Monthly Archive for September, 2005

Digg: No comment fixing?

I’ve seen too much people writing double post because they had to fix their other post. Why can’t we fix our post on digg? There is something with the “politics” or what? Could the programmers just allow us to modify our post for the 5 next minutes we posted it and also allow us to delete our comments “IF” possible? EDIT: After some digg users comments reading, here’s some more: 1. Comment preview 2. Direct response to a comment left by someone else (like quoting) EDIT2: Some user thought about having the original message also been shown just in case. We could impliment this by asking the person who’s editing his post if it’s because of a mispelling error or he’s changing his mind, so if it was a spelling error, it would not show the original message with an error in it. EDIT3: Again, after some more reading, it seems that “we” (the community) wants to be ALSO able to edit our stories even though we proof read it.

Firefox on PSP (Nice.)

READ BEFORE PROCEEDING: Please, do not take this seriously. I didn’t type any of this, I just copy + pasted the content of http://gomorning.com/psp/itunespsp/ (see the bottom (source)) changed the word iTunes to Firefox and took approximately 5-10 minutes to change the iTunes pictures to make them Firefox. I know it suck maybe a lot, but I did it on purpose: iTunes 5.0 for PSP… EDIT: Nice. After many people checked out both my website and the original Itunes 5.0 for PSP website, there were many people “complaining” about it being fake. The webmaster worked back on his page, changed the layout to a more convivial interface (which I love by the way). He put a link to here with the following comment:
I’d also like to give a special mention to this website, which took my text verbatum, and turned it into a “Firefox on PSP” page. Hilarious – I love it.
I’d like to thanks him for providing me some pictures. By the way, I like your idea (what a nice one). I’m also into design (I like to), but I’m kinda “occupied” these time, so I thought I’d just take sometime to do a small image editing (not so good as you can see), but anyway, it was worth it. I think it’s fun to see Firefox running on a PSP + it gives some advertisement to Firefox. Go Firefox!

Updated: Small FAQ now posted below main text.

First and foremost, PLEASE do not ask me any of the following: who showed me this software, how they got this software, or if I can give it to you. The first two answers are secret, the third is NO. I do not currently have a copy of this – if I did, I couldn’t be talking about it.

That said, there has been a lot of talk about Mozilla porting Firefox over to the PSP platform. Sony has been one of the sticking points when it comes to Firefox, but it seems that they would be far more interested in working with Mozilla if it benefited their own products in some way. Well, if there was a version of Firefox for PSP, and if people browse the internet directly onto their PSP, that might give the PSP more value, which would be a good thing for Sony.

I recently received a very strange offer from somebody I know – they claimed to have a copy of Firefox for PSP, and wanted to know if I would be interested in checking it out. Obviously, I thought it was a joke at first, but they insisted that they were serious. I’ve known this person for a long time, and while I still thought they were kidding around, there was enough of a chance that they weren’t that I raced over to their place.

They weren’t lying.

Firefox PSP

The Basics
The crude “intro” screen currently in place (more on that later) states that this is “Firefox for PSP,” and it indeed takes after the look of the Firefox we all know and love (or hate).

What works / what doesn’t
This is very obviously alpha software, and I’m not sure if my friend just got ahold of an older version of Firefox PSP, or if this represents the current state the project is at. However, Firefox PSP seems to read things directly from the main PSP WI-FI, and even WI-FI is turned off, Firefox PSP can run offline. We were able to visit many websites such as Mozilla and Google but since the rendering engine isn’t complete, some page got rendered REALLY wrong.

Firefox PSP

Main interface
Here’s a look at the Main interface.You’ll have the same feeling has if you were running firefox on a computer. By pressing Up, Down, Left or right, you can move the "cursor" onto the page to click on desired links or to scroll the bar. Pressing X will "click" on the link. The Left and Right shoulder buttons switch between the differents tabs you might have while you’re browsing.

FAQ
A few questions I’ve received from people who have found a way to track down means of contacting me.

That Firefox browser looks totally fake. What gives?
As I said, the browser is an obvious alpha, so I’m sure the interface at this point is more “Try and see what works” than an actual finished interface. The browser itself looks odd, but putting the forward and back arrows would be pointless, since you can’t push them or interact with them, and you don’t need the visual clue.

How do you start up Firefox PSP? What option is it under?
Actually, if a memory stick formatted to run Firefox is in the PSP, it starts automatically when the PSP is turned on. My friend said that Firefox is installed via a special application, and once installed on the memory stick, you can only (for now) use that stick for Firefox. The reason is that there is no proper interface for getting to Firefox / exiting to the PSP main menu at this point. My guess is the reason is because there is no good place to get to it from the main menu at this point.

By the way, thanks to http://gomorning.com/psp/itunespsp/ for writing me the “primary” text. And by the way (2), this is FAKE.

Spread Firefox!

Since I am a proud Firefox user, it is my duty to "inform" you about this wonderful webbrowser. It is by far the best browser anyone will ever need. Since it’s open source, you won’t even have to get out a dime for it. By the way, millions of users = tons of plugins = tons of themes = NICE. But don’t take my word granted that easily. Try it out yourself and you’ll see you can’t simply live without it. It’s small, fast, has tabs feature and much more to make your internet navigation more fluid.

One other great thing is that firefox ISN’T affected by any toolbar-addon-program that would install a bar in your toolbar like in Internet Explorer since this is a "stand-alone" software. There hasn’t been any software released yet that install itself on Firefox, and if it is, it can be easily removed (not like in IE where you have to go through the register).

Trying it out is adopting it. Do yourself a favor, download it.
On a last note, Firefox IS the #1 BEST PRODUCT of 2005 on PCWorld.com

Steve, don’t eat it!

Steve is a guy who loves to eat odd food items for a laugh, and then blog it in hilarious detail. From Steve: “The entire experience is difficult to describe, but if you can remember back to the very first time you made out with a hobo’s ass, it’s a lot like that.” Includes pictures, not recommanded to weak heart. Beggin' StripsUrkel-OsC-3PO'sCuitlacoche

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SeaGaia – Ocean Dome (or if you’d like, Japan’s Indoor Man-Made Beach)

Ocean Dome
Indoor Water Park: Ocean Dome Have fun at the Ocean Dome, which is one of the largest indoor water parks in the world. It’s located in Miyazaki, Kyushu Island.

Above all else, the size is impressive. In fact, Ocean Dome is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest indoor water park, measuring 300 meters in length, 100 meters in width. And the temperature is 30 degrees Celsius year-round.

When you walk in, you are greeted by a beach of pure white sand and a paradise of eternal Summer.

You can watch the surfers on the artificial waves of The Great Bank or try body-boarding yourself.

There are quite a few differences between the Ocean Dome and the ocean, among them the heated indoor pool, the kids’ pool, the floating pool, and the three fast and thrilling water slides. Everyone feels like a child when playing in the water.

Within the dome, there are shops where you can rent the latest in swimsuit fashions or whet your appetite with drinks, fast food, light snacks, or full-scale restaurants that serve up the best in local Miyazaki cuisine.

Why not forget your schedules, your time tables, and your worries and just spend a day playing in the water.

The Ocean Dome Club Alliance Hotels, a group of Miyazaki City hotels, cooperates to provide quality accommodation for Ocean Dome guests.


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