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Archive for the 'Open Source' Category

Adobe and Mozilla Foundation to Open Source Flash Player Scripting Engine

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

Adobe has contributed source code for the ActionScript™ Virtual Machine, the powerful standards-based scripting language engine in Adobe® Flash® Player, to the Mozilla Foundation. Mozilla will host a new open source project, called Tamarin, to accelerate the development of this standards-based approach for creating rich and engaging Web applications. While, I’m skeptical that this [...]

WordPress 2.0 upgrade, at the cost of efficiency

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

So I took the plunge, I upgraded to WordPress 2.0 on the weekend. While it has some nice flashy features compliments of Ajax, the only impact the upgrade has had on me is slower posting time. That’s right, the warm and fuzzy WYSIWYG editor they have included in 2.0 is painfully slow and not so [...]

ActiveState, Open Source, Dynamic Languages: why is it?

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

The title of this post may have been more accurate if I had chosen what DavidA posted “ActiveState to spin out!” on However, the point here isn’t to re-iterate the sale but more the notion of open source software and the use of dynamic languages. Back to what I had to say… ActiveState – [...]

Web Developer Extension hits 1.0

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

It’s actually old news for many of us who follow and use this extension daily, but I still feel the need to blog it. That’s right, the Web Developer extension for Firefox has hit v1.0. Much of the same plus a healthy list of new and incredibly useful features… I’m impressed! Of the new and [...]

Google Pack – essential software packaged together

Saturday, January 7th, 2006

“A free collection of essential software”, Google Pack includes software that many of us already consider ‘staples’ for the PC. My personal favorite is to see them pushing Firefox here (which should not be taken as a surprise). A sample screenshot can be seen here At the time of writing, the following software is included [...]

WordPress 2

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

It’s out! Get it while it’s hot! Looking for details, go read for yourself at the WordPress Development Blog.

Google ‘safe browsing’ extension for FireFox

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

Just what we all need for our friends and family that all too often end up in the predicament that requires us geeks to play tech support.