Category Archives: Web 2.0

Bits ‘n’ Pieces

Restore Firefox Tabs

Is this funny or what. Before Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) I used to surf internet with IE6 from time to time; otherwise Firefox was my default browser. Now, I just use Firefox (2.0.0.1) 100%. The supposedly clever guys in Microsoft just screwed things up completely. After years and years of silence they came up with something barely compatable with Firefox. It has nothing revolutionary at all. What is worse, the seemingly new UI is simply awful.

Well, IE7 has nothing to with this entry but I just had shout that out.

When working with Firefox I sometimes need to close it (to restart the computer immediately or something in the same vain) and naturally I want restart Firefox and continue from where I left off. If Firefox had crashed I’d be protected but not otherwise. Thankfully, there is a solution. Now, you can reload all your tabs, always.

1. Type about:config in the address bar and press Enter.

2. Now, right-click in the browser window and select New >> Boolean.

3. A box will appear. In this box, type browser.sessionstore.resume_session and click Ok.

4. Now set the value as True and click Ok.

5. Go to Tools >> Options.

6. Under Startup, select When Firefox starts, and set Show my windows and tabs from last time and click Ok.

That’s it and you are done. (from Tech Xpress)

Top WebOS Reviewed

Here’s a useful review of almost all web based so called operating systems in the market. I suggest you have a peek.

Blue-ray, anyone ?

This guy makes a good point about why I hate Blue-ray and Sony.

HD, anyone ?

Well, since Blue-ray is suckers-bet, how about High-Definition DVD. It’s better for sure. But… rest here.

Process Scanner

Now or then you’ll hear your hard-drive spinning like mad-ball and you just don’t know why. Other times, you may experience your computer start-up (or shut-down) takes ages. Mostly, you’ll start to experience an over-all slow down in time. The possible reasons are endless. Anti-virus and anti-spyware softwares helps but from time to time you still need to go to task-manager and observe what the heck is happening inside. There are many free utilities specificaly for this job (like WITS) but now we have something even better: An online service scanning and reporting us about all the processes going inside your computer. Bookmark Process Scanner for you’re sure to use it in near future.

Logos And Their Meanings

Here’s good link where some famous logos and the ideas behind them explained. You’ll like it.

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Pandora

If listening to music rates high within your hobbies then there’s good chance that you’ve heard about Pandora.

Part of the Music Gnome Project, the idea behind Pandora is fantastic to say the least. You submit your favorite artist(s), album(s) and their algorithm tries find bands which they think you may enjoy also. Their algorithm involves going through other people’s playlists who’s music matches with your taste, anlyzing the genre of your band and finding others with same criteria and finally going through a few sound algorithms.

You don’t need to be genius to predict that no algorithm(s) will be perfect in finding the music you’ll always like. That’s impossible no matter what.

Take me. Here’s a short list of the bands I listen to (and been listening to for the last 20 years or so): Slayer, Metallica, Bathory, Sepultura, Iron Maiden (some pretty heavy stuff), Red Hot Chili Peppers, Primus, Seether, Nirvana, Blink 182, System Of A Down, Deep Purple, Evanescence, Live, Linkin Park, 311, Kings Of Leon, 16 Horsepower, Rage Against Machine, Rob Zombie…

Now, I myself cannot see a direct correlation between these bands. The only thing that can be said is that my music taste spans from Hard Rock to some kick-ass Heavy Metal with some Alternative styles mixed within.

Anyhow, I still immensely enjoy Pandora. If nothing, it’s a great way to discover quite a few bands (I did discover a lot for my share).

One last note, Pandora has added social integration into their service. That’s to say, now you can go through other people’s playlists and discover still more great music.

Give Pandora a try. I’m sure you will not regret.

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Fauxto: Online Image Editor

Though in still beta Fauxto, the online image editor, looks quite promising.

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It’s certainly much more powerful than Windows Paint and with my ordinary internet connection I did several things smoothly.

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Your Online Desktop: Goowy

Goowy is a clear indication of where web heading. Imagine an online desktop where you can reach your e-mails, calender, contacts you name it. Add that instant messaging, some small games, news, rss, online storage…

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I’m certain that we’ll see very similar online services quite soon. In fact, I’ve a sneaking feeling that we may hear an acquisition with a “big” company.

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Youtube: Thing Of The Past?

The file sharing company Azureus on Monday launched a new distribution platform for downloading high-quality video, which the company hopes will become the next YouTube — but for high definition, DVD-quality video on the internet.

Available at Zudeo, users can upload, download and comment on videos in a manner similar to other video sharing sites like YouTube, Metacafe and Revver. But instead of the low-resolution video offered by competing services, the Azureus system promises internet video at better than DVD quality.

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Personally, I don’t think that it will kill Youtube anytime soon. First, it’s impossible to upload a high-definition version of the most of the videos in Youtube; they’re done with cheap quality cameras. Second, the average all around internet speed is not enough to browse/download HD movies/clips in a reasonably short amount of time.

But one thing is clear: Youtube must improve upon itself. At the beginning everything was just cool. Lots of web-traffic, lots of potential.

However, that’s just not enough in todays light-speed world. You need to put something new; not once but always.

Yahoo did nothing and maybe they will evaporate in near future. Weren’t they the king once upon a time?

Anyhow, if you have good speed then go and enjoy those HD clips.

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Data Generator

This new online service does something quite unique: Generating data for testing purposes. I just loved it.

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If you’re learning any database related application (like MySQL) this online tool will is sure to be useful.

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HTML Playground

This online service is just awesome. Excellent design, crystal clear layout and very very useful.

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htmlPlayground is new online service that lets you play around with all the features of HTML and CSS and observe the results live. Indispensable tool for anybody even vaguely related to web design.

It’s clear that Web 2.0 is on the march and there’s no turning back.

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