Abit of photo shooting on your engagement.
SSP just griping as usual.
Abit of photo shooting on your engagement.
Just a few minutes ago Firefox did it's crash trick again. This time, I clicked on a link which opened up a new window and then my screen went blank white.
Pressing Ctl-Alt-Tab allowed me to switch to different applications but with a blank white screen. Ctl-Alt-Tab allowed me to try and log off the system, which after closing all the apps, I canceled because my system regained the desktop. I clicked to open Firefox again and voila it opened up the last opened instance with all tabs still open. It's as if it never closed, which obviously it hadn't!
Firefox continues to be a memory hog, though this current version isn't as bad as the earlier ones.
All this run around forces me to conclude that Firefox is just as crappy a browser as the rest of them!!!
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Death of Pure Web Development Tools!
About Adobe - Adobe to acquire Macromedia
It's happened. Macromedia is finally going to be no more and along with it some of the thorough bred products like Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Freehand, Flash. It is a sad day indeed.
The mere thought of Adobe logo on my web development tools makes me shudder. It represents all that is wrong with the company's web tools strategy and now it is going to take over Macromedia and bastardise it's products. GoLive and Imageready have been a spectacular failure.
All this time, there were rumours about Microsoft's intention to buy Macromedia and suddenly this happens... It feels like a close friend has died. After all, I've been using Dreamweaver from it's earliest version and as a product, it has been getting better with every new release. I started web applications with Coldfusion when it was owned by the Allaire brothers. It was great when Macromedia bought Coldfusion out especially since Dreamweaver was already was so tightly integrated with the product. I wonder what's going to happen to Coldfusion. I don't develop using the platform anymore, but I know there are a lot of good things about it.
MM Studio MX 2004 will probably be the last of the great web development tools. In future we'll perhaps see integrations like: Fireworks+Imageready=FireReady and Dreamweaver+GoLive=GoDream. Freehand will probably disappear and Coldfusion will probably be sold off.
Spoils my whole day, this news!
A rant about Firefox 1.0.1. It is a bloody memory hog!
Anyway, I posted the rant the mozilla-firefox newsgroup. Have a read.
Gmail on Firefox 1.0
Gmail on Firefox is so bloody unreliable! It works just fine in IE 6 but on Firefox it just gives me a blank screen. When I look at the source code I get the following:
not supported by your browser.
changing your browser options, then try again
I've got a new phone and it is O2 Xda II mini. Nifty little gadget.... The one feature that I am trying to make use of more often is the 1.3 Megapixel Camera... Maybe build this whole blog around it and have a photoblog.
Anyway, below is a picture I took during lunch today.
Amongst my many gripes is one about Unix. I was introduced to it back at uni in 1995. I immediately started hating it because of it's user unfriendlyness! Thank goodness I always had a windows box at home to keep me sane.
Anyway, the case sensitive nature of Unix FS is a default part of the OS, but to subject it the masses is.... I mean, how would an average user differentiate between "FileName.html" and "filename.html". To Unix they are different and indeed thay are different, but for normal human understanding purpose they are the same bloody thing!
Have a look at what Xah Lee has to say about it on his site at: http://www.xahlee.org/UnixResource_dir/_/fileCaseSens.html. He gets it just about right.
The elderly American gentleman arrived in Paris by plane. At French
Customs, he fumbled for his passport.
"You 'ave been to Fronze before, monsieur?" the customs officer asked
sarcastically. The old gent admitted that he had been to France
"Zen, you should know enough to 'ave your passport ready for inspection."
The American said, "The last time I was here, I didn't have to show it."
"Impossible. You Americans alwayz 'ave to show your passports on
arrival in Fronze!"
The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he
"Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in '44, I couldn't
find a FREAKIN' FRENCHMAN in sight."
People in this country are fucking stupid! Most drivers have no fucking idea what signalling means. They park illegally. Drive at 30 kmph in a 60 zone! They are simply fucked!
Then there are those parking at work! First of all, they are not meant to be parking there. Second, when they do park, they have no regard for others. They can't park straight and take up space where two cars can fit! Damn these bastards...if only guns were allowed in this country.
I'd perhaps get a gun-rack on the roof of my car and go around shooting these careless stupid bastards!
Then there's our cleaning lady. Comes to work at 8am and somehow cannot to do some basic things such as clean up the sink with a few cups and turn the hot water urn on!!!!! It's now 9 and last I saw her... she was talking to someone on the phone! What the fuck?
That's cooled me down a bit....now I can check my emails
Whilst updating my profile on this blogspot, I came across this error! Apparently the URL I provided for my photograph is broken?!
"Cannot find file at specified URL: link is broken (failed request)"
Here's the link: "http://www.paints.com.fj/ssp/ssp.gif"... Below is the picture!
Well, some code writers need to fix this minor little bug, don't they!
Enough for now...back to work
Firefox seems to be an excellent browser...I am being pulled out to go to a quiz nite, so I'll write more late :-)
Our managers bought out an internet related company and now we're in charge of running it. The great thing is that we have a huge customer base, but the bad thing is that all sites were built using Adobe GoLive on MacOSX.
Now, I am once again on a "hate trip", but I can't for the life of me see the use of such as stupidly designed user interface of MacOSX. The cluttered windows, obscure menu items such as "Special",...
will continue tomorrow...