Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Firefox 1.5 is out!

I am probably the 3,232,456th person to blog this, but Firefox 1.5 is finally out after three release candidates. Go get it!

From Mozillazine announcement:

Firefox 1.5 introduces several new features, including an improved software update system, faster Back / Forward page navigation, a new options to clear private browsing data, drag-and-drop reordering of browser tabs, a redesigned Options/Preferences window and more robust popup blocking. Standards support is also improved, with support for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), JavaScript 1.6 and additional CSS properties. Accessibility is much improved (including new DHTML accessibility features), security has been enhanced and Mac OS X support has also been improved.

Get Firefox!

Friday, November 18, 2005

Interesting Hello, World! tidbit

While I was reading Practical Common Lisp, I found the following footnote.

The venerable "hello, world" predates even the classic Kernighan and Ritchie C book that played a big role in its popularization. The original "hello, world" seems to have come from Brian Kernighan's "A Tutorial Introduction to the Language B" that was part of the Bell Laboratories Computing Science Technical Report #8: The Programming Language B published in January 1973. (It's available online at

Also interesting and related is the ACM "Hello World" project, where one will find how to print "Hello, World" in nearly 200 languages.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

POST Interceptor in Greasemonkey Hacks

Mark Pilgrim's upcoming book Greasemonkey Hacks includes 100 Greasemonkey scripts. My POST Interceptor script is one of them. I am honored to be included in this excellent book, and in the company of such excellent scripts as, Book Burro.

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