Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta 1

Mozilla Firefox is a fast, full-featured Web browser that makes browsing more efficient than ever before. Firefox includes pop-up blocking; a tab-browsing; integrated Google searching; simplified privacy controls that let you cover your tracks more effectively; a streamlined browser window that shows you more of the page than any other browser; and a number of additional features that work with you to help you get the most out of your time online.


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My First Facebook App

Always wanted to try out creating a Facebook Application and finally took a little bit of time of and created a simple Facebook App called GaMerz.WordPress.

The application simply displays my live site traffic (users online) and the latest post for my GaMerZ.WordPress blog. The file is placed in the WordPress plugins folder but it does not need to get activated. If anybody wants the source code, just drop me an email.

GaMerZ.WordPress Facebook Application
GaMerZ.WordPress Facebook Application

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Internationalized Domain Name (IDN)

An internationalized domain name (IDN) is an Internet domain name that (potentially) contains non-ASCII characters. Such domain names could contain letters with diacritics, as required by many European languages, or characters from non-Latin scripts such as Arabic or Chinese. However, the standard for domain names does not allow such characters, and much work has gone into finding a way around this, either by changing the standard, or by agreeing on a way to convert internationalized domain names into standard ASCII domain names while preserving the stability of the domain name system.

IDN has, by the standards of the Internet, a long history; it was originally proposed in 1996 (by M. Duerst) and implemented in 1998 (by T.W.Tan et al). After much debate and many competing proposals, a system called Internationalizing Domain Names in Applications (IDNA) was adopted as the chosen standard, and is currently, as of 2005, in the process of being rolled out.

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Yahoo Going Towards PHP

This news is quite old, dated 25th October 2002, but it is quite interesting. Didn’t know Yahoo! is going to change its scripting language to PHP from a proprietary server-side page language written in C/C++.
Here are some interesting facts about Yahoo! :

» 201 Million Unique Users
» 93 Million Active Registered Users
» More Than 1.5 Billion Page Views A Day
» 4500+ Servers
» 16 Co-Locations
» 74 Properties
» 25 International Sites
» 13 Languages
» 8.1 Million Lines Of Code In C/C++
» 3.0 Million Lines Of Code In Perl
» Open Source Softwares Runs Yahoo! Business

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