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World’s largest passenger plane carries passengers for the first time

October 26, 2007 13 comments

Airbus A380 jumbo jet

Singapore Airlines flight SQ380, from Singapore to Sydney, took to the air Thursday and in the process made aviation history as the first commercial flight of the long-awaited mammoth flying machine, the Airbus A380.

I’ve never seen one of these planes up close. But I’m longing to. It recently made its first (test) flight into San Francisco and I was out of town. And sadly, neither Airbus nor Singapore Airlines invited me to take this first flight today.

But for those who did take it, it sounds like it was quite the celebration.

“The flight was spectacular, just truly awesome,” Thomas Lee, reached by cell phone as the plane pulled into the gate at Sydney Airport, told the International Herald Tribune. “I’m thrilled beyond words, actually. Just extremely excited. On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d put it at 12.”

Lee actually has a claim to aviation history that I am rather in awe of. He was on the first commercial flight of the 747, in 1970, the Herald Tribune reported, and now was on the first A380 passenger flight as well.

[ Source: c|net News.com ]

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Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.8 Released

October 23, 2007 Leave a comment

Mozilla Firefox has recently released 2.0.0.8 version. This version has some security fixes which were not there in previous versions.

[ Source:  DiggItLive ]

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The Malaysian Delimma

October 19, 2007 Leave a comment

The tale  goes like that:
Get Vietnamese workers, dogs missing.
Get Bangladeshi workers, Malay girls missing.
Get Indonesian workers, money missing.
Get Indian workers, jewelery missing.
Get Chinese workers, husbands missing.

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Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (Ubuntu 7.10) – The Perfect Server Setup

October 19, 2007 Leave a comment

Ubuntu LogoThis tutorial shows how to set up a Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (Ubuntu 7.10) based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

[ Source: HowtoForge ]

Sites that make Firefox sad

October 17, 2007 Leave a comment

Site that make Firefix sadThe following is a list of sites that actively block browsers other than Internet Explorer or have some serious problem that prevents the site from being usable in Firefox…. Come on people! Its 2007 already, NOT 1997! Get with this century! There is no excuse for these kinds of sites!

[ Source: Site that make Firefox sad ]

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Wordress hacks to use it as a CMS for any web site

October 17, 2007 3 comments

Nick L.A. wrote some pretty cool hacks on how to modify wordpress themes and wordpress code to use it as a general CMS platform and not only as blogging platform. Tricks are easy to use for non developers.

[ Source: WordPress Theme Hacks ]

69 Tools to Monitor, Measure, and Track Your Website

October 17, 2007 1 comment

A collection of resources that every website owner can use.

[ Source: Vandelay Website Design ]

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