Saturday, August 14, 2010

Memebot is dead!

The free host that I used for a number of years, suddenly went down a few weeks a go with no warning. All the sites it hosted are now offline and there is no FTP access to the files.
For the record, here is a list of the sites they hosted scraped from the Google cache

With hindsight it wasn't very smart to expect a company to host my domains at no cost, and so it has proved. This left me in a mess with all my sites going down in an instant!

I have been scrambling to restore the sites and now moved everything to the excellent dreamhost with the exception of the few bits and pieces I didn't have backed up which are now seemingly lost to the ether.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Why I haven't switched to Google Chrome...yet

Since people have asked me over the last few days, thought I should write my first impressions of Google Chrome:

On the plus side,
On the minus side, there are a whole bunch of bugs which mean I after playing with Chrome I went back to Firefox soon enough, namely:
And rather ironically, I can access google stuff better through Firefox than through chrome, like Google Bookmarks and Browse By Name.

At least I can sit back and and track these issues, so I'll know when Chrome 'works for me,' not yet though!

Friday, January 13, 2006

Million Pixels

Nitin asks:
Are these million pixels for firefox actually going to the mozilla corporation?
Well, I can certainly say they won't be going to the Mozilla Corporation since it doesn't accept donations!

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Bugzilla Spam!

I think I've received some very targetted spam from my Bugzilla account:

Dear Gids,

Yoxel Systems is proud to present a demo account showcasing our exciting
on-demand software and IT project management services:

The data used in our Firefox demo account is the actual data from Firefox's Bugzilla
that is represented in a way that allows you to have an alternative way of
viewing and analyzing the current state of the product. You can generate various reports,
graphs and charts which are not provided to anonymous users of the original database

While the purpose of the account is mainly to be a demo vehicle for
Yoxel Systems' services and capabilities we believe the actual content and its
representation could be of certain interest to you.

Happy New Year,
Yoxel Systems Info Team

Yoxel Systems is a privately held ASP company dedicated to developing
intelligent and flexible solutions to optimize and automate project
management and customer support.

If these people have been harvesting Mozilla Bugzilla perhaps someone should be cracking the whip, they could just as easily get legitimate publicity on Mozillazine or the like.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Jorge has it right

Jorge Writes:
We're all in the same boat stuck with crappy hardware drivers, nearly non-existant ISV support, no common developer platform, and an increasing amount of momentum users willing to just give up on a Free Desktop and go buy Macs. And we're arguing about a print dialog! @!#$%@#$%!!!!
I can vouch for Jorge on that one having been in that exact situation. Trying to get people to use Linux and being stumped by broken printer drivers. The hoopla to get the thing on paper was akin to Danny Williams doing Ballet. To permit me a trashy metaphor, if the Linux Desktop is a steep hill, printer drivers are the sloshy mud right at the bottom, never mind if it's pretty nearer the top!

Saturday, December 17, 2005

T-Shirt arrived

My T-Shirt arrived in the post this morning. Very cool indeed.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Why I choose GMail over Thunderbird

In Thunderbird

Select All--> Mark as Read ..... two minutes later ..... done

In Gmail

Select--> Actions --. Mark as Read ...... 10 seconds later ..... done

vive le difference

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