Category Archives: Internet Stuff

Webkit Javascript Optimizing JIT compiler(s)

Is your JIT compiled javascript function running too slow? No worries, just wait and the javascript engine will recompile it and then replace the function with a faster version! But that’s not fast enough either? Webkit will compile another version … Continue reading

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280 Slides

A cool new online presentation tool: http://280slides.com/Editor/ The slide show application is really nice in that it feels very much like a desktop application when in use, even down the way buttons and key presses behave. The object rotation is … Continue reading

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Handy database of recommended Mac Apps

Johan Basberg (who designed the beautiful SQLEditor icon) has a handy list of recommended mac applications at http://dittverk.no/mac/files/tag-editor.php And SQLEditor is on this list 🙂

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ACM computer science key works

The ACM is offering free downloads of selected classic works of computer science to anyone who signs up. http://www.acm.org/classics  (via  Lambda The Ultimate and Dusty Decks)

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OneMonthApp and SQLEditor

OneMonthApp is using SQLEditor! OneMonthApp is a project where they are building a complete web application in a month. It’s going to be a simple and easy to use cash flow application, apparently. And they’re going to make it free, … Continue reading

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iTunes tv shows in the UK

Well the iTunes store is finally offering tv shows in the uk. It’s totally disappointing. The prices are ridiculously expensive and the list of shows is small. All of the MalcolmHardie software sales are denominated in dollars so I watch … Continue reading

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Retro Mac OS WordPress theme

This made me laugh when I saw it: http://www.modernlifeisrubbish.co.uk/article/retro-mac-os-wordpress-theme Definitely memories of simpler times 😉

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Site redesign

So, if you’ve visited the MalcolmHardie.com site today you’ll have seen the new site design. It’s Blue. But that’s not all. The layout structure of each page has been substantially changed (for the first time since 2004, I think) . … Continue reading

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HTMLValidator

HTMLValidator 1.0b1 has just been released. It runs on PowerPC or Intel Macs with Mac OS X 10.4 or later. The current version expires 28th February 2007. HTMLValidator is a new desktop HTML validator that works on both web pages … Continue reading

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IP PBX delivered on an iPod?

“We have put our complete IP PBX on it [the iPod Shuffle]”, says Dr. Harry Behrens, Managing Director of 4S newcom. “It is so compact that even on the smallest iPod Shuffle (512 MB) enough room is left for 4 … Continue reading

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SF publisher Jim Baen passed away

I read today that Jim Baen of Baen books fame has passed away. I think I have more Baen SF books on my shelf than any other single publisher and to a great extent Baen Books the publisher was always … Continue reading

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Searching for an Oracle

Recently I’ve been trying to set up a box to run Oracle again. There are enough SQLEditor users that Oracle support is important. Fortunately Oracle have several downloads that can be used, there is a developer license for 10g and … Continue reading

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3g umts router

A Review of the Cisco-Linksys & Vodafone 3G/UMTS Wireless LAN Router It’s a 3g router, so now you can connect a small network to the internet anywhere you can get vodafone 3g connectivity. Total price = 150 GBP + about … Continue reading

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Poetry and RFC968

http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc968.txt An RFC in rhyme 🙂 See also the complete collection of April 1st RFCs (at wikipedia)

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PHP, trim and the non breaking space

An odd thing occurred today, I was trying to do trim($string) on a string in php, but I kept getting strings back that appeared to have a space at the beginning, the exact thing that trim is supposed to remove. … Continue reading

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SQLEditor 1.1b3 & softpedia

Today I released SQLEditor 1.1b3. I think this could very well be the last beta version before 1.1 final release. My first minor point release application!! (x.1) Originally I hadn’t intended to update all of the websites today, but they … Continue reading

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What the Orcs think of Multi-player

http://www.penny-arcade.com/view.php?date=2005-06-10&res=l From Penny-Arcade 🙂

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Debian Sarge

I realized that I’d managed to update to Sarge (v 3.1) mostly without noticing. I should have pinned my packages to woody (3.0) but didn’t realize, which meant that I went through the update process without actually noticing. This led … Continue reading

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Forum for malcolmhardie.com

Following the suggestions in this article, I’ve been considering forum software recently to offer customers (and others) somewhere to discuss SQLEditor. Currently I’m considering PunBB, because it seems to be simple, fast and well received by reviewers and users. PhpBB … Continue reading

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No Osborne Effect?

The Register has a new article up about the Osborne effect, a supposed problem that means that if you excessively pre-announce products then nobody buys the stuff that you’re selling right now. The article suggests that the whole idea is … Continue reading

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