Chrome says bye to its Wrench icon

I noticed this few days ago on the dev build: case ya’ll haven’t noticed, the Chrome’s wrench icon is no longer there :( i.imgur.com/rkbMh.png — Sathya (@SathyaBhat) August 8, 2012 It’s been replaced with what I can only call.. “Three horizontal lines” which is really weird way of calling it :\ Having the wrench icon…

IE9 & HTML5

Let me just list some of the stuff IE9 doesn’t support: Application Cache (offline) Web Workers (threads in JavaScript) HTML5 Forms (validation mechanism, CSS3 selectors) JavaScript Strict Mode ForeignObject (embed external content in SVG) SMIL Animations (SVG animations) File API WebGL (3D) CSS3 Transitions (for animations) CSS3 Text Shadow CSS3 Gradients CSS3 Border Image CSS3…

Canonical Donates Server to KDE

KDE is a growing community with growing needs. The KDE Sysadmin team works hard to keep up, but lately the servers have been coming under some strain. To help ease the situation, Canonical has donated a new server for the KDE Sysadmins to use. The server, named kundong, features an impressive 8 CPU cores, 6…

Mozilla’s New Programming Language – Rust

Why are you doing this? Existing languages at this level of abstraction and efficiency are unsatisfactory. In particular: Too little attention paid to safety. Poor concurrency support. Lack of practical affordances, too dogmatic about paradigm. What are some non-goals? To employ any particularly cutting-edge technologies. Old, established techniques are better. To prize expressiveness, minimalism or…