With Firefox 22 recently pushed as an update, you might be one of the users surprised to find that everything suddenly looks bigger. Why is this?
The fruits of humankind’s labour
The Blogfolio theme for WordPress has finally reached a level of refinement and elegance suitable for powering Planetjon. Goodbye 3rd party themes, hello my own.
So, if you’re interested in developing with PHP, you should really check out the Yii Framework. And if you like what you see, I strongly recommend Larry Ullman’s Yii Book. While still in the making, you can buy it now and receive the updates as Larry writes and revises the chapters.… Read the rest “A reason why Larry Ullman is awesome”
If you’re looking to build a decent gaming box without breaking the piggy bank, Kotaku has put together a decent rig to get you your fix. http://kotaku.com/5983493/how-to-build-a-great-gaming-pc-for-under-700… Read the rest “Kotaku: How To Build A Great Gaming PC For Under $700”
3Dmark 2013 is now out – download it and make your gaming rigs cry. [youtube http://youtu.be/oEt8kEFeffQ] I ran the benchmark on my rig at stock settings and you can see below my scores and rig specs. My current rig CPU: Intel Core i7-930 Processor @ 2.8GHz GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6870 @ core 900MHz, mem 1050MHz RAM: 6x 1GB DDR3 @ 533MHz HD: 255GB Plextor PX-256M5S SSD OS: Win7 64bit Score: 99314 Graphics Score:184875 Physics Score: 37909 Score: 13889 Graphics Score: 26924 Physics Score: 5155 Score: 3025 Graphics Score: 3237 Physics Score: 7271 Combined Score: 1279 My impression The eye candy was sexy but I can’t say that I was overly impressed with the tests themselves.… Read the rest “Get excited, 3DMark 2013 is here”
[youtube http://www.youtube.com?v=nhnWIdX_vRw] The world watched with excitement today as Thorsten Heins, CEO of Rim, unveiled the much anticipated BlackBerry 10. A significant event, so significant that RIM has re-branded itself as BlackBerry to better focus on the branding and product. One brand, one promise.… Read the rest “BlackBerry 10 officially launches – Z10 and Q10 smartphones unveiled”
A tale of toil, coaxing life into a long retired PC.
WordPress 3.5 should be launching sometime today, and I’ve been quite pleased with the release candidates so far. This update really modernizes WordPress with much anticipated aesthetic and functional improvements. Lets take a look at what’s new. Revamped Media Management I’m sure I wasn’t the only one getting frustrated with WordPress’ dinosaur media uploader and management, and they’ve finally breathed some modern magic into it.… Read the rest “What’s new in WordPress 3.5”
Can I come to your house and tell you what to do? This seems to trend every few months on Facebook, people copying and pasting some copyright message in their statuses. Unfortunately, this status will offer absolutely no legal protection for content that you post.… Read the rest “Posting copyrights in your Facebook status does nothing”
BlackBerry 10 is Going to Have the Best Web Browser of Any Mobile Platform — Tech Vibes I’m not even a classic Blackberry fan and I’m starting to get pretty excited about BlackBerry. And so should you. Read the full article @ Tech Vibes … Read the rest “Blackberry 10 browses like a boss”
Well I’ve seen many “OMG did you know that Microsoft intends to shut down/start charging for MSN. Sign this petition to stop this” chain emails but incredibly enough, it’s no joke this time. Microsoft intends to retire MSN Messenger in the first quarter of 2013, replacing it with Skype, acquired in 2011.… Read the rest “Microsoft is retiring MSN Messenger, for realz this time”
Microsoft has announced its pricing for the Surface with Windows RT. While still enthusiastic about the product, the pricing is certainly no deal breaker at ~$600 with the cover keyboard. It’s not outrageous, comparable with the iPad + cover pricing, but Apple already has the world in its palm and my eeepad transformer cost ~$480 with the keyboard.… Read the rest “Microsoft Surface prices announced – maybe a harder deal than anticipated”