Warping it up!

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Warp’s MathTest 1.0

Friday, August 15th, 2008

I realised this little game quiz from my old website was not published on my new website, so I decided to link to it, it is from 2002 and little project I made because I suck at calculation, however I must admit I did not use it very much as I hoped for, perhaps it is time for me to train that biological calulator of mine again..

Enjoy or fear the magnificent math test!!

Warp’s MathTest
Test or train your own biological calculator.

The code will be open sourced if anyone shows interest in it, not that there is much use for that code anymore, it is using somewhat outdated but well proven JavaScript techniques, but feel free to peek – afterall programming is more fun than calcuating numbers…

ActionScript VM contributed to Mozilla Foundation

Friday, November 10th, 2006

Good news for Mozilla products, soon we could gain as much as 10x performance boost on our JavaScripts / ECMAScripts.

SAN FRANCISCO — November 7, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) and the Mozilla Foundation, a public-benefit organization dedicated to promoting choice and innovation on the Internet, today announced that Adobe has contributed source code for the ActionScript™ Virtual Machine, the powerful standards-based scripting language engine in Adobe® Flash® Player, to the Mozilla Foundation. Mozilla will host a new open source project, called Tamarin, to accelerate the development of this standards-based approach for creating rich and engaging Web applications.

The Tamarin project will implement the final version of the ECMAScript Edition 4 standard language, which Mozilla will use within the next generation of SpiderMonkey, the core JavaScript engine embedded in Firefox®, Mozilla’s free Web browser. As of today, developers working on SpiderMonkey will have access to the Tamarin code in the Mozilla CVS repository via the project page located at www.mozilla.org/projects/tamarin/. Contributions to the code will be managed by a governing body of developers from both Adobe and Mozilla.

“Adobe’s work on the new virtual machine is the largest contribution to the Mozilla Foundation since its inception,” said Brendan Eich, chief technology officer, Mozilla Corporation, and creator of JavaScript. “Now web developers have a high-performance, open source virtual machine for building and deploying interactive applications across both Adobe Flash Player and the Firefox web browser. We’re excited about joining the Adobe and Mozilla communities to advance ECMAScript.”

The Tamarin project is just getting started so the roadmap is not yet fully developed, but some of the technical goals include:

  1. Integrating the Tamarin VM and garbage collector within SpiderMonkey
  2. Using the SpiderMonkey compiler to generate code for Tamarin
  3. Porting the just-in-time compiler to new hardware platforms
  4. Completing the self-hosting ECMAScript 4 compiler

Release: Firefox 2 Beta 1 milestone

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

Firefox 2 Beta 1 is now available for download. This is the fourth developer milestone focused on testing the core functionality provided by many new features and changes to the platform scheduled for Firefox 2. Ongoing planning for Firefox 2 can be followed at the Firefox 2 Planning Center, as well as in mozilla.dev.planning and on irc.mozilla.org in #bonecho.

Please note: It is not recommended that anyone other than developers and testers download the Firefox 2 Beta 1 milestone release. It is intended for testing purposes only, normal users are encouraged to get the latest public release of Firefox.

New features and changes in this milestone that require feedback include:

  • Built in Phishing Protection
  • Search suggestions now appear with search history in the search box for Google, Yahoo! and Answers.com
  • Changes to tabbed browsing behavior
  • Ability to re-open accidentally closed tabs
  • Better support for previewing and subscribing to web feeds
  • Inline spell checking in text boxes
  • Search plugin manager for removing and re-ordering search engines
  • New microsummaries feature for bookmarks
  • Automatic restoration of your browsing session if there is a crash
  • New combined and improved Add-Ons manager for extensions and themes
  • New Windows installer based on Nullsoft Scriptable Install System
  • Support for JavaScript 1.7
  • Support for client-side session and persistent storage
  • Extended search plugin format
  • Updates to the extension system to provide enhanced security and to allow for easier localization of extensions
  • Support for SVG text using svg:textPath

Redesign ASAP

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

I just discovered that my blog has render errors on IE, and since I couldn’t quickly find the error I promised myself to finally get on with it and create a completely new design. This will also be a good opportunity for me to upgrade to WordPress 2.x. However I have more urging projects on my todo list, so it won’t happen as swift as I would have wanted.

So for all you oldschoool guys still using Internet Explorer, this would also be a good opportunity to upgrade you browsing life by getting hold of the latest Firefox browser and perhaps even the magnificient Thunderbird.

UPDATE: I fixed the render bug, by accident I had created a very long post-tag which killed the IE layout.

UPDATE 2 (March, 19 2006): The blog is now running under WordPress 2.x and MySQL 5.x, and everything seems to work fine.

Beta Release: Mozilla Firefox 1.5 B1

Friday, September 9th, 2005

mozillaZine: Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Beta 1 is now available for download. Also known as the 1.8 Beta 4 milestone, this is the first beta release of the next major Firefox update and is aimed at testers, extension/theme authors and Web developers. The final release of Firefox 1.5, which will be widely promoted to end-users, is scheduled for later this year.

Please note that this is NOT for normal users, it will replace the current Firefox and will disable most extensions. However for developers it’s great! Looking forward to doing more E4X stuff, as well as SVG demos!

Release Notes for Firefox 1.5 Beta 1

Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Beta 1 Released