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Liquid Tabs 1.3.1

June 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Liquid Tabs has been uploaded to Addons.Mozilla.Org.  You will be able to download it from here.

Here’s what’s new:

  • Updated settings window
    • Instead of vague sliders, you can use textboxes to directly specify the time  (in milliseconds) for tabs to open or close.
    • Similarly, replaced the frame rate (FPS) slider with a textbox.  Also added the word “maximum” because there is too much going on in Firefox during page open/close (especially with several other extensions loaded) to guarantee a minimum frame rate.
  • bugfix:  Settings would be zeroed out when re-opening the settings window under Linux.
  • bugfix: “High Priority” setting was not loaded when the browser loaded.

On Headings, Courses, and Marks

June 14, 2010 Leave a comment

I’ve been a Reddit member for the past 3 years now, but only recently did I discover the /r/StarTrek  subreddit.   I came across a comment about how “bearing 310 mark 215” came up unusually often throughout the different Star Trek series.

“Oh, really?” I wondered.

Lately I’ve been trying to learn to write Android apps but I quickly found that I needed a refresher in Java.   I learned C++ and Java in college, like many CS students, but aside from a short stint with C# at work,  my knowledge of the language has waned over the years.    When I revisited that post on Reddit a few days later, I came up with an idea to bring everything together: Read more…