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Mozilla Firefox 2.0 released

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006 23:04:51 by Håvar Henriksen

Firefox LogoToday Firefox 2.0 got released. Among the new features is spell checking directly in website forms, using myspell dictionaries. I am one of the translators of this browser to both Norwegian Bokmål and Norwegian Nynorsk. The Norwegian Nynorsk translation is brand new translation as of Firefox 2.0, and did not exist before.
Other new features in Firefox 2.0 includes:

  • Search suggestions: Firefox now shows search suggestions in the searchbox for both Google and Yahoo searches.
  • Phishing protection: Firefox 2.0 includes anti-phishing technology based on the Google Safe Browsing feature of the Google Toolbar for Firefox
  • Javascript 1.7: Firefox 2.0 also includes support for the new version of Javascript, version 1.7

About dialog box of Firefox 2.0
For more information of what’s new in 2.0 see:

To download Firefox 2.0 in Norwegian, you could visit or for all the other languages.
Just to show that I’m a part of the translation team of Firefox and Thunderbird I include a screenshot of the about screen as seen in Firefox 2.0 Norwegian Bokmål edition.

Julian Beever – the Pavement Picasso

Sunday, October 15th, 2006 15:12:04 by Håvar Henriksen

Pavement 3D-art by Julian BeeverI just found this homepage with some really cool 3D-art drawings drawn right on the pavement by the artist Julian Beever, aka the Pavement Picasso.

Julian Beever is an English, Belgium-based chalk artist who creates chalk drawings on pavement that create the illusion of three dimensions when viewed from the right location. These trompe-l’oeil drawings are created using a projection called anamorphism and appear to defy the laws of perspective.

I also found some really cool street paintings by Kurt Wenner at his homepage.

Alternative telefonnumre

Sunday, October 15th, 2006 13:18:10 by Håvar Henriksen
Note: this post is only available in Norwegian

Old 1896 telephoneAlternative telefonnumer (gammel side) er en liste over alternative telefonnumre til abonnenter som bruker 810/815 nummer og femsifrede spesialnumre (0XXXX). Denne listen inneholder en oversikt over alternative telefonnumre som ofte er billigere å ringe enn spesialnumrene som enkelte firmaer bruker. Enkelte har alternative gratis 800 numre, mens andre har vanlige “Norges nummer” eller eventuelt mobiltelefonnummer. Mobiltelefonnummer er kun billigere å ringe fra mobil i forhold til 810/815/5 siffrede spesialnumre. Fra IP telefoner og vanlige fastlinjer er ikke mobilnumrene billigst, da er oftest spesialnumrene billigst (Ref: 39 øre/min for spesialnumre og 89 øre/min for mobiltelefonnummer (Telios priser)).

Sunday, October 15th, 2006 13:03:48 by Håvar Henriksen
Note: this post is only available in Norwegian

Old 1896 er en grei tjeneste som per dags dato inneholder over 300 telefonnumre til telefonselgere og markedsanalytikere. Denne listen kan du så f.eks. importere i din mobiltelefon, slik at du lett kan se om det er en “telefonterrorist” som ringer og da bare ignorere samtalen. Eller for de som skulle være så heldige å ha en Asterisk PBX satt opp, kan sikkert legge til denne listen slik at telefonoppringning fra disse “terroristene” viderekobles direkte til en telefonsvarer.