Macintosh »

[21 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Un-hide the User Library Folder

Why did Apple decide to hide the ~/Library folder in OS X Lion? Does it cause less problems for users if it is hidden. I think not. I think it creates more confusion. When I got my Lion, I could not find it on my Finder. Apparently, it’s an issue for other users too.

Linux »

[19 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Ubuntu Blank Screen on Boot

Have you ever installed Ubuntu, rebooted and then got a blank screen? It does not mean Ubuntu has crashed on you. This has happened to me on version 10 and 11 of Ubuntu. It appears Ubuntu does not have video drivers for certain video adapters such as Nvidia cards.

Mobile »

[19 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Learning Corona SDK by Examples

Do you want to build fast applications for the iPhone and Android mobile devices? If so, you probably already know about the Corona SDK. It is gaining steam throughout the world.

There are many modules created by the community. These modules are free to download and make it a lot easier to write applications for the mobile devices. I have listed below some useful modules for the Corona SDK you can use right now.

Linux, Macintosh, Windows »

[10 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
Send a Test Mail Using Telnet

When you are having a problem sending a mail message, the first thing you want to do is test the SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) connectivity. By default, SMTP listens on port 25. By using telnet, you can connect to port 25 on the mail server and test whether or not you can send a message. This step is done on your own workstation. If you are having a problem sending mail from a web form, run this step from the server that is storing the web form.

Headline, Linux »

[19 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
What does

If you work with Unix systems, you may come across some strange commands such as numbers with greater than sign and ampersand. To the untrained viewer, these commands may appear gibberish, but in reality they do mean something meaningful. Their compactness brings about the elegance and beauty of Unix.
When I first saw the command such as the following in a crontab file, I was confused. I did not know what to make of it.┬áDocumentation for this command was very limited and required a lot of digging around to uncover what …

Macintosh, Web »

[31 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
How do I move my Adium settings?

Adium is a great instant messaging client for the Mac OS X. You can use it to connect to other services such as AIM, MSN, Jabber, and Yahoo. If you use many services, it is very convenient to use one client. Unfortunately, it lacks a feature to easily import and export your settings. If you are migrating your Adium client to another Mac, there is no way to do so very easily. However, there is still a way to do it and not lose your settings such as your contacts.

Mobile »

[29 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
Top 10 Free Android Games to Download This Weekend

How is your weekend? Are you having a busy weekend traveling, hiking or surfing? If not and you rather have a relaxing weekend, you can download these Android games.

These games are free and available on the Android Market. They are fun and very addictive. They are downloadable from your Android smartphones. Have fun!