A wow gmail feature to save you from embarrassment

September 17, 2008

Gmail labs has new feature to avoid you from embarrassment. I have many times forgot to attach the file even I have mentioned it in the email and I am sure you all must have went through this too. I won’t say more about it go and have a read on “New in Labs: Forgotten attachment detector

Happy emailing!!!

Will google try to take the browser market with chrome?

September 7, 2008

After a very long time I finally took some time out to write about this one, this doesn’t mean that I wasn’t writing (I have like 10-12 posts in drafts), just I was not able to post becuase of formatting issues and other things.

Anyway Google promised launch of browser and then released the chrome next day. And soon after the release they changed the terms for their browser chrome. So, will user adapt this new browser? Will this effect the popularity of Firefox? I have not yet personally tried chrome neither I have planned for it, because I don’t want all of my internet in Google’s hands :P. I like them or say love them for their innovations but I am a bit Paranoid to rely only and only on Google for all of my Internet activity.

So posting this from Firefox and will be doing it until Firefox Mozilla stops developing firefox :P. Anyway if anyone have tried chrome and want to share their expereinces they are more more then welcome.

How to fix suspend/hibernate stop working after new linux install

July 19, 2008

This is for those who had suspend/hibernate working fine, and then suddenly it stopped working. So you must be wondering what is broken? Or what have you done wrong to your system. This is because you either have installed another copy of Ubuntu or someother linux on separate partition and that changed the UUID of swap partition. So now you need to tell your Ubuntu system about that new UUID.

Below are the steps to solve the above mentioned problem. Read the rest of this entry »

Are you wondering why PSI on ubuntu is not playing any sounds?

July 19, 2008

So you are using PSI on Ubuntu and wondering why PSI is not playing sounds on new messages and on other events. PSI uses a play command to play sounds. You need to install few sound libraries that are used by play to enable PSI to play sounds. Use the following command to install required libraries.

sudo apt-get install sox libsox-fmt-all

Hope this will be helpful.

How to view actual physical memory available on xen host

July 19, 2008

When I was new on xen I had this very problem, that I was not able to figure out what is the actual amount of physical ram on xen host i.e Dom0. So sharing this little tip here for newbies that might be starting.

use “xm top” command to find out the actual physical ram.

Hope this will be helpful for someone.

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Firebug is now available for Firefox 3

June 28, 2008

Yay!!! one more yay for Firefox 3 and Firebug team. Firebug is now finally available for Firefox 3, specially for Ubuntu users its a breeze. Just do:

sudo apt-get install firebug

If you are not using Ubuntu, Get your firebug from Mozilla.

So there is alot happening for Firefox 3, As I already posted how efficient it is for memory and other resources. Also the bookmark management is awesome. Have a look at my firefox 3 post.

Kudos to Joe Hewitt for giving us something like Firebug.

Gear available for firefox 3

June 28, 2008

Gear up your Firefox 3 for offline browsing, because now Google’s Gears extension is available fore Firefox 3. Firefox 3 has been launched on June 17. And I just tested that Gears is now available for Firefox 3. Install Gears now.

For more information check gears blog post: Fly, Gears 0.3!

Also you can checkout Google I/O Gears sessions at: Gears Sessions from Google I/O are now available to watch

Happy browsing everyone!

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Firefox!!!

June 18, 2008

firefoxYay! Finally the long waiting firefox 3 is out. I have been using the beta and rc versions for some time as I was using Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy). But Firefox 3 stable is out now and is available for download. Its time for celebration for all Firefox users, because Firefox 3 is really a nice improvement since Firefox 2.

Firefox 3 is much faster, memory efficient, and my loving bookmarks management wow!. There is whole lot of things I might have missed but these 3 things were really what I wanted in firefox. And now it just rocks, its out of the world.

This is not just another firefox fan praising him, but if you don’t believe me then go and try it, grab your copye of firefox now.

Happy browsing everyone!

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Missing Google Gears on its first birthday

May 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Google Gear, oh I forgot its only “Gears” now. Long Live Gears, but unfortunately I have been missing you alot. ou have been quite useful for me all this time, but unfortunately I love Firefox more then anything else and being on Firefox 3, I don’t have you anymore.

Hopefully this will fixed soon and I will be able to have you back in my FireFox. I am a happy user of Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) which comes with FireFox 3, which is just so awesome that I can’t go back to FireFox 2 and for this I had to sacrifice. My most of Google extensions don’t work anymore in Firefox 3 which includes Google Gears too.

I still want to have all those extensions back, but not sure how much time will it take, I have also read that FireFox 3 is going to be released in June, they have already released rc2 of FireFox 3. So stay tuned every one, FireFox 3 stable is coming soon.

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Generating squid “myip acl” and tcp_outgoing_address for all your IPs on FreeBSD

May 26, 2008

This is the perl script which generates squid “myip acl” and tcp_outgoing_address directives for all the IPs configured on FreeBSD except localhost IP (i.e 127.0.0.1), I have written this script to help my friend configure squid as I describe here.

#!/usr/bin/perl
open(IFCONFIG, "ifconfig em0 |");
$count=1;
@acls = ();
@tcps = ();
while (<IFCONFIG>) {
  if (/inet/) {
    s/^\s+//;
    @tokens = split(/ /);
    if (! ($tokens[1] =~ "127.0.0.1")) {
       push(@acls, "acl ip$count myip $tokens[1]\n");
       push(@tcps, "tcp_outgoing_address $tokens[1] ip$count\n");
       $count++;
    }
  }
}
close(IFCONFIG);
foreach $acl (@acls) {
  print $acl;
}
foreach $tcp (@tcps) {
  print $tcp;
}

Click the “View Plain” link above the code, copy the code from the new window and use it.

I know its not commented but I didn’t had much time because of my Google Summer of Code, and the script is so trivial that I didn’t feel like commenting it.