Browsing the blog archives for August 2011

Download Free RAM (humor)

Today is your lucky day. Today is the day I unveil the sacred domain I have kept to myself all these years. What, you may ask, is this man talking about? Imagine a world, more specifically the World Wide Web, where free RAM thrives in limitless wonders. Yes, be prepared to experience the ultimate phenomena of free downloadable RAM. With infinite memory, never will you have to close your applications ever again.


Trim Firefox's Bookmarks Bar

One thing that irks me about the new Firefox look (FF 4+) is the bookmarks bar. Just take a look below and you will see what I mean:

There are a couple of unnecessary things here like the Subscribe and View Bookmarks Toolbar options. But what bugs me most is the Unsorted Bookmarks option which appears out of nowhere! You cannot delete or move this element up and out of the way, unlike in Firefox 3.

I do not use Unsorted Bookmarks nor have I ever met anyone who does. The menu item is an eyesore, takes up space, and gets in the way. That’s not to say Mozilla should get rid of this feature all together, but at least allow users the option to customize the bookmarks bar to suit their needs. After all, that is what Firefox is all about – customization.

Fortunately, there is a way to hide these unnecessary bookmark elements; without installing any add-ons and slowing down the fox. We will modify the appearance of the Bookmarks Bar through the userChrome.css file.


Fanboy's Adblock List – Adblock for Opera, Iron, Firefox and IE9

What is your reaction when you see a flashy obtrusive ad on a website? 
A) Scream
B) Shriek
C) Pull hair
D) Bang head
E) Ooo…pretty colors…


[Comic] The Magic Word: sudo

This is probably one of the funniest comics I have come across on the web. It was sketched up almost 5 years ago, so it is old, but still gold. But to truly appreciate the joke behind this comic, you would have to know some Linux.

In a nutshell, sudo is a command that temporarily gives a user elevated rights to perform certain actions in Linux. Think of it as "Run as administrator" in Windows.


3D Analyzer - Graphics Card Emulator

Ever been in that situation where you just spent countless hours downloading a game shelled out a day’s work worth of greens for a game, only to find out your computer can’t handle it? If you are economical like me, you probably have one of those low-end computers that you can find in stores for no more than half a grand. We do what we can to save money. Sadly, most of these low-end computers do not come equipped with a decent graphics card, and this means bad news for gaming. Most pc games nowadays require a dedicated graphics card (i.e. not integrated); otherwise the game will look like garbage or simply not run at all. Fortunately, all hope is not lost. Let me introduce a software called 3D Analyzer.