Archive for December, 2007

Right to left (BiDi) support in Firefox

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Whenever I install Firefox on a new computer, I find myself hitting Ctrl-Shift-X to switch the text box direction to now avail. Unfortunately the way to turn this option on is quite hidden.
You have to navigate to about:config, type bidi in the filter box, and double click the line that says bidi.browser.ui. That will set [...]

Win32: GetFocus across process boundries

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

I’ve been using Miranda for all my chats for a few years now, since the time it was a nightmare to install and configure. The chief reason I like it is the fact that it supports Hebrew amazingly well, via the TabSRMM plugin. You can even set the right-to-left settings for the chat window on [...]

Testuff is finally usable

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

It’s a very exciting time for us here at Testuff as our product has finally reached a point where it can actually be used by real people. You can’t use testing software unless you can report bugs, and until now we could only report bugs to Trac. Now, with the addition of support for Bugzilla [...]

Touch typing in multiple languages – Recaps

Monday, December 10th, 2007

I learned touch typing a long time ago. Since I spend most of my waking hours in front of a computer typing either text or code, touch typing is something I can’t live without. Sometimes however, I am faced with a daunting task of writing an email or a document in a mix of two [...]

What "gooli" really means

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

Apparently the nick name I’ve been called since my first week at the army has different meanings in different languages. And some are not so pleasant :)
Sarah Siegel writes:
“Channa, I don’t want to forget to ask you for a word today. How do you say, ‘Bull’ in Kannada?”“Gooli, Ma’am.”

And the urban dictionary says:

Noun:1. Private parts2. [...]