Articles in technology

  1. Twitter not displaying #tweets correctly

    Just tweet about my recent bad experience with VPSLink's migration from Seattle to Boston (which this blog is hosted on), and noticed that Twitter is not displaying my number of tweets correctly. Saying 828 there but I know very well that there are 3,200+ tweets there, as I ran …
  2. Two are better than one

    For the past 12 months OzBargain has been running on a single Linode 720 at Linode, in their Fremont data centre. I thought it was pretty good for a Drupal website getting 5 million page views per month, especially renting that VPS is pretty much free to me :) Due to …
  3. How to Run Multiple/Concurrent OpenOffice.org Instances on Windows

    In one of the project at work we have been using OpenOffice.org running in headless mode to do document format conversions in the background, i.e. converting to and from various MS Office formats OpenDocument formats and PDF. One problem of using standalone OpenOffice.org installation as backend is …
  4. WordPress 2.8 "Baker" Released

    Got it on WordPress' Twitter status: WordPress 2.8 "Baker" is now live to the world! http://bit.ly/wordpress28 (spread the good word) Yup. It is here, and you can read more about the new features here. To upgrade to the latest version using subversion while Automattic haven't tagged …
  5. Tour de Googleplex, Sydney

    Saw this on Sydney Morning Herald yesterday -- Google named Australia's best place to work: After its outstandingly successful parent company topped a 100 Best Places To Work survey conducted by the US magazine Fortune, Google Australia has claimed the No.1 spot in a similar Australian poll. BRW, which conducted …
  6. Last.fm Streaming Ceased to be Free

    Last.fm radio announcement -- international radio listeners will require paid subscription, at €3 per month (although you also get 30 track free trial). The only part of the world that can continue to get free streaming are United States, United Kingdom and Germany. Darn. That means no more free Internet …
  7. Internet Explorer 8 Released, Still no Animated GIF

    Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 released to the public as of this morning, thanks to Nick for notifying me. Much better if you are a developer that needs to support the IE platform, or want gimmicks such as web slices. Too bad the animated GIFs is still not working, which I …
  8. Undo Send Available on Gmail

    Undo Send -- new in Gmail Labs, via Twitter. One feature that I wished that I have over the last 14 years of emailing. Back in the Thunderbird days, way too often press [Ctrl]-[Enter] instead of [Enter], which sent off an unfinished email. Too bad you only have 5 seconds …
  9. EveryDNS Python API

    HostingFu -- EveryDNS Python API and Command Shell. A Python library I wrote to provide API access to EveryDNS, a free DNS hosting service. Very useful if you need to change IP address to a few dozen DNS records.
  10. Debian 5 Lenny Web Server Setup Guide, for 64MB VPS

    LowEndBox -- Yes you can run 18 static sites on a 64MB VPS at VPSLink. Step by step commands included to get a plain vanilla net-install Debian 5 Lenny VPS with only 64MB RAM, to run WordPress.
  11. HTC Dream vs. Nokia E71

    Basically I have been playing with the HTC Dream smartphone for the last week and half, thanks to the loan phone from Optus. Let me say it first --- it is a very very nice phone that I believe every geek would love to have one. On the day when it …
  12. Mobbler - Last.fm Scrobbler for Nokia/Symbian/S60

    Found this nice app for my Nokia today -- Mobbler, an Last.fm client for Symbian S60 phones, i.e. most of the Nokia smartphones. It lets you sign into your Last.fm account, start a station, or scrobble the music files you have played through the Nokia Music Player on …
  13. Got my HTC Dream Android Phone from Optus

    Well. Not really mine, but rather a loan phone from Optus and Bang PR, and I still need to return the phone back to them on Friday. The HTC Dream came to the office this morning with a strange packaging. It came with only 15% of juice in the battery …
  14. Dead Dell Latitude

    Here's a picture of my Dell Latitude D630 when it boots up. The random freeze started around 2 days ago. Out of sudden the laptop will freeze, and left the screen with a blue'ish tint. A power cycle is required to get the computer back to work, and it happened …
  15. Accessing Gmail from Nokia S60 Phones

    Problem I have recently bought a Nokia S60 smart phone, and have migrated my email to Google Apps. I am now using the Gmail interface to access my emails when I am on my desktop, but I am wondering how I can send/receive emails on my mobile phone. Solution …
  16. A Decade of Nokia

    Took this phone the other day. Nokia 6150 Nokia E71 Released in 1998 Dual band GSM Infra-red port 84 x 48 monochrome display Released in 2008 Quad band GSM + dual band HSPA Wi-Fi + Bluetooth + Infrared + GPS/AGPS 320x240 QVGA colour display That Nokia 6150 wasn't my first Nokia -- I had …
  17. How to Migrate Emails from Maildir to Gmail

    As previously reported, I have moved my main email from my own mail server to Gmail hosted on Google Apps. Signing up was easy. Moving DNS records was pretty straight-forward (a few clicks if your domain is with DreamHost). Getting IMAP up and running requires one simple setting inside Gmail …
  18. Kogan's Android Phone in Indefinite Delay

    Fortunately I did not wait for Kogan's Agora but got a Nokia E71 instead. APC Mag: Second Google Android phone -- Kogan Agora -- "Delayed Indefinitely", due to some technical short-sightness in Agora's design, i.e. its QVGA screen, which might not be compatible with future Android applications. That leaves HTC/T …
  19. Qt now LGPL'ed

    Nokia to add LGPL Open Source licensing option for the Qt UI and application framework. One of the best cross-platform GUI toolkit, if not the best, has just got more free. We have been doing wxWidgets only because it's more flexible licensing, although personally I much Qt. Now I am …