Hidden Success !
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Institute for Financial Management and Research are jointly organizing an international competition for the best research paper on innovative responses to India’s urban challenges. The purpose of this competition is to highlight usually overlooked cases of innovation and success in response to rapid urbanization. Additional support for this competition is provided by the MIT-India Program.
Exploring how to develop extensions for Mozilla ?
Here is the article that would explain in depth about the steps to be followed for the same.
Building Extensions for Mozilla.
I was exploring this development for the first time. Was very heartening to see XUL : XML User-Interface Language.
XUL lets one build some really cool cross platform applications that are easily customizable with alternative test, graphics and layout. Someone who has prior knowledge about DHTML or even some basic scripting can just start building extensions for FireFox.
There is also a XUL Explorer – a tool that will help for the scripting.
The Extension development also has a cross-platform install facility which they call XPInstall – this provides a standard way to packaging XUL application components with an install script that Mozilla can download and execute.
Well, only thing I am concerned with that there should be no necessity to restart-FireFox after installing the extension.
Let’s make stuff where in we do not need to restart the (operating) system after a new component (software) is installed.
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Having SOA *stack* defeats the purpose of loose coupling itself ?
Regardless of the vendor, none has a so called *stack* where one could do a clean swap of components and thus achieve the flexibility and scalability !
Well, Standards with proprietary bindings !
Having a *stack* defeats the purpose of loose coupling itself.
Though, in some cases you could actually replace the components.. its very rare that you would see a re-mix of this SOA song.
During the recent past the IT industry has seen some innovative innovations 🙂
IBM – Second Life (?) / IBM’s Cell Processor’s.
Apple – iPhone / iPod.
Microsoft – ? (Vista, Zune – it’s different story that they do not work together)
Google – ?
(Please help me fill in these question marks)
It seemed that Microsoft was falling behind in finding something ‘new’. But I was wrong. It seemed to be the silence before the storm.
MS is back! Back with a BANG.
Touch Screen Technology has finally evolved / matured .
Just have a look @ this from Microsoft. It’s called Microsoft Surface.
(Read an article from TechCrunch called Microsoft Announces Surface Computer. The comments to this post @ TechCrunch are worth reading.)
Imagine a Virtual World (Second Life) with Microsoft Surface and being able to use iPhone in Virtual Life and getting it synchronized with an iPod in First Life!
Playing Age of Empires on Surface with a Cell Processor. All Game for it.
This technology would further enhance the user experience, taking it to a new level. Imagine a porn movie on a Microsoft Surface in First Life 😉 .
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The News article is very disturbing indeed.
Big Blue did not have a backup ??
Very disappointing to see.
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