Archive for the 'General' Category

Started work on my new website

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

My previous website was rather basic to say the least. This weekend, I finally got around to creating myself a new Joomla based website. Most of the information that was previously available has been migrated. All I need to do now is some actual design work and stop using the default template.

You can check out my first attempt at

Upgrading to Firefox 3.6

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Thought I would upgrade to Firefox 3.6 this weekend. Mostly a smooth process except that it appears that IE Tab doesn’t support 3.6. I don’t know whether this is going to get updated at some point but as work uses a number of web apps that require IE, I was happy to discover that there is an alternative.

Corel IE Tab is a fork of the IETab project with some enhancements. I haven’t actually tried any of these out, but the main function of embedding an IE tab in Firefox appears to work as expected.

On a related note Firebug 1.4.0 also doesn’t support Firefox 3.6. As I mentioned in my previous post, Firebug 1.4.0 is the most recent version of Firebug that allows me to do any decent debugging in Jetpack. In the end I resorted to using Nightly Tester Tools to override the compatibility check. This seems to work fine so far. Now I am running Firefox 3.6, I did try out the Firebug 1.6 alpha builds but no joy on the Jetpack debugging front there so 1.4.0 it is for now.

Tempus really does Fugit!

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

I was going to write a post here about my new extension for Firefox (see my next post) but then took a look at my last post. Has it really been over a year?! Well I guess it must be.

Now, I will readily admit that I haven’t done much development on the Firefox side for a while but I haven’t been that lazy. I have made some changes to Brimstone which have rather quietly been released. But as I no longer play Warbook I haven’t had any personal need to make any major improvements. It doesn’t help that people haven’t been particularly vocal recently as to what they like and dislike about the latest versions of Brimstone and so in the absence of any input I have let the status quo continue.

If you have any strong desire for any changes to Brimstone. Please let me know. The Brimstone forum is the best place to make feature requests and point out bugs.

First post

Friday, November 16th, 2007

This is my first blog, so bear with me while I try and turn it into something worthwhile.

I will be posting the first release of my Firefox extension for the Warbook application on Facebook over the weekend. Stay posted.