Firefox 3 And Plugins

其实自从开始使用Apple的系统,90%的情况下都是用Safari/WebKit,尤其是Firefox 2.*的年代,Safari在启动和渲染速度以及界面的舒适上优势太大了——这里仅限于Mac OS下的版本,Safari for Windows这个东西的存在实在是玷污了Safari的名号啊!Firefox 3发布之后,客观的说,在性能和界面上提升很大,一些插件和内置的功能也非常好——但是由于并不是必须的功能,再加上使用的惯性,还是用的不多,但是至少比FF2好多了。今天跟老五的风,也更新一下我的Firefox插件列表吧——啊,你说Google Chrome?这两天被这个东西吵死了,不过确实带来不少有趣的东西,我喜欢的是这个这个,还有这个
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Firefox 2 Loaded

Firefox 2 RC2很可能是最后一个Release Candidate,所以毫不犹豫的升级了。大部分插件都能够正常工作,不过还是把原来的list升级下,列此备忘。

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Image Display in Firefox

这几天Google Map突然出现显示问题——事实上是显示不出来了。。。今天翻了下Google Map的Help Center,果然这是常见的问题,有一个专门的说明:

The maps aren’t appearing and I’m not using Microsoft Internet Explorer. How can I see them?

Reconfiguring the way your browser handles JavaScript may resolve this problem. If you’re using Mac OS X or Windows with Mozilla Firefox 0.8+, Mozilla 1.4+, or Netscape 7.1+, just follow these steps:

1. Type “about:config” (without quotes) in the browser’s address bar.
2. Type “image” (without quotes) in the Filter field.
3. Verify that “dom.disable_image_src_set” is set to FALSE.
4. Verify that “network.image.imageBehavior” is set to 0 (the default setting).

Please note that “network.image.imageBehavior” may appear as “permissions.default.image” for some browsers.

If you continue to experience difficulties, you may want to uninstall any programs or extensions that change the way your browser handles JavaScript. Other users have reported that these programs may affect one’s ability to view the map display.

然后附带着原来一些其他的毛病也好了,例如Google Spreadsheets的小按钮显示不出来的问题。不过还是没搞清,是什么东西改变了Firefox这两个参数的缺省值。。。

News Link, May 16th

Infothought: 10 Things You Might Not Know About Google

Google Calendar Notifier :: Mozilla Add-ons :: Add Features to Mozilla Software

My Best Presentation Tricks – lifehack.org

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News Link, May 9th

Microsoft Makes Surprise CE 6 Release

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NewsForge | TorPark: A secure, anonymous, and portable Web browser

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News Link, April 9th

Firefox Extension Guide and More

This Boring Headline is Written for Google

— from Slashdot

GameDev.net – How To Build a Game In A Week From Scratch With No Budget

More Effective Images

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News Link, March 29th

Microsoft Joins OpenDocument Alliance
At last… but still not act as what people wish…

Two Unofficial IE Patches Block Attacks

Slashdot Firefox Extension
WoW, can wait to have a try on it…

— from Slashdot

News Link, March 20th

Fedora Core 5 Available
准备放弃RH转向Debian。。。

Mozilla Firefox 2.0 Alpha Peeking Out (Or Not)

Microsoft To Construct iPod/DS/PSP Killer
不信。

Nike and Google launch Joga.com

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News Link, March 4th

Ssh tutorial with link to SSH FAQs

Secure Surfing to Go: VPN Made Easy

Geo-Names

Extend Firefox Contest Winners :: Mozilla Update

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News Link, February 20th

Unipage – A PDF Alternative?

Top 10 Strangest MP3 Players

AMD’s Turion 64 on the Desktop

Microsoft To Offer Free Wireless VoIP

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Firefox extensions I couldn’t live without – CSS Insider

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Firefox & Thunderbird Reload

At last…

Firefox and Thunderbird upgrade to 1.5 stage…

其实没有什么实质性的变化,但是我趁着这个机会调整了不少的addons,其中不少值得一看,也顺便开始一个新的topic,免得过长的update list看的人头晕 ^_^

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News Link, February 9th

Slashback: OpenOffice, SuitSat, Google Books
这里最有趣的是Google vs. BMW的事件有了新的进展。日前News Link引了/.的报道,由于bmw.de网站包含被Google认定为spam的代码,Google将其从自己的index列表中移除,今天的Slashback跟踪报道说明bmw.de立刻作出了响应,移除了被认为有问题的页面脚本,而Google也很快的重新将该站点加回到index中。这个事件至少说明了两个问题:Google在当代传媒渠道中拥有的强大的影响力,以及信息时代应有的危机处理效率。

Vonage IPO
又一个Internet Tel公司的IPO,试看传统电信运营商如何应对即将到来的Internet Phone大潮——除了阻挠。。。

— from Slashdot

Current style in web design
Really good and attractive designs.

17 Resources on Best Firefox Extensions for Power Users – Listible!
Hm, 有些很有趣的新鲜插件,准备试试,顺便可以考虑更新下我好久没有实质变化的Firefox & Thunderbird专题。

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News Link, February 7th

Google Adds Chat To Gmail

Get Google Talk so you can chat and make free voice calls with friends. Your Google Talk chat history can be automatically saved right here in your Gmail account. Also coming soon: chat in Gmail!

WoW!

ActiveState Returns to Open Source Roots
ActiveState是啥?就是Windows平台上Perl实现ActivePerl的出产商。

— from Slashdot

Inside Firefox – The Inside Track on Firefox Development

Painless backups using rdiff-backup : Page 2

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News Link, December 30th

10 Failed Technology Trends of 2005
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition、iPod Competitors Emerge、Google’s Gmail Service和Dual Graphics Cards是我比较感兴趣的不幸上榜者。

— from Slashdot

Why KDE rules

Essential List on Firefox Extensions for Webmaster

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News Link, November 27th

Firefox 3D Canvas FPS Engine

Smart Mouse with E-Mail and IM Alerts

— from Slashdot

Math and Physics Applets

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News Link, November 11th

Firefox 1.5 RC2 Available
就要来了就要来了~~

— from Slashdot

Paper airplane – The best paper airplane in the world!
WoW, 很怀旧啊。。。回去指挥我家丫头试试。。。

Kill Bill’s Browser
华丽的FF广告~~

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News Link, October 30th

Linux Community Halloween Challenge
Crash test…

— from Slashdot

I want to – a page of utilities that help you do stuff you want to

Make Firefox Look Like Internet Explorer :: Mozilla Stuff :: JohnHaller.com
Faint! 不过这人解释了半天,大概也担心被Mozilla的人追杀。。。

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News Link, September 19th

Wikipedia’s New Archnemesis
这个新的竞争者叫做Uncyclopedia,不过我居然没法访问!

Millions of Games
MOG是一个专门记录休闲游戏的community bookmark站点。

SeaMonkey 1.0 Alpha released
和Firefox 1.5 β拥有一样的Gecko 1.8b内核的Mozilla浏览器。

— from Slashdot

News Link, September 15th

MS Upgrades To Be Smaller And More Frequent

IE UI Designer On His Switch To FireFox

Microsoft to Buy Stake in AOL

XBox 360 Launching Nov 22
怎么今天好像MS专辑。。。

Real-time Spam Map
Very Cool!

— from Slashdot

Firefox Memory Leak and 1.5

今天看到/.上报道了Firefox 1.5b1终于出来了(传说中的Deer Park 2),正好昨天看到某日本人的blog上贴了关于Firefox的两个Firefox的相关链接,挺有用的,也顺手记下。

Unofficial Firefox 1.5 Beta 1 changelog

Firefox Memory Leaks

也就是著名的FF内存泄漏问题,据说是Flash Plugin的问题,其实不是程序bug,而是缺省配置没有限制cache大小。

So if you’ve used Firefox you’ve probably noticed that it suffers from what can be described as a fairly harsh “memory leak”. The main cause of the problem appears to lie within the plugin for Flash content. There are 2 workarounds that I’ve located.

The first is rather straightforward and simple but wasn’t practical for me. All you have to do is un-install/remove the flash plugin and performance increases significantly.

The other option (and the one I’m using) requires you to make some changes to the Firefox configuration. This is how you fix this “memory leak” problem. (It’s not actually a leak, it just doesn’t flush the cache it has.)

1)Type about:config into the location bar and press enter
2)Right click any line to bring up a sub-menu
3)Choose “new”>”integer”
4)paste this into the dialogue that appears: browser.cache.memory.capacity
5)Next click Okay
6)Specify the amount in kb (about 60000 should do) in the next dialogue that appears
7)Restart Firefox and happy surfing.

News Link, September 6th

Prototype Rollable Paper-like Display Ready Early
这个是我很期待的东西啊,便携式设备接下来必须在硬件上有突破才行,原来听说IBM在搞这dd,现在又是Philips。

Korea Post Office Supports XPCOM Based E-Banking
FF的新进展啊,其实我一直觉得什么开源啊、免费啊都素浮云,但是Mozilla技术架构的开放性胜过IE甚矣,作为开发RIA的工具很有潜力。

Itanium Will Only Be Partly Supported by Longhorn
从对64位的支持开始,似乎MS有意识的亲近AMD,不知居心。。。

— from Slashdot

ProgrammableWeb: Web 2.0 API Reference
有趣的东西。。。BTW,我觉得ProgrammableWeb比Web 2.0要听上去专业多了,以方**首的一小撮人意识是有的,但是真是比较土。。。

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News Link, August 15th

A World of Warcraft World
不算是新闻了,这种分不清游戏与现实的哪里都有,这篇文章带有明显的倾向性,不过还算有趣。

Firefox Hits 80,000,000 Downloads
这是一个惊人的数字,不知道是不是世界之最。

How Much Bandwidth is Required to Aggregate Blogs?
某个日发言数在90万左右的社区,做rss aggregation的带宽是1.8M

Google Instant Messenger all Rumor
这是一个流传甚久的谣言——当然也可能有朝一日变成现实,回帖中有人说是不是Hello。不过IM领域实在是比较滥了,要是G搞不出点新鲜玩意儿的话肯定砸牌子。

— from Slashdot

News Link, July 20th

The Future of RSS is Not Blogs
姑且听之。

Firefox and Thunderbird 1.0.6 Released
邪门的更新速度,极度怀疑Mozilla社区的质量管理能力!

Google Moon Debuts
Google现在的玩法真的已经不是我们这些凡人可以理解了。。。大概是新一代的眼球经济,geek-based eye-catch economy…

Fold ‘n’ Drop Window Interaction
好像不是很新奇的,这种界面交互设计,是不是好看是不是够酷很重要。现在还不够。

— from Slashdot

Architecting CSS

Free Excel Spreadsheets

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News Link, July 16th

Firefox Gains on IE Again in June
Firefox以每个月0.5-1%的速度抢夺IE的市场份额——不过这个贴在再次验证了“精化在回帖中”的金科玉律,最有趣的是下面一堆跟这条新闻不太有关系的comment,例如有人说搞不请Firefox和Firefly,引出了这个有趣的Firesomething插件。

Firefox Community Site Hacked
今天两个Firefox的新闻搅在一起,比较热闹。

Googling for CIA Agents
不是什么特别新鲜的事情了,Google上次几乎在一瞬间就让我们找到竞争对手主页作者的blog,从而知道他/她最近在研究些啥 -_-bbb 这方面的宣传肯定会对Google那个帮助人们方便的使用信息的理念或多或少的收到影响吧。

— from Slashdot

Harry Potter frenzy begins
在英国的”Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”首发式掀起了时隔两年之后新一轮的HP狂潮。

— from CNN

RSS 2.0 and Atom 1.0, Compared
不错的资料,可惜,毕竟是来自Atom Wiki的,有些内容还是给人一种带有倾向的感觉。Atom确实不错,但是RSS毕竟占有先机,目前还算是没有定局吧。

Microsoft Office Templates: Personal Financial Tools
虽然是英文的,但是是很漂亮的templates啊,可以参考。

— from del.icio.us

News Link, July 8th

Google Earth Hacks – Lots of downloads, information and hacks for Google Earth.

Google Maps Transparencies

每次Google的新东西都能带来一大堆的副产物啊!

Google Toolbar for Firefox
终于。。。可以不用非官方的PRGoogleBar了——其实就是一样的,只是被收编了而已 :D

Adult Film Posters of The 60’s And 70’s

Van Gogh – Starry Night – Gigapixel Image – Photomosaic

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News Link, May 12th

Google Acquires Dodgeball
哦,天,Google也开始搞dating service了啊,我无语了。。。

Firefox Updated to 1.0.4
成为热门之后比IE更新还快啊!

Sun to Acquire Tarantella
Sun晕头了不成,买这个古董干嘛。。。

Google Steps Up Fight for the China Market
Google最后、终于、还是搞了一张在中国国内经营的license

Star Wars Sickout
这大概是“万人空巷”的现代说法。。。这部“最后的前传”真有这么迷人?唉,既然前面两部那么烂的我都看了,这步也该去看看吧!

— from Slashdot

Aardvark Firefox Extension

Aardvark是最近很热门的Firefox插件,它是干嘛的呢(从这个古怪的名字可是啥也看不出)?

Things You Can Do With Aardvark:

  • Clean up unwanted banners and surrounding “fluff,” especially prior to printing a page
  • See how the page is created, block by block
  • View the source code of one or more elements

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News Link, April 20th

GMail Getting RSS Aggregation Feature?
A long, long waited feature. 要是能自定义就更完美了。。。这里有个screenshot

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Deluxe CSS Dropdowns and Flyouts

IE -> Mozilla Guide for Web Application Developers

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The Game of Deduction

每个人一定都有过这样的经历:一个一直工作的好好的软件突然出现了这样那样的问题,让你很不爽,经历了一般的重启(这招在Windows系统内简直是十全大补丸包治几乎百病)、卸载/重装仍然搞不定,怎么办?这时就要拿出侦探的本事,仔细推理和尝试,再加不少的运气方可搞定。

今天一下子遇到了两件这样的事情,不能不说是个郁闷的日子啊!

1、MSN Messenger中切换输入法时会挂掉(停止响应),由于这是突然发生的,我认为重装应该可以解决,重装之,依旧,想了想,再卸载、手工删除registry中所有有关配置,重装,搞定。分析感觉肥仔介绍的那个patch嫌疑最大,不过不管它了,好了就行。

2、在Firefox中准备上传新拍的Xpan照片时发现所有popup被无断禁止,配置为例外的站点也不能幸免。。。这个比较麻烦,花了2个小时我才发现新版的Tabbrowser加了一个叫做Popup Control的module,想起这个插件一贯反覆的性格,disable之,重启Firefox,OK。

生命就是在这种无趣的推理中浪费殆尽的啊。。。

提醒一下,英西峰林的照片上来啦,可以在这里看到:

Part I | Part II

News Link, March 31th

Microsoft Releases Windows Server 2003 SP1
终于。。。但是我想不出任何理由把我的XP换成2003。。。

Google Prefetching for Mozilla Browsers
这是昨天由Google Blog披露出来的,不过目前只有系统认为有极大可能被点击的链接才会被加上要预取的link标签。

— from Slashdot

Which Search Engine to Use?
Anything beyond Google? Yes, we have a dozen of search engine, to solve different kinds of problems.

A chart of icons from various interfaces
Very interesting chart of icons! Very historic sense.

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News Link, March 23th

18th International Obfuscated C Code Contest Opens

The 18th International Obfuscated C Code Contest, the Internet’s longest running contest, is now open. The goals, rules, and guidelines are available. Use the online submission tool to submit your obfuscated C code by 22-May-2005 23:59:59 UTC.

— from Slashdot

Born Geek: Firefox Toolbar Tutorial
Geeks Anywhere!

Ten Tips for Better Sleep
Yeah! ——真的有用么?

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News Link, March 9th

Torvalds Switches to a Mac

renai42 writes “Linux creator Linus Torvalds said this afternoon that he’s now running an Apple Macintosh as his main desktop, mainly for work reasons, although partly simply because he’s a self-described “technology whore” and got the machine for free.” And yes, he is running Linux on it ;)

^_^

Is VoIP Google’s Next Frontier?
Is **** Google’s Next Frontier??

Long-Awaited BitTorrent 4.0 Released
Oh, yes!

MiniMo(zilla) Running on Windows Mobile
Minimo是支持Windows Mobile的Mozilla!但是。。。到底啥时候发布啊!!!!

Earlier this week, we reported that a Windows CE version of Minimo is under development. In response to the interest generated, developer Doug Turner has posted some more details about the Windows CE port. The application is currently built against the Pocket PC 2003 SDK (this may change) and the executable is 3.8 megabytes at the moment. It requires about 5 megabytes of memory to display the Google homepage.

The brave can try compiling Minimo for Windows CE; the slightly less brave can download a precompiled Minimo zip build, which is described as “basically the second build that… actually rendered a page successfully.”

Windows CE developers are invited to help contribute to the port, particularly in the areas of Windows integration and the user interface. The relevant tracking bug is bug 277211.

— from Slashdot

News Link, March 2nd

Adobe Unveils Open Source Library
Adobe加入开源阵营,http://opensource.adobe.com/发布的头两个包分别叫作Adam和Eve!涉及到两种描述语言(!)——主要是和人机界面相关的。

Linux Kernel 2.6.11 Released
支持了最新的InfiniBand技术,这将大大推进Linux进入企业级高端计算领域的进程。

Intel’s Dual-core strategy, 75% by end 2006
Intel的双核心技术,也许会在明年底出现(天!),据说AMD也差不多,嗯,我的机器还可以用几年。

QA != Testing
老实说,/.上并不是很多见这类讨论。来自IBM研究院的大牛Stuart Feldman(Make的原作者)为一本不算新的书“Quality Assurance”写的介绍,有人评论道:

From TFA:

QA is described as making sure a project is “measurably meeting expectations and conforming to requirements”

At my job, requirements are often one-sentence requests with no needed detail whatsoever. If it then doesn’t go to a business analyst in the IT department, that’s what the programmers work from. When the QA process starts, it makes it easy to say that you’ve complied with all details of the requirements.

很精辟。

Knoppix 3.8 at CeBIT w/ Kernel 2.6, FF, and More

The German tech news site Heise Online reports that Knoppix 3.8 is being presented at CeBIT (Hall 9, Stand C39). Knoppix 3.8 has kernel 2.6 as default, KDE 3.3.2, OpenOffice 1.1.4, as well as… Firefox 1.0 and Thunderbird 1.0. There’s also a really neato new thing involving unionfs . It seems to imply that you can change most anything on the running system, even as it is running from CD – and changes can be stored too (even on NTFS).

听上去很酷!去弄一个来玩,省得装了。。。

— from Slashdot

101 things you can do in Mozilla
呵呵,炮弹炮弹。。。BTW,M$居然出过一个IE for Unix,真TM有趣!还有最后一个绝对的暴笑:

101. Giant lizards are cool
Much more exciting than a blue e.

听上去很有Garfield的风格。。。

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News Link, January 24th

Gecko-based K-Meleon 0.9 browser Released
既然如此,会比FF有质的不同么?

Google To Release AdWords API
这里显示了Google的模式,信息的价值,如何套现的问题。

Google Plans Free VoIP In the UK
Google上市融资成功以后手笔就是不同啊,加上这两个家伙的商业头脑,真是不知会干出些啥来。

— from Slashdot

另外,前两天一直上不了MSN,还以为中了很多人中过的灵异,没想到今天又好了——还好没有冒冒然把6卸了装7β。不过最近Internet真是恶劣啊,令人郁闷的是,blogspot居然是很多代理访问不了的,只好又在mph.pac中加了一项。

News Link, December 12th

Firefox Reaches 10 Million Downloads
我一直在想,下个版本FF准备从哪里入手搞些新东西呢?不会也象IE一样N年不变了吧?

— from Slashdot

Google suggest
Google又出新功能,很炫的dd哦!

Top Story: Secrets of Firefox 1.0

  • about: shows info on Firefox’s version number, copyright, etc.;
  • about:config reveals the Configuration Console, a repository brimming over with scores of customizable settings;
  • about:cache displays a summary of both your memory and file cache, with a link to full file listings;
  • about:buildconfig lists the compiler options that were used to create your version of Firefox (and, since it’s open source, anyone can compile a customized version);
  • about:plugins enumerates your installed add-ons, which can be quite numerous since Firefox is designed to be modular and extensible; and
  • about:credits is an “Easter egg” that includes the names of hundreds of developers and testers who worked on the product.

还有一些更细致的说明。

Sherlock holmes radio broadcasts

A Painting a Day

Before & After, the magazine for graphic design

— from del.icio.us

Wait is Over

[UPDATED: 11/10/2004. Thunderbird 0.9 part added.]
[UPDATED: 11/13/2004. Tabbrowser upgraded to fix bug on opening new tab from external links.]
[UPDATED: 11/15/2004. Two Firefox extensions(FlashGot & FoxyTunes) added.]
[UPDATED: 11/18/2004. Switchproxy extensions added. BugMeNot/FlashGot/Sage upgraded.]
[UPDATED: 11/28/2004. Web Developer/FlashGot/URI id upgraded.]
[UPDATED: 12/6/2004. Tabbrowser upgraded.]
[UPDATED: 12/9/2004. Thunderbird reaches 1.0!!!]
[UPDATED: 12/11/2004. Tabbrowser upgraded.]
[UPDATED: 12/25/2004. Tabbrowser/Flashgot/Enigmail upgraded.]
[UPDATED: 02/02/2005. Tabbrowser/FoxyTunes upgraded. ShowImage/IExif added.]
[UPDATED: 03/02/2005. Firefox 1.0.1. Tabbrowser/FlashGot/Sage upgraded.]
[UPDATED: 03/09/2005. Tabbrowser upgraded. Some ugly bugs fixed and some minor new features.]
[UPDATED: 03/16/2005. Tabbrowser/BugMeNot upgraded.]
[UPDATED: 03/19/2005. Tabbrowser/FlashGot upgraded.]
[UPDATED: 03/25/2005. Firefox 1.0.2. Tabbrowser upgraded.]
[UPDATED: 04/06/2005. A serious memory leak issue in Firefox official 1.0.2 build is reported. So I begin to use the s8v9 build. Tabbrowser/Flashgot upgraded.]
[UPDATED: 04/16/2005. Firefox 1.0.3. Too many update version after 1.0… And Tabbrowser & Flashgot upgraded, again.]
[UPDATED: 04/25/2005. Aardvark(cool!!) added.]
[UPDATED: 06/11/2005. Tabbrowser/Sage/WebMailCompose/Web Developer/FlashGot upgraded.]
[UPDATED: 07/11/2005. Firefox 1.0.4(back to official build). del.icio.us toolbar added. PGGoogleBar replaced by official Google Toolbar. Opanda IExif/Sage/Tabbrowser upgraded. Not-so-good exts removed from list. Add ‘brushed’ theme.]
[UPDATED: 07/13/2005. Firefox 1.0.5. Tabbrowser upgraded.]
[UPDATED: 08/30/2005. Tabbrowser/Google Toolbar upgraded. Minimize To Ray added.]
[UPDATED: 09/06/2005. Tabbrowser upgraded. Screen grab! added.]
[UPDATED: 12/29/2005. BugMeNot/FlashGot/Sage/Tabbrowser/Web Developer/Adblock/Google Toolbar/ upgraded. IE Tab/Fasterfox added.]
[UPDATED: 02/09/2006. BugMeNot/IExif/Tabbrowser/Web Developer/Aardvark/IE Tab/Fasterfox upgraded. Adblock has been replaced by an active branch Adblock+. DownloadStatusbar/ForecastFox Enhanced added.]

At last…

Firefox 1.0 finally released!

但是,十分重要的插件Super DragAndGo挂了——难道从1.0PR升到1.0都要改插件接口?!

其他没啥大问题了,希望会比PR稳定,其实PR已经很稳定了,我用了两个月也就死了一次。

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Thunderbird Keep Running Behind Firefox

雷鸟继续全力追赶火狐!Thunderbird今天发布了最新的0.9版本,引入了两个对邮件进行组织和管理的新功能,Saved SearchMessage Grouping,都是在别的email软件中没见过的。另外著名的PGP插件enigmail也随之升级到0.86.2版本。难道鸟和狐狸要同时release 1.0 final?!

不过,非常不幸的,和之前泄漏出来的Firefox 1.0RC一样,这个版本我也用不了,在我的机器上一启动Thunderbird就耗费居多的CPU然后Inbox始终显示不出来。。。看来是逼我一直用目前这对稳定的组合了。。。

News Link, October 31th

Making the ‘Best’ Desktop Linux System
嗯,这些都没问题,但是,Linux真的需要或者说适合桌面化么?这个代价值得么?

China Closes 1,600 “Internet Bars”
每次看到/.有关于我国的消息,都会体会到“异族不识我华夏者众”。。。

— from Slashdot

My Life…: LOMO Effect in Photoshop
这样子LOMO。。。还是LOMO吗?

[en] del.icio.us Extension fuer Firefox
One more…

— from del.icio.us

News Link, October 28th

Mozilla Releases Firefox 1.0 RC1

This could very well be the last official release of Firefox before the big 1.0 launch date on November 9th.

Yeh! November 9th, the F-day!!【UPDATED:这个版本还是不要用的好,有反映中文支持有问题,而且插件又改了,好几个很重要的插件挂了。】

— from Slashdot

Best Software Essays of 2004
有些有意思的小品。

Pure CSS Scrollable Table with Fixed Header
CSS rocks!!

Cascading Style Cheatsheet
又一个CSS的好东东。

— from del.icio.us

News Link, October 25th

Greatest Equations Ever
讨论了一组简洁漂亮的公式,包括著名的欧拉恒等式(e + 1 = 0),也有E = mc2,还有 1 + 1 = 2 等等。

Legal Music Sharing Returns To MIT
对音乐共享的尝试似乎没完没了。。。

Firefox – The Platform
FF强大优雅的架构使得它有很高的潜力,成为一种Web应用的客户端平台。

Beware ‘Fedora-Redhat’ Fake Security Alert
有人利用fedora-redhat.com的域名冒充RedHat分发木马程序,嘿嘿,这个域名居然不是RedHat官方的,难怪有人上当的。

— from Slashdot

Robs Blog: Gmail Tools & Plugins
又一个Gmail大全。

How to be a Programmer
一篇很长但是还算易读的文章,如果有人翻译,大概会按惯例叫做“手把手教你做程序员” -_-bbb

— from del.icio.us

News Link, October 19th

There are 2 news about browser on /., maybe the new War of Browser will come soon…

Firefox Seeks Full Page Ad in New York Times
这说明两件事:第一、FF就要出1.0了;第二、Mozilla社区还在惦记着IE(真的或者假的)。

IE Shines On Broken Code
Aha, who says that /. is always against M$?

— from Slashdot

5 Rules of Data Normalization

  1. Eliminate Repeating Groups – Make a separate table for each set ofrelated attributes, and give each table a primary key.
  2. Eliminate Redundant Data – If an attribute depends on only part of amulti-valued key, remove it to a separate table.
  3. Eliminate Columns Not Dependent On Key – If attributes do notcontribute to a description of the key, remove them to a separate table.
  4. Isolate Independent Multiple Relationships – No table may containtwo or more 1:n or n:m relationships that are not directly related.
  5. Isolate Semantically Related Multiple Relationships – There may bepractical constrains on information that justify separating logically related many-to-manyrelationships.
  6. Optimal Normal Form – a model limited to only simple (elemental)facts, as expressed in ORM.
  7. Domain-Key Normal Form – a model free from all modification anomalies.

IP Address Locator
Bingo, I don’t like to install a yucky tool just to find the IP address location – that’s it!

Bending the Matrix
A good design for web page navigation bar.

— from del.icio.us

News Link, October 10th

When Gaming Trains You For Work

Parents should review their education before punishing their children. BBC wrote ‘Video game skills and a good poker face online are becoming essential job qualifications in the financial markets, with recruitment drives assessing potential star traders in online gaming exams’. I knew some day these extra hours would pay off.

Yeah!

eWeek Reviews Gnome 2.8 And KDE 3.3
Is “GNOME, KDE Aim at Windows” the future of Linux window system?

If Mac OS X Came to x86, Would You Switch?
因为Darwin(Mac OS X基于BSD的内核)已经成功的移植到x86平台,所有现在有人开始幻想Apple会推出基于x86体系架构的Mac OS。Woooo, why not??

— from Slashdot

Apache Pluto releases first bundled version
At last… 找时间试试这个Pluto

Sun and Kodak settle for $92 million
要10个亿最后就拿到9200万,还是不错的嘛。。。无忌上有人号召Kodak好好用这笔钱开发全幅CMOS/CCD。

ActiveMQ 1.1 released with clustered queues and topics support
最出名的开源MQ实现release了新的1.1版,加入了企业级应用关键的cluster特性。

— from TheServerSide.com

37signals: An Introduction to Using Patterns in Web Design
很有意思的web设计pattern,所有的网站设计者都该看看。

Skinning Gmail with a Custom Stylesheet [persistent.info]
用自己的CSS替换Gmail的缺省界面。

  • Install the URLid Mozilla/Firefox extension.
  • Download this CSS file.
  • Locate your profile folder and the chrome folder within that.
  • Copy the downloaded CSS file to the chrome folder and rename it to userContent.css (if you already have such a file, you will have to merge the two).
  • Restart Firefox.
  • Visit Gmail.

Coooool!!

— from del.icio.us

New Firefox & Thunderbird

趁着我出差之际,Mozilla偷偷摸摸的发布了Firefox 1.0PR和Thunderbird 0.8,由于大量的theme和extension在这次升级中都挂了,我今天才有空彻底搞定这个dd。

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News Link, September 17th

Mozilla’s Goodger on Firefox’s Future
新发表的一份interview,FF的首席工程师谈到Firefox的过去和未来规划。

— from Slashdot

Building Websites with OpenCms
非常少见的OpenCMS的比较细的topic

— from TheServerSide.com

Portable Firefox – USB Drive-Friendly
有趣,便携式的FF,这样你就可以远离IE了,即使在。。。网吧?

Publish del.icio.us Links on Your Site
最近很少使用del.icio.us了,不过可以找时间搞个del.icio.us到我的blog的自动链接系统。

— from del.icio.us

News Link, September 6th

The end of DirectX as we know it.
M$现在开始向领先的显卡厂商(ATI/nVidia)发放Longhorn的图形技术,所谓的Windows Graphics Foundation和Avalon,DirectX中将不再包含图形API。

Exploring Firefox Extensions
不错的Firefox extension guide

— from Slashdot

Rule Engine API (JSR-94), What Next?
The full article: JSR-94, What Next?

What do you think of these ideas? Does Java even need a rule engine API? How do you think rule engine support should relate to J2EE?

EJB 3 Tutorials
已经开始有更多的EJB3资料出现了,不过在正式的文件出来之前我还不想花太多时间研究这个dd。

Spring 1.1 Final Released
Download | Release Note | Change Log

— from TheServerSide.com

Ten CSS tricks you may not know : evolt.org, Code

— from del.icio.us

News Link, August 19th

End Of The Line For Alpha
RIP…正像HP收购Compaq的时候有人说的,“Alpha没有死在Compaq手上,但是估计逃不过HP这一关了。。。”

Mozilla Releases Mozilla Sunbird 0.2
看来Mozilla跟鸟卯上了,这次是Sunbird,一个独立的日历应用。

— from Slashdot

CrossOver Office 3.0.1 review
当你想省下Windows的钱,但是又不得不用Office时。。。

— from NewsForge

Bruce Eckel talks about Process Patterns
Bruce Eckel阐述Process Pattern

How to Authenticate a Servlet App with Windows Passwords
使用JAAS来集成NTLM用户认证到J2EE的web应用中。是个很实用的技术,不过有人指出他的solution用到了native lib(NTSystem.dll),也给出了一个pure java的解决方案。

TSS Article: Rich Internet Applications
TSS最新的专栏文章,介绍最近如火如荼的Rich Internet Applications技术架构。

Free Book: The J2EE Architect’s Handbook
TSS的新书,The J2EE Architect’s Handbook

  • Design J2EE applications so that they are robust, extensible, and easy to maintain.
  • Apply commonly used design patterns effectively
  • Identify and address application architectural issues before they hinder the development team
  • Document and communicate the application design so that the development team’s work is targeted
  • Avoid common mistakes that derail project budgets and timelines.
  • Guide the development team through the design and construction process.
  • Setup effective procedures and guidelines that increase stability and decrease bug reports
  • Effectively estimate needed resources and timelines

Wicket: Do we need yet another presentation layer framework?
Wicket是原来Sun设计SwingUI的那批人搞得一个新的web表现层框架(还没够?!)。。。

— from TheServerSide.com

The 36 Plots, by Loren J. Miller
Another RPG plots analysis. 最近这个topic很有人气啊!

Google.rss !
使用Google Web APIs实现的一个Google RSS,看上去可以自己搞一个的说。。。

KeepResident Eclipse plugin
据说Eclipse的性能常因为Windows的虚拟内存管理而下降,Stanford的某个家伙就写了这个plugin,保证Windows为Eclipse保留更多的内存。

mozdev.org – delicious: index
Mozilla的del.icio.us插件。

— from del.icio.us

News Link, July 30th

Project Cinnamon: IBM launches new XML content management
似乎是带了自动格式转换能力的CMS系统,基于XML来构建(好像是废话)。

Echo 1.1 Released
Echo是一个Web应用开发架构,新的1.1版本提供了一个叫做EchoStudio的Eclipse插件以简化开发。似乎有点像Delphi的IntraWeb那种概念的。

CodeProject hosts DBGrid for JSP tag library
又一个JSP Component,经典的数据网格控件,CodeProject启动了DBGrid for JSP项目。看上去可以大大简化一些枯燥的代码。。。

— from TheServerSide.com

Creating Applications with Mozilla
Mozilla也是个开发平台,就像Java一样。。。

— from del.icio.us

News Link, July 17th

Apache Maven 1.0 Released
Maven是一个强大的集成化PM工具,包含了代码和文档的自动创建等非常适合OSS开发的特性。终于出了1.0.

North Korea Opens Official Website
该来的总是会来。。。www.kcckp.net是北朝鲜官方网站,主页写着:President Kim Il Sung, a Great Man of 20th Century。。。

— from Slashdot

Mozilla and the future of the Web
提到广受欢迎的Firefox和Thunderbird将在这个夏天结束的时候发布1.0 release。

— from NewsForge

dprism Time Package v2.0 Released
说起来又是Sun值得羞愧的事,居然要第三方来发布Date/Time处理代码,还能赚钱。这个dprism Time Package是专门处理时间的过程库。不知道比起开源的 Joda Time来有什么优胜,居然还要钱。。。

New Product Listing from JavaOne 2004
今年的J1上所有announce的product list。我最感兴趣的是。。。Nokia和Sega联手推出的移动游戏终端。。。

Featured Article: Source Code Communication Best Practices
一个很有意思也很少被提及的专题,关于如何在代码高度共享的开发环境交换源码信息。Vincent Massol的这篇TSS Featured Article提出了两个方案:Diff emails on SCM commit和RSS feeds(feeds anywhere, hm?)。

— from TheServerSide.com

FCKeditor – The text editor for Internet
FCKeditor是一个开源、跨平台的在线HTML编辑器。

Things President Bush is not
可以学到很多有趣的词儿,呵呵!”I’m not a tree, I’m a Bush.”

How to write Firefox extensions
Have a try!

bitoogle :: the bit torrent file search engine (bittorrent)
Bingo! 正是我要的dd啊!

Free Picasa Photo Album Software
可以用来作照片管理索引库,不会改变文件原有位置。

An no-nonsense guide to Semantic Web specs for XML people (Part I)
针对目前正热烈讨论中的Semantic Web的评论和分析。

Making TeX Work
名著Making TeX Work的SourceForge版!

— from del.icio.us

News Link, July 9th

Mozilla/Firefox Bug Allows Arbitrary Program Execution
今天Mozilla社区紧急发布了Firefox 0.9.2,紧急到以至于页面上还是写的0.9.1,就是这个bug了。奇怪的是,Linux版没这个问题。。。

— from Slashdot

Article: Spring in Action

Top Ten Truly Obscure But Useful Java Projects

— from TheServerSide.com

Gmail Agent API – Mail Notifier

— from del.icio.us

More FireFox Plugins

在“My FireFox Plugins”中我介绍了Tabbrowser和RSS Panel(现在修改了不少问题,改叫Sage了)两个FF的plugins,June 28th的新闻中又列了几个Gmail相关的plugins,今天肥仔介绍了两个小插件,经过试用虽然还不能满足我的要求(功能缺陷,不稳定和不兼容),但是也属于值得关注的:

  • SwitchProxy:可以实现颇为灵活的代理切换功能,用起来也还算方便,可以直接在toolbar上切换proxy设置。
  • Super DragAndGo:一个拖放就在新tab中打开链接的小插件,不过老实说我不是很习惯这种用法。

News Link, June 28th

Oracle, Microsoft, Sun, HP, Others Support SOA Blueprints
SOA Blueprints是BEA和TSS的老板TMC联合提出来的,我的感觉是酒瓶装新酒,但是总算是个比较有用的东西,IBM等正在懊丧为啥不是自己提出来的–现在都跟进了。

Eclipse Project Release 3.0 Now Available
不算是新闻了。(经过测试,台湾中大的mirror是最快的。)

Article: Working with Hibernate in Eclipse
ONJava.com的文章介绍了在Eclipse平台上使用Hibernate的技巧。作者推荐的两个工具是:处理XML的XMLBuddy,用于Hibernate的Hibernate Synchronizer

Opinion: J2EE Urban Myths
又是一篇很有老外风格的opinion,比较好笑的说。。。

— from TheServerSide.com

Quick Reference Cards
JSP/XML/XSLT… All PDFs!!

ColorWhore
一个收集”nice color”并给出web color code的站点。

Pop Goes The Gmail | Gmail Notifier | GMailCompose
一组Gmail工具,后面两个是FireFox插件。

— from del.icio.us

News Link, June 17th

Thunderbird 0.7 Released
Thunderbird紧接着FireFox发布了新的0.7版,更新的内容跟FF类似,主要也是在线更新和插件管理这些。另外,我用的几个插件和主题都立刻跟上了升级(Charamel theme是有FireFox和Thunderbird两个版本的,其他是只针对FireFox的):

Extensions:
TabbrowserRSS Panel
Themes:
Charamel ThemeRedCats Theme

[UPDATED: 过了一天(6月18,我中学时同桌那厮的生日,92年德荷大战也是这天),Mozilla 1.7也发了,不过我不明白为什么有人用Mozilla而不用FireFox。。。]

Microsoft Plans To Sell Anti-Virus Software
也不是新闻了,Matrix.org Forum早就讨论过微软的这个野心。

— from Slashdot

Announcing Doclipse: JavaDoc Tag Plug-in for Eclipse
Doclipse是一个Eclipse下的JavaDoc插件——很奇怪Eclipse居然一直没有什么好用的JavaDoc插件。。。

Opinion: Don’t Make Me Eat the Elephant Again
Bruce Tate关于EJB 3的评论和期望。最近EJB 3是很活跃的话题,上次Ragnarok Studio的关于PicoContainer的Aslak Hellesoy的话题也是很有意思的。

Exception Chaining in JDBC
JDBC 4的头儿,Jonathan Bruce最近提到将SQLException变成Throwable的设想,不禁又让我想起很久以前Matrix.org Forum上关于Throwable的讨论。

Shared Java Classes in the JVM
来自dW的文章描述了在JVM实现的性能优化,对于理解Java VM机制有一定用处。

Yet Another Benchmark: Claims of Java Being Faster Than C++
没啥好说,昨天已经报道过了。

— from TheServerSide.com

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News Link, June 16th

Mozilla Project Officially Releases Firefox 0.9
昨天已经报道过了,今天/.的geeks精确的概括了0.9的新特性:

mE123 adds “You can get it from plain old HTTP or from fancy new BitTorrent, and points out that (compared to 0.8), “this release includes tons of bug/stability fixes, a %3 speed up, a new theme and plugin management system, a new standard windows theme, and a smaller windows installer.”

Java Faster Than C++?
令人惊讶的benchmark!从result gragh来看,有些指标Java甚至超出C++若干倍。。。

— from Slashdot.org

Featured Article: Dynamic Coupling
TSS的新专栏文章描述动态耦合,何谓动态耦合?说白了就是在运行时进行组件接口绑定,这是个令人生疑的技术,但是也会带来一些特定的价值。

— from TheServerSide.COM

News Link, June 15th

AMD Going Dual-Core In 2005
Dual-Core的潮流风尚,继Intel之后,AMD也加入了这一行列,宣布将在明年推出双内核的处理器。

A New Look At Mozilla Firefox 0.9
看来FireFox就要出0.9了,最新的review展示了新的界面和一组新特性,据说稳定性也有很大提高(0.8其实已经不错了)。另外,现在还是RC,等出了release就赶紧升级![UPDATED: 0.9已经发布了,装了之后发现老的RedCat theme装不了,RSS Panel可以用,但是不会出现在新的Extensions窗口中,Tabbrowser支持新的0.9,Charamel也支持0.9,对我来说这就算可以用了,不过还是期待各theme、ext早日升级。]

Charles Walton, the Father of RFID
这位年届八旬的老人在上世纪70年代发明了RFID,不过遗憾的是在上世纪90年代中期这一专利过期了——意味着接下来成千上万的RFID tag将不能给他带来收益。不过老人家倒是无所谓,仍然继续他的发明生涯。

Google-Sponsored 2004 US Puzzle Championship
第一感觉是,老美居然有这么好玩的锦标赛,第二感觉是,Google是个很讨人喜欢的家伙!

— from Slashdot.org

Enhancing Web Application Performance with Caching
新的TSS专栏文章讲述了使用FlyWeight模式设计web caching机制,不过好像很粗糙,Alex V提出了关于线程安全和延展性方面的问题。Caching其实是不容易做好的一个东西。

WebCream 5.0 Released – Swing/HTML Bridge
WebCream是一个Swing/HTML Bridge,什么叫做Swing/HTML Bridge?就是可以自动实现GUI前端和Web前端互相转换的东西!看看这个demo就知道了,满有意思的一个idea,不过觉得还是不是很放心啊!

jWebUnit 1.2 Released
jWebUnit是一个web-based的测试框架,它可不是简单的照搬JUnit,而是针对web开发的特点有相当多的设计。

Apache Excalibur: New Top Level IoC Apache Project
Apache最近提升了好几个原来的孵化项目的等级,这次是Excalibur(这是那把传说中的King Arthur的神剑的名字 -_-bb ),Apache的轻量级的IoC(Inversion of Control)解决方案。

— from TheServerSide.COM

Finally, Chapter 4 is complete and I can move on
James Goodwill继续他的期待度不错的书“Apache Axis Live”。

— from JRoller.com

My FireFox Plugins

长久以来我不得不承认,日本人的偏执使得他们在很多方面胜过国人多矣。最简单的例子就是他们对完美的追求(有时我们称之为BT)下面是一个例子。在FireFox众多的plugin中,我试用过不下20个,而且由于FireFox不支持插件的自动卸载,使得我为了去掉一个个令人不快的plugin不得不重装了不下5次。。。现在我的FireFox上只剩下了两个插件——TabbrowserRSS Reader Panel,都是日本人做的,他们具有一样的特点:快速,干净、几乎没有bug(当然,没有中文问题),颇有创意但不怪异,容易使用,功能强大但不霸道,允许你选择你需要的功能而不会强加给你任何东西,Tabbrowser使得FireFox的tab浏览比什么MyIE之类的不知道强大多少(当然,这首先是FireFox本身内核强大),RSS那个在一个全内置的界面上提供了几乎FeedDemon的所有功能——甚至包括模板化的摘要页面,还提供了卸载选项。反观中国人,号称有多少多少牛人,多少人看到IE就皱眉头——可有多少人为Mozilla社区做过一点点贡献?我确实很不想说这些,这是很丢人的事情,但是实在是忍不住了 :S

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Nicer Title Display

Mac上的浏览器Safari的链接有个很炫的效果:

其实也可以在Mozilla和IE上实现,然后我照这个效果对样式表做了一点修改(很简单,谁都可以定制自己喜欢的样式出来),效果还不错吧(如果你用的是IE那么你看不到边框的圆角和半透明效果)!

下载代码

Remove FireFox Extension

FireFox目前不提供插件删除的功能,所以万一装了个插件又不喜欢又像我一样完美主义的话只能手工删除它。但是,这种方法只针对安装在application下的插件有效,对安装在profile下的插件不一定有效,我今天就被迫重新初始化了一次profile才搞定 -_-bbb

News Link, May 4th

JDO 2 Ballot Results: Concerns from IBM, BEA, and Oracle
JSR #243,也就是JDO2的复审表决(Review Ballot)中出现了大厂商的意见分歧,Borland是目前唯一没有投票的,比较大的组织/厂商中Apache、Sun和Macromedia投了赞成票,但是最重的三票——BEA、IBM和Oracle都表示反对!他们也提出了各自的理由,——我反正不是很看好这个东西,似乎从一开始就没有定位清楚它到底想干嘛。。。

Jakarta Announces Jakarta-Slide Release 2.0
一个“内容管理框架”(为什么什么都要叫做框架呢?大家都是框架谁来作应用呢。。。)——说白了,有点类似我们的虚拟文件系统,实现了一个内容repository。2.0有了非常多的改进,值得关注!

Exadel Announces JSF Studio
又一个基于JSF的Web集成开发工具,看来Web IDE要成为工具厂商的又一个新的战场。

Windows Integrated Single Sign-on and Java
关于SSO的一篇很有用的参考文章。

Kingdee Middleware of China Licenses J2EE 1.4
又见中国。。。

— from TheServerSide.COM

Third Largest Supercomputer… at Weta Digital
用来给LOTR作CG特效的,据说是IBM造的,在CG运算中产生了500TB的数据,“几乎干掉了电影本身”。。。

Building A Modern Stonehenge In New Zealand
什么是Stonehenge??看看这个就知道了!熟悉魔法门英雄传系列游戏的就知道,德鲁伊(Druid)这个兵种就是从Wizard城堡的Stonehenge产出的——虽然民间经常传闻巨石阵是德鲁伊聚会的场所,但是大部分考古学者并不这么认为。这次新西兰一批天文学爱好者决定建造自己的巨石阵,大概是为了考证历史上巨石阵的天文学功用吧。

Core CSS (2nd ed.)
CSS经典的新版本。

What Happens To Your Data When You Die?
在Internet时代,人的遗产已经不只是物理上存在的钞票、证券之类,还包括在网上分布的各式各样的数据,那么你的遗嘱是不是也要包含这些部分呢?

Mozilla Thunderbird 0.6 Released
首先是赶紧升级啦,另外下面有个家伙的comment也搞笑。。。

I would have thought that they would have renamed it to fit in with Firefox. Thunderfox isn’t that bad a name, is it?

— from Slashdot

News Link, April 17th

JCE Taglib 1.0 Released
SF上一个开源项目,把JCE包装成TagLib和EL函数。BTW,项目主页上有句我喜欢的话:“This page is best viewed with … no, not Internet Explorer but … Mozilla!”

Object-Relation Mapping Without The Container
来自IBM dW的新文章,讲了几种如日中天的非容器级O-R Mapping解决方案。

— from TheServerSide.COM