Saturday, 24 July 2010

Youtube releases new HTML5 embed code



     Google is testing new HTML5 embed code that plays the videos using either flash or HTML 5 player and it uses <iframe> tag. It is still under construction but developers want  feed back form current users so the beta version of it is now available.


     It won’t play the video on HTML 5, if the video has got Google ads or if you haven’t set it up yet. If you are on a mobile device, it won’t play if it won’t take you to a separate player  or if it won’t play the video in-line. But if your not eligible to view the video in HTML 5 it will play the video using the flash player. But again it depend on the preferences and where you are viewing the video.


     To use this service you have to join the YouTube HTML 5 beta version and you must be using a browser which supports HTML5.


Supported browsers:


Google Chrome


Firefox that support the WebM format

Apple Safari 4.0 or late


-Chathura Mazz-    

Monday, 19 July 2010

Chromium, Google Chrome Beta,Dev and the Stable version.






    Google Chrome becoming the killer of web browsers available at the moment. Would you like to try out different versions of Chrome and newer cool features potentially would be available for the future stable versions? In my opinion Google Chrome/Chromium is that fastest browser available. You will tell me I’m wrong but that’s just my opinion.


    Chrome seems to release new  updates quite often so you want to keep up to date with all that newer features. If you subscribe to a one of Beta, Dev, stable channels it will update by itself without even prompting so you would not have to worry about keeping it up to date, unlike Chromium. But you can update Chromium by using a updater or you will have to download it and install the newest build manually.


      Ok,  don’t get confused with all these different kind of versions. Chromium is the open source project Google chrome is based on.  Chromium releases few new versions with new cutting edge features everyday. Then every now and then Google makes a new Goole Chrome dev version using latest Chromium build and they adds some more new features on top of it. Then every week or so they takes the latest Google Chrome dev build and releases the Google Chrome beta by sorting out faults. Finally in every few months they release the stable version of Google Chrome when they the developers are satisfied with the new features and feel safe to release it.


    Click here  to download Google Chrome Dev,beta or the stable version

    Click here to download Chromium latest snapshot 

    Click here to download the Chromium updater

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Cool Google Chrome Extensions


          I have been using Google Chrome for years now. Chrome did not have much extensions/add-ons to start with. But Recently I have found really cool Google Chrome extensions. I just thought I would share my favourite Chrome extensions. with you They all can be found at Hope you will enjoy it.


Google Mail Checker Plus – Notifies you when you got a new email. You can view new emails

                                                        from the extention without going to gmail


Google Dictionary (by Google) – when you double click a word within the browser it gives you

                                                                   the definition. by clicking on the icon on the address bar, you can

                                                                   look up other words.


Docs PDF/PowerPoint Viewer (by Google)  - Views PDF files, Power Point files  and other Google

                                                                                            Document files in the browser.


Remember The Milk for Gmail – Popular task managing tool’s plug-in for gmail. Manage your tasks

                                                                   on gmail using Remember the Milk


Google Calendar Checker (by Google) -  Notifies when you have anything scheduled on your Google



Google Wave Notifier -  Notifils when you have new waves. Can view waves by double clicking the

                                                 icon on the extensions bar


Turn Off the Lights – When you click on the Icon on the address bar, the browser page will be fading

                                           to dark and automatically focus to the video


Chromed Bird – A twitter Client. Shows the twitter time line, replies and Direct messages on the extension.


Clip to Evernote – Can save things you see  easily when you surf web. Can access your Evernote account and search though your notes.


ChromeAccess – Quick access to all (relevant) 'about:' and 'chrome://' pages.


Google Share Button – By using share button you can share web pages with your social networks,

                                               email and blogs.


Note Anywhere – Make notes inside Google Chrome. when you open that page again, the notes get

                                     loaded automatically.


Secbrowsing -  Checks that your plug-ins are up to date


Invisible Hand – Check if the product you are looking for on the internet is available in a lower



After the Deadline – Checks spelling, style, and grammar on your email, tweet, blog, ect.


AutoPager -  Automatically loads the next page when you scroll the page down to the bottom,

                           without having to click to the next page


Opinion Cloud – Summarizes comments on YouTube Videos and Flicker pictures and provides an 

                                  overall overview of all comments




Thank You.

The Dragon



                 There are four of these kind of statues  on the roof  of my house facing out side. Yes it has got a little bit of Chinese influence to it. I took this picture with my old Camera. I Hope you guys will like it.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

John Conway’s Game Of Life


    Game of life  is devised John Conway is a British mathematician John Horton Conway in 1970. As a part of my last Java assignment I re designed and added more components to the game under the Java lecturer Professor Simon M. Lucas’s guidance. I was really excited to make this application just after seeing Simon’s example of the Game Of Life.



The universe of the Game of Life is an infinite two-dimensional orthogonal grid of square cells, each of which is in one of two possible states, live or dead. Every cell interacts with its eight neighbours, which are the cells that are directly horizontally, vertically, or diagonally adjacent. At each step in time, the following transitions occur:


  1. Any live cell with fewer than two live neighbours dies, as if caused by under-population.
  2. Any live cell with more than three live neighbours dies, as if by overcrowding.
  3. Any live cell with two or three live neighbours lives on to the next generation.
  4. Any dead cell with exactly three live neighbours becomes a live cell, as if by reproduction.

The initial pattern constitutes the seed of the system. The first generation is created by applying the above rules simultaneously to every cell in the seed—births and deaths happen simultaneously, and the discrete moment at which this happens is sometimes called a tick (in other words, each generation is a pure function of the one before). The rules continue to be applied repeatedly to create further generations  







You can create your own rules by changing the bits on the bit editor in the right hand side. You can stop and Resume your game anytime by just pressing the Start/Stop button. By changing bits you can create really cool patterns on the game window. As an example the following picture shows one of the rules I have made



I won’t talk about the Java code and the logics of this program but If you want to know or if you want to play this game,  just email me or leave a comment. I’ll send you more information


Thank you for visiting My blog



   Scribble is a painting pad which enables you to draw really cool patterns on it. I made this peace of application as a part of the java assignment under the Java lecturer Professor Simon M. Lucas’s guidance. It’s been a great experience to make this application.  It was a great experience to make Scribble. I was quite excited to see the end product after seeing completed application in the Lectures. I have completed the whole assignment successfully before the dead line and I am glad that I have got quite high marks for it and I have got full marks for this part of the assignment Open-mouthed smile. I will soon post the other past of the assignment and it will be my next blog post.I have posted some random things I drew on it so you can get an Idea about what it looks like. Hope you will like it.
















I wont post anything about the Java Codes of this application but if you want to know about it or if you want to try this application by yourself,  just email me or leave a comment.


Thank you for visiting my blog


-Chathura Mazz-

Saturday, 3 July 2010

My favourite Online Sync Software

                I have been looking for a good software and a service to store and back up my documents, pictures and songs. Then I did a lot of research about it and found two really cool softwares. Personally I like both of them and I use both of them. They are


Dropbox (Download here)


Gladinet (Download here)


                Dropbox uses their own service to service to store files.Once you have uploaded your files to your Box you can access it from anywhere. You can download its desktop client to synchronise your files on you Desktop Computer or Laptop, or you can download the mobile client to your ipad, iphone, Android device or to your Blackberry phone so you can access your synchronised files from your mobile device. and also if you want to access your files without installing anything you can access your files by just logging in to Dropbox website.  This is so Cool because you don’t have to carry your memory sticks or hard drives or anything if you want to transfer or carry your documents. You just have to put your files in to Dropbox so you can access it from anywhere and you can add files to the same Box from where ever you have logged in so it will synchronise your other devices you have installed the clients so then you can access them it from anywhere you want. I use my drop box to store my University course work so I don’t have to carry them in my laptop or in my hard drive. They now have a new Dropbox Chrome extension so you can access your files on your browser  It is very easy to use. You can quite easily share your files with your friends. The only draw back is that you just only get 2GB for free but you can buy more space if you want to.

Step 1 : Go to Drop Box Website or Click here

Step 2 : Download DropBox Client. its available for Windows, Mac and Linux users

Step 3: Register for a DropBox account

Step 4: Add Files to your Box which is in your Windows Documents By default


My DropBox




      The other cool software I’m going to review is Gladinet. It is free but you can buy the Professional version which has more capabilities. Gladinet lets you upload files to poplar could storage services such as Skydrive, Amazon S3,Google Docs and other could storage services. I use this service just to back up my documents because they give 25GB for free which other services doesn’t. You can access your files by logging in to your SkyDrive account.Of course you can share your files with friends by getting the URL of the file or put them into a public folder. The thing I like about the Gladinet is its Management Console. You have bunch of cool tools on there to mange to use. You can transfer up to 50Mb large files in a one go but if you want to upload bigger files it spits the file into many parts and uploads it, when ever you wants do download it Gladinet puts them back together automatically. I found it very useful as I have been baking up large files.After you create set it up it creates a virtual drive in your computer so you can easily access your drive and transfer your files in to it.

I am sorry this is not a How-To  tutorial  so I wont explain how to set it up but if you want me to just let me know so I can do a video or a blog post about it.


The Gladinet Management Console


    So yea those two are my favourite Syncing softwares at the moment. I will keep you guys posted if I find anything better.  Thanks.