Monday, July 21, 2008

A Mashup Platform, that can double as iGoogle

The WSO2 Mashup Server 1.5 is out.

Check this article on a Mashup platform that not only allows you to create mashups using Web Services, RSS Feeds and Screen Scrapes, but also lets you create your own version of iGoogle, where users can import iGoogle gadgets as well as generate iGoogle gadgets for the mashups they create.

Friday, July 11, 2008

NxE's Fifty most influential female bloggers

The list includes Veronical Belmont at 33. I love Tekzilla and most of the Revision 3 stuff. If you haven't subscribed already to their podcasts, I suggest you do now !!!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Let Firefox 2 and 3 co-exist in your Linux box

It's quite simple actually. I had FF3 installed to begin with.

  1. Backup your existing Firefox 3 profile. You do this by typing 'firefox -P' in the command line and saving the 'default' profile under a different name. I gave the name 'tyrell-ff3'
  2. Install Firefox 2 and Firefox 2 Gnome support. I used Synaptic.
  3. Launch Firefox 2 with 'firefox-2 -P' and create a new profile, I named it 'tyrell-ff2'. Note that your previous Firefox 3 profile is listed there as well.
  4. Now you can launch each version of Firefox with the associated profiles.
Just to make sure I don't mix those two profiles and mess them up. I changed my Firefox 2 and 3 shortcuts to use the commands 'firefox-2 -P tyrell-ff2' and 'firefox -P tyrell-ff3' respectively. So instead of asking me to chose a profile, they will use the relevant profile automatically.

I also installed Firebug and Web Developer Toolbar extensions using Synaptic. So both are available in Firefox 2 and 3 by default. Since my reasons for co-existence are mainly development oriented, this is proving to be an ideal solution.

Hope this helps others too ...