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Monthly archives for March, 2011

Earth Hour

Earth Hour
I’m not sure if you remember, but a few years back (2007?) the city of Sydney turned off all non-essential lights for an hour to raise awareness for the need to fight climate change. That “Earth Hour” has now spread around the globe, and, well, today’s the day. Earth Hour will take place at 8:30 to 9:30 pm your local t [...]

Firefox 4 is out

Firefox 4 in action
It’s been about a year in coming (it was in beta for a full year), but Firefox 4 is finally out and can be downloaded at firefox.com. The open-source web browser’s latest version is a gigantic step forward from the 3.6 version (the old stable version from a year ago, which is pitifully outdated by now.) What’s changed Firef [...]

Microsoft helps kill spammers

Microsoft helps kill spammers
Well, not really kill, just bring down. But it makes the title sound nice. In other news, Microsoft has finally done something right by bringing down Rustock, a botnet that infected millions of computers and caused them to send massive amounts of spam. Rustock was one of the (if not the) biggest spam networks in the world. Microsoft (and some [...]

Labyrinth

Labyrinth
As usual, I got bored so I wrote a game in JavaScript. It’s a role-playing game called Labyrinth (you can find it here) which follows a guy who gets lost in a cave. You have to collect sticks to destroy barrels, planks to cross water, keys for colored doors, and more. Here’s what Labyrinth looks like: Playing Level 10 of Labyrinth [...]

Internet Explorer 9 is out

Internet Explorer 9 is out
Well done, Bill, you’ve finally done something right. Internet Explorer 9 is now out and can be downloaded from microsoft.com. Here’s the catch: it only works on Windows Vista and 7. Let me repeat that: It only works in Vista and 7. It doesn’t work in XP. Thoughts on the new browser For one thing, it’s a lot better tha [...]

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