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August 31, 2004


I've not been working on my extension recently due to Internet connection problems. Namely, ADSL migration from one ISP to another, which left me with no connection. Then further disappointment, being determined to ditch ADSL, I asked NTL if they could provide me with a connection but they didn't bother to turn up to do the install. Anyway, I've learned something, stay well clear of Virgin.Net.

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Another 5 gmail accounts

I've been given yet another batch of GMail accounts. Again, it's first come first served.

[UPDATE] All gone

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August 26, 2004

Counting bodies like sheep to the rhythm of the war drums,

Is the first single from A Perfect Circle's new album, eMOTIVe.
It's a remix of Pet from Thirteenth Step, but it's an excellent remix and a fantastic video. I can't wait to hear the rest of the album.

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August 25, 2004

More GMail accounts

I've been given 3 more Gmail accounts. As before, first come first served.... [updated] Sorry, I've given them all away

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August 24, 2004

Thoughts on Sunbird

I've downloaded the 0.2 version of Sunbird and I think it's looking very promising. The calendar feature is the only feature that is currently forcing me to use Outlook. Unfortunately, Outlook is the standard in my working environment, with the meeting request feature being used extensively. Now, if the Sunbird developers can add in some compatibility with Exchange, then I'll be free of another MS product!

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GMail account up for grabs

I've got a Gmail invitation to give away, I can't think of what to do with it, so I'll give it to the first person that sends me an email.

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August 09, 2004

A bit of a bargain

I was intent on getting an FX5900 after playing Doom 3 at 11fps. I had intially order one from Dabs at a total of £105, and it was an XT version. It would have be sufficient for my needs, but Dabs were awaiting stock.
Today, I popped down to Pcworld, saw a FX5900, I asked how much it was and I was told £89.99. Whether it was an offer or a mistake, I wasn't hanging round long enough for them to change their minds. So, for the first time ever, I've managed to get a bargain from Pcworld!
I'm getting a sweet 40fps now :-)

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August 05, 2004

I need a new graphics card

I've run Doom 3's timedemo and I'm only getting 11.5 fps!!! :-(
I've been noticing some gamers are achieving 40+ fps with their systems. I know my Geforce 4MX is slow but should it be 4x slower than a 9600XT? Anyway, if anyone feels they want to donate a graphics card ..... ;-)

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August 04, 2004

Translate 0.5.5 released


Small extension that either translates web pages (via toolbar button) or selected text (via context menu) in English. Uses BabelFish and Google translation engines. Works only with Firefox 0.9+.

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August 03, 2004

Where is the Romanian Firefox ?

I've noticed that there is no localised version of Firefox available. It seems that there was a project started, but never finished.

I'm thinking that my wife and I could either help or do some of it ourselves, but before offering our services, I'll need to estimate the amount of work required. I'd imagine it'd probably be considerable and I certainly don't want to start something that I can't finish.

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Doom 3 is scary!

I've got my hands on Doom 3. 10 days in advance of its official release here in the UK. I couldn't wait that long, and I've also pre-ordered the game from Amazon.

The frame rate wasn't as bad as I had expected, it's certainly playable on my poor GeForce 4MX; I'd guess I'm getting below 20 fps. And that was on the lowest detail setting too. There's a very dark and claustrophobic feel to the game, and a scariness that was reminiscent of an old Aliens (UK version) game on the Commodore 64.

Anyway, I think Doom 3 is probably going to serve as a good excuse to upgrade my graphics card.

Posted by Paul Grave at 09:15 PM | Comments (2) | TrackBack

August 02, 2004

Translate 0.5.5

In my rush to release 0.5.4 it seems that I've included a display problem with the 16x16 icons (thanks Asa). I'll fix this once I get home from work later tonight.

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August 01, 2004

Translate 0.5.4 released

Changes To do

Small extension that either translates web pages (via toolbar button) or selected text (via context menu) in English. Uses BabelFish and Google translation engines. Works only with Firefox 0.9+.

View screenshots


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With regards to a comment left on my site, donations can be made to my Paypal account.

I'm not requesting any donations, but the option's there if anyone feels the need. Thanks in advance.

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