Monthly Archives: February 2005

Firefox Speed up procedure:

Type “about:config” in your FireFox address bar.
The settings you’re looking for are:

1.) network.http.pipelining
2.) network.http.pipelining.firstrequest
3.) network.http.pipelining.maxrequests
4.) network.http.proxy.pipelining
5.) nglayout.ititialpaint.delay

Set #1, #2, and #4 to “true”. Set #3 to a high number, like 32. Set #5 to 0.
(This works for broadband , i am not sure of dialups)


Bill drops the hammer on Firefox

That is one of the most famousest of headlines going on about the recent announcement made by Mr. Gates concerning Internet Explorer 7, which is going to be released earlier than expected (this year) and not glued together with a copy of the next Windows. All these days Firefox had been tickling Microsoft’s belly, gaining a respectable (actually it’s more like “astonishing” if you consider the short time it took) five percent of the market. Opera of course had never been able to capture any market share mostly due to its not being free and partly due to its not being all that great in any case, and so for Opera nothing will change – its tiny number of faithful users will probably weather the IE7 flood. Anyway, for Firefox IE7 can be disastrous unless they come up with FF2 soon with something awesomely great, including even faster launch times, all security issues quenched, the updating mechanism bettered and support for things like ActiveX, which is… to be honest… asking a little too much of them, but this is what is required. Plus there are IE-specific sites, especially some banking sites, which simply deny entrance to Firefox. But in the end, Firefox can’t cater to those sites which have been designed so that they look good only in IE, by adjusting their code to match IE’s idiosyncrasies.

To compete, FireFox needs to continuously provide the competitive edge and fast. The sleeping giant has awakened. The hammer shall fall.


PS: IE7 will be only for Windows XP SP2

Best of Luck!!!

On behalf of ExunClan, I wish all the best to Exun Batch of 2004-2005 for Board Examinations.
It has been a great year for Exun – Winning Inter Schools, Organising the Big One – Exun 2004, Starting of the Blog Culture …. We wish this year to be the most successful academic year too.

Cheat your way to 250MB of Hotmail storage

Still haven’t switched to Gmail bcos your address is too valuable? Still wondering why you have only 2MB of storage while the Hotmail page claims to be giving 250MB? If u read the fine print, you’ll come to know that it is only offered in the US… I have found a way to get a 250MB account without changing your email address.

All you have to do is to turn off Messenger and sign in through the Hotmail website. Go to options/personal and than My profile. Change your country code to USA and pick Florida, use 33332 as the zip code. After you change this, go to update than continue. While you are still logged into Hotmail go here and deactivate your account. Don’t worry – all your mails will remain safe. Now you have to go to and log with your username and password and you will automatically re-activate your account.When you log in you will see that you already have a 25MB account while it’s supposed to upgrade to 250MB soon. You can go to your profile and change your country back to India if you want. So now, u have the same settings as before, only 125 times more storage!

What better feeling can you have than to trick Microsoft!