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Posted on 26th August 2008 by Sebastian

So, I was surfing through recently added articles on Digg (as I usually do), and I came upon something called “10 Reasons Why you Should Not Download FireFox“.

Now, being quite a fan of Firefox, I decided to read through this.

This read will not help you stop fighting with your lover over who’s doing the washing up but there will not be any questions left concerning which is the best web browser in the world. To avoid being accused of subjectivity I will give you some points that NOBODY will be able to argue with because everything in this article will be true and verifiable.

So be it, I thought, I’ll go check out those errors. For these tests, I will be using the latest version of Firefox (3.0.1) and Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.13 to compare. […]

Posted on 22nd August 2008 by Sebastian

Seeing that I am a student of mathematics, I was very pleased to see this on Digg:

Dr. Benoit Mandelbrot is an internationally acknowledged and recognized mathematician. He originated the field of fractal geometry, and showed how fractals occur in many diverse places, both in nature and mathematics.

Dr. Mandebrot published The Fractal Geometry of Nature (1982), recognized by The American Scientist as one of the most influential science books of the 20th Century.

SCIENCE AND SOCIETY was privileged to spend time with Dr. Mandelbrot. He discusses

  • How fractal geometry help explain the problems of today
  • Examples of fractals in nature and in engineering
  • “Mathematical pictures”
  • The relationship between fractal geometry and human nature
  • The relationship of fractal patterns to human archetypes

SCIENCE AND SOCIETY – Energy, Environment, Cancer Research, Nanotechnology » Fractal Geometry – Mathematics and Nature

Nothing too mathematically complex, but still a nice bit of talk about fractals, their uses and his inspiration.

Posted on 21st August 2008 by Sebastian

If you have an externally hosted blog (at, say, Blogger, LiveJournal, …), you might miss the ability to have a shortcut icon, or a favicon, as it’s often called.

Favicons in action

Favicons in action

What a favicon is, in case you don’t know, is a small icon (usually 16×16 pixels), that is displayed next to the address bar in most browsers.

Posted on 20th August 2008 by Sebastian

I’ve been fiddling a bit with jQuery for a small project of mine,* and ended up needing to position an element somewhere on the screen. This gets fiddly in CSS when you don’t know the exact size of the element, but in jQuery, it’s a breeze. At least with my little plugin. […]

Posted on 12th August 2008 by Sebastian

Video streaming has become hugely popular online, with tonnes of sites like YouTube, DailyMotion and Viddler serving video for just about every need. As an experienced user of these sites, I have a few tips you might not know of, however.


Posted on 6th August 2008 by Sebastian

So, I suppose after having started off my blog with some actual original content, it’s alright for me to share a website I was recommended once, and found myself liking, but sadly lost the address of.

I have found it again and will now share with you the site that is popurls.

The concept is simple. Gather data from a ton of big, popular sites and display it on one, big simple page.

That’s it. It’ll be sure to keep you both entertained and informed all day long.

As for me, I don’t have time to blog.

Must… click… links…

Posted on 3rd August 2008 by Sebastian

So you have a new fancy cellphone and it has the ability to play back video clips?

Well, here I will teach you how to easily convert your existing videos into ones that’re compact enough to carry around in your pocket — for free!