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IE7 exposed [Oct. 30th, 2006|08:42 pm]
Ishmael Rufus
[mood |curiouscurious]

As long as I have used Internet Explorer 6, I could never trust the browser for browsing. I was hoping that with the new and improved Internet Explorer would allow me to use only one browser for the Internet. Unfortunately, this will not happen with IE7 and I have yet to get to use the Phishing Site detector. After seeing what happened in IE7 when logged into Slashdot, I felt obligated to review Internet Explorer 7.

The Noticeable Features of Internet Explorer 7:

  • Customized Searching
    • I can choose just about any website that has a search engine and be able to search that site from my browser along with many other sites.
    • This is a plus if one of your work repsonsibilities is to purchase hardware
  • Tabbed Browsing
    • "It's about time"
  • Clear Type Support
    • If you have an LCD screen or any other flat panel monitor, this is a feature that allows the text on your screen appear smooth and more legible
    • This is great for those who have poor vision. My father could find this useful
  • Visible URL of Pop-Up Window
    • This is awesome: Website hacking here I come!
  • Removed menu bar from the top of the IE window
    • This is a good feature since it allows more viewable space by default.
    • I have a feeling though there is a user out there that depends on the menu bar.
  • Phishing Site detector
    • Supposedly it should be able to notify you if your viewing a phishing or legit site.
    • I will definitely put this feature to the test.

IE7 is a big improvement over Internet Explorer 6; the new features improve your browsing experience by allowing tabbed browsing of multiple pages. 

Now, how will I test Internet Explorer 7? I will test it using several key points that ensures the best browsing experience.

They are:

  • Page Rendering
    • The displaying of a web-page, plugins and other content.
  • Performance
    •  Memory usage, processor usage, does it crash? etc.
  • Security
    • Phising protection, Mal-ware installation prevention, and does it properly work with secured websites
  •  Interface
  • Page Rendering Performance
    • Loading times for web pages(until I see text)

Will update with the review.

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Summoners of Endaeus (NEW IDEA) [Sep. 6th, 2006|03:37 am]
Ishmael Rufus
[music |Bel Biv Devoe - Poison]

Summoners of Endaeus is an RPG where one must test his skills against computer opponents and humans in a battle of summoned monsters and wizardry.

STATUS: Furthering Idea Development

Here is what I have so far

Notes(Taken from Notebook):

Summon Types:

  • Gravity - Controls inertia and objects in motion

  • Electric - Forces of Electricity, itself is power

  • Wind - Moves water, erodes the earth, controls the atmosphere

  • Earth - Holds things in place

  • Light -

  • Dark -

  • Water -

  • Fire -

  • Metal -

The game itself will feature monsters that can be summoned and fused with other monsters(similar to Yu-gi-oh)
Your persona in the game also has stats of his own.
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GLoop [Sep. 6th, 2006|02:42 am]
Ishmael Rufus
Status 9/5/2006:

Notice: Project is placed on hold due to a downed server.

Resolve?: Until i come up with the money for a more permanent server or wait until i receive a part for my server.


Develop a project plan to finish Google Loop

Due 9/15/2006
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NOTICE [Sep. 6th, 2006|02:40 am]
Ishmael Rufus
[mood |anxiousanxious]
[music |Ayumi Hamasaki - humming 7/4]

This journal will now only be used for developing ideas only.

The subject denotes the project. I will try to futher development by labeling my log entries.
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Project: GLoop [Nov. 29th, 2005|09:56 pm]
Ishmael Rufus
The GLoop project has been started.

GLoop will be a online web application that will utilize the Google API to generate a dependable transit map that would also provide features such as Restaurants and Stores.

Here is the quick project plan:

For the next 2 weeks i will study the Google API and see what it is capable of.

Then I will develop an architecture for Gloop.

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Compromise Windows XP Pro Update [Aug. 12th, 2005|02:42 pm]
Ishmael Rufus
You can easily compromise the Windows XP Genuine Advantage tool by placing this in your browser before selecting Express or Custom install whenever you use Windows Update:


'nuff said.
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Enable Concurrent Sessions [Aug. 4th, 2005|04:53 pm]
Ishmael Rufus
Whoa. Apparently this should allow you to do multiple Concurrent sessions in Windows XP

It appears a tiny registry change on a machine running Windows XP SP2 will
enable SP2's Concurrent Sessions for Remote Desktop. This allows more than
one user to use the machine at the same time.

Server/Licensing Core

Create a new DWORD entry "EnableConcurrentSessions" and assign a value of 1
to it. Concurrent Sessions is now enabled.
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DONE! [Apr. 13th, 2005|04:26 pm]
Ishmael Rufus
[mood |happy]

More details to come soon! My first ever game deliverable!
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Almost done [Apr. 13th, 2005|02:06 pm]
Ishmael Rufus
[mood |busy]

I'm very close to finishing the first version of the application as mentioned before. Details yet to be reveled.
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New project 50% complete [Apr. 6th, 2005|05:13 pm]
Ishmael Rufus
[mood |happy]

Very soon I will unveil my next project that actually has a stakeholder other than myself.

Cheer for me!
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