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March 08, 2006
March 03, 2006
150 Million downloads and counting
I am including a pic.
I am obviously not a fan of such frameworks. I like stuff I can understand in an instant. Both because it lets me be productive right away and because 6 months from now when I come back to fix something, again I will only need an instant to figure out what is going on. So, here is my current approach to building rich web applications.
The no-framework PHP MVC framework - Rasmus' Toys Page
February 27, 2006
I have been with the 'IITian' for almost 10 yrs now. Most of my frnds who I used to hang out with since Std 8 have gone on to become the reason of concern for memebers of this community. I will try my best to answer you with all my experience. And I wud like to do it using the technique that we are allegedly best at.Solving it as a problem.
Incedently Arnav was the previous Hall President of Patel Hall of Residence, the hall I stay in.
February 26, 2006
The finalists of the Extend Firefox Contest have been announced on Mozilla's site. The list also gives links to install the chosen extansions. I use/have used 10 of the 18 extensions listed there.
We are happy to announce the finalists in our Extend Firefox Contest, a contest held to award the best and brightest extension developers in the Firefox community. The contest asked entrants to create Firefox Extensions that are innovative, useful, and integrate with today's Web services. Over 200 Extensions were submitted to the contest. Many thanks to everyone who entered and everyone who helped spread the word about the contest.
Extend Firefox Contest Finalists :: Mozilla Update
There are currently about a thousand extensions available for Mozilla Firefox. Splasho decided to do an experiment with Fx. He installed 100 most popular extensions and stress tested Fx. Although he gives no specs, he has some cool screenshot available on his blog.
Yesterday I decided to undertake an experiment. My favourite browser, Firefox, allows its users to add extensions. Currently 1148 extensions are available at Mozilla update. I decided to install 100 of the most popular extensions at the same time, trying to avoid those that duplicated others functionality.
Splasho » The Superbrowser
In addition to XML and JSON outputs, Yahoo! has now added Serialized PHP as an output format to their Travel, Search, and Maps Building Block Web Services. They now have a PHP Developer Center too.
We're sending out Serialized PHP love via our Yahoo! Web Services. In addition to returning XML, our Travel, Search, and Maps Building Block Web Services now return Serialized PHP. Serialized PHP is PHP data structures encoded as text. It's easily consumed by PHP, and all you have to do is add the output=php parameter to have your web services request return it.
Yahoo! adds Serialized PHP ouptput suuport to its Web Services
I am a hardcore firefox user. I always like trying new firefox extensions. This is the list of the extensions and themes I am using now.
- Adblock Filterset.G Updater 0.3.0.1
- Adblock Plus 0.5.11.2
- Add Bookmark Here 0.5.5
- Aggregate Yahoo! & Google 0.16
- AJAX Yahoo! Mail [Viamatic WebMail++] 0.5
- All-In-One Sidebar 0.6.4
- BlogThis 0.3
- Colorful Tabs 0.3
- Compact Menu 1.7.2
- Confuscator! 0.4.3
- CustomizeGoogle 0.44
- Data Analytics 0.1.5
- del.icio.us 1.1
- Dictionary Tooltip 0.9
- Disable Targets For Downloads 1.0.1
- DOM Inspector 184.108.40.206
- Download Statusbar 0.9.4
- DownThemAll! 0.9.8.7
- Fasterfox 1.0.3
- FireBug 0.2.3
- FireFoxMenuButtons 1.1.2
- Fizzle 0.4
- FlashGot 0.5.9.993
- Foxylicious 0.6
- FoxyTunes 220.127.116.11
- Gmail Notifier 0.5.5.2
- Gmail Skins 0.8
- Google Toolbar for Firefox 1.0.20051122
- Greasemonkey 0.6.4
- Hypertext DOM Browser 1.0.2
- IE Tab 1.0.8
- Inline Google Definitions 0.4
- Linkification 1.2.2
- Menu Editor 1.2
- Mouse Gestures 1.0.4
- MR Tech Local Install 18.104.22.168
- My Portal 1.0.4
- Options Menu 1.0rc2
- PDF Download 0.6
- Preferential 0.8.1
- QuickNote 0.6.0.2
- Screen grab! 0.7
- Scrumptious 1.1
- Server Spy 0.1.1
- SmoothWheel 0.44.7.20050605
- Stack Style Tabs 1.1.2006011601
- StumbleUpon 2.4
- SwitchProxy Tool 1.3.4
- Tab Mix Plus 0.3.0.4
- Talkback 22.214.171.124
- Web Developer 1.0.2
- XPather 1.0.1
- Yahoo! Mail Notifier 0.9.4
- Feedview 0.9.8
- GooglePreview 1.2.1
February 25, 2006
Frustated with all these, i decided to watch some anime. I searched around and found this: Noien. Its a science fiction, adventure, romance story of a girl named Haruka who is blessed with a strange power, which a band on people from an alternate dimension, want to use in their wars. Strange story indeed...
I hav seen only four episodes yet.
Time for sleep
One more thing. I restored the template from a backup i made earlier. So alway backup your important files.
February 24, 2006
We had lots of fun doing group study in Sumit's Room.
Now that the exams are over i'll start working on integrating the JSNO feeds with my blog. I have to start doing a project in Dynamics of Machines too.
I guess the coming month is going to be pretty busy.
February 20, 2006
In getting to know Prototype a little better, I decided to go through the latest version of the Prototype library (1.5.0_pre0) and detail every method and property that was available. In doing so, I got a much better understanding of how the code works. Here are the files in a 1280×960 and a widescreen 1440×900 version.
There are two different versions - one on white and another on a black/gray fade. The 1280×960px sizes are about 123kb and the 1440×900px sized are about 125kb.
Prototype Dissected - snook.ca
The language spoken by the students of IIT Kharagpur is a typical example of linguistics development in a semi-closed system. While many of the words in the dictioanry of the students are borrowed from the cultures developing elsewhere, a lot many words are native to IIT Kharagpur.
Firefox extensions I couldn't live without - CSS Insider
I have used five of the nine listed extensions.
February 19, 2006
February 18, 2006
My mid semester exams are going fine. I had the Thermodynamics paper today. 3 papers are over and 2 more to go.
After mid sems, I am going to work on including feeds on my blog. Also, I have to design a new template for robotixiitkgp.org . Yup, I am the webmaster.
February 16, 2006
i found out some great sites on JSON. its always good to start from ajaxian.com if u are looking for web 2.0 stuff. i was looking for a method to convert XML feed to JSON and today i found John Resig's blog post. guess i'll start working on it after my mid sem exams.
i hav two exams tommorrow, so wish me luck.
February 14, 2006
it works in firefox only. ie give a "permission denied" error.
update: added refresh link and autorefresh functionality
todo: make it work in ie also
updte: doesnt work in opera, will be switching to JSON soon
We like to use Web 2.0 applications. Many services are expected to replace our desktop applications. How about we list all of the Web 2.0 software available?
Yahoo! has just publicly launched two new (previously internal) libraries as well as a companion blog. Since Yahoo! has a lot of fantastic dhtml developers, this looks really promising. Do you want Yahoo! Mail? :)
wishing her a happy and prosperous future...
ps. Mithu means sweet
spot me in this picture if u can