to your other email address to confirm that you'd like to add it to your Gmail account.
* Now go to your e-mail client software to setup your e-mail account.
* Under e-mail address, use one of the verified e-mails you've added to your Gmail account.
* Under outgoing mail smtp server, use smtp.gmail.com. Since it requires SMTP authorization, use your Gmail account as username (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org) and your Gmail password as password. You can turn TSL on or off.
My Added Note: Make sure to switch your SMTP port to 465.
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