Monday, June 30, 2008

Symfony PHP Framework 1.1 released

Do you love to program with PHP? here is a news for you, the famous PHP framework Symfony is releasing it's 1.1 version. The complete new features can be found in this link. Symfony is one of the framework that support internationalitation. It's an open source framwork that supported by Sensio Labs (a French web agency)

Bangkok Dangerous

This is a new Hollywood film that remake from the Thailand film with the same title. What interesting me about this film? Let's see.... oh.. there is Charlie Yeung Choi Nei on this film!! Long time not see Charlie after her comeback in "A New Police Story" and "Seven Swords" :)
You can see that film trailer of Bangkok Dangerous in this site. This film also starring by Nicolas Cage. What about the synopsis? I think wikipedia is the right choice to see the synopsis because it's more complete than if I write down here :) here is the link from wikipedia of this film.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Do you like MotoGP? Recently I enjoy watching MotoGP championship, I don't know it just flow in my blood :D I start to watch this sport on the end of 2007, if I'm not forget it's about september or october 2007. My favourite team is Repsol Honda :D because it has really eye catching color on their bike. The rider that I like is Dani Pedrosa, a small guy with big skill. Now I also like Davizioso (hope Pedrosa and Dovizioso will be in same team in Repsol Honda, don't like Nicky Hayden performace), I like how they ride the bike and the consistency that they make. This year and last year are a difficult season for Honda because now Honda is below their rival (Yamaha and Ducati) but I support Honda for developing pneumatic valve engine, hope their last engine string enough to battle with Yamaha and Ducati.

Casey Stoner also a special person that be the only man that can handle Ducati machine (GP8) the other rider in Ducati cann't show the same power like Stoner did. It's like the Stoner style is really matching with Ducati Desmosedici engine.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Wine 1.0 is Released

After many years of development (about 15 years) finally Wine get it's 1.0 stable version. What is Wine? If you are not a Linux user, probably it's something new for you. This is a layer that bridge between Windows program and Linux OS. It's not a virtual machine like VirtualBox or VMWare but in my opinion it's like an emulator (although Wine is stands for "Wine Is Not an Emulator"), a layer that bridge Windows API with Linux API. It's not guarantee that all Windows program will run thorough Wine, but most of the popular program will run. The list of the program that wil run on Wine can be found here. Most of the program on that list is a game, yes a game!! Linux OS is leak of great games, most of the great games run on Windows, so maybe the first aim to develop this amazing software is to run Windows games on Linux!! But now it also can run other Windows program. You can start to download this amazing software in this link and try by yourself :) Happy Linux :)

IE send Firefox a Cake

Here is the news where IE team (Sean) send a cake for Mozilla Firefox according to their release of Firefox 3. Is that a joke? i don't know, just read that news :D

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Firefox 3 is Out

Hey, Firefox 3 now is released, after several months of beta and release candidate version now, it'r ready!!! Download it here. I already try it, and believe me it render more faster than Firefox 2, I think it up to 50% faster than version 2, good job!! :) Please have attention about Firefox plug in, because maybe they are not all compatible with Firefox 3 and also DOM Inspector now is come in separated plug in.

Here is Firefox 3 improvement (taken from Mozilla web):
More Secure
  • One-click site info: Click the site favicon in the location bar to see who owns the site and to check if your connection is protected from eavesdropping. Identity verification is prominently displayed and easier to understand. When a site uses Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificates, the site favicon button will turn green and show the name of the company you're connected to. (Try it here!)
  • Malware Protection: malware protection warns users when they arrive at sites which are known to install viruses, spyware, trojans or other malware. (Try it here!)
  • New Web Forgery Protection page: the content of pages suspected as web forgeries is no longer shown. (Try it here!)
  • New SSL error pages: clearer and stricter error pages are used when Firefox encounters an invalid SSL certificate. (Try it here!)
  • Add-ons and Plugin version check: Firefox now automatically checks add-on and plugin versions and will disable older, insecure versions.
  • Secure add-on updates: to improve add-on update security, add-ons that provide updates in an insecure manner will be disabled.
  • Anti-virus integration: Firefox will inform anti-virus software when downloading executables.
  • Vista Parental Controls: Firefox now respects the Vista system-wide parental control setting for disabling file downloads.
  • Effective top-level domain (eTLD) service better restricts cookies and other restricted content to a single domain.
  • Better protection against cross-site JSON data leaks.

Easier to Use
  • Easier password management: an information bar replaces the old password dialog so you can now save passwords after a successful login.
  • Simplified add-on installation: the add-ons whitelist has been removed making it possible to install extensions from third-party sites in fewer clicks.
  • New Download Manager: the revised download manager makes it much easier to locate downloaded files, and you can see and search on the name of the website where a file came from. Your active downloads and time remaining are always shown in the status bar as your files download.
  • Resumable downloading: users can now resume downloads after restarting the browser or resetting your network connection.
  • Full page zoom: from the View menu and via keyboard shortcuts, the new zooming feature lets you zoom in and out of entire pages, scaling the layout, text and images, or optionally only the text size. Your settings will be remembered whenever you return to the site.
  • Podcasts and Videocasts can be associated with your media playback tools.
  • Tab scrolling and quickmenu: tabs are easier to locate with the new tab scrolling and tab quickmenu.
  • Save what you were doing: Firefox will prompt users to save tabs on exit.
  • Optimized Open in Tabs behavior: opening a folder of bookmarks in tabs now appends the new tabs rather than overwriting.
  • Location and Search bar size can now be customized with a simple resizer item.
  • Text selection improvements: multiple text selections can be made with Ctrl/Cmd; double-click drag selects in "word-by-word" mode; triple-clicking selects a paragraph.
  • Find toolbar: the Find toolbar now opens with the current selection.
  • Plugin management: users can disable individual plugins in the Add-on Manager.
  • Integration with Windows: Firefox now has improved Windows icons, and uses native user interface widgets in the browser and in web forms.
  • Integration with the Mac: the new Firefox theme makes toolbars, icons, and other user interface elements look like a native OS X application. Firefox also uses OS X widgets and supports Growl for notifications of completed downloads and available updates. A combined back and forward control make it even easier to move between web pages.
  • Integration with Linux: Firefox's default icons, buttons, and menu styles now use the native GTK theme.
More Personal
  • Star button: quickly add bookmarks from the location bar with a single click; a second click lets you file and tag them.
  • Tags: associate keywords with your bookmarks to sort them by topic.
  • Smart Location Bar: type in all or part of the title, tag or address of a page to see a list of matches from your history and bookmarks; a new display makes it easier to scan through the matching results and find that page you're looking for. Results are returned according to their a combination of frequency, and recency of visits to that page, ensuring that you're seeing the most relevant matches. An adaptive learning algorithm further tunes the results to your patterns!
  • Library: view, organize and search through your bookmarks, tags and browsing history using the new Library window. Create or restore full backups of this data whenever with a few clicks.
  • Smart Bookmark Folders: quickly access your most visited bookmarks from the toolbar, or recently bookmarked and tagged pages from the bookmark menu. Create your own Smart Bookmark Folders by saving a search query in the Library.
  • Web-based protocol handlers: web applications, such as your favorite webmail provider, can now be used instead of desktop applications for handling mailto: links from other sites. Similar support is available for other protocols (Web applications will have to first enable this by registering as handlers with Firefox).
  • Download & Install Add-ons: the Add-ons Manager (Tools > Add-ons) can now be used to download and install a Firefox customization from the thousands of Add-ons available from our community add-ons website. When you first open the Add-ons Manager, a list of recommended Add-ons is shown.
  • Easy to use Download Actions: a new Applications preferences pane provides a better UI for configuring handlers for various file types and protocol schemes.
Improved Platform for Developers
  • New graphics and font handling: new graphics and text rendering architectures in Gecko 1.9 provides rendering improvements in CSS, SVG as well as improved display of fonts with ligatures and complex scripts.
  • Color management: (set gfx.color_management.enabled on in about:config and restart the browser to enable.) Firefox can now adjust images with embedded color profiles.
  • Offline support: enables web applications to provide offline functionality (website authors must add support for offline browsing to their site for this feature to be available to users).
  • A more complete overview of Firefox 3 for developers is available for website and add-on developers.

Improved Performance
  • Speed: improvements to our JavaScript engine as well as profile guided optimizations have resulted in continued improvements in performance. Compared to Firefox 2, web applications like Google Mail and Zoho Office run twice as fast in Firefox 3, and the popular SunSpider test from Apple shows improvements over previous releases.
  • Memory usage: Several new technologies work together to reduce the amount of memory used by Firefox 3 over a web browsing session. Memory cycles are broken and collected by an automated cycle collector, a new memory allocator reduces fragmentation, hundreds of leaks have been fixed, and caching strategies have been tuned.
  • Reliability: A user's bookmarks, history, cookies, and preferences are now stored in a transactionally secure database format which will prevent data loss even if their system crashes.