Saturday, November 8, 2008

netbeans creates problem on system hybernation ?

1. When the system goes into hybernation for a long time say - around 7-10 hours, netbeans in my system begins to pixellate. When I scroll using mouse, multiple instances of the mouse pointer is seen on the screen and it persists (image shown). This was existing for a long time.

Another problem i noticed today made me write this post.

2. Even new files are not opening after hybernation.

Even netbeans restart is not a solution. I need to restart windows.

Is there others who are having the same problem? Or am I the only one?

Friday, November 7, 2008

Crimson text editor for windows - a free, feature rich, cool, simple editor

Crimson editor is a free, feature rich, cool, simple text editor for windows.

I am using only crimson editor to edit all text files like .java, .jsp, .xml, .bat etc.

It has many advance features like :

1. Macro recording and replay
2. Opening a remote file using ftp
3. Collective save

and so many other

User experience is made much simpler with say a [ctrl+X] remove the entire line if you have not selected anything in that particular line and many other similar features.

For example if you want .jspf files to follow the coloring format of jsp, you can specify so in Tools >> Preferences >> Syntax.

Explore it more for yourselves. It is available for free.

Monday, November 3, 2008

infoaxe and web memory

I read an article today in 'The Hindu' about a search engine : - They are boasting about having got some of the top investors invested in them. The most highlighted feature of the search engine is something called 'web memory' thru which they track the sites the user is browsing and aiming provide the 'relevant' info to the users.

I wanted to visit the website out of enthusiasm. Not able to understand why they should use a tool bar to have the user's searches in their server (and why do it only thru a toolbar?). I found the following statement from their FAQ.

Your (web) memory is private to you and protected by your infoaxe account and password. This ensures that your web memory is private to you even when you share a computer with another user.

Is the login not enough to provide privacy?

I think google already does this thru its login. If you login into google before you search, all your search is maintained in the search history. (Look for the link 'Web History' on the right top when you search using google after logging in).

How many websites will I allow to create a toolbar in my browser? Am I not using a browser to browse many websites? If i have install a toolbar for every website that provides it, will they not fill my entire browser?

In my firefox, i would not want to have any toolbar exept my bookmarks toolbar. A web user would love a good browsing experience than infoaxe!