Saturday, September 04, 2010

KeePass Password Safe

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KeePass Password Safe
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KeePass is a free open source password manager, which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key file. So you only have to remember one single master password or select the key file to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish).
KeePass is really free, and more than that: it is open source (OSI certified). You can have a look at its full source and check whether the encryption algorithms are implemented correctly.

Classic Edition
KeePass 1.18
Stable Release KeePass 1.18 (Installer EXE for Windows)
This package contains everything you need to use KeePass. Simply download the EXE file above, run it and follow the steps of the installation program. You need local installation rights (use the Portable version below, if you don't have these rights).
Stable Release Portable KeePass 1.18 (ZIP Package)
Download this ZIP package and unpack it to your favorite location (USB stick, ...). KeePass runs without any additional installation and won't store any settings outside the application directory.
Supported operating systems:
Windows 98 / 98SE / ME / NT / 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / 7 / Wine, each 32-bit and 64-bit.

Prerequisites:
None.


Friday, September 03, 2010

Google LatLong: Let's Go East!

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Google LatLong: Let's Go East!: "The Google Earth and Maps Imagery team has just finished rolling out new imagery across the globe, including a significant amount of aerial imagery in Eastern Europe. It's been a while since we had a big update in that part of the world, and there are a ton of fantastic sights for all you armchair geographers out there to explore. Break out the Slavic dictionary, crank up the techno, and start zooming in!"

Thursday, September 02, 2010

The Digital Economy Act 2010

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What is the Digital Economy Act?

The Digital Economy Act is a newly passed piece of British legislation that is meant to protect copyright online and increase regulation and control of the way people use the Internet.

What can you do about this?

  • Ask your candidates whether they oppose the Act. If your MP didn't bother to vote, ask why. Given the important implications this legislation has, it's vital that politicians make their position on the issue clear. E-mail your candidates directly using this tool: http://bit.ly/emailyourcandidates

  • Inform your friends about the implications of the Act and the way it threats civil liberties and the future of Internet use.

  • Join the Open Rights Group's Action e-mail list. This will keep you informed on further developments and give practical advice on how you can protest against the Digital Economy Act: http://www.openrightsgroup.org/sign-up-against-disconnection
How did it happen?
  • The entertainment industry is refusing to adapt to new models, clinging to obsolete 20th Century thinking.
  • The Bill was drafted by unelected officials after lobbying from the entertainment industry.
  • It was passed in a hurry during the Parliamentary "wash up" process without full scrutiny.
Why should you be worried?
  • Websites will be blocked for alleged copyright infringement.
  • Families accused of sharing copyrighted files will be disconnected without trial. They will have to pay to appeal.
  • Even if you don't live in the UK, it sets a worrying precedent for other countries to follow suit.
Disconnection or "technical measures" like bandwidth throttling will kick in if file sharing does not drop by an incredible 70%. There are no alternative punishments to disconnection, no matter what the damage it will cause, and there is no statutory limit on the length of these disconnections, called, in the weasel words of the Act, "temporary account suspension".
Despite thousands of letters of concern and a petition with over 35,000 signatures of protest, the Bill was rushed through in the final days of parliament during the "wash up process" - it was not given the full scrutiny that it deserved.
This is a piece of legislation that gives potentially unlimited power to unelected officials, and assumes guilt on the part of those accused of copyright infringement. We can expect the industry lobbies to be out in force to roll back our human right to freedom of expression in the name of copyright very, very soon.
What's happening now?
Now that the Bill has been passed and the election is underway, candidates from all the main parties are keen to distance themselves from it. They admit that there are serious concerns and that the Bill did not receive the scrutiny and debate it deserves.

Dan Bull / Songwriter

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

VIRGIN GAMING PARTNERS WITH UBISOFT, CHALLENGES GAMERS TO EXPERIENCE THE FUTURE OF WAR

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TORONTO, CA, August 3, 2010
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“Ubisoft is one of the leading video game publishers  in the world and we are thrilled to offer our members the opportunity to compete in some of their best multiplayer console games,” said Rob Segal, CEO of Virgin Gaming. “Virgin Gaming is a unique convergence of social networking, video games and competitive gaming, and we are excited that Ubisoft shares our vision for the platform and its potential.”“Ubisoft is thrilled to be partnering with Virgin Gaming on its new venture. We have an exciting lineup of multiplayer titles this year that we believe will be a perfect fit for gamers to play and compete against each other in a tournament setting,” said Laurent Detoc, president of Ubisoft North America.Sir Richard Branson unveiled Virgin Gaming to an enthusiastic reception at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The overwhelmingly positive response helped Virgin Gaming to quickly take the industry by storm, being the first online platform for gamers of all skill levels to compete in some of the best games for the biggest prizes. In true Virgin style, Branson kicked things off with dramatic flair, announcing that Virgin Gaming would give away over $1 million in cash and prizes over its first 12 months.Ubisoft headlines a slate of industry partnerships with key publishers and retailers to be announced by Virgin Gaming in the coming months. Additional details on these partnerships will be announced soon.To experience Virgin Gaming firsthand and to learn why It Pays To Have Game™, please visit: http://virgingaming.com.

Butthole

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Butthole: "How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love the Finger Up My Butt
Written by: Alex Sandell

A few days ago, I was spending another fun and formative fifteen minutes with my fabulous doctor. I had to get my blood levels checked, to make sure the meds I'm on to save my life from the wicked wrath of epilepsy wouldn't kill me.

Since I was there, I figured I'd mention that it's kinda burning when I pee. (Is it burning pee, or a burning penis? The world may never know.) I've had this burning in my pecker on and off ever since the doctor shoved a big ugly-ass tube up there way back when I was 15 years old (you can read about it in the '10 most embarrassing moments' section. The link's at the bottom of this update.).

It's always kind of uncomfortable bringing up bodily functions to a medical 'professional.' They may deal with shit and piss for a living, but that actually manages to make the majority of them more uptight than the rest of us who deal with normal things like working at a cash register or pimping ourselves.

'Oh, by the way,' I say, casually leading the conversation into my pee-problem, 'I have been having some burning when I pee.' The doctor looks at me. 'You mean when you urinate?' Like there's some gigantic difference. Doctors always want you to 'pass gas' 'defecate' and 'urinate.' None of that crazy 'ripping a fart,' 'taking a dump' or 'pissing like a big fucking race-horse.' They're too 'professional' for that garbage (or should I say 'recyclable trash?').

'Yes,' I return, 'when I, uh . . . urinate.' 'Mmm-hmm.' He returns (as if 'Mmm-hmm' is some sort of medical code-word). 'Mmm-hmm,' he says again. 'I'm going to have to stick my finger in your butt now.' 'Don't you mean 'rectum?'' I ask. He looks befuddled. As though pee, shit, piss, crap, puke, fart, asshole, cunt, cock, pussy, twat, prick, tit, schlong, balls and hard-on were the anti-Christ of medicine, but 'butt' is somehow considered 'okay' in the industry. 'I was just trying to make you comfortable,' he says, while pulling a clear plastic glove over his hand.

It isn't working.

'Could you bend over and lean on the table, please?' He asks. Is he now trying to make me comfortable by seducing me? What does sticking his finger up my ass have to do with burning piss I have which is due to an incompetent doctor back in the horrible eighties? Oh well, he's the pro.

First, I hear the *squeak* *squeak* of the Vaseline being rubbed over his coated fingers. This is bad. My sphincter tightens up. Not even diarrhea would have a chance of getting out of this hole. Next, I feel his fingernail entering my clenching buttocks. 'You're going to have to loosen up,' he tells me. 'Do you have a bottle of wine and some porn?' I ask, hoping to inject a little humor into this humorless event. He remains silent, outside of an irritated sigh. Maybe I should have said 'adult entertainment.'

At that, he finally just shoves his finger up, and proceeds to slowly rub it around my quivering innards. 'I don't sense anything is wrong,' he tells me, as his finger pulls out. Should I have felt something warm squirting out of his index? This just isn't right.

With all these advancements we keep hearing about in technology, why are doctors still invading our assholes? 'Hey, doc - I have a bit of a runny nose.' 'Mmm-hmm, let me take a look at that. Please bend over - I'm going to have to stick my entire hand up your ass.'

Are doctors anally fixated? Is this country obsessed with the rectum? Where are we headed as a world when we can't get past the place that we poop?

I say it's time we learned to stop worrying and love the finger up our butt. Why not? It's gonna be there. It's inevitable. At some point in your life your doctor is going to insert a foreign object into your poop-shoot. Now, you can be stressed out about it, and develop a tight-ass, but that just hurts all the more. Why not relax? Make it a pleasant event? Something you look forward to, even?

Next time I go to the doctor with a migraine, I'm going to be prepared for the anal invasion. Paint my buttocks pink, and add some black text and an arrow saying 'enter here.' Drink a few glasses of expensive wine (or cheap beer, if you don't have the proper finances) before going in, and let him (or her, if you have a tit-bearing human performing your dirty work) go at it.

Maybe I'll even pretend to have problems. I had green crap once, I could go from office to office claiming I have it again. Let each and every doctor shove a finger up my expectant ass. Oh - what a feeling . . . better than a Toyota!

I'll practice for days ahead. Stick my own finger between my buttocks while watching the Cosby show. Maybe 'Party of Five'. I 'spose 'My So Called Life' would be the most appropriate.

Learn to enjoy rectal-probing. Hey, you only live once, and why should everything asshole related be related to an 'exit' sign?

I'm going to do my best. I think I'll make an appointment for next week. It's almost awe-inspiring. Another human inside my butt.

jQuery Flash Plugin

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A jQuery plugin for embedding Flash movies.

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Download


  1. Features


    1. Simple, but powerful.

      Specify what you need, and nothing more -- sensible defaults take care of the rest.

      $('#hello').flash({
          src: 'hello.swf',
          width: 320,
          height: 240
      });
      Perform sophisticated replacements by passing a custom callback.

      $('.custom').flash(null, null, function(htmlOptions){
          // do stuff
      });
      Overwrite the defaults to always to meet your needs.

      $.fn.flash.replace = function(htmlOptions) {
          // always do stuff
      };

    2. Flash Detection, Express Install and more.

      Detect specific major, minor and revision versions of the Flash plugin.

      $('#hello').flash(
          { src: 'hello.swf' }, 
          { version: '6.0.65' }
      );
      Use Express Install, or show an update message if Flash isn't installed.

      $('#hello').flash(
          { src: 'hello.swf' }, 
          { expressInstall: true }
      );
      Or, degrade silently and gracefully.

      $('#hello').flash(
          { src: 'hello.swf' }, 
          { update: false }
      );
      Bypass Flash detection, just in case.

      <a href="page.html?hasFlash=true">I have Flash!</a>

    3. Accessible and Unobtrusive.

      Pages are progressively enhanced when Flash and Javascript are available, and fallback to plain (X)HTML when they're not — like search-engines, pdas or mobile phones. Replacements can happen as soon as the dom is ready. (X)HTML, CSS and Javascript stay where they belong — away from one another — making it easy to remove, update or swap out down the road.

      $(document).ready(function(){
          $('#hello').flash({
              src: 'hello.swf'
          });
      });

    4. Native and light-weight.

      Inspired by tools like SWFObject, UFO and sIFR, but written line-by-line for jQuery — no other scripts required. Less redundancy (jQuery and sIFR both find elements by css selectors and do browser detection, sIFR and SWFObject both do Flash detection) means smaller filesize and faster loading.

  2. Examples


  3. FAQ

    Which browsers are supported?
    Internet Explorer 5.5/6.0/7.0
    FireFox 1.5/2.0
    Safari 2.0
    Opera 9.0
    Why isn't ActiveX control activation in Internet Explorer working?
    The packed version of jQuery breaks ActiveX control activation, see: known issues.

  4. Known Issues

    Problem:
    Using the packed version of jQuery breaks ActiveX control activation in Internet Explorer. To avoid manual activation, Flash movies (and other ActiveX controls) must be inserted by an external script. The packed version of jQuery is a string, which the browser unpacks using eval(). Internet Explorer doesn't think the jQuery object (unpacked in the eval) is “external”, which breaks the workaround. If anyone knows of a /packer/-compatible solution, I'm all ears! See: jQuery/Packer/ActiveX Bug for more info.
    Workaround:
    Use JSMin to minify jQuery. Apply a simple patch to the uncompressed version of jQuery and then pack it. Use the minified version of jQuery instead of the packed version.
    Problem:
    When using the imagebox plugin on the same page as a swf embeded with jQuery.flash, the swf disappears when the imagebox opens, and doesn't reappear when the imagebox is closed. I haven't had time to test it myself.
    Workaround:
    None
    Problem:
    Embed tag attributes are converted to lower case, which seems to be a problem with jQuery's DOM insertion methods (i.e. .html(), .prepend(), etc.)
    Workaround:
    Write a custom replace method that uses innerHTML instead of .prepend()

  5. Version History

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Google Adsense preview tool tutorial

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Installing the preview tool

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First of all, this tool only could be used in IE.
The preview tool is available in all active AdSense languages. Installing the tool is easy, and only takes a few minutes. To install it, you'll need to add a registry file to your Windows system, by following the instructions below.
By installing and/or using the AdSense Preview Tool, you agree to abide by the Google Toolbar Terms of Use (which can be found at http://toolbar.google.com/terms) as if such terms applied to the AdSense Preview Tool and Google's advertising services.  Notwithstanding the Terms of Use, you agree to use the AdSense Preview Tool solely to manage your AdSense account or as part of a good faith evaluation of the AdSense program to help you determine whether to enroll as an AdSense publisher.  You may not use the AdSense Preview Tool in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any Google services.
To install:
  1. Download the .reg file
    AdSense Preview Tool
  2. Double-click the file from your desktop. A confirmation window will appear - click Yes to continue. The registry update will self-install.
  3. Restart Internet Explorer by closing all open IE windows.
That's it! Clicking the right mouse button from any webpage will open your context menu - select Google AdSense Preview Tool from the menu to launch the preview tool. Please do not click from within the ad format itself, or relevant ads will not appear within the preview tool.
To uninstall:
  1. Download the .reg file AdSense Preview Tool Uninstaller
  2. Double-click the file from your desktop. A confirmation window will appear - click Yes to continue. All preview tool files will be deleted from your system.
  3. Restart Internet Explorer by closing all open IE windows.
  4. You can delete the downloaded .reg file from your desktop.
If you'd prefer to manually uninstall the preview tool from your system, it's as simple as deleting the preview tool entry from your registry:
  1. From your Start menu, select Run...
  2. Type regedit into the text field and click OK. The Registry Editor window will open.
  3. Browse to the following folder: \HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt\
  4. Within the MenuExt folder, right-click the Google AdSense Preview Tool folder and select Delete . Click Yes to confirm.
  5. Close the Registry Editor and restart Internet Explorer by closing all open browser windows.
Jerry Blogger. Google Adsense preview tool tutorial [Internet]. Version 2. Knol. 2010 Aug 30. Available from: http://knol.google.com/k/jerry-blogger/google-adsense-preview-tool-tutorial/t4jlsgj6nyt4/29.

New Customer Promotion + New Fall Bouquets

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New Customer Promotion + New Fall Bouquets
ProFlowers - Send ProFlowers starting at $19.99

Sunshiny Days
Sunshiny Day
Out of the blue, for no reason at all, just because... sending flowers when they're unexpected works wonders.  Whether your customers are sending flowers across town or cross country, ProFlowers makes it easy: ordering online takes only minutes and costs less.  For the month of September, we're running a new customer promotion - exclusively available to our affiliate partners.  Keep reading for the details of this promotion along with our monthly product deals.


September Site-wide Promotions

New Customer Special - Save 20% on orders $39.99 or more
Expires 9/30/2010
Link must be used to activate promotion
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Send Flowers and Gifts from $19.99 + get a FREE Glass Vase with any floral purchase
Ongoing
Link must be used to activate promotion
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September Product Promotions

Save 25% on 100 Blooms of Peruvian Lilies w/ FREE Chocolates & Vase, only $29.99
Expires 9/30/2010
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Save 50% on One Dozen Assorted Roses w/ FREE Glass Vase, only $19.99
Expires 9/30/2010
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Get $10 off Sunshiny Days flower bouquet w/FREE Premium Green Vase, only $29.99
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Save 20% on Kaleidoscope flower bouquet w/ FREE Glass Vase, only $39.99
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Get FREE Standard Delivery on Thinking of You flower bouquet, only $29.99
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OpenOffice.org - Download Beta Release

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OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 Beta 1 - untested full installation sets

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Disclaimer: The software in the following table is feature complete and with included localization but can contain issues. Detailed tests needs to be done. Therefore it cannot be seen as a released build and it is not recommended to deploy in a production environment. However, you are invited to use and test these builds. Please report any possible issues. For more information visit the homepage of the particular localization team.
¹ Developer Builds for MacOS PPC were created by Nakata Maho. As they are available some days later please be patient until the links are working. Linking was done with our friendly cooperation.

Language
The names do not refer to countries.
Windows
 
 
Linux 32-bit
Intel
RPM
Linux 32-bit
Intel
DEB
Linux 64-bit
x86-64
RPM
Linux 64-bit
x86-64
DEB
Mac OS
Intel
 
Mac OS
PowerPC¹
 
Solaris
Intel
 
Solaris
Sparc
 
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