Thursday, August 31, 2006

How to Fix GMail Login Problems & Increase GMail Speed

Gmail loads rather fast for me because I always use https://mail.google.com/mail since Day 1!
So I knew it all along :)

http://labnol.blogspot.com/2006/08/gmail-hacks-to-fix-login-problems-some.html

Gmail Skins for FF Users

Gmailskins adds the following features:
  1. Change the colour/skin of your inbox.
  2. Integrate your google homepage alongside your inbox. This allows you to view weather reports, rss feeds, news headlines, flickr recently added, google calendar module etc from your inbox.
  3. Easily insert images from your Picasa web album in to your emails
  4. Insert smileys/emoticons and images in to your emails.
  5. Insert HTML tables and other complex HTML in to your emails.
  6. Make the navigation (Inbox, Starred, Sent Mail, etc) horizontal.
  7. Fix the navigation in place so that you don't have to scroll to the top of the page to see it.
  8. Zebra stripes on mailbox - pretty!
  9. Change the attachment paperclip (on inbox) to an icon indicating the type of attachment.
  10. Hide various page elements (invite panel, page footer, your email address from the top right of inbox).
http://gmailskins.mozdev.org/

Google Books

Google has just launched Google Books search. From there, you can even search and download full version of an entire book! However, full version is only limited to non-copyrighted books or some out of print books. Shakespeare's books can also be found.
http://books.google.com/

Results from the 2006 Desktop Linux Survey

I am surprised RedHat and Mandrake are ranked so low.
http://desktoplinux.com/articles/AT5816278551.html

Pluto Fate

Pluto gets demoted: Planet decision is Goofy
http://www.rep-am.com/story.php?id=11821

All About Pluto (Past)
http://www.solarviews.com/eng/pluto.htm

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Google Apps for Your Domain (Google Corporate Package)

Now you can offer private-labeled email, IM and calendar tools to all of your users for free*, so they can share ideas and get things done more effectively. You can design and publish your organization's website, too. It's all hosted by Google, so there's no hardware or software for you to install or maintain.
https://www.google.com/a/

It sounds good but will it work out? What I know is that several universities have signed up for the package. Time will tell if a corporate decides to use this option.
http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2006/08/google-launches-corporate-package.html
http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2006/08/why-corporate-google-office-wont-be.html

Web Developer Extension

Worth installing it.
http://chrispederick.com/work/webdeveloper/

Saturday, August 26, 2006

IE 7 Release Candidate To-Read

What's new in Internet Explorer 7?
* tabs
* feed reader
* better CSS support (including CSS2)
* security (phishing filter, protected mode in Vista)

Download Link
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/default.mspx

Internet Explorer 7 Quick Reference Sheet (Cheat Sheet)
http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/attachment/715071.ashx

Add-Ons for Microsoft Internet Explorer
http://www.ieaddons.com/default.aspx?cid=home&scid=0

50 Common Interview Q & A

http://bhuvans.wordpress.com/2006/08/19/50-common-interview-qa/

Intel Wi-Fi update is memory vampire

This post is especially for Intel ProSet 10.X users. Those who had read my previous post http://hongjun.blogspot.com/2006/08/intel-prosetwireless-software-local.html and had applied security patch for Intel ProSet would need to apply another patch.

A new problem affects the Intel PROSet software version 10.5. The PROSet software accompanies Intel's drivers that run the company's wireless hardware on PCs.
http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=33947

Monday, August 21, 2006

Friday, August 18, 2006

Anonymizing Google's Cookie

If you use Google, and you accept its cookie, you should give some thought to the implications, both good and potentially bad : this page tries to help you do that, together with an easy way to anonymize it without missing out on its benefits.

http://www.imilly.com/google-cookie.htm

Yahoo! Mail in OE Look

Yahoo has announced a beta version that has an OE-like interface. No more checkboxes, and it even includes a preview pane, drag-and-drop and RSS feeds to go along with the 1GB of storage. It isn't available to everyone yet, but you can get on the waiting list.

What's New With Yahoo! Mail
http://whatsnew.mail.yahoo.com/

all-new Yahoo! Mail
http://advision.webevents.yahoo.com/mailbeta/

I kinda like the interface.
BTW, I personally experimenting it now!

Thursday, August 17, 2006

How to Detect Lies

Watching facial expressions in order to determine whether a person is lying might just save you from being a victim of fraud, or it could help you figure out when somebody's being genuine. Jury analysts do this when assisting in jury selection. The police do this during an interrogation. A lie detector of course does this, but is a little heavy to carry with you. Therefore, you have to learn the little facial and body expressions that can help you learn to recognize a lie from the truth.

http://www.wikihow.com/Detect-Lies

Microsoft To Offer Free Vista Upgrade

Microsoft has teamed up with PC vendors to promote the delayed Vista OS by offering PC buyers worldwide a free upgrade coupon, as a way of encouraging them to buy a Vista-capable PC as early as possible, according to market sources, citing information leaked from Taiwan-based PC makers.

http://www.smarthouse.com.au/Computing/Desktop_PCs?Article=/Computing/Desktop%20PCs/E2L7F3Q5

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Friend's Technology Blog

Check it out!
http://jeffreylynn.blogspot.com

Definition of Leap Years

If the 4-digit year is not evenly divisible by 4, it is not a leap year.

If it is evenly divisible by 4 and also evenly divisible by 100, it is not a leap year — unless it is also evenly divisible by 400.

Therefore:
  • If it is evenly divisible by 4 and not evenly divisible by 100, it is a leap year.
  • If it is evenly divisible by 4 and is also evenly divisible by 400, it is a leap year.
  • If it is evenly divisible by 4 and also evenly divisible by 100 and also evenly divisible by 400, it is a leap year.
  • However, if it is evenly divisible by 4 and also evenly divisible by 100 and not further evenly divisible by 400, then it is not a leap year.
1600 was a leap year. 1700, 1800, and 1900 were not leap years. 2000 was a leap year.

From [http://www.willmaster.com/blog/perl/Calculate_Leap_Years.html]

25 Sites We Can't Live Without

I only visit a few - Amazon, Blogger, Google and LifeHacker
http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1222769,00.html

Saturday, August 12, 2006

OS in Flash

I wonder how was it done in Flash!
Impressive minus sometimes it can be quite slow.

http://desktoptwo.com/

MSDN is now FREE

Download MSDN Library May 2006 Edition now for free
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=373930CB-A3D7-4EA5-B421-DD6818DC7C41&displaylang=en

Google Rank Experiment

Kinda cool.
Am going to try it next time.
http://blog.xsive.co.nz/google-rank-experiment/

ScatterChat

ScatterChat is a secure instant messaging client designed for non-technical users who require secure and anonymous communications. Our typical end-users include human rights and democracy advocates operating in hostile territory. ScatterChat is also a valuable tool for anyone requiring secure communications.

It is based upon the Gaim software, provides end-to-end encryption, integrated onion-routing with Tor, secure file transfers, and easy-to-read documentation.

ScatterChat's security features include resiliency against partial compromise, immunity from replay attacks, and limited resistance to traffic analysis... all reinforced through a pro-actively secure design.

http://www.scatterchat.com

Introducing CCleaner

CCleaner is a freeware system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less that a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! :)

http://www.ccleaner.com/

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Conserving Battery Life (Tips for Laptop Users)

Great for those who are confused with "Standby" and "Hibernation" mode.
This article explains it quite simply.
http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/raskin/703

Microsoft to Tighten the Genuine Advantage Screws

I uses Original Windows XP Professional, IE 7 Beta 3 and Microsoft Office 2007 Beta.
All are original and I am safe.
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,2001329,00.asp?kc=PCRSS03069TX1K0001121

Virgin Air Adds In-Flight Text Messaging

These airlines are getting really creative in getting passengers. No wonder SIA is falling behind in terms of service standards. If I remember correctly reading from the Today's Papers, SIA is ranked behind Thai Airlines and Malaysian Airlines. SIA needs to buck up.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,2000683,00.asp?kc=PCRSS03069TX1K0001121

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Mac OS X Versus Windows XP

See for yourself.
http://www.xvsxp.com/finalscore/

But my vote still goes to Windows (Because I don't know how to use Mac).
I have got a lame excuse.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Attention to Hon Yr Engineering Students

Engineering students interested in RFID related projects please read below article. One day you may challenge the world.

Computer hackers get lesson on cloning passport, cash card tags
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/technologynews/view/223487/1/.html

Saturday, August 05, 2006

IE 7 Detect My Blog As Phishing Website

Oh my god!

My Top 10 Best Products (Aug 06)

All Products Listed by Ranking
  1. Experts-Exchange IT Solutions Collaboration Site
  2. Mozilla Firefox Web Browser
  3. Google Gmail Web Mail
  4. Google Calendar Online Calendar
  5. QuickPost Experts-Exchange New Question Auto Notification
  6. Windows Live Messenger Internet Messenging
  7. NetVibes Personalized Page (Web 2.0)
  8. Google Search Engine
  9. Microsoft Office 2007 Office Package
  10. Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3 Internet Browser

Previous Rankings
http://hongjun.blogspot.com/2006/03/my-top-10-best-products.html (2 Mar '06)
http://hongjun.blogspot.com/2006/01/my-top-10-best-products-renewed.html (6 Jan '06)
http://hongjun.blogspot.com/2005/12/my-top-10-best-products-of-2005.html (19 Dec '05)

IE 7.0 Beta 3 VS Firefox 2.0 Beta 1

Emphasis is on RSS.
http://lifehacker.com/software/internet-explorer/internet-explorer-7s-superior-feed-handling-192023.php
http://www.lifehacker.com/software/top/firefox-20-beta-1-screenshots-186687.php

It seems like IE 7.0 is at the top of the world in this aspect. Firefox needs to double up.
Just in case someone interested in doing a RSS feed, watch this video
http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdntv/episode.aspx?xml=episodes/en/20060629IE7WV/manifest.xml

Google warns of malware in search results

Another first by Google.
Good job.
http://lifehacker.com/software/malware/google-warns-of-malware-in-search-results-192201.php
http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2006/08/malware-warnings-on-google-search.html

The Annual Library Book Sale

Attention all book lovers!

LIBRARY BOOK SALE 2006
12 – 13 August 2006
9.30am – 8pm
Singapore Expo Hall 4A
Free Admission

http://events.nlb.gov.sg/booksale/

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Defend Your Code with Top Ten Security Tips Every Developer Must Know

http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/02/09/SecurityTips/

Stop SQL Injection Attacks Before They Stop You

http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/04/09/SQLInjection/

Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software Local Information Disclosure

Summary:
A security vulnerability exists in the Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software (PROSet application) because of insecure usage of shared memory allowing a person having access to the user's computer or malicious software installed on the user's computer to obtain access to users' wireless network security information.

Description:
A security vulnerability has been identified in Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software 7.x, 8.x, 9.x, and 10.x (PROSet application), which could be locally exploited by malicious users or software to obtain Wireless network security information such as WLAN pre-shared WEP key (all PROSet versions) and user authentication credentials (only PROSet 9.x and 10.x versions). This flaw is due to insecure usage of the shared memory.

Visit below link for more information
http://support.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-023066.htm

Gsheet - Google Spreadsheet and Writely

I have been trying out on EditGrid and it is really powerful and impressive.

I wonder how Google fare in this field. I am giving it a shot.
http://www.webprohost.nl/gsheet/index.php

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