With these settings, I *should* be able to get my N810 online at my university
Interesting article on a new user's actions on a fresh Ubuntu install. Might help making programs a bit easier on first use, but I also agree with the first comment on initial tweaking
Marbles are fun :) Also check out this marble pump
Don't mind the Polish texts if you can't read them, as the pictures speak for themselves. Some serious car cloning going on! Fun thing is, some of the clones look better than the originals
Some good advice when dealing with someone who's bullying users or coworkers around
For those stuck on that operating system, get this Firefox theme to make your world a bit prettier
The banker tapped my account number from my ATM card in, and then printed out a sheet that summarized my details: name, DOB, address, phone numbers, etc. He slid it across the table and asked me to double check that the details were correct. At this point, I could have been any mugger off the street who just withdrew several hundred pounds and had the full details of whoever I mugged. I'm fairly sure I could have closed the account and withdrawn the funds in full, without any security challenges.
An online desktop, surprisingly usable. Quite some features are present already. Check it out!
This redesign looks really nice. Now to get such a design in xfce4 [or in real life at all] too and I'm happy :)
SQL queries in URL's, they are reality. Is your information save?
Nice interview, love the images too
Ajatus is a revolutionary CRM that runs as a local Ajax web application on your own computer. It uses the CouchDb object database for data storage and enjoys a wide range of plug-in and replication possibilities. With Ajatus you can keep track of your
- Hour reports
- Expense reports
...and as Ajatus is very extensible, anything else you need.
Document-oriented database instead of relational, and having optimisations for hooking into a webapp. Interesting concept.
What CouchDB is:
- A document database server, accessible via a RESTful JSON API.
- Ad-hoc and schema-free with a flat address space.
- Distributed, featuring robust, incremental replication with bi-directional conflict detection and management.
What it is Not:
- A relational database.
- A replacement for relational databases.
- An object-oriented database. Or more specifically, meant to function as a seamless persistence layer for an OO programming language.
Can be quite useful
Combine with Zenburn, and you have quite a nice looking editor
Really interesting to see how you could change the layout so easily with the software. This device has quite some potential. Not sure how much *need* I'll have for one, but it's darn cool :) Also see this quick overview of the keyboard [with various modes and status messages and the smaller 3-key edition]
At the RSA 2008 confab in San Francisco, Microsoft admitted that UAC was designed, in fact, to annoy. Microsoft's David Cross came out and said so: "The reason we put UAC into the platform was to annoy users. I'm serious," said Cross.
This isn't a total revelation. UAC was designed to get in your face; it's all about that "hey, you sure about that bauddy?", second-guessing thing. It's a less intimidating, less entertaining version of Clint Eastwood saying, "do you feel lucky, punk?" All this because you wanted to do something unimpressive like view all running processes on your system or install GAIM.
What makes UAC annoying is that it's a half-breed of sorts. UAC is not a security barrier, which is one of the reasons why users hate it: they don't see the point in a process elevation alert box that asks you to click "OK," as opposed to inputting a password when you're an admin.
They made it annoying to encourage developers to make their programs and installers less intrusive, but in the process totally ruining the user experience. Way to go for a "security measurement".
Maybe, just maybe, if you are asking for something like that, you should speak clearly and not append words possibly altering the meaning, or use some slang on an official service. It might not help you at all ;)
Or, how the Indian bazars with their choice, sensory attack and service are a much nicer alternative to the western-styled supermarkets trying to get a foothold in that country
Comparison of Asus Eee 701 laptop with the Nokia N810 [yeah, it's an old post, but nice to see them side-to-side]
Let's hope this goodness will be available for other desktop environments too - I would love to be able to do these kinds of tricks in xfce4!
Nice example of a LaTeX Beamer template, which you can tweak or use to base your own ideas on
Until now, home.mcom.com and all URLs under it just redirected to netscape.com, then redirected a dozen more times before taking you to some AOL portal page. The old URLs that were baked into the toolbar buttons of the original web browsers didn't work any more. But now, if you fire up a copy of Mosaic Netscape 0.9, and click on the various toolbar buttons, they will work again! For example, in the old browsers, when you clicked on the "What's New" toolbar button, it went here.
Cut open those annoying packages without them cutting open you
For future reference; contains quite a lot of handy tips and tweaks for creating a nice PDF from your work
[A somewhat old, but fun] interview with Neil Stephenson, of "Snow Crash" and "Cryptonomicon" fame. Nice read
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