Posts Categorised: Web Technologies

0DIY Media Home logoFew new articles, lots of new design work

For the last 2–3 months I’ve been too busy to write much new con­tent for the site.  This has­n’t been helped by a drop in things to write about  — most of my art­icles are about tech­no­logy fixes or excit­ing new HTPC related devel­op­ments.  There haven’t been too many new devel­op­ments, and I haven’t fixed much tech­no­logy because I’ve been too busy.  That does­n’t mean the site has been entirely ignored how­ever…

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0Google+Google+ for Apps Accounts

Google have finally enabled Google+ for apps accounts (as of the 27th Oct)!  Now those of us with an apps account can finally get an account and +1 pages etc.  Google have also enabled “pages” on Google+ for organ­isa­tions.  For the DIY Media Home Google+ Page just click on the Google+ icon at the top right of the page.  If you need to migrate a tem­por­ary non-apps account Google prom­ise there will be a migra­tion tool com­ing very soon.  Happy +ing

0Google MapsExtra Google Maps Icons

I fre­quently use google maps, and have cre­ated quite a few cus­tom maps.  I par­tic­u­larly like using the place­mark icons with the stand­ard col­ours, rather than the cus­tom shape icons.  How­ever, there are only 2 types, in 7 col­ours, for a total of 14, which is fre­quently insuf­fi­cient.… Read Full Art­icle

2Mozilla Firefox LogoRemoving Firefox plugins, addons & extensions

Nearly 18 months ago I wrote a brief note about how to remove cer­tain fire­fox plu­gins, addons and exten­sions which don’t have a “remove” but­ton in the Add-ons man­ager.  I have updated and added to the ori­gin­al list, and will con­tin­ue to add any fur­ther plu­gins I encounter here.  If in doubt there is usu­ally no harm done by leav­ing or remov­ing any plu­gins, addons or exten­sions.  I advise remov­ing all of those that you don’t use as they are using memory and pro­cessing resources and slow fire­fox down.  In some cases the sta­bil­ity of the browser can even be under­mined by plu­gins.… Read Full Art­icle

2Mozilla Firefox LogoFirefox 4 fixes MSN Messenger bug

I was so pleased upon upgrad­ing to Fire­fox 4 to no longer have Win­dows Live Mes­sen­ger crash­ing the browser every time I opened Hot­mail and had an act­ive con­ver­sa­tion win­dow.  I don’t know if it was Microsoft or Fire­fox at fault but the prob­lem seems to have gone away now.

I’m less pleased, how­ever, that two of my plug-ins for the pre­vi­ous ver­sion aren’t yet sup­por­ted.  Then again, one of those is old and sel­dom used and the oth­er (IE Tab) should fol­low in time.