Some interesting sites showing live data location visually on a map.
Friday, September 05, 2008
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Google fans are amazed at some of the features in Google Chrome, Google's new web browser which was recently released. Unfortunately, those poor souls could have had many of these features already had they been using Opera. I have been taking many of these features for granted for years now without having to download any additional extensions. I am glad to see Google helping these people see that these features are better and useful. Tab/Window management, check. Address bar under the tabs, check. Smart searching from address bar, check. Taking advantage of the empty space on a new tab to present your favorite sites, check. Browser speed, check. Page load speed, check.
platform browser with it already included? Good idea in the end, especially since they are taking existing features and open source code to build upon. Hopefully, Opera and the other browsers will follow suit with the push towards better web application performance.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
The above link does not appear to work through our corporate firewall, I assume because it is on port 8080… oooohh look out, I am so glad they keep us safe!
Anyway, it is a comprehensive tool to say the least. Warning, you may possibly get information overload when using this tool.
Admittedly, it is a beta browser and therefore we should automatically excuse any poor performance, right? Sure, beta means forgive us of our mistakes and btw, you get extra geek points for using beta software. Anyway, I have only given the browser a few minutes of my time but as of right now I am unimpressed. It locked up while I was using Google Docs, no less. It created the isolated separate processes for each tab (I had three open) as Google promised it would. Each process was using around 20MBs each. However, the fourth process, which was the parent, effectively locked up using 100% CPU while I was trying to save a document and therefore the whole browser was locked and rendered useless.
Google describes their new Google Chrome browser using a comic book format.
Google Chrome web browser comic book
Thursday, January 17, 2008
It also appears that BEA Systems Inc has agreed to be acquired by Oracle Corp for $8.5 billion.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
FireShot is a Firefox extension that creates screenshots of web pages. Unlike other extensions, this plugin provides a set of editing and annotation tools, which let users quickly modify captures and insert text and graphical annotations. Such functionality will be especially useful for web designers, testers and content reviewers. It's possible to choose whether entire web page or only visible part of this page should be captured. Screenshots can be saved to disk (PNG, JPEG, BMP), copied to clipboard, e-mailed and sent to external editor for further processing.
Adds the ability to take a screenshot of web page (entire of visible part), edit it, add annotations and save (PNG, JPEG, BMP), copy to clipboard, send to external editor or e-mail it.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
- Flash video download
- Audio / video files converter
- Bittorent support
- Easy file sharing
- Remote control
- Portable mode
- Metalink support
- General Public License
- Multilanguage support (desired language may be chosen during installation)
I typically use the built-in download manager in Opera, but for large downloads I will use this application. Simply copy the download URL to the clipboard and start FDM. When you go to add the URL to FDM, it will automatically pick it up for you from the clipboard. I do not have FDM integrated into Opera or IE.
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
http://www.yousendit.com/ up to 100 MB
http://www.megaupload.com/ up to 250 MB
http://www.rapidshare.de/ up to 100MB
http://www.dropload.com/ up to 100MB
http://www.largefilesasap.com/ up to 2GB
http://www.zupload.com/ up to 500 MB
http://www.fileflyer.com/ up to 400 MB
email large files gets around email attachment size restrictions. upload the file and send a link via email.