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Archive for May, 2008

Cannot install firefox plugins

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Well I thought I was going crazy.

Today I installed foxmarks on my Windows OS, hours later I tried to install it under linux and it kept failing.

I was really losing my patients. I could not figure out why it wasnt working. I disabled all other plugins, closed all other tabs, everything I could think of.

revolutionary road online Finally after searching for too long I found this post on the ubuntuforums.

It shows lots of other people were having the same problem.

The solution is to add

64.50.236.214   releases.mozilla.org

to you /etc/hosts file.

It appears that mozilla are having some issues with either the DNS entry or the servers behind releases.mozilla.org

I just know that this change will cause problems in the future though.

Fluxbox 1.0.0 for cygwin

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

I have built fluxbox for cygwin and tested it on 2 PCs now. I felt I should share it. Heres how to install it.

Firstly you should install cygwin and xorg-base for cygwin.com

Download the fluxbox 1.0.0 tar bz2 file and extract the file into cygwins root.

tar -xvjf fluxbox-1.0.0.tar.bz2 -C /

Now add fluxbox to your ~/.xinitrc file. Mine contains just the one line

fluxbox

Dont forget to ensure the defaultserverargs value in the /usr/X11R6/bin/startx file doesnt have the multiwindow argument. I.e change the line

defaultserverargs="-multiwindow -clipboard"

to

defaultserverargs="-clipboard"

download knockaround guys You should get something like this once you run startx

Helmet Cam Arrived

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

Well my vholdr helmet cam arrived today (on my birthday too).

It was relatively cheap too only €363. The weak dollar really made a difference though.

Camera cost $349.99 (€221.34)
Shipping cost $77.95 (€49.30)
Import charges €91.64

I have just taken the first video and it looks great for such a little camera.

It seems to have a very wide angle lens which should be great, but it does seem to wash out colors.  This is probably because they configured the codec to drop colour so it can keep the frame rate high.

Now I just need to buy a nice helmet.

See first helmet cam post

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