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Google Chrome Promoted on the Most Valuable Online Property

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Google’s new browser Google Chrome is being promoted on arguably the most valuable property on the web – Google Homepage.

The browser itself is “google cool” with Javascript applications performing much better. Flash performance seems a bit sluggish. Need a password manager and status bar perhaps, and a Linux version of course.

The open source project behind Chrome is called Chromium. The rendering engine is Webkit, and Javascript “monkey” is a new JS virtual machine V8.


Written by Brajesh

September 3, 2008 at 7:57 am

Internet Explorer’s Trailing Comma Woes

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Internet Explorer is notorious for breaking on trailing commas in JavaScript array declaration. e.g.

var obj = {
     a: 1,
      b: 2,

fails on IE, while all other browsers just ignore the innocuous trailing comma after second element.

Weeding out these commas from JavaScript code is absolute PITA. However, here is a regular expression search string I wrote to search such instances in the code.


Even better,
matches multiple new lines and comments.

Written by Brajesh

March 18, 2008 at 10:31 pm

Safari on Windows Crashes Too Often

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I’m not much of a fan of Apple softwares on Windows. I like iTunes though, even if it’s a bit bulky. I’ve tried using Safari on Windows for its super pleasing font rendering, aesthetics and, of late, some testing on WebKit/KHTML. However, it crashes just too often to be of any serious use and, of course, doesn’t have any DOM inspector. It has a barely usable JavaScript console though.
On a side-note, I’ve read that Safari can work on Linux under Wine. I’ll give it a try sometime. Now, if only I could run iTunes under Wine 🙂 .


Written by Brajesh

January 23, 2008 at 10:25 am

Compiling Greasemonkey Scripts to xpi (Firefox Extension)

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November 28, 2007 at 4:36 am


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This fscking awesome greasemonkey script to uncensor the Internet. Ingenious.

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April 28, 2007 at 1:15 pm

Need Firefox extension to open xls in Google Spreadsheet

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I need one Firefox extension/greasemonkey script to add an option to open xls/doc links directly in Google docs & spreadsheets. This is something Google itself should be providing like they do in Gmail. Perhaps, I’ll write one myself in case I can’t find it.

[Update]– Whooaa! Same day Google releases its Firefox toolbar (beta) with this exact same functionality I’m looking for and have blogged. Now, is it just one wish a day, or – I want to be king 😀 , please.

Written by Brajesh

December 13, 2006 at 4:52 pm

Quick Proxy Browsing

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When: Your ISP is stupid enough to block sites it shouldn’t.

How: Create a bookmarklet of the following JavaScript code. All the line breaks below needed to be removed for this to work.


This little code lets one browse with a base64 encoded url to bypass any phrase blocks. Use it on your own risk etc. Thanks ‘someone unknown’ for base64 encoding function.

Written by Brajesh

August 10, 2006 at 5:53 pm

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