Browser Detection Update

Long time ago I developed Browser Detection Class which is able to recognize most of popular browser/OS’s used today.

For example FF on my macbook pro would be recognized like this:
Mozilla Firefox 3.0.4 / Mac OS X

Very useful stuff in case you have to redirect your users to different pages depending of browser version or to maintain your own site browser/os usage statistics.

Today I had a chance to update it with support for Windows Vista, Google Chrome and iPhone.

You can download complete code with usage examples by following this link.

Barače Obama budi uvek s nama

Or translated in Serbian “Barak Obama be always with us”. That was the title of the poster that young people in Belgrade/Serbia put on “Kosovo is Serbia” billboard (the one with Kennedy). That happened in January, much before this election, even before Obama won election in his own party.

Obama

Today after news that Obama actually won this elections it is hard to say anything… frankly I didn’t believe that USA will get black president during my lifetime, but it is great feeling that it actually happened. It is like today actually started 21st century.

Of course Obama victory doesn’t mean any change in USA politics regarding Serbia, but it will be interesting to watch how Obama will deal with chaos left after George Bush.

Good luck Mr. President. You’ll need it.

Crossover Lame Duck Challenge

Crossover (previously known as Crossover Office) is bunch of applications that allows you to run native Windows applications on Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris without need of purchasing Microsoft Windows. Really great bunch of tools that allow you to run applications like Microsoft Office or Dreamweaver on Linux easily without hasle of setting up Wine.

Today guys from CodeWeavers have decided to make CrossOver FREE, you can get registration key and it will act in a same way like you purchased application. But even more interesting than giving it for free is reason why they are doing that.

Read more info here :)

Global crisis and dollar rate!?

Just a 3 months after dollar went to lowest rate since 2001 (on 07/15 USD vs. EUR rate was only 0.62), dollar is growing rapidly and it is already on rate from October 2005!

usdrate.png

Somehow global financial problems is doing good for USD grow, so whole thing looks kind of weird to me since crisis actually started in USA. I wish there is some logical explanation from economist but I doubt.

Whatever, if you ask me I don’t care for cause, just please keep USD growing :)

Back to english

This is my first post in English after very long time. If I don’t count the one related to curl http client class update, I haven’t written anything on my English Blog since august 2007!

Unfortunately I had very good reason for doing that. My daughter got sick, very sick. She have Leukemia (ALL), so since October 2007 my life was twisted upside down. We had to move to Belgrade where she started with chemotherapy treatments which was really hard with plenty of complications and life treating conditions. With so much time spent in hospital and other related obligations, I really didn’t have spare time to deal with my Blog, neither to be honest i felt like writing anything about programming etc. I wrote few post on Serbian since than, but most of them were not related to programming or anything Web Dev alike.

Anyway few weeks ago she is done with intensive phase of chemotherapy, we’ve back home to our home town and it seams like things are moving back to normal. She is not done with therapy thought since Leukemia treatments last several years, but she have good chances to fully recover so we are trying to be positive and act like everything is completely normal.

Speaking of that after really hard year for us I decided to do something for myself and finally get one Apple :). I spent some considerably big amount of money to get one MacBook Pro. I even made unboxing gallery on Flickr, I guess after you drop like $2k USD for something you really want to save that moment for later. Now when I have it for a month almost I think it is worth the money. As a matter of fact I think it’s price in Europe (which is at least 33% bigger than in USA) is appropriate for what you get, while in USA I would consider it cheap ;)

Anyway, in next months other than usual LAMP stuff you can expect even text about Mac OS X applications, Darwin etc. For example my company use some socks5 proxy/public key setup to access to servers, which was pain in the ass to setup on Mac. I plan to write about things like that. And last but not least, I’ve already booked conference pass on FOWA conference, so I really feel my English should be improved to higher level. Maintaining English Blog should help I guess :)