Here’s is Opera 9.51 RC2 for everyone who encountered capability issues when upgrading from 9.27. Known problems should now be finally solved. 

1. Security status should be now always correctly set when navigating from HTTP to HTTPS.

2. Fixed an issue related to OCSP and CRLs that would lower security level. 
3. Fixed an issue in the content blocker that might cause no page to be loaded anymore.  
4. Fixed a crash on Yahoo! Mail.
5. Fixed a crash with userjs.
6. Fixed a crash related to Dragonfly.
7. Fixed a crash on Print Preview.
8. Fixed an issue that caused unwanted line breaks in rich text editors.

9. Fixed loading of stylesheets when navigating in history.

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“From today onwards we'll keep on fighting to keep our pride, till the end”.

I dunno, that's what popped into my head when I saw the unexpected pleasure and delirious supporters crowded into main roads to welcome the Maldivian National Team carrying the SAFF championship 2008. It looks fine as a desktop wallpaper too. Hope you’ll like it.

So Once again Congratulations to the Team.

Daadi for letting me use his wonderful photo stock.
Flag-planting idea taken from the cover of "Flags of Our Fathers" target="_blank".

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There's alot to like about 9.5 but I've had it crash on me several times when I start a download. If your system is abit old one (say p4 2.0 or lower) Opera might crash bringing the whole system to a dead stop. However, if you have Core 2 or higher, your system might not bring the blue screen of death, but opera will not restore once it freezes. However, the active downloads and the open tabs will be working on the background. I, myself has filed this issue on Opera Helpdesk. At the moment there is no fix for this but Opera admins are working on this issue and probably will release a hot fix very soon.

Meanwhile I have been using my alternative browser, the Mozilla firefox. And trust me, firefox3.0 final is better than I thought it would be and looks clean. Also I learned that the Firefox3.0 has an advanced color management feature that is turned off by default. To enable this follow these steps below [via LfeHacker]:

1. Enter about:config in the address bar
2. Hit "I’ll be careful, I promise!" button
3. In Filter field search for: gfx.color_management.enabled
4. Double click to toggle its default value to “true”
5. That’s it. Restart Firefox!

Warning! This might slow up your System if it’s an old one. Basically you will have to spare another 10-15% of your CPU cycle to have this tweak enabled. Click Here to Read More..
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Last Tuesday I stumbled upon an article that said Yahoo Inc. is offering free e-mail accounts under two new designations (.ymail and .rocketmail) to attract Web surfers that are unhappy with their current addresses. I quickly opened the signup page and tried to get the new designation registered for myself but unfortunately it did not offer the new designations.

However after googling I found out that it will be available around today noon. nevertheless, for some reason it got delayed but hell yeah it’s all yours now. I had already registered my favourite ID’s under tha 2 new domains "ymail" and "rocketmail". It’s your turn, Signup for the new ymail and rocket mail now! Click Here to Read More..
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As promised, here is the new blogger interface. This blogger interface is for everyone who is bored of the standard interfaces used by blogger. The New Bronzed Blogger Interface represents the Bronze Age or the Copper-Stone Age. The design itself explains everything. I spend hours working on this so hope it’s worth the time.

I have changed my Previous Blogger template to the Brozed Template so I guess my blog is more than enough for a live demo. :D

Enjoy Blogger 2.0 with my unique blogger interfaces. Enjoy!

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I'm working on a new, simple, old fashioned blogger template that I’ll be publishing hopefully sometimes tomorrow. This template will be called the Bronze Age blogger template since it will be representing the Bronze Age. Stay tuned for the new template. Cheers.

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Here are some patriotic stamps I made for the 2008 SAFF champs. You gotta admit that we have one of the most beautiful flags in the world. :D You are free to use this stamp as you like, but if you do I would really appreciate a thank you!

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Just moments before Mozilla releases firefox 3.0 final, Opera surprises us all with the 9.5 final version which includes major updates to the desktop version of the Opera browser. This could be a pain in the ass for the firefox 3.0 and the their Guinness World Record. Besides the final version of firefox3 will be released leaving about 80% of its bugs untouched as most of you must had heard the news. 

So far I am surprisingly impressed with the new opera 9.5 for its blazing performance and the intuitive interface. 

Here is my first hands-on discovery:

1. Opera Link synchronizes your bookmarks, Speed Dial, and notes between Opera on different computers, and even links to Opera Mini on your mobile.
2. Enhanced address bar searches your entire browsing history, including the contents of each page.
3. Security enhancements: malware protection, improved fraud protection, and support for Extended Validation SSL Certificates.
4. More than 2x faster than Opera 9.2 in rendering JavaScript and HTML
5. Much faster start up time.
6. Opera Dragonfly, the long-awaited tools for web developers is now available.
7. Love the New skin inspired but I think the tabs closing button is abit smaller.

8. The built-in E-mail client handles 6 e-mail accounts. (It does this better than some programs intended to do only that).

9. Opera 9.5 uses way less memory than Firefox 3.

10. Better than i expected. :) you should try too.

I’ve customized its UI to fit my needs and taste. It’s never needed to quit Opera now. :) Low memory footprint and robust against all major threats you can ever imagine.

Although I had been using opera since 2003, I always use Mozilla firefox, IE (and now Safari too) as my secondary browsers just to experience the differences and trust me I feel much alive with opera. Opera from far is just the fastest and the most secure.

Experience it yourself:
Downloaded Opera 9.5>>
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Maldives win the first ever title in their football history after beating their arch rivals India in the SAFF Championship.

The only goal of the match played at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo came at the 43rd minute of the second half when Mukhthaar Naseer shot the ball at bullet-speed from outside the box, past the Indian goalkeeper and into the Indian goal. [Haveeru] Click Here to Read More..
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FROM LIFEHACKER.COM: Read the hype on every new web browser released or due out this year, and you'll see claims that every one of them is "faster" than all the others. More » Click Here to Read More..
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Maldives beat Sri Lankans on their own stadium. Despite their home advantage the Sri Lankan team was unable to score any goal although they had several golden opportunities. The only goal of the match was scored by Maldivian striker Oppo. Sri Lankans played an extremely physical game and powerful tackles were aimed at Ashfag (Dhagadey). However, for some reason most of these fouls were ignored by the referee.

The final match is also to be held in Sri Lanka next Saturday. Maldives will face India who had already beaten Maldives 1-0 during the group matches held in Male’. However, we Maldivians have a greater confidence that our team could win the final. Our self-confidence helped us to win the game against Sri Lanka so will the final. Click Here to Read More..
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For your viewing satisfaction I would like to present another fine Desktop Wallpaper that you can use on your PC background! Just click on the small preview thumbnail above for 1680X1050 wallpaper or download via the links below for the most suitable size for your desktop.

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Ok here is a really cool post you do not want to miss. Using just a Cardboard Box, a low cost Webcam, a Piece of Clear Flat Sturdy Material and a paper, build your own multi touch pad in less than 5 minutes. So how does this work;

It’s really easy and simple. It handles tracking blobs of infrared light, and sends your programs these multi-touch events, such as 'finger down', 'finger moved', and 'finger released'. It includes a configuration app and a few demos to get you started, and will interace with most types of webcams and video capture devices. It currently works only under Windows but efforts are being made to port it to other platforms.

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It has been a total disaster all this week since its been raining 24 hrs nonstop. I used to love cold weather and rainy days until a few weeks back lighting struck nearby my house and damaged most of the electronics. It cost 2 TV’s, 2 Decoders, a PC (worth $2500 plus), a USRobotics wireless Router and a few more things like cell phone charger’s etc. Not to mention, my UPS blew up just after the fuse box tripped. Luckily it didn’t harm my system. If it wasn’t for my UPS, I should have cried out loud that day :D

Anyways, since it’s all raining this week, I can’t play with my computer too often and this is the excuse for not updating my blog too. ;) I can’t play with my computer not because its raining all the time but not to take any risks because I had experienced the whole lightening-y thingy.

Actually what happens here is random movement of the electrons; when lightning struck, the energized electrons will be looking for an easier path to reach the ground. This static electricity in the air discharges into any conducting material (i.e. my UPS connected to ungrounded A/C wall outlet).It was under warranty too. But obviously warranty doesn’t cover acts of God so I say better buy a new one without arguing with the vendor.

So folks, I advice you all to hook all your PC’s and other valuable gear and hardware to a surge protector/UPS. And also do check the weather news daily and if you hear about lightning or heavy rain, do unplug your valuable stuffs before you go to bed. Trust me; this could prevent a lot of unnecessary heartache and potentially unrecoverable lost data. Also make sure that your Cable line is protected by a power surge as well. More than power lines, there’s a greater risk of sustaining damage if massive electricity discharge into your phone or cable line.

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