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FacePAD v0.6.2 Released (Support for 6 new languages)

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Greetings,

I finally got around to adding new language support to FacePAD. Also, a minor memory leak was fixed (noticed and suggested by avid FacePAD user, Alexander Yip). Release notes are below:

Version 0.6.2 (December 28, 2009)
1. Fixed minor memory leak (Thanks to Alex Yip for helping!)
2. Now compatible with the French language (France)
3. Now compatible with the Russian language
4. Now compatible with the Polish language
5. Now compatible with the Chinese language (Simplified, Taiwan, Hong Kong)
6. Now compatible with the Japanese language
7. Now compatible with the Hebrew language

Since v0.6.0, FacePAD has supported German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and Canadian French.

Click here to download v0.6.2 from Mozilla

I should note that I also tried adding language support for Romanian, Latvian, Portuguese and Arabic, but my efforts have proven to fruitless thus far. It’s probably some stupid mistake I’m not seeing, but as soon as I find it, I’ll make an update.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Categories: Project Updates

The Most Meaningful Use of FacePAD

December 19, 2009 1 comment

Dear Add-on Junkies,
Last Sunday, I received a very bittersweet email from a mother who has used FacePAD to help her cope with the untimely death of her daughter, Casey Feldman (pictured right).

This is her story:


“I was ecstatic when a relative directed me to Facepad! I will truly be forever grateful to the developer Arthur Sabintsev, the “lazyrussian” who, I might add, would accept no money from me and instead, asked that I make a contribution to the memorial foundation that has been established in my daughter’s memory.

We were devastated on July 17th [2009] when tragedy struck our family and my 21 year old daughter, Casey Feldman was killed when crossing the street on her way to a summer waitressing job at the Jersey shore. My main focus shortly thereafter has been attempting to archive everything related to her life in one location – CaseyFeldmanMemories.org. Casey’s Facebook contains over 3,000 photos (not including over 1200 wall photos) and I could not imagine the task of copying each of those photos, one by one to place them in the photo gallery on our memories website. Even with the volunteer effort of her many friends, the task would be overwhelming. Time consuming would be an UNDERSTATEMENT. I also felt a time pressure to have all of Casey’s albums backed up in short order because of my distrust of the Facebook developers who unilaterally removed much of my daughter’s public information upon her death, such as her profile, surveys, etc. They have yet to provide this information to us, despite being in touch with their legal department and providing them with documentation that we are the legal administrators of her estate. I continued to feel time pressured not knowing if any day they would unilaterally decide to remove primarily what was left of her site – the photo albums.

I installed Facepad quickly and easily within a matter of minutes. Thereafter, I began downloading Casey’s albums, each of which copied within a matter of a few minutes each. Within less than a week, around working and doing other things, I had downloaded all 67 albums with over 3,000 photos!

Thank you again Arthur, from the bottom of my heart. You deserve to be recognized not only for this outstanding application, but also for your compassion and generosity as well. You showed such kindness to me, a complete stranger and added one more big “positive” in this path of grieving the death of my daughter.”

Warm regards,
Dianne Anderson

For more information about the Casey Feldman and her Foundation, please visit CaseyFeldmanFoundation.org.

Categories: Project Updates

Follow Lazyrussian on Twitter

I’ve had a year-long love/hate relationship with Twitter. I’ve finally decided to incorporate twitter into my daily “share” routine. I tend to share a lot of thinks via Email using (Email This!) to my friends and Family, and I do the same to my extended connections via Facebook. Now, with the advent of software like Socialite and Gruml I can do it all at once. I’ve decided to include twitter, because I have this crazy impusle so spread the wealth of random internet garbage to others =p

Anyway, follow me if you’re interested in web apps, browser extensions, software discount codes, international economics and funny pics/videos.

Categories: Personal Updates