Tag: Internet

Vivian ESR 10.3.0.0

Vivian ESR 10.3.0.0

I’ve released a new version of Vivian ESR, changes and download are below:

1. Cleaned up code.
2. Fixed a bug where the zoom function was not anchored to the corner of the status bar.
3. Fixed a bug where the “No” button would not work on ‘Delete All Save Data?’
4. Fixed a bug where ‘Help’ would not work in ‘Web Studio’.
5. Fixed a bug where clicking a link with, “#” would cause an exception.
6. Updated design of ‘Quick Start’ and main browser window.
7. Added new default background.
8. Removed ‘Malicious Content Blocker’.

Download it here.

Hub ESR & Vivian ESR End of Support

Hub ESR & Vivian ESR End of Support

Hub ESR Discontinued

I recently discontinued development of Hub ESR, this was because the project didn’t make much sense when Windows 10 isn’t as flawed as Windows 8.1 was when I first made it in 2014. Windows 8.1 didn’t have a Start menu or very intuitive ways to access your applications so Hub was made as a front-end for Windows to make it easier to access your applications and use Windows in a small sub-environment.

What comes after Hub ESR? Will there be another front-end?

I am working on a new project which will be called Hub 11, this will make Hub into a “Hub” for everything WindowsLogic and will be based on Gecko. There will be no further development of a front-end. Front-ends are so 2015, ya know?

Vivian ESR Discontinuation Date

Vivian ESR will be discontinued on the 14th July 2019. This means that there will be no new updates for installed copies of Vivian, all support will be ceased and the ability to download will be taken down from my website. Copies of Vivian ESR which have been installed before the end of support date will continue to operate but will contain a message that reads, “This application has reached end of support. There will be no more updates, bug fixes or optimisations made to this application and it is recommended that you find an alternative.” I recommend that you grab a copy of Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome to continue browsing if you used Vivian ESR as your main browser.

Will source code be available after discontinuation?

Short answer, no. I will not be releasing source code for Vivian ESR since it still contains many technologies which are still in use on my other applications. Making these technologies open source could stop future development of my other applications entirely.

Why are you discontinuing Vivian ESR?

I feel that there’s not really any point continuing to develop it since the Internet browser market is saturated. Other Internet browsers are much better than Vivian ESR and people would rather use what other companies offer and don’t want to use something made by a, “lonely programmer”.

I hope this cleared any concerns you may have had about the future of my ESR applications.

Vivian ESR 10.1.1.0

Vivian ESR 10.1.1.0

I’ve released a new version of Vivian ESR, changes and download are below:

1. Moved all ‘Web Studio’ settings to the ‘Settings Panel’.
2. Added new ‘Favourite’ dialogue.
3. Added ability to favourite a page from a link.
4. Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Download it here.

The EU Are Killing The Internet

The EU Are Killing The Internet

I guess this is a nice segway from the last post which was about the Internet being open for everyone to curate, the EU are planning to abolish that so that’s fun…

On the 30th May, we got warned that the EU have plans to put in place a law on the 20th June which abolishes all fair use laws and will make it illegal to upload anything to websites or services which have copyrighted material in it. For example; Pictures with brands in them, memes, fair use content, parody and edits. Even if you credit the original author, it will still be copyright infringement according to this new EU law as linking to different services is now illegal as well. *claps*

Furthermore, there will be a heavy censoring field on all websites that let you upload and if that website doesn’t abide to these new EU laws, the website will have to make users pay for uploading content and monitor everything you upload which is just outrageous.

Here’s a run down of what happens if this EU law is passed; “The European Commission and the Council want to destroy the Internet as we know it and allow big companies to control what we see and do online. Should Article 13 of the Copyright Directive proposal be adopted, it will impose widespread censorship of all the content you share online.” – https://saveyourinternet.eu/ is the website which that paragraph and pictures are lifted from and is also where you should go to “Save Your Internet”. Write to your local MEP if you live in the UK, or any country in Europe to help save the Internet as we know it and don’t let your memes be dreams.

Hopefully this stupid article doesn’t get passed because if it does, kiss good bye to the Internet.

Thanks for reading.

Open Internet (RANT)

Open Internet (RANT)

Believe it or not, the Internet is meant to be open so that anyone can create their own web space and create their own things. Centralisation was made popular by Google originally and it was never what Tim Burners Lee wanted. Internet decentralisation is something which he is working towards as well which is great. The whole thing that seems to be the craze now is stealing people’s dynamic IP addresses and either DoSing or just jacking them off in an IRC chat or Discord server. For example, this site is not protected by CloudFlare as for some reason it really messes up the CSS and WordPress, I wanted my own blog however so I could ramble on my own platform and not be tied down to stupid centralised platforms such as the real WordPress site or Tumblr or even BlogSpot. Just because this site shows the dynamic IP address, doesn’t mean you have the right to post it anywhere or perform illegal take down acts. The Internet is open and allows people to do anything they want which is in the law. If you do perform illegal take downs on this address, I can always change it, that’s the point of a dynamic IP address.

The only reason CloudFlare exists is because this generation can’t seem to grasp the concept of morality and reason so they would rather commit illegal acts with people’s Internet protocol addresses. I’m so glad I was born in this era of AIDS.

Rant over.

Vivian 10.1.0.1

Vivian 10.1.0.1

I’ve released a new version of Vivian, changes and download are below:

~Version 10.1.0.1~
1. Fixed a bug where ‘Select All’ would not work on the address and search bar.
2. Fixed a bug where ‘Quick Start’ would appear even if start-up settings were changed.
3. Updated malicious website blocker.
4. Custom colours now translate to when you hover over a browser button.
5. Under the hood improvements to make Vivian more usable.

Download it here.

Vivian 10.1.0.0

Vivian 10.1.0.0

I’ve released a new version of Vivian, changes and download are below:

~Version 10.1.0.0~
1. Updated to .NET Framework 4.6.1. Windows XP and Vista are no longer supported.
2. Under the hood improvements to make the application run faster.
3. Added ‘Background Colour’ to ‘Web Studio’ so you can now change the text editor’s
background colour.
4. Added ‘Word Wrap’ to ‘Web Studio’.
5. Changed the design of the ‘Web Studio Start’ dialogue slightly.
6. Added link to the ‘Settings Panel’ in ‘Web Studio’.
7. Added a link to the Software Agreement page on the ‘About’ dialogue.
8. Moved the website security link next to the address bar.
9. Fixed a bug where clicking from tab to tab would not update the address or title bar.
10. Fixed a bug where selecting more than 30 characters would cause the right click menu
to become bigger than the screen.
11. Tab text is now locked to 22 characters.
12. Added a right click menu for the address bar and search bar.
13. Hovering over an active tab now displays the full document title.
14. Added ‘Select All’ to browser right click menu.
15. Removed ‘Cut’ from the browser right click menu as it was useless.
16. Fixed a bug where the ‘Paste’ right click menu option would not work in the browser.
17. The ‘Status Bar’ is now smaller so it gets in the way less.
18. ‘Update Prompt’ no longer displays in the Taskbar.
19. Fixed a bug on the ‘Updater’ where it would disappear if there were no new updates.

Download it here.

Vivian 10.0.1.1

Vivian 10.0.1.1

I’ve released a new version of Vivian, changes and download are below:

1. Fixed a bug which would cause an exception when searching on any search engine.
2. Fixed a bug which would not allow you to cut, copy and paste the contents of this application
on another application.
3. Fixed a bug where creating new CSS or HTML document on ‘Web Studio’ would not work
properly.
4. Updated malicious website blocker.
5. Changed ‘About’ dialogue sound.

Download it here.

Vivian 10.0.1.0

Vivian 10.0.1.0

I’ve released a new version of Vivian, changes and download are below:

1. Fixed a bug where the back button on the ‘Web Studio’ Settings Panel would not work.
2. Updated the malicious website blocker.
3. Updated malicious website blocker dialogue to match the style of the application.
4. Added error sound to error dialogues.
5. Changed default search engine to DuckDuckGo.
6. The status bar is now smaller allowing for more of your content to be displayed.
7. Fixed a bug where DuckDuckGo wouldn’t search.
8. Fixed a bug which would not allow the user to change the home page.
9. Fixed a bug where Quick Start would not resize when resizing or maximising the window.
10. Fixed a bug where the minimum size of the main window was not set correctly
11. Fixed a bug where the save dialogue for Web Studio wouldn’t show up.
12. Fixed a bug where fonts and colours would not work when editing CSS.
13. Saving from the Unsaved Changes dialogue now shows the correct options.
14. Fixed a bug which prevented menu options from working when editing CSS on Web Studio.
15. Fixed a bug where typing special characters into the address bar would crash the application.
16. Removed messages that appear when changing font or colour on Web Studio.

Download it here.