Archive for Tuesday, October 17, 2006

How to Block IE7 Auto-Update

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 by El Guru in IE, Links, Microsoft

To disable the automatic update to IE7 on your own machine (Note: if you DO NOT have Windows XP SP2 installed DO NOT continue, IE7 requires you to have SP2):

  1. Download to your DESKTOP the IE7 Blocking Tool from the IntelliAdmin site
  2. The downloaded file is calledIE7BlockingTool.exe, double click on the file to run
  3. Click the radio button: Disable IE 7 auto install
  4. Click Apply and you have blocked IE 7 from being force fed to you via auto-update
  5. Move the downloaded file from your desktop into the recycle bin.
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Update: Mozilla Japan’s New Mascot

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 by El Guru in Firefox, Mozilla News

FoxkehLast month I wrote about the contest to name Mozilla Japan’s new mascot (as seen on the left). The contest has ended and the official name is Foxkeh. I still have to wonder what the other mascot entries were like if Mozilla Japan choose this one out of some 600. Yes it is a “Fire Fox” but still.

I have collected some various comments about Foxkeh:

  • ceebs’n’elvis on Team Vox: “Looks like that fox was eating some extra spicy hot wings…and is paying for it this morning!”
  • SonOfPearl on Mozilla Links: “I think a slight re-design is needed to make the tail look more tail-like and less like a gaseous emmission!”
  • The Inquirer, Blazing Saddles: “THE MOZZARELLA Foundation’s Japanese version of Fire Fox seems to be having some problems adapting to the local cuisine.” and ” There is no doubt that he will light up the world.”
  • Pete on Mozilla Links: “Foxie, Farter of Flames”
  • MrsWright on Team Vox: “The fox is very cute, but looks like he’s suffering from hellacious gas.”
  • Aaron on Mozilla Links: “The fox is cute, but its tail looks more like flatulence than an actual tail.”

I am glad Mozilla in the US is going to stick with the traditional Firefox logo.

The Future of Google’s Homepage

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 by El Guru in CyberNet, Google, Links, Other

With the recent $1.65 Billion acquisition of YouTube by Google people have wondered how Google is going to ‘promote’ YouTube. Ryan at CyberNet News happened to stumble upon this great YouTube video, GoolgeTube:

New Category: Mozilla Firefox Tips

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 by El Guru in Blogs, Firefox, Tips & Tweaks

I have posted many good Firefox tips, however these tips have been a bit buried and difficult to locate amongst the 150+ (wow!) posts. To make locating these tips much easier, I have added Mozilla Firefox Tips to the categories list.