J. Lai

Google Notebook extension is compatible with Firefox 3 now

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Go to http://www.google.com/notebook/download/ to download the 1.0.0.20 version. It has solved the opening notebook in a new window problem. It is said that firefox auto update hasn’t offered this latest version yet. Thanks Ramen for informing us this news in Google Groups.

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May 29, 2008 at 4:04 pm

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Todays Theme is Grey- China begins three-day mourning

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To mourn for the death in China earthquake on May 12, main Chinese web sites turn their home pages to grey today. Up till now, the death toll climbs over 30 thousands, and the authority warns that it will hit 50 thousands at last.
6.cn home page
google mourn
yahoo mourn
msn mourn
sina mourn

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May 20, 2008 at 11:53 am

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Trucks Jammed Carrefour in China (photo)

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Warning:

I collected this photo from QQ (China’s most popular IM software).

I cannot verify the authenticity of this photo.

This photo may not relate to the anti-Carrefour activities in China at present.

The Chinese words in the photo don’t represent my opinions. The words had been embed in the photo the first time I saw it.

I don’t support any anti-France activities at present in China.

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April 20, 2008 at 6:17 am

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Install old extension in your new firefox

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Persuing the latest firefox or swiftfox without it’s rich extensions (add-ons) means nothing for me at all. There are some web browsers which are faster then firefox, but I am sticky with firefox because it’s convenient extensions, which I think is firefox’s essential competence.
Most extensions don’t upgrad as fast as firefox, so you may be told that the extensions/ add-ons you want are not compatible with you new version of firefox (e.g. Firefox 3 beta 5, Firefox 3 beta 4, or swiftfox using the same core). Here’s some tricks help you install such extensions in you ff.
1. Get the xpi file
At presnet, mozilla add-ons web site would check your firefox version and tell you that ‘This add-on is for older versions of Firefox’ . In the your add-on download page, Click ‘View‘ on your firefox browser menu, ‘Page Source‘, Ctrl + F find the xpi file, you may find something like this,/en-US/firefox/downloads/file/26041/foxyproxy-2.7.2-fx.xpi‘, so your extension download address is https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/downloads/file/26041/foxyproxy-2.7.2-fx.xpi
2. Install xpi file
Here‘s two instructions help you get the extensions in your ff.
If the two methods don’t help, try this add on which helps you fix the compatity problems. ( I didn’t try this cause the two method above work for me. And it seems paradoxical that you have to install an add-on to help you install add-ons.)

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April 6, 2008 at 4:28 am

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We Chinese know less than you about the Tibet riot lately

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Thanks to subscribing RSS from CNN, Reuters, BBC and so on, I read the news headers about Tibet riot last Friday night; and I used proxy to bypass the Great Fire Wall (which bans the sensitive content in Internet coming into mainland China’ Internet) to load the pages to read the whole news.

Not many people around me, even the undergraduate students, have such eager to reach the news reported outside the mainland China. Language and the censorship are two of the obstacles, but the most important obstacle lies in the people’s outlook to the countries’ politics. Because of the strict control on the media country-widely, people have no public platform to discuss politics freely, no mentioning anticipating political activities. And at the same time, people are told that economics development should be the most important goal, to which every issue should give way. Therefore, gradually people just keep eyes on economics aspect of their lives and have seldom enthusiasm on political aspect.

Many people don’t know the Tibet problem lately, a few know but don’t realize how serious it is. Media in mainland China just feed people “pure” news.

Two of my posts quoting news about Tibet from Xinhua news agency (state-owned) and western news agencies separately meet censorship and have been deleted by the Chinese BSPs. Sometimes you just want to talk about something, not going to give criticisms to the government, or even going to say something good to the government, but they are all forbidden.

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March 18, 2008 at 5:36 am

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Cannot sigh in MSN messenger? use the web based one

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Live messenger encounters some problems these days. Up till now, I cannot sigh in through desktop client. Liveside reported the problem immediately.

If you think your friends are sighing in Live messenger, you can sigh in webmessenger.msn.com to contact them. Alternative way is meebo.com .

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February 28, 2008 at 2:52 am

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It’s good to go to sleep with hope for tomorrow

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My last year’s hard works begin to get paid. Up till today, I’ve got 3 admissions to graduate schools, one of them is better than I expected, and good news are likely to continue to come.

I live another side of the earth, compared with US. When I go to bed, US’s people just wake up and when I wake up, US’s people finish one day’s work. So, emails from graduate schools which I applies arrive when I am sleeping. Everyday the first thing I do is to check my email box, expecting an exciting female sound I set, “You have a new mail!” This is the most exciting moment of the day, though sometimes it appears there’s just only a credit card bill or nothing at all. It is the moment you would pray, “god blesses me, god blesses me please!” when the software is connecting to the email server.

Life is different when you have something good to expect. It’s hard to express the feelings, it seems that you have something live for, but not really that serious, however. Maybe this is why people buy lotteries. When you open you eyes in the morning, you are expecting something good gonna to happen this day.

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February 26, 2008 at 3:38 pm

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