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Adobe flash player 64-bit on Linux

December 4th, 2009

1. Download Adobe Flash Player 64-bit from http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10_64bit.html . Unpack the file. You will get libflashplayer.so.

2. Remove existing version of flash player(s)

sudo apt-get remove -y --purge flashplugin-nonfree mozilla-plugin-gnash
sudo apt-get remove -y --purge swfdec-mozilla libflashsupport nspluginwrapper

3. Copy and link the plugin to browser(s) directories

sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
sudo ln -sf /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so  /usr/lib/xulrunner-addons/plugins/

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How to integrate google contacts and calendar with your iPhone

August 24th, 2009

Original document location: http://www.google.com/support/mobile/bin/answer.py?answer=138740&topic=14252

Requirements and Upload

1. Make sure your device has version 3.0 firmware or above. You can check your current version by going to Settings > General > About > Version. To upgrade, follow the instructions at http://www.apple.com/iphone/softwareupdate/.

2. Perform a sync with iTunes to ensure that Contacts and Calendars from your iPhone are backed up to your computer.

Note: Mail sync is not yet supported. You may receive error messages if you attempt to turn on Sync for Mail.

Getting Started

1. Open the Settings application on your device’s home screen.
2. Open Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
3. Tap Add Account….
4. Select Microsoft Exchange.

Enter Account Info

5. In the Email field, enter your full Google Account email address. If you use an @googlemail.com address, you may see an “Unable to verify certificate” warning when you proceed to the next step.
6. Leave the Domain field blank.
7. Enter your full Google Account email address as the Username.
8. Enter your Google Account password as the Password.
9. Tap Next at the top of your screen.
9a. Choose Accept if the Unable to Verify Certificate dialog appears.
10. A new Server field will appear. Enter m.google.com.
11. Press Next at the top of your screen again.

12. Select the Google services you want to sync. Currently only Contacts and Calendar are supported.

13. Unless you want to delete all the existing Contacts and Calendars on your phone, select the Keep on my iPhone option when prompted. This will also allow you to keep syncing with your computer via iTunes.

You’ve set up Google Sync for your iPhone. Synchronization will begin automatically if you have Push enabled on your phone. You can also open the Calendar or Contacts app and wait a few seconds to start a sync.

Next learn how to choose which calendars to sync, if you’d like to enable multiple calenders.

Tip: If your business, school, or organization uses Google Apps, your administrator will first need to enable Google Sync before you can take advantage of this feature.

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Google Voice. woot!

July 28th, 2009

Got invite to closed beta of google voice a week ago. Configured it yesterday. It is kinda fun and really makes the whole telephone thingy easier especially if you have more then one line (cell, home, work, etc).

Things that I find usefull:

  • When someone calls my google voice phone # all registered phones ring at the same time so where ever I am available I will pick up the phone
  • Call (not VoIP like skype or whatever) can be placed right from web browser. GV will call the party and yourself
  • Quality of international calls is very good. Just like Skype
  • Nice web interface for iphone where I can browse my contact list and call via GV
  • Blocking and screening of annoying telemarketers (even though looks like FCC beat down those f@#$ers to death. They dont call lately)

Things that need improvement:

  • International calling rates a little higher then average Calling Card rates
  • When I place an international call over the phone (not using web) it asks me to dial the whole number. Cmon, guys. You have my address book, there are things such as dial shortcuts and fast dial. Make any of these available please

Overall I like GV. And the fact that Apple being a pussy and denied GV iPhone application proves the point that Android is having a better chances at dominating cellphone gadget market sooner or later.

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Best swine flu map to date

May 20th, 2009

Web Browsers compatibility test

May 17th, 2009

Brand new Internet Explorer 8 scored…. 20 out of 100 points. BLEH
Google Chrome 2 (beta) scored 98 out of 100. Fastest browser too
Flock2 scored 71 out of 100. But hey, it is the best browser with Web 2.0 integration
Firefox 3.5 Beta 4 scored 93 out of 100. Not bad at all. Could be faster tho.
Apple Safari 3.1.2 scored 75 out of 100. Decent quality and almost as fast as Chrome 2

Blogged with the Flock Browser
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Gapminder

April 30th, 2009



I always been big fan of stats and visual representation is a huge part of any statistical information. This site got it right (at least for me). I can spend hours browsing through various stats which also give an extraordinary way to compare different sources. If you crazy about data and statistics this site is a must for bookmarks

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Custom BitTorrent Search Engine Demonstrates Google’s Proximity to The Pirate Bay

April 24th, 2009

Forbes calls Google the New Pirate Bay because it’s great at finding torrents—acting as a sort of meta-aggregator. With this custom Google search engine, it’s even easier to find and download torrents via Google.

As the Forbes article linked above points out, doing a simple search for wolverine torrent turns up several popular BitTorrent trackers, meaning you’re just two clicks away from downloading the leaked movie via BitTorrent. The custom search engine in question just streamlines the process slightly by explicitly defining which popular torrent trackers Google should search.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Google used for quick and easy file sharing. Previously mentioned G2P uses some custom Google-fu to find publicly hosted media files in a quick and easy search.

Source: http://lifehacker.com/5220108/custom-bittorrent-search-engine-demonstrates-googles-proximity-to-the-pirate-bay

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Skype “unlimited” calling plan

April 20th, 2009

Skype LOL at Skype and their bs “unlimited” usage which is subject to “Fair Usage Policy”. Here is what they state (source http://www.skype.com/legal/terms/fair_usage/) :

Calls to phones and mobiles and Skype To Go* calls are included in your subscription subject to a fair usage limit of 10,000 minutes per user per month, with a maximum of 6 hours per day. Also, no more than 50 different numbers in total can be called per day. If your subscription includes more than one country, then this is the total amount of minutes allowed per month on your account, and is not a separate limit for each country.

Was the word “unlimited” just re-defined?

Also, apparently I can not use “Skype To Go” to call land lines in Russia… Is it so hard to state it on website so I don’t have to waste an hour of my time to browse through your forums to find out the answer?

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