My favorite Firefox Extensions

Here is a list of my currently installed, and most beloved, Firefox extensions. Not all of them are currently out-of-the-box compatible with Firefox 3.0 RC but using the Nightly Tester Tools i can override the compatiblity check, and install them anyway. To my knowledge all of the extensions are working perfectly with Firefox 3.

Hope you can use some of them and let me know if you have trouble with the links, or getting them running.

Restoring Dual Boot funtionality

Okay i had to format my windows partition on the laptop. No big deal.. just pop in the old windows disc, and do a fresh install (after proper backup of course :p) to the correct partition.

However i like to use my laptop for Ubuntu also, and thus have dual boot. But windows insists on having control over the whole MBR. Hmm so this install lost me my dual boot functionality. Technically all i lost was the GRUB install that allowed me to boot from Ubuntu’s partitions.

Normally i would do a complete reinstall of the whole machine, taking me about a whole day considering all the programs i use, and backups to restore. However i didnt feel like this grand gesture, and was pressed for time.

A quick search gave me the quick fix for restoring dual boot functionality thus saving me some time. So here is the solution to re-install GRUB after installing Windows or in some other messing up your MBR

  1. Boot into Ubuntu using the Live CD. I used Ubuntu 8.04 currently.
  2. Open a terminal. Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal
  3. In the terminal type the follwing steps:
  4. sudo grub
  5. This should result in a GRUB Prompt with grub>
  6. find /boot/grub/stage1
  7. Remember this information
  8. root (hd0,4)
  9. setup (hd0)
  10. And you are done!

The above is a simple rewrite of the instructions found on the official Ubuntu help.

After following the steps you restart and everything should be working normally again πŸ˜€

source:
Recovering Ubuntu after installing Windows

Pledge to download Firefox 3.0

The people at Mozilla have started a pledge to get people to set the record for most downloads within 24 hours of the release of Firefox 3.0. Here is more from the site:

Set a Guinness World Record
Enjoy a Better Web

Sounds like a good deal, right? All you have to do is get Firefox 3 during Download Day to help set the record for most software downloads in 24 hours – itÒ€ℒs that easy. We’re not asking you to swallow a sword or to balance 30 spoons on your face, although that would be kind of awesome.

By the way, the official date for the launch of Firefox 3 will be posted here soon – so check back! Join our community and this effort by pledging today.

Firefox 3.0 promises to be faster, safer and smarter with over 14.000 improvements. Personally i am using the Beta of FF3.0 right now and i am loving it all the time. So of course i will be helping the downloads with 1 download πŸ˜€ Sign up now! πŸ˜€

http://www.spreadfirefox.com/en-US/worldrecord/

Cannon3 (XNA) done!

Version 1.1 of my Cannon3 game done entirely in XNA is now finished.

I quickly included a small scoring system that basically updates the score throughout the game, and after the player dies it keeps the score displayed until the next game starts.

For now the graphics are the default improved graphics from the course, as I want to focus on my development, coding, skills rather than spend time making graphics for now.

But I WILL be making Cannon3 with more features. I just need to learn more about XNA to actually do so. Had some trouble getting the text displayed properly and still need to figure out a way to display it on the right side without using “magic numbers” as the solution is right now.

without further delay ..I present … Cannon 3 !

Screenshots:

cannon3ss1

cannon3ss2

Version History:

  • 1.1 – Game with scoring system
  • 1.0 – Initial game

Downloads:

Canon 3 version 1.2

Requirements:

Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable 1.0 Refresh