Month: November 2011

Extensions Every Chrome User Should Have

I find more often than not that those who have the chrome (chromium or google chrome) browser have no idea how to even use extensions, much less see what they can do. This is upsetting because i cant stand when people want it to ‘just work’ and are content when its not.

Anyways, I have compiled a list of extensions that every chrome user needs, or should definitely have.

First off, is Chrome Ad Block. Ever been to a site that has great content, but has so many ads that it kills whatever is there? This nifty extension removes those ads, and makes it look the ad was never supposed to be there anyways. This extension, out of all the other extensions is my favorite. It doesnt download the ads, then remove them from the page, it removes them from the page and then downloads the page. for you non-techie people it means faster load times, and better all-around performance upgrade. If you get nothing else, this one is the one to get.

Next, is Vanilla Cookie Manager. I love this one because i love to hate tracking cookies. You know, the things that are used to let others see your browsing history. It works by deleting cookies off ALL the sites you haven’t allowed. This way, you don’t have cookies that are from unknown sites. If you set it to delete unwanted cookies every thirty minutes, and have the chrome ad blocker i mentioned, it keeps the super cookies in check too.

That’s it! With these extensions, you can be assured that you wont be tracked by anyone, and your browser will be all-around faster.

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20x.cc Asks for money from the dead

Awhile back, and it must be around two months, 20x.cc disappeared off of the internet. This meant that my site, (and a host 😀 of others) disappeared also. Well, i just got an email from them saying that i should renew the account, because it has to few visitors.

This email caused me to be really excited because, hey! i might get all my old data back. No such luck, it was the service they used for paid accounts emailing me. This really upsets me, because 20x.cc gave no warning, and its now just opening old wounds. Next time you have a site, back it up regularly, so you don’t lose your data.

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Windows and Linux Autotypers

I have good news, and bad news. I’ll start with the bad news. Quite frankly, development of the windows autotyper has stopped for one reason: windows is a pain in the butt. I recently got Windows 7, the latest and greatest. I tried installing VB6 (The language i use for the windows autotyper) and it failed miserably due to issues beyond my abilities to fix. I got the newest Visual Studio (2010) and it ran so slow it wasn’t worth it. It could not import my autotyper’s source, so it wasn’t worth the effort of remaking it.

For now, the windows autotyper development is stopped. I cannot develop it right now. If you want to help out,  and start development again, email me at imageek247@gmail.com, and we can work something out. For now, there is only the old version of the windows autotyper.

 

Alrighty guys! Here’s the good news. I finally got around to finishing the newest version of the Linux autotyper; 1.0. This one has some major updates;

New OSD  that shows a preview of the next text

You could already save/open a text file into the autotyper. Now you can choose the method with which it divides the text. Suppose you felt like ‘reading’ a book you got of the internet to RuneScape. You would import the text file, and choose a period “.” as the divider, instead of the default enter “\n” key.

Runescape Effects are now fully supported (that one took awhile)

Finally, You have three different ways of timing the sent text. You can use one speed for all the texts, just like always, or you can have it send the text randomly between two texts. And the newest one, you can have its sending speed go according to the number of characters in the text. For example, by building off of you reading a book to runescape, you could use this speed setting to make it look like you typed it yourself, at an average typing speed.

You can get the newest version of the autotyper,  at this link:

//sourceforge.net/projects/rsautosayer/files/Linux/1.0/?

and you can check out its new screenshot on my website at this link:

//dageek247.tk/wordpress/?page_id=32

enjoy!

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Fedora 16 Rant

I love Linux, and I love fedora and Ubuntu. they are my favorite distros. Lately, however, they haven’t been doing as good as they can. In a previous post i talked about Ubuntu 11.10 and unity. Unity didn’t turn out as well as it could, but after some research, i found i was able to simply impermanently hide the side bar and use docky instead.

This time, my rant is not about fedora itself, but my computer and its limitations along with Fedora’s hardware needs. The default gnome3 fedora spin is not able to install on my computer, and its because i need 256MB more RAM. Normally, linux is supposed to be less resource intensive, but this is not the case with F16. It takes 756MB ram to install the fedora 16 gnome spin, and I only have 512MB. However, I was able to look at the desktop on the livecd, and see, how promising it looks, for computers that could handle it. Maybe when I get more RAM, it will get better.

In any case, I hope everyone who can run fedora 16 enjoys it.  Have fun with Linux!

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