Year: 2010

Android App For LG Application Store

The Android app for the LG Application Store is broken! While it works well when viewing the available apps, once I try to download one and is prompted to sign-in, it won’t let me. The authentication process doesn’t work. It keeps on telling me that the ID and/or password does not match. Of course, I…

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Will the LG Optimus One get Gingerbread – Android 2.3?

This was the question I’ve asked myself after Google announced its new smartphone Nexus S, successor to the Nexus One, earlier this week. As every Android fan may already know, Google has already released the latest iteration to its popular Android operating system. Also known as Gingerbread, this latest major version release as of this…

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WordPress For Android

WordPress for Android, as the name implies, is a mobile blogging application built specifically for Android-based smartphones. It is a free and an open source app. You can download it at the Android Market right from your phone, or at http://android.wordpress.org/download/. Posted from WordPress for Android

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Totem Bug When Playing With Subtitles?

Totem, which is the default movie player for Ubuntu 10.04, has this odd habit of going back to the very start whenever a SRT file (subtitles) is loaded while midway through a movie. While this inconvenience is acceptable since it is very easy to go backward and forward, the bad thing is that after you…

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Where To Find Empathy Chat Logs

I was looking for some quick help at the Ubuntu IRC channel* today when someone hopped on and asked where the chat logs for Empathy could be found. About a month ago, I remember I was also asking myself the same question. It wasn’t really important that time so I did a half-hearted search and…

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ROOTing A LG Optimus One Android Phone

ROOTing a LG Optimus One Android Phone is easier now, thanks to z4root by Ryan ZA. All you have to do is download/install the z4root application from the Android Market. The z4root is a one-click-root type of app for dummies that seems to have been made specially for non-developers and/or those who dread the alien-like…

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What To Do With Your Old 4th Gen iPod Classic

I have an old 4th generation iPod Classic* sitting on its cradle on my computer desk collecting dust for I don’t remember how long. I don’t know whether to sell it or throw it away. Who would want to buy this piece of junk anyway? Most of it still works fine, yes, especially its function…

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Firefox 4: More URL Space!

When hovering over a link, the 3.x Firefox and older versions had more space to show the entire text compared to Firefox 4 beta. And why not when the entire status bar at the bottom of the browser occupied the entire width of the application. The new Firefox has gone away with the status bar…

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Firefox 4 beta PPA on Ubuntu

If you want to test out the latest Firefox 4 beta the easy way, just add the PPA for it. Details can be had at https://launchpad.net/~silverwave/+archive/testing0. Manually, you can add this to the sources.list – deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/silverwave/testing0/ubuntu lucid main (Don’t forge to add the signing key if you’re doing it manually) If you’re feeling lazy,…

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Gnome new window placement

If there’s one thing still not very polished about the Gnome desktop it’s the placement of new windows. I am referring to any window opened – may it be from an application or a sub-process of another application or an applet – that pops on the Gnome desktop. I missed the days of using KDE.…

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Iā€™m Back!

I’m back! After being away for more than a month, maybe two months, I’m back to blogging on this website again. I promise to put in more noobish experiences I’ve had with Ubuntu this time. Perhaps I will be changing the theme soon. This one seems a little bit boring already. LOL! Ok, time to…

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Ubuntu One Indicator Applet Not Indicating

Recently, I installed the Ubuntu One Indicator Applet via Rye’s PPA @ ppa:rye/ubuntuone-extras. Remember to add the PPA to your software sources. Ditch the command line process of adding a repository and do it using Ubuntu Software Center. The install was fast and uneventful. Not that I expected something to go awfully wrong. Anyway, if…

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What you probably didn’t know about Ubuntu Update Manager

Not all people update everything that is suggested in the Ubuntu Update Manager. I for one am one of those Ubuntu users who likes to select only a few items for update. There are even users I personally know who prefer not to update anything on their Ubuntu desktop. The Ubuntu Update Manager does its…

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Solving arrays – problem #1: Closest to zero

I have been reviewing arrays for an exam. What better way than to solve array exercises.Ā  This is one of the many that I’ve finished. Elementary, you might think, but I’ve been out of this kind of programming for a while. For this exercise, it’s about looking for the number closest to zero. Since the…

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What the default Gnome sound applet could have

Gnome or KDE desktop environments usually have 2 or more virtual desktops enabled by default.  Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, and with previous versions, has 4 virtual desktops enabled.  Kubuntu with the latest KDE 4 has 2, if I’m not mistaken. I usually have several applications opened all across these desktops.  On virtual desktop 2, for…

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