I would like to congratulate Colombo’s Crest Jewels for showing solidarity with Tsunami Affected Businesses by looking like shit.
This is going to be a jumble cause I havena updated in a while:
Quiz Night at Clancy’s
is quite a good idea. It’s like Jeopardy with prizes – Rs 5,000 to the winner. I’ve been on a placing team both times I’ve gone and despite contributing nada I’ve gotten a steak and cheese-cake out of the deal. The steak tasted like salt and the cheese-cake tasted like butter, but there has to be something good on the menu.
The Net is becoming software, which is great. Services like gmail.google.com, maps.google.com, and www.flickr.com use the new AJAX platform to do really cool stuff. Sounds scary but it’s really simple. It basically lets you simply build websites that are as fast and interactive as software. To quote an excellent article by James Garrett:
Web interaction designers can’t help but feel a little envious of our colleagues who create desktop software. Desktop applications have a richness and responsiveness that has seemed out of reach on the Web. The same simplicity that enabled the Web’s rapid proliferation also creates a gap between the experiences we can provide and the experiences users can get from a desktop application.
That gap is closing. Take a look at Google Suggest. Watch the way the suggested terms update as you type, almost instantly. Now look at Google Maps. Zoom in. Use your cursor to grab the map and scroll around a bit. Again, everything happens almost instantly, with no waiting for pages to reload.
I have also figured out how to use WordPress to publish Sinhala online, which is currently a nightmare. It uses a plugin by Cold Forged to automagically convert Sinhala typing to an Image. It will explode a server given a lot of hits, but it kinda works. It is a hideous hack and I’ll do a write-up on it when I get a chance.
Clearing Porn History From Browser
This is in response to a question from The Stoner of Infidels, who I ran into at Clancy’s. Specifically, how to stop anyone entering www.hotmail.com in the browser from getting a suggestion for something else. Basically clear all the Forms in IE:
To do this, in Internet Explorer, select “Tools” from the menu, then “Internet Options” and then choose the “Content” tab. Next, look for the button at the bottom that says “AutoComplete.” Click on the button which will make the AutoComplete Settings window appear. In it, click on the “Clear Forms” button to delete all your stored form entries.
I can’t really test this final method cause I can’t see the RegKey, but I also don’t have a problem. This method can light your computer on fire, your responsibility.
1) Start/Run/ regedit.exe
2) Navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareGoogleNavClient1.1 registry subkey (yes, the registry subkey is 1.1, even though you might have installed version 2.0 of the toolbar).
3) Select the History subkey, click the Del key on your keyboard, then click Yes to the confirmation.
4) Close the registry editor.
The real solution, of course, is to stop looking at pr0n. The Internet is seedy enough without going into the red-light district. Those places will seriously trash your computer. At the least use a modern browser like Firefox that has some modicum of security. The best solution is to use a dedicated browser that will keep the danger walled away from your normal computer. Abyss is the only such browser that I know of. It has its own history and stuff. That is prolly the best long-term solution. It’s basically a condom for your computer. And on that note…