Saturday, October 25, 2008

Gmail adds emoticons feature

I love finding by myself new UI elements here and there in the services that I normally use.

Gmail has added a new feature to add emoticons in your emails which I highly doubt I will use.
They have added this feature two days ago.

Composing a post in looks funny on Firefox 3

Today I was going to do a blog post and this is how the form looked like:
instead of like this:

I wonder if it is one of the three add-ons I have or that I am using the Spanish version but it looks fine in the other browsers that I have.
I will file a bug if I cannot find a way to fix it

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; es-ES; rv: Gecko/2008092417 Firefox/3.0.3

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

FSOSS - discussion panel

I am taking part of a discussion panel (TOS@FSOSS: The Student's perspective) during FSOSS and I have to prepare a short slide show to give a brief background about me.
I am one of another 3 students who have been involved with Open Source during their programs in post-secondary institutions and will be taking part of this discussion lead by Mark Surman, Executive Director, Mozilla Foundation

These are the slides that I will use:

Link to the slide: link

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Google chrome comes with a Trojan - false positive

Who in this world likes to download a trojan instead of the program you want to get?
In my case, when I tried to download Google Chrome, avast saved me from downloading a trojan called Win32:Midgare-OI [Trj] and it seems that I am not the only one who has run into it

I thought that I was being saved by avast but after reading the mentioned post in google groups, I have found that it might most likely be a false positive by avast. I do not think that Google is going to be happy with the impression given to many users that were using avast and tried to download chrome.

Here is the screenshots if you are interested.

Image 1: You can see that I did not even have time to "save" the file to the hard drive.

google-chrome-trojan(from IE)
Image 2: I tried to download Google Chrome with Internet Explorer and get asked if I want to "run" the program. If I cancel and go to next page to download the file, I get the same trojan warning