Mozilla Firefox Out!

I told you it would be out soon, so here it is!

February 1, 2006. Firefox is a stability and security update that is part of our ongoing program to provide a safe Internet experience for our customers. We recommend that all users upgrade to this latest version.

Here’s what’s new in Firefox

  • Improved stability.
  • Improved support for Mac OS X.
  • International Domain Name support for Iceland (.is) is now enabled.
  • Fixes for several memory leaks.
  • Several security enhancements.

The Burning Edge has more detailed lists of notable bug fixes.

Download: Firefox (en-GB) | (en-US) | (Other Systems and Languages)
Hompage: Mozilla Firefox


Firefox 1.5 Out!

By the way, I know that this is old news and a newer version is soon to be released, but I just had to post it.

Firefox 1.5 is our next major release of our award-winning Firefox Web browser. More information about Firefox is available.

These Release Notes cover what’s new, download and installation instructions, known issues and frequently asked questions for the Firefox 1.5. Please read these notes and the bug filing instructions before reporting any bugs to Bugzilla.

We want to hear your feedback about Firefox. Please join us in the Firefox forums, hosted by MozillaZine.

Here’s what’s new in Firefox 1.5:

  • Automated update to streamline product upgrades. Notification of an update is more prominent, and updates to Firefox may now be half a megabyte or smaller. Updating extensions has also improved.
  • Faster browser navigation with improvements to back and forward button performance.
  • Drag and drop reordering for browser tabs.
  • Improvements to popup blocking.
  • Clear Private Data feature provides an easy way to quickly remove personal data through a menu item or keyboard shortcut.
  • is added to the search engine list.
  • Improvements to product usability including descriptive error pages, redesigned options menu, RSS discovery, and “Safe Mode” experience.
  • Better accessibility including support for DHTML accessibility and assistive technologies such as the Window-Eyes 5.5 beta screen reader for Microsoft Windows. Screen readers read aloud all available information in applications and documents or show the information on a Braille display, enabling blind and visually impaired users to use equivalent software functionality as their sighted peers.
  • Report a broken Web site wizard to report Web sites that are not working in Firefox.
  • Better support for Mac OS X (10.2 and greater) including profile migration from Safari and Mac Internet Explorer.
  • New support for Web Standards including SVG, CSS 2 and CSS 3, and JavaScript 1.6.
  • Many security enhancements.

The Burning Edge has more detailed lists of new features and notable bug fixes.

Download: Firefox 1.5 (en-GB) | (en-US)
Hompage: Mozilla Firefox

The English Vs. The Spanish

The Champions League Knockout Round Draw was on December 16th, 2005. The matches seem to be superb, well two anyway (in italics below). These to matches almost seem to be fixed.

Tuesday, 21 February 2006
Bayern Munich v AC Milan, 19:45
Benfica v Liverpool, 19:45
PSV v Lyon, 19:45
Real Madrid v Arsenal, 19:45

Wednesday, 22 February 2006
Ajax v Inter Milan, 19:45
Chelsea v Barcelona, 19:45
Rangers v Villarreal, 19:45
Werder Bremen v Juventus, 19:45

Tuesday, 07 March 2006
Barcelona v Chelsea, 19:45
Juventus v Werder Bremen, 19:45
Villarreal v Rangers, 19:45

Wednesday, 08 March 2006
AC Milan v Bayern Munich, 19:45
Arsenal v Real Madrid, 19:45
Liverpool v Benfica, 19:45
Lyon v PSV, 19:45

Tuesday, 14 March 2006
Inter Milan v Ajax, 19:45

I really want R. Madrid to beat Arsenal. My cousin always wanted Arsenal to play them, but they never have. Now is the chance for either team to prove victorious over the other. Man Utd have played R. Madrid and lost.

Link: Champions League Fixtures (BBC)

My Favourite CSS Webdesign Sites

Here are “My Favourite CSS Webdesign Sites”.

24 ways
456 Berea Street
A List Apart
CSS & XHTML Bookmarks
CSS Beauty
CSS Blast
CSS Drive
CSS Import™
CSS Reboot
css thesis
CSS Tutorials
CSS Vault
css Zen Garden
Dark Eye
Design Shack
Design Snack
Devil’s Details
Digital Web Magazine
Open Source Web Design
Position Is Everything
Sitios CSS
The Daily Report
The Web Standards Project
Unmatched Style
Vitaly Friedman | Blog
Web Creme
Web Developer’s Handbook
Web Standards Awards
Word Studio
wow factor

I will no longer be updating this list, instead I have decided to create a page just for these links. Here is the CSS / HTML Page.

Got my new HDTV today!

Today, I got Samsung TFT LCD HDTV today. It is a huge change from my old 21″, CRT TV (4:3 aspect ratio) to a 26″ TFT LCD HDTV (16:9 aspect ratio), which is also widescreen.The model is LE26R51BD. It features Samsung’s revolutionary DNle™ technology offers digital perfection in naturally presented, crystal-clear images that uncover even the most minute detail.

It also features an integrated digital tuner. This allows the viewer to access over 30 additional TV channels, without need for subscription, now available from the Freeview digital broadcast network.

The specs are as follow:
HD-Grade 1366(H) x 768(V) Pixel Resolution
3,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
800:1 Contrast Ratio
500 cd/m² Brightness
Samsung DNIe™
170°(H)/170°(V) Viewing Angle
Fast 12ms Response time
3D Y/C Digital Comb Filter
Brightness Sensor
SRS TruSurround XT™
HDMI, 2 Component Video, S-Video, PC Inputs
Anynet™ System Control Solution
VESA® compatible


Read more.

Go Google!

Google is truly the best!

The Bush administration on Wednesday asked a federal judge to order Google Inc. to turn over a broad range of material from its closely guarded databases. They requested one million random Web addresses and records of all Google searches from any one-week period.

Google “intend to resist their motion vigorously”.

In a specific recent case, only 4 out of 5 search engines allowed the government to see “private” user data! Those being Microsoft and AOL (who fully complied), and as well as Yahoo (who complied in some parts).

Read Bush Wants Private Google Data.

I am glad Google has decided not to share their search archives with the US Government. RESPECT GOOGLE!

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