Saturday, October 13, 2007

[FireFox extension] Reload tab 1.0.0-fx

This is my first FireFox extension. I've referred similar FireFox extensions.

You can download or install this extension via below URL

Reload tab 1.0.0-fx

Function #1. reload the focused tab browser when mouse left button double click on tab.


Function #2. reload all of tab browsers when mouse right button double click on tab.


If you encounter any problem to install or to use, please contact the following e-mail address or leave the comment on this post.


Sunday, October 7, 2007

Blog Action Day!

Bloggers Unite - Blog Action Day

Do you know the Blog Action day ? It is coming soon, and i just got this news from my Google reader. I have registered another own blog and i am going to write a post on that day. Don't forget to register your blog if you choose to do that too.

On October 15th, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind - the environment. Every blogger will post about the environment in their own way and relating to their own topic.

Blog Action Day is about MASS participation. Here are 3 ways to participate:

(via Blog Action Day)

How to use 7-Zip on command line prompt.

After installing 7-Zip, Copy C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe to C:\WINDOWS\system32.
Then you can use 7-Zip on your console as below,

Related post: 7-Zip Free file archiver with High compression ratio

7-Zip Free file archiver with High compression ratio

7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.

The following table show 7-Zip's high compression ratio comparing with other popular tools.

Mozilla Firefox Google Earth
161 files
15,684,168 bytes
115 files
23,530,652 bytes
Compressed size Ratio Compressed size Ratio
7-Zip 4.23 (7z format) 4621135 100% 6109183 100%
WinRAR 3.50 5021556 109% 6824892 112%
CABARC 5.1 5131393 111% 7434325 122%
WinZip 10.0 beta (maximum-PPMd) 5277118 114% 8200708 134%
7-Zip 4.23 (zip format) 6222627 135% 8909446 146%
WinZip 10.0 beta (maximum-portable) 6448666 140% 9153898 150%

The main features are as belows,
  • High compression ratio in new 7z format with LZMA compression
  • Supported formats:
    • Packing / unpacking: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR
    • Unpacking only: RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, LZH, CHM, Z, CPIO, RPM, DEB and NSIS
  • For ZIP and GZIP formats, 7-Zip provides a compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than the ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip
  • Self-extracting capability for 7z format
  • Integration with Windows Shell
  • Powerful File Manager
  • Powerful command line version
  • Plugin for FAR Manager
  • Localizations for 63 languages
Moreover it provides a good file manager. See below snapshot.

You can download this good free file archiver here.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

The End Of The Language Barrier

The topic is about language barrier and translation. Have you heard Worldwide Lexicon, a project based on an idea of wiki & open source ?

Today, i discovered this web page on the web site of Worldwide Lexicon. In fact, the same article was posted on my Chinese blog last month. You can read that post in English
here with manual translated page, or here with automatically translated page (Of course, the machine translation is not accurate, but you can probably understand that what i want to say) .

Today i also read a great article related to the Worldwide Lexicon project and let me share it with you,

The end of the Language Barrier

(Posted by Brian McConnell, He has worked on the project for many years, and he believes that the end of the language barrier will come true.)

OK, The topic off, now your say, What do you think?

Thursday, October 4, 2007

[Blog Tips] Cool web counter widget showing total, today, here

bPopulr provides a good web counter as below,

Above widget is just for this page. You can see the installed widget on right of this blog.

It shows total hits, today hits and here now.
You can get the Free button code here.

Additionally, you can see the referred links of your website and graphical statistics if you click the widget.
And bPopulr home shows the today popular web sites.

All of this good service are free and easy to use. (via coping & pasting the free code)

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Yahoo search result is best!!

Here are interesting statistics.

As you know, Google appears to dominate and have the most successful search engine.
According to data there are roughly 7.5 billion search queries preformed every month by the US Online population.
Among them, Google gets about 2/3rds of the volume.
See the following data.
From a quantity view, Google has the best search engine.

But let's see the next data.
The following chart shows how many users click on a search result.

On August, assume that there are 100 queries,
in case of Google 65 queries can make users click an URL in the search result.
That is to say 65 query results have an URL which seem to be what people want to search.
Yahoo is 75. MSN is 59.

From a search fulfillment view, Yahoo has the best search engine.

Search Fulfillment: Yahoo! is best of breed
Yahoo! Is the Most Fulfilling Search Engine?

Let's use Search Box of Google Blogger

If you want to provide "search" to your visitors in case of Google Blogger, let's use the "Search Box" element.

It is easy to install and its design is cool.
Moreover, the whole page is not refreshed to show the result. Only the area for the result is reloaded.
I think that such a different way as AJax make it possible.

You can see the look as below or search using this blog's Search Box on the right.

Installation on your Google Blogger

It is very easy.

After go Dashboard / Template / Page Elements, click "Add a Page Element".
Then select the following Search Eelement.

You should access the Draft Dashboad of Blogger via
At time of writing this post, only the Draft version provide Search Box element.
(The default dashboard URL is

If you want to check if you are on which dash board, check the log as below,

In case of Draft

In case of Default


Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Profile photo

The following photo is for my profile of Blogger.