Monday, January 31, 2011


The Twingine site contains a blank search form into which you can type any search query. When you click Search, the site brings up the results pages for that query from both Yahoo! and Google, side by side. Clicking Next or Previous in the top frame at Twingine takes you to the next or previous page in the search results at both sites.
When you want to open a link, you would do well to open the link in a new tab. Otherwise, the new page will open within the frame in which you clicked the link.
If you like to use Bing instead of Yahoo, click the Bing! link in the top frame.

Link :

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Resource For Debian Users Seeking Unofficial Packages

Welcome to, a resource for Debian and Ubuntu users seeking unofficial packages and Apt repositories.

Link :

List Installed Software From Non Free Repo

Package vrms will analyze the set of currently-installed packages on a Debian-based system, and report all of the packages from the non-free and contrib trees which are currently installed.
Note that vrms is not limited to Debian systems only (which means that it also works with Debian-derived distributions such as Ubuntu). It is also not limited to Linux-based systems.

Easily Download YouTube Videos In Chrome With YouTube Downloader

Similar to the greasemonkey script ( ) is the following extension for Chrome :
For download links go to and expand the description of the video to see the links.....

Chrome Extensions Smooth Scrolling And Tabs To The Front

Chromium Wheel Smooth Scroller :
This extension makes scrolling on pages loaded by http and ftp smooth.
It is the port of a Firefox add-on that has same features, ( Yet Another Smooth Scrolling. )

Tabs to the front! :
Install this extension to bring your new tabs to the front!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Google Chrome Font Preferences And Minimum Font Size

You can change the default font and language for webpages in Preferences > Under the Hood > Web Content.
Google Chrome lacks an option to specify a minimum font-size and to force certain fonts for all webpages.....

To force a certain font on all websites close Chrome first and go to ~/.config/google-chrome/Default/User StyleSheets  ( for Chromium that is ~/.config/chromium/Default/User StyleSheets ) and open Custom.css. Write to it ( this is my choice ) :


To specify a minimum font-size go to ~/.config/google-chrome/Default and open Preferences. Search for webkit and add these two lines :

"minimum_font_size": 14,
"minimum_logical_font_size": 14,

My Preferences  after this looks like :

   "webkit": {
      "webprefs": {
         "default_fixed_font_size": 18,
         "default_font_size": 18,
         "fixed_font_family": "Candara",
         "minimum_font_size": 14,
         "minimum_logical_font_size": 14,
         "sansserif_font_family": "Candara",
         "serif_font_family": "Candara"

Alternatives are these two extensions :
AutoZoom :
Minimum Font :

A screenshot :

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Debian 64 Bit Wallpaper

Download :

Picasa Photo Viewer

Picasa is a great application for managing and editing photos. Unfortunately I does not include the beautiful PicasaPhotoViewer....
There are two ways to get a solution though.

1) Go to and download Picasa 3.8 for Windows. Install with wine.
After you completed the installation, rightclick on a picture file and select Open With Other Application. Choose the box Use a custom command and fill in '/home/username/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Google/Picasa3/Picasa3.exe' including the quotes !
Check Remember this application for "....." files.

2) Download the .deb @ and install PicasaPhotoViewer-1.0.3.deb.
Become root and dpkg -i PicasaPhotoViewer-1.0.3.deb.
To use Photo Viewer inside Gnome follow the same procedure as above, but this time use /usr/bin/PicasaPhotoViewer as a custom command.
Replace splashPPV.png in /opt/google/picasa/3.0/wine/drive_c/Program Files/Google/Picasa3/runtime/ with /opt/google/picasa/3.0/wine/drive_c/Program Files/Google/Picasa3/runtime/splashbk.jpg :
As root :
cd /opt/google/picasa/3.0/wine/drive_c/Program Files/Google/Picasa3/runtime
mv splashPPV.png splashPPV.png~
cp splashbk.jpg splashPPV.png

Real Nice translator

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 A Visual Way To Make Video Play Lists

About UWall :
It gives just anybody a chance to see a wall full of pictures of his favourite artists, and by clicking on any image the user will be able to start sampling the discography of that particular performer right away. And playlists can be created as the user goes along, based on the searches he conducts....

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Download Youtube Videos With Greasemonkey Script

 Install this addon first :
After that go to : and install the script.

The video from the picture above :

Video of Field WegGL experiment in chrome beta browser, recorded with XVidCap on Debian linux desktop. Music from Sacred Spirit : Dawa ( The cradlesong )

Friday, January 21, 2011

Defence Against Web Privacy Attacks

Go to .

To make the addon compatible with recent versions of firefox , rightclick the Add to Firefox button and Save Link As...

Rename it to .zip and open the zip-File ( I used File Roller ). Delete the folder META-INF and open the file install.rdf with a text editor. Change the line 2.0.0.* to 3.6.*
Save the file and put it in the .zip archive. Rename the .zip file to .xpi again.

In Iceweasel or Firefox go to File > Open File.. and browse to the changed safehistory-0.8-fx.xpi

Install the addon and you are done.

What The Internet Knows About You

Look here.....

Install Taboo And Get Rid Of Tab Bloat

Install Taboo and get rid of Tab Bloat forever and a day. When you want to save a tab to read later, simply click the Taboo Plus button. This makes it into a Taboo. You can then close the tab knowing that you will easily be able to get back to it.
To get back to your Taboos, click the Taboo T button. All of your saved tabs are there for you to see. You can visually find the Taboo you're looking for by looking at the thumbnails, or you can use the search box to search through the titles and URL's of the Taboos you've saved. Clicking on a saved Taboo reopens it in the same condition you saved it, including where you were on the page.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Learn Linux, 101: Debian package management

This article focuses on the Advanced Packaging Tool, or apt, which is the package management system used by Debian and distributions derived from Debian, such as Ubuntu. You can use the material in this article to study for the LPI 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or just to explore the best ways to add new software and keep your system current.

View more content in this series :

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

WebGL Experiments

Chrome Experiments is a showcase for creative web experiments, the vast majority of which are built with the latest open technologies.
All of them were made and submitted by talented artists and programmers from around the world.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Understanding Modern Encryption Techniques

This article will give an overview of modern encryption techniques.

BlogThis! Bookmarklet

BlogThis! is an easy way to make a blog post without visiting Once you add the BlogThis! link to your browser's toolbar, blogging will be a snap. Or rather, a click. Clicking BlogThis! creates a mini-interface to Blogger prepopulated with a link to the web page you are visiting, as well as any text you have highlighted on that page. Add additional text if you wish and then publish or post from within BlogThis!


Webcore Fonts

Download webcore-fonts-3.0.tar.gz from :

tar xf webcore-fonts-3.0.tar.gz  Creates folder webcore-fonts
Fonts are in folders fonts and vista.
mkdir ~/.fonts
mv webcore-fonts ~/.fonts

Add these lines to .fonts.conf  to have these fonts look decent :

<match target="font">
<test name="family">
<edit mode="assign" name="autohint">
<match target="font">
<test compare="more" name="weight">
<edit mode="assign" name="autohint">

Welcome To DumpYourPhoto

DumpYourPhoto is a free and easy photo hosting service that has no limitations and doesn't contain any advertisements. You can upload up to 5MB per photo and the allowed photo types are gif, jpg, jpeg, png. It's very easy to use, you just have to select your photo and press Dump.
If you want to categorize your photos, you only have to sign up and start creating your photo albums.

DumpYourPhoto has the right to delete any photo that is illegal, inappropiate or violates any laws. When violating these terms your photo(s) will be deleted and you will be banned. The photo(s) that you upload or/and share are your responsiblity, not the responsiblity of DumpYourPhoto.

Encrypted Password Generator

Create Encrypted Strong Passwords from easy to remember words....

Link :

You don't need to memorize the difficult passwords generated because you can go back to this tool and generate the password again....

Gmail Watcher

Link :

Watch for your new Gmail and report to you in status-bar. Check Gmail at specific interval. Use high security network protocol https to get information. Neither username nor password is need. No sensitive information storage.

Declutter your Desktop

There are all sorts of good reasons not to store files on your desktop. But if you're like me, your Desktop will look like a mess in notime...
Go to Applications > System tools > Configuration Editor

In Configuration Editor go to apps > nautilus > preferences ( bookmark ! )and uncheck show_desktop .

Make a script like this :

Paste these lines :
key_value=$(gconftool --get /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop)
echo $key_value | grep "false"
if [[ $? -eq 0 ]] ; then
gconftool --type Boolean --set /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop true
gconftool --type Boolean --set /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop false

chmod +x
mkdir ~/Scripts
mv Scripts/

Rightclick gnomepanel and Add to Panel...> Custom Application Launcher > Add > Name ( IconsDesktop ) > Command > Browse ( browse to ) > Open > OK > Close.
Change the icon to your liking....

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Random numbers are useful for a variety of purposes, such as generating data encryption keys, simulating and modeling complex phenomena and for selecting random samples from larger data sets.
With the advent of computers, programmers recognized the need for a means of introducing randomness into a computer program.

Perhaps you have wondered how predictable machines like computers can generate randomness. In reality, most random numbers used in computer programs are pseudo-random, which means they are generated in a predictable fashion using a mathematical formula. offers true random numbers to anyone on the Internet. The randomness comes from atmospheric noise, which for many purposes is better than the pseudo-random number algorithms typically used in computer programs.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Link :
Provider :

Encrypted Google Web Search

With Google search over SSL, you can have an end-to-end encrypted search solution between your computer and Google. This secured channel helps protect your search terms and your search results pages from being intercepted by a third party. This provides you with a more secure and private search experience.
To use search over SSL, visit each time you perform a search. Note that only Google web search is available over SSL, so other search products like Google Images and Google Maps are not currently available over SSL. When you're searching over SSL, these properties may not appear in the left panel.

Message Vault

Message Vault is a Portable Self-decrypting Archive, written in HTML and Javascript. That means that it's a single file that can be opened in a web browser for reading, editing, encryption and decryption. The one HTML file carries the encrypted message plus the code to encrypt/decrypt/edit it.

Downloadlink :

Anatomy Of A Debian Package

Download pdf :

Chromium Debian Case Sticker

Friday, January 14, 2011

Getting Closer To The Squeeze Release

The Debian Installer team has announced the Debian Installer 6.0 Release Candidate 1 release. Read about all the changes and improvements at their announcement.

Link :
Link :

I Am Not Receiving Comment Notification By Email

As the title says.....A mystery to me.

As a workaround you can subscribe to your Comments RSS Feed so that you can still see that new comments are coming in
So for my blog

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Florence Virtual Keyboard

Florence is an extensible scalable virtual keyboard for Gnome, although it can be used on any desktop environment.
Download link :
I downloaded florence-ramble_0.2-debian-1_amd64.deb and installed it using dpkg -i as root.
Could not start it and it complained about a missing
I went to  and did a search at Search the contents of packages with keyword , distribution testing.
Seemed that package libatspi1.0-0 was missing. After installing package libatspi1.0-0 Florence could be started.

Test Your Password

Passwordmeter :
Please note, that this application does not utilize the typical "days-to-crack" approach for strength determination. We have found that particular system to be severely lacking and unreliable for real-world scenarios. This application is neither perfect nor foolproof, and should only be utilized as a loose guide in determining methods for improving the password creation process. 

Yet Another Password Meter : 

This web site does not transfer data to any server. The application runs strictly in your web browser. The metrics about your passwords is based on observation and best practices. They are just recommendations and do not guarantee that your password is really safe. We try to support you in finding a password that is suitable but we do not guarantee that it is perfect.

How Secure Is My Password :

Is this accurate ?It all depends on who's trying to hack your computer and how they're trying to do it. There are many different ways to try and crack a password and this site only does the calculation for one particular sort of hacking attempt: The Brute Force Attack.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Chromium Browser And Iron Running Side By Side

After running and quitting Iron I got this error when running Chromium-browser from Debian ( )  :

Just go to ~/.config/chromium/Default folder and delete file Web Data. The error message is gone!

Next step will be to create a different profile for Iron :
mkdir ~/.config/chromium/Iron     Iron will be the different profile folder for Iron.
Make a shortcut for Iron containing the command :
/home/username/iron-linux-64/iron --enable-webgl --user-data-dir=".config/chromium/Iron"

Now you can run Chromium-browser and Iron side by side ( simultaneously ) with a different profile.

SRWare Iron: The Browser of the future

SRWare Iron, or simply Iron, is a free and open-source web browser implementation of Chromium which primarily aims to eliminate usage tracking and other privacy-compromising functionality that the Google Chrome browser includes. While Iron does not provide extra privacy compared to Chromium, it does disable some configurable Chromium features that could share information with third parties.

Link :
Download :
After downloading the tar.gz ( for me ) :
tar xf iron-linux-64.tar.gz
After that move the folder iron-linux-64 to your home directory and create a shortcut for starting Iron with ~/iron-linux-64/iron --enable-webgl

Saturday, January 8, 2011


Built on guest Ubuntu 10.10 with VMWare Player , host is Debian Squeeze 64 bit.

.mozconfig :

mk_add_options MOZ_OBJDIR=@TOPSRCDIR@/ff-release
ac_add_options --disable-debug
ac_add_options --disable-tests
ac_add_options --enable-optimize
ac_add_options --enable-official-branding
ac_add_options --enable-system-cairo
ac_add_options --enable-application=browser
mk_add_options MOZ_CO_PROJECT=browser

Download :

Installing Iceweasel 4 Beta on Debian Squeeze

I'm running Iceweasel 4.0b7 besides Iceweasel 3.6.13 from experimental.
Just follow the instructions on this blog ( credits to  ) :

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Bookmark this URL :

1R7 a Delicious Clone

From about : It's a Delicious clone. Yahoo! announced that they were killing Delicious and I said "well, shoot", because I like Delicious and I've been using it approximately forever. Then I said "Well, I can write my own". So I did.
How long did this take? About 10 hours. 


Update : seems that the Dutch company Symbaloo has interest to take over Delicious.


A PasswordCard is a credit card-sized card you keep in your wallet, which lets you pick very secure passwords for all your websites, without having to remember them! You just keep them with you, and even if your wallet does get stolen, the thief will still not know your actual passwords.

Link :

Alternative : Keep Your Passwords Safe on a Piece of Paper

Highlight Links That Will Open in a New Tab

First apply these settings in Iceweasel :

Edit > Preferences > Tabs
Open new windows in a new tab instead
Always show the tab bar
When I open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately

Add these lines to userContent.css in ~/.mozilla/firefox/xxxxxxxx.default/chrome

/* Hilight links which will try to open in a new window */
/* This gives a grey background on the link, and also the "crosshair" moise pointer on hover */
:link:hover[target="_blank"], :visited:hover[target="_blank"],
:link:hover[target="_new"], :visited:hover[target="_new"] {
color: white !important;
background: grey !important;
cursor: crosshair;

Iceweasel Menu Font Settings

Add these lines to userChrome.css in ~/.mozilla/firefox/xxxxxxxx.default/chrome

/* Global UI font */
* { font-size: 10pt !important;
font-family: Ubuntu !important;

Just replace the font size and the font family with your preferences.

Ubuntu Font Family

Download from .
Unzip :   unzip
   creating: ubuntu-font-family-0.70.1/
  inflating: ubuntu-font-family-0.70.1/LICENCE-FAQ.txt 
  inflating: ubuntu-font-family-0.70.1/Ubuntu-R.ttf 
  inflating: ubuntu-font-family-0.70.1/Ubuntu-I.ttf 
  inflating: ubuntu-font-family-0.70.1/copyright.txt 
  inflating: ubuntu-font-family-0.70.1/README.txt 
  inflating: ubuntu-font-family-0.70.1/TRADEMARKS.txt 
  inflating: ubuntu-font-family-0.70.1/Ubuntu-B.ttf 
  inflating: ubuntu-font-family-0.70.1/LICENCE.txt 
  inflating: ubuntu-font-family-0.70.1/CONTRIBUTING.txt 
  inflating: ubuntu-font-family-0.70.1/FONTLOG.txt 
  inflating: ubuntu-font-family-0.70.1/Ubuntu-BI.ttf 

Move the .ttf files to ~/.fonts . Enjoy...

Debtree Generates a Dependency Graph for a Specified Package

Debtree generates dependency graphs for a specified package. The output is written to STDOUT and can be used as input for the command dot from the package graphviz ( a rich set of graph drawing tools ).
As root : apt-get install debtree graphviz

Usage : debtree package >              create .dot file
                 dot -T png -o out.png         create a graph ( PNG ) from a .dot file

Link :

Apt-rdepends  is another tool that can create dot graphs.