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November 30, 2005

1.5 Release of Firefox

For the past year I have been 'taking back the web' and using Firefox, and today it got an important upgrade to 1.5. Firefox is now faster rendering, more secure and features a new update service to apply important patches automatically. Just after I installed it and the tried to load the default page (www.mozzila.org - seemed to be getting hit hard) I witnessed another good feature, helpful error messages. Now when you get a 404 error or a timed out message you get information to help explain the problem and a Try Again button.

So if you browse the web you should be downloading and installing this right now.

Posted by The Technician at 07:46 PM | Comments (2)

Web 2.0 Technologies compared

AJAX and Web 2.0 are the current buzz words and flavour of the month. I am interested in learning about AJAX and a post on Digg caught my eye. OTDouble.com writes a good article explaining about AJAX and also Flash and how they could both change the future of the internet. It is well worth the read. Flash versus AJAX versus The Future

Posted by The Technician at 12:30 PM

November 25, 2005

Learning OSX - handy videos

In my quest to get OSX running on Intel I have been researching about OSX so once it is all ready and installed I can actually use the OS. Luckily a link was posted on digg.com of a site with free videos giving you an orientation of OSX. They also have a page with Windows videos. Mac OS X 10.4 Orientation - Atomic Learning, Inc.

Posted by The Technician at 03:16 PM | Comments (0)

November 24, 2005

Cisco Resources Updated

I have added more information to the Cisco section of the site. There are some good links explaining subnets and ethernet and also useful files are now available to download.

Posted by The Technician at 10:29 PM | Comments (0)

November 17, 2005

Google Analytics

"Google Analytics tells you everything you want to know about how your visitors found you and how they interact with your site." Well that is what it is supposed to do but I just can't seem to get it to work. The information it provides about visitors looks very useful and I have followed the instructions and added the code that is needed to this site but the Google Analytics site does not report that.

Posted by syndicateone at 10:07 PM | Comments (2)

November 07, 2005

Another episode from Hak.5

Saturday 5th Novermber saw another release of the great IPTV show Hak.5. In this episode the crew cover building your own arcade case, talk about buffer overflows and show you how to set up a VPN server. Hak.5 are doing some great work and doing well to stick to a regular release schedule which makes supporting them via a paypal donation even more worth while. If you have $2 a month to spare head to their site at Hak5.org and click the donation link. Also download episode 4, via BitTorrent if possible to save their bandwidth, and then visit the forum which has some lively conversations going on.

Posted by The Technician at 08:36 PM | Comments (0)

November 01, 2005

Have a OSX machine for $200

Since Mac OSX came out I was waiting for the day it would come to x86 (Intel) hardware. There is still some time to wait for the official Apple x86 hardware to come out but if you can't wait and have the correct and available hardware you can experience Mac OSX today. There are lots of guides online about how to run the 'leaked' developer version and I-Hacked.com have the best guide I have seen. I-Hacked.com Taking Advantage Of Technology - Building the $200 OSx86 Mac:

I am now frantically searching for the needed hardware. Hummm maybe it will run on a spare PC at work??

Posted by The Technician at 07:32 PM