Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Safari 4 beta - first impressions

safari 4 beta coverflow history

First... it's fast! Really quick rendering and DNS resolution.

- Coverflow history - probably a bit too gimmicky for me, but it's a nice idea
- fast fast fast!
- CSS3 support - tho I've not found many sites that make use of many new features
- Resizeable text areas! Just spotted this on a forum I post on... some text areas (not too sure how it's defined) have a grabby handle on the bottom right corner, for making a text area bigger. Nice feature :) Not sure if it messes up layouts at all.

- For some reason, installing this causes to crash if growlmail notifications are enabled. Grrrr. had to go remove the growlmail bundle and turn off growlmail in the growl prefs to get up and running (some webkit exception everytime mail was downloaded)

- not too sure about the tabs yet - keep accidently shutting the wrong tab down, but that's cause i'm used to the X being on the right from firefox
- top sites page - I cleared out all their 'defaults' (cnn, disney, c'mon!), but it's not catching up with my browsing history yet. Will wait and see on this one..

That's about it for now - 30 mins in, and nothing else to moan about! Anything that speeds up browsing has got to be a good thing.

Monday, 23 February 2009

mini hackintosh

Gizmodo have a nice walkthrough guide on turning a dell mini 9 into a 'hackintosh' using the Type 11 install.

I've been trying to convince the other half to let me do this to his mini 9, but I think he's enjoying the ubuntu install on there too much! Would make a very nice travel laptop tho - however it's fine with ubuntu too :)


Spring London

Shot at Broadway Market, Islington, London

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

The day London stood still

Snow in London

A little bit of snow, and all of London is disabled! Quite funny really. Made for a very quiet day at work, as only a few people actually got as far as the office.