Archives for: "September 2006"

Faster Firefox

A couple of performance related links for Firefox users. Here is a page with optimized builds of and 2.0RC1, ie. with various additional compiler options turned on (over the standard build). I've been using a SSE2 build all day and it s… more »

Smart Package Manager - Error Updating Cache

Had a bit of trouble with Smart on my laptop this week. After I had to cancel out of an update the whole thing kept hanging when updating the cache at the start, the GUI would sit there doing nothing. I tried running it direct from the shell and got th… more »

New Boog Design Home Page Features

I've just been updating the boogdesign home page so that it displays recent updates from the rest of the site. I used Magpie RSS rather than hacking around with databases, as I figured it would be easier to extend later and less code in the short term.… more »

Google goes after Exchange

Remember when Google signed a deal with Sun and everyone was talking about them trying to team up and steal the office software market from Microsoft? A year later, that's not yet happened, what has happened is that Google has launched an initiative to… more »

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)

This looks way cool - the internet service platform of the future, IBM and their 'utility computing' can eat their hearts out. Get around the cost of dedicated hosting by renting machines, dynamically, as needed. It also seems to be really cheap compar… more »

IE7 RC1 now available for download

Just in case you missed the announcement elsewhere (I did :) ) - IE7 RC1 was released last week. I've been playing around with the last two beta releases for testing purposes and it's a big improvement on IE6. Most of the hacks I've used with IE6 are n… more »