Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Firefox about: pages

Updated Post here
Special pages available in firefox :
  • about: A simple prompt without any parameter will display the Mozilla “about” information.

  • about:licence Informaion regarding licencing, Mozilla Public licence, Source code licence

  • about:buildconfig It shows the build platform configuration and parameters.

  • about:blank — A blank page. Useful for setting as your homepage.

  • about:cache Displays info and statistics regarding memory cache device and disk cache device including the number of enteries, name of your cache’s directory and a list of the entries you can find there. From there ou can view cached webpages and images.

  • about:config It provied you an nice interface to tweak firefox settings. It allows you to modify firefox preferences. Read About:config entries to more about it. These entries are stored in pref.js folder in your profile.

  • about:plugins provides information regarding installed plugins (plugins help your browser perform specific functions like viewing special graphic formats or playing multimedia files.) like flash, quicktime, realplayer, adobe reader and java plugin

  • about:credits This is an alphabetically sorted list of all the people that gave their contribution to the development of Firefox.

  • about:Mozilla from Book of Mozilla, 7:15
And so at last the beast fell and the unbelievers rejoiced. But all was not lost, for from the ash rose a great bird. The bird gazed down upon the unbelievers and cast fire and thunder upon them. For the beast had been reborn with its strength renewed, and the followers of Mammon cowered in horror.
Works with Flock too but with different Quote:
from Book of Mozilla, 11:1

And when the Beast had taken the quarter of the Earth under its rule, a quarter hundred Birds of Sulfur flew from the Depths. The birds crossed hundreds of mountain views and found twenty four wise men who came from the stars. And then it began, the believers dared to listen. Then, they took their pens and dared
to create. Finally, they dared to share their deed with the whole of mankind. Spreading words of freedom and breaking the chains, the birds brought deliverance to everyone.
Update : (4th April 2007)

Update: (12th April 2007)
Update: (13th April 2007)
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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Cleaning up a Ubuntu GNU/Linux system

I'm using ubuntu dapper, and i came across this nice ubuntu blog : Ubuntu Tutorials, having post on how to clean your ubuntu system to remove residual config packages, partial packages to free up your disk space. it also provides screen shot to help you follow the process. it also explains how to use localpurge, deborhan and other tools.

Read more >> Cleaning up a ubuntu system

Related post : How to install ANYTHING in Ubuntu!

Ways to hinder your buisness online !

I cam across this great post by Guy Kawasaki, on ways you dont want to follow to stop your buisness growth online. some of points form list :

  • Enforced immediate registration.
  • The unsearchable web site
  • The long URL.
Read more : The Top Ten Stupid Ways to Hinder Market Adoption

Monday, January 29, 2007

Techfest 2007 & Light Bulb :)

Techfest 2007 is over, here are some pics..

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Techfest 2007: Feeding the Fish
Creative Commons, India launched on 26th Jan at IIT Bombay

Menmonics : Art of remembering

From Wikipedia :

Mnemonics rely not only on repetition to remember facts, but also on associations between easy-to-remember information and to be remembered lists of data, based on the principle that the human mind much more easily remembers data attached to spatial, personal, or otherwise meaningful information than that occurring in meaningless sequences.

My friend has developed which is kinda database for mnemonics. It allows you to submit words that can be related to mnemonics, and then you can disscuss them in forum. It also allows you to search words in database. This uses mnemonic approach to encode the meaning of words using some mnemonic idea (Any idea which can somehow relate the word with it’s meaning).
For example :

Word: Onus
Meaning : burden
Mnemonic : ON-US you are ON US ie. you are BURDEN to me

Word : Brazen
Meaning : bold
Brazen : Bra+zen hey isn't his girlfriend "zen" looking hot only in a bra.

Visit for more such words with mnemonics. Also, please give your suggestions and feedback regarding the website.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

India Poised

Times of India group has started “India Poised” campaign in honor of 60 years of free India.
India Poised Anthem :

There are two Indias in this country

One India is straining at the leash, eager to spring forth and live up to all the adjectives the world has been showering recently upon us

The other India is the leash

One India says give me a chance and I’ll prove myself. The other India says prove yourself first and then maybe you’ll have a chance
continued >>

Watch Amitabh Bachchan recite
the ‘India Poised’ anthem
View clip Download
Source : Hindu Mommy :India Poised

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Techfest 2007: Feeding the Fish

A breathtaking performance of choreographed color where highly technical juggling fused with dance and cutting edge technology by Alix Wilding and Simon Mylius. The duo: Alix Wilding and Simon Mylius are both accomplished British jugglers with over a decade of experience performing choreographed technical juggling. They have wowed audiences in 27 countries around the world at hundreds of events including high profile product launches, awards ceremonies, festivals, gala events, cabarets and nightclubs and at the Olympic Games 2004, now this time in IIT Bombay on Techfest 2007 >>

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Creative Commons, India launched on 26th Jan at IIT Bombay
Techfest 2007 & Light Bulb :)

Creative Commons, India launched on 26th Jan at IIT Bombay

The project celebrated its official launch today at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Bombay. The launch is part of Asia’s largest technology festival held in Mumbai – Techfest. Now in its tenth year, the two day festival offers a smattering of workshops, exhibitions and lectures to students to explore advances and opportunities in modern science and technology.

Speakers at the launch event:

Mr. Joichi Ito [Chairman, Creative Commons]
Dr. Catharina Maracke [Creative Commons, Global Coordinator]
Mr. Nandu Pradhan [President and Managing Director, Red Hat, India]
Mr. Shuddhabrata Sengupta [Sarai-CSDS]
Prof. Deepak Phatak [KReSIT, IIT Bombay]

Mr. Ito will speak about the importance of Creative Commons for a growing global digital culture in light of the launch of the Indian creative commons jurisdiction on January 26th. The intimate interaction between technology, law and culture in digital products is creating new challenges for enterprises, individuals and other organizations. How is the digital landscape getting altered with the emergence of licenses such as creative commons?
For more information about this project and its launch, visit CC-India’s website. To learn more about this year’s Techfest, click here.
Read More :
CC Licenses Launch Today in India
Creative Commons Launch
Creative Commons India
Creative Commons @ techfest
Joi Ito's Web: India[Chairman, Creative Commons]

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Happy Republic Day

Hide data in files with easy steganography tools

Earlier I wrote about Steganography, also how data/messages can be hidden in image files in these posts :
How to hide files in JPEG's
Steganography app hides a messages in plain sight
today i find this article on lifehacker, It discusses some windows tools ( Hide in Picture ) that can be used to hide data in images.

Other free Windows tools offer more filetype support. wbStego can encode and decode files in PDF's, HTML files or bitmaps. mp3stego embeds text inside MP3 files (command line and GUI interface available.) Here are more Windows stego software options [via Webby's World].

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Video: 3D Face Morphing Animation Software

The future of animation? The Morphable Face Model shows how movie stars can be appear in films they never worked on, or even star in new films after they die! One person quipped that they should have delayed the release of The Polar Express until this program became available

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Saturday, January 06, 2007

Ten Cool Coreutils Commands

While a few commands, such as ‘cd’ are built directly into bash; many of the most important commands come from coreutils, a GNU package containing over a hundred commands. Some are the well known commands such as ‘ls’, ‘mv’ and ‘cat’.
This list includes : tac, ps, stat, wc, split etc.
Read More >> to know their usage and other commands in the list.
source : Command Line Warriors

Thursday, January 04, 2007

A Top 10 guide to accessing blocked websites from work

More and more companies restrict your access to certain websites. Usually it's for a good reason, however if you're pretty tech savvy and not worried about having the website "" in the log file associated with your system, then this little tip site is for you. These methods includes :

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source : digg story