Archive / 2008

February 4, 2008

Sata and IDE Drives Issues

I’ve got a new motherboard for my computer recently. It’s a Gigabyte GA-965G DS3 series motherboard which comes with 4 sata II ports and 2 onboard sata II ports which provides 3GB/s specifications. Well I’ve gone through a number of troubles migrating to my new sata II drive. My previous drive is a IDE ATA Seagate 160GB drive which has 5 separate partitions and loaded with Windows XP and another partition is loaded with Vista ultimate. So as I got my new sata drive which is a 320GB sata II drive, I decided to put it as my first drive ( Disk 0 ) and the other IDE channel is assigned to disk 4. Both were master drives and mother preferences were set to give the main priority at the sata drive for booting. Anyway I did a cloning using Acronis True Image and cloned the whole drive into the new 320GB drive. After that I found out that the IDE drive is still booting and the 320GB sata drive is setting itself as second preference. So I dig out information regarding this and found out the facts lies beneath.. Here is some facts

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January 31, 2008

Clear All Requests Option for FaceBook

Sometimes it’s so annoying to see too many requests and all you can do to prevent that is to press ignore each one of them or go to the application and block it which is a painful process. Recently IgnoreAll.com came up with their javascript based browser bookmarklet that will click on all the ignore buttons on the requests page. So now Facebook introduces “Clear All” option if you have more than 25 requests on your request page.

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January 26, 2008

Internet Explorer 8 – is it really following web standards?

Microsoft’s still top-secret Internet Explorer 8 passed what is known as the Acid2 test. Acid2 is a test case designed by the Web Standards Project to discover, if possible, errors with rendering Web pages in browsers and Web authoring tools. Basically, it tests how a browser or tool works with features from various Web standards.

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January 26, 2008

Site testing with Multiple Web Browser

how you should test your site with multiple browsers. You will found out that the most problems comes from Internet Explorer rendering of sites. Internet Explorer tends not to follow the W3C web standards for browser rendering. Yes I know you can put few on your system but there is a huge rendering gap between Internet Explorer 6 and 7. So how you want to test using IE6 and IE7 in the same machine. Well you can’t Install all of them together cause they are using same DLL names and libraries. Technology has the advantage to give solutions in this situations.

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