Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Search using cuil - Google rival

Cuil is a new search engine started by former engineers from Google and several other tech giants.


 2008-Jul-28 : Cuil claims to be able to search across 120 billion Web pages, compared with Google's 40 billion.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Web 2.0 Mosaic

And you wonder why Web 2.0 has sooo much about it....

World Mosaic Created From 1001 Web 2.0 Logos(n.d.). Retrieved July 21, 2008 from http://www.appappeal.com/web-2-0-application-world-mosaic

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Web 2.0 presentation

I have posted my Web 2.0 panel presentation into slideshare

[slideshare id=505753&doc=2008verhaartnaccqweb20m-1215603509087482-8]

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Can you hear these Mozzie sounds?

Mosquito ringtones - download the original mosquito ringtone from Teen Buzz. Retrieved July 3, 2008 from


You could theoretically design an alarm clock that wakes everyone else (younger than you) up!!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Firefox extensions xpi error

Have been toying with developing an extension for firefox and uploaded the file to my brinkster account.

Trying to create a web based install using the Javascript code http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Installing_Extensions_and_Themes_From_Web_Pages I created a xpi file and the JavaScript. (The xpi file is just a zip file renamed). Trying to install into my firefox gave a -223 error (I think that was it).

so...trying to isolate the error....

When I upload as a .zip I can download via my web page, but when I either upload as a zip or upload as a zip and rename the file it will not download correctly.

Download the xpi file then rename as zip. Then opening gives a file corrupt error.

One possible suggestion  ( http://support.on2.com/flixpublisher/faq/) was
You are using Microsoft IIS as your webserver, but the MIME type (also called "Content-type", or "Internet Media type") for XPI files has not been added to your IIS configuration.

To fix this problem, add the following to your IIS MIME types configuration:
Extension:      .xpi
Mime Type:      application/x-xpinstall

Brinkster added this to their IIS server and all is sweet now.

So, now onto adding some JavaScript to my extension :)

Ad aware removal tool

One of my colleagues was recently infected with an adaware virus and found CW shredder did a brilliant job.

CNet (2008) CWShredder - Free software downloads and reviews - CNET Download.com. Retrieved July 2, 2008, from http://www.download.com/CWShredder/3000-8022_4-10301587.html

Really wish I had my APA reference generator extension ready for Firefox.