firefox compiliation woes with the VC .NET 2003 toolkit

I’ve spent quite a bit of time over the last few days trying to get Mozilla Firefox to compile using Microsoft’s free Visual C++ Toolkit 2003. There were a lot of issues to solve (solved for the most part by installing the Microsoft Platform SDK, .NET 1.1 SDK and MASM32), and I got to a point where I could build Mozilla successfully. Unfortunately, the Firefox IE profile migration code requires some libraries that weren’t included in the free toolkit, and it fails at the linking stage (due to unresolved externals). It probably requires a code hack to fix.

If any of my readers haven’t checked out Mozilla Firefox, I strongly recommend that you do so. Whether you’re running Windows, MacOS, Linux, or something else, it will rock your web browsing world.

US cuts off information sharing with the IAEA

I saw an article on CNN.com a few days ago, and I must admit that I’m quite confused after reading it. In particular, it says:

“The United States has virtually cut off information-sharing with the IAEA since invading Iraq in March 2003 on the premise that the country was hiding weapons of mass destruction.”

So …. because Saddam Hussein was allegedly hiding WMD (which by the way, despite their best efforts, no one has found) the United States has stopped sharing information with the IAEA now? Where is the cause and effect? Do you see it? I certainly can’t. It really sounds kind of like me saying that I’m going to sleep early tomorrow because last Tuesday I ate a cheeseburger.

old computer games…

I was talking to a friend earlier tonight, and he was asking me if he had any computer games that would work on his obsolete-ish laptop. For whatever reason, the first thing that came into my mind was Space Invaders, which I remember playing as a 5-year old back in 1988. So, I went to Google, and I found this really cool site that had some nice games for free. Here it is:

http://www.neave.com/games/

Playing them brought back a lot of memories from when I used to play Pac-Man at my friends’ homes, and had all sorts of other cool fun. Thanks Neave Games for making me remember what it was like to be a small child again.