December 01, 2006

Firefoxy form widgets in Firefox 2.0

For those of us used to Philippe Wittenberg's elegant Firefox widgets thanks to Aaron Madion-Kay's Firefoxy app, a Firefox 2.0 compatible version has yet to be released.

If you're lucky enough to own a shiny new Intel Mac, you have the option of downloading an Intel optimized 2.0 build with Firefoxy form widgets courtesy of Neil Lee over on BeatnikPad.

However for those of us still squeezing the power out of a G5 Mac, there is no ready-made build or solution for a Firefox 2.0 build with Firefoxy form widgets.

Until now...

Actually, Aaron Madion-Kay is very helpful on his Firefoxy site in describing where the widgets are located within Firefoxy. While I'd love to be able to offer a new build of Firefoxy, I'm hoping I can offer the next best thing, which is a little video clip demonstrating how I copied the form widgets into Firefox 2.0 by right clicking and selecting "show package contents". Click on the screenshot below to view the short demonstration (2.5 MB Quicktime .mov)

firefoxy_firefox2.jpg

Posted by Brian Tully at 04:43 AM | Comments (0)

August 26, 2004

The G5 is here!

G5.jpg

It finally arrived today. i had it delivered to my office to ensure that someone would be here. But because things have been hectic here at work I haven't had a chance to crack open the box. Can't wait to get home later tonight and hook this baby up!

I'm going to have to stop by Staples to pick up a Firewire cable so that I can use Target Disk Mode to copy the files on my G4 over to my G5.

I'm also wondering if i should partition the drive (250 GB) before I do anything. I think this would require a reinitializing the drive and a reinstall of all software - which quite frankly could be a PITA and a huge chunk of time.

anyone have any advice?

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August 20, 2004

Apple misses another ship date

The funny thing is that I expected this email to come yesterday - the day before the revised ship date. When it didn't arrive I became excited that my new G5 might very well be shipping today. The fact that Apple sent this email late in the day of the revised ship date is somewhat sadistic.

Note to self: do not mark August 30th down in your calendar.

To Our Valued Apple Customer:

Thank you for ordering the Power Mac G5!

The demand for this item has been incredible. We are shipping them as quickly as possible, but cannot meet the ship date we previously estimated for you. We now expect to ship your Power Mac on or before August 30th. Your satisfaction is important to us and we appreciate your patience and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this delay has caused you.

Please rest assured that we fulfill all orders in the order they are received.

rest assured my a$$...

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July 29, 2004

SONOFA...

My new G5 was scheduled to ship tomorrow, July 30th, and I've been waiting with bated breath. In classic Apple fashion, I just received this email:

To Our Valued Apple Customer:

Thank you for ordering the new Dual 2.5GHz Power Mac G5!

The demand for this item has been incredible. We are shipping them as quickly as possible, but cannot meet the ship date we previously estimated for you. We now expect to ship your Power Mac on or before August 20th.

Please rest assured that we fulfill all orders in the order they are received. If we do not hear from you prior to shipment, we will assume the revised date is acceptable, and will ship your order. We will notify you if there are any changes to the revised ship date.

To check the status of your order, visit http://www.apple.com/orderstatus. When your Power Mac ships, you will receive a Shipment Notification via email explaining how you may track the package.

We appreciate your patience and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this delay has caused you. Thank you for your interest in Apple products!

Sincerely,

The Apple Store Team

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