Posts Categorised: Web Technologies

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.

1Internet Explorer 9 LogoInternet Explorer 9 — Better than many expected?

Just a quick post, it seems that Microsoft have finally made a reas­on­able web browser, or at least the folks at Tom’s Hard­ware seem to think so.  I’m still look­ing for­ward to Fire­fox 4, and hop­ing Moz­illa will deliv­er a 64bit ver­sion as prom­ised, but a bit of com­pet­i­tion from the (still) dom­in­ant play­er in the browser mar­ket can’t be a bad thing.

1Mozilla Minefield x64The case for x64 browsers?

I’ve recently been using Fire­fox 4 64bit pre­b­eta, also known as Mine­field.  I thought it would be inter­est­ing to com­pare vari­ous browsers to see if this sup­ports my feel­ing that Mine­field is the fast­est browser I’ve used.  The con­clu­sions are quite inter­est­ing.  I will con­tin­ue to update this table as new ver­sions are released
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0Alarm Clock LogoPHP / JavaScript to wake a PC remotely

I have an HTPC and a net­work serv­er on my net­work.  My serv­er is always on, but the HTPC sleeps when it is not in use.  If I want to sched­ule record­ings remotely I need a way to wake the HTPC.  The solu­tion I came up with is to provide a webpage on my serv­er (pass­word pro­tec­ted) that wakes the HTPC and then redir­ects to the web inter­face of the remote con­trol app of the HTPC.  Below is the code for any­one inter­ested…
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0Dell 3130CN LogoAdding a print icon to print individual blog posts

In addi­tion to this blog I also have a blog about recipes.  I decided that I wanted a print icon on the main page for each post so that people can print the recipes.  Googling provided vari­ous sug­ges­tions, none of which worked.  How­ever, I even­tu­ally cobbled togeth­er the fol­low­ing, which seems to work…
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