New Firefox alert boxes

After the Firefox 4 beta versions came out, there were a lot of changes. The most notable being the orange button on the top.
But today I noticed that the latest version 4b08 had the alert boxes revamped.
Look at the difference.

The old alert box The new alert box
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Cool change by the FF team. Since their change in the Javascript engine, most of the stuff has been changed and improved.
Love this browser!
Get it here.! [Fireffox 3.6] [Firefox 4 beta]

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Black Ops, a total computing disaster!

After a tiresome 7GB transfer of files, I didn’t get the satisfaction I thought I’d get with COD’s new title Black ops. Owing to several bad reasons, the gameplay sucked.!

Reason number one is my hardware! The old 9600GT is seeing its end of days as a top gun. The new titles aren’t just it’s capacity. After the Fermi releases with loads of GTX cards, the 9600 is going to be forgotten, in sands of time. Only it’s past written in the hall of fame will remain! Enough of that shit, back to the point! I owe this partly to the processor too. Its a puny 1.7G (1.6 over-clocked!) The Pentium Dual Core cant handle the heat, and the VGA has to get all the burden, with no backup. Activision recommends a E6XXX something. I’m really glad with the 15-20 FPS I get.

The second, is the game’s build itself. Activision has paired with some dorks! The game’s soul is nowhere to be found! COD is a game which you play with the NPCs, supporting them, and getting backed-up. I didn’t see it in the first levels much. And the engine! MAN! its heavy.

There are also a lot of complains about bugs and all too.

The first play session was a disaster for me. I couldn’t use the mouse to look when I moved! And the movement of the mouse was done ‘after’ I stop moving.! I thought the game was not playable at all. But after deciding I had a bad headache and was sleepy as hell, I left it for the day.

Then I did some googling today and among all the cursing of the forums I got this link, which is a good tweak-guide. I did the tweaks and lowered some settings and I could play at 1024 again. I bet the FPS is at around 18 most of the time and at about 6,7 at some. But the tweaks did work the magic and I can move like before.

When I said the soul of the game was gone, I meant it. You will see it the first time you die! No quotes! I guess Activision needs to get their bearings right the next time.

As COD used to say..”all that is needed for evil to triumph, is a few good men to do nothing!”

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To the dark side and back. A walkman's tale by Tharaka Devinda.

It's been a while since i wrote a post. A lot of things happened in the meantime. I sold my car and fell off the ceiling trying to repair a broken ADSL splitter.
But now i'm totally ok apart from the fact that i miss the car a lot. The order time for a new one takes three months!

The most happening thing to me was loosing the phone. Well, I'd call it to the darkness and back.
It happened when my father and i were coming home to Mattegoda from our new home at pubudu mawatha. We hopped into a three wheeler taxi and it had dropped inside the taxi. I figured it out the next day.
After giving up all hope I wrote the imei number and went to office the next day.
Gave the number to some of my buddies but no hope.

Then i waited a few more days and something strange showed up on my Gmail access log. An ip address that i haven't seen before.

I knew it was the phone since i didn't change the password of the account. Good old IMAP was fetching mail!

I did a whois search and got that the ip address was etisalat's allocated list for gprs. Now that i have the operator, all i had to do was to get the number out. While filing in a complain at the police station, i pulled some strings. Since our officers don't know the difference between gps and gprs, i had to do that in order to get my phone back before google releases android version 10.

But the thief in this case was dubious after me calling his number and all, he decided to hand me the phone back, despite him having used it for some time. But he told me that he was looking for the owner. I wonder how he was doing that with his sim card in my phone!

Anyway, this walkman was'nt going to loose me that time. I have to be more careful with my electronic stuff.

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