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February 26, 2006

Pastebin for online collaboration on source code

Filed under: Software — cangione @ 3:09 pm

Stumbled across a neat site the other day while in an IRC chat called Pastebin. A contributor wanted people to review his source code so he put it out on a site called

The site is designed so that you can post, comment and retrieve someone’s source code for review. The site also offers a way to comment and highlight the code. There are various levels of control from a completely public area to a username/password option to view a post. Pastebin also offers to expire the post based on a time period of your choosing.

In short, a easy quick online collaboration tool.

February 23, 2006

Add Your Own Search Engine in Firefox

Filed under: Software — @ 11:12 pm

Firefox comes with multiple search sites in the Search Bar in the upper-right corner. The only one that I use on a regular basis is the default google one. I had other search engines that I wanted to add and I wanted to remove the ones that I didn’t use. The process of removing search engines will be an exercise left to the reader.

The process of adding your own search engine is fairly straight forward. The following example shows you how to connect the blog search engine to the google Search Bar in Firefox.

  1. Navigate to the firefox/searchplugins directory
  2. Create a file named sgmlxml.src
  3. Edit the sgmlxml.src file as follows

sgmlxml.src File Example

   name="SGMLXML Blog Search"
   description="SGMLXML Blog Search"
   action=&quot;<A HREF=""></A>&quot;

&lt;input name=&quot;s&quot; user&gt;
&lt;inputnext name=&quot;start&quot; factor=&quot;10&quot;&gt;
&lt;input name=&quot;ie&quot; value=&quot;utf-8&quot;&gt;
&lt;input name=&quot;oe&quot; value=&quot;utf-8&quot;&gt;

    charset = &quot;UTF-8&quot;

Firefox FireFTP

Filed under: Software — @ 9:49 pm

FireFTP is a free, secure, cross-platform FTP client plugin for Mozilla Firefox which provides easy and intuitive access to FTP servers.

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