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July 23, 2007

Fresh Air podcast

Filed under: tips — greencrab @ 4:10 pm

Now you could get the NPR program Fresh Air as a podcast.
Along with This American Life, it is one of my favorite show on the radio.  Now I could get them both on the go.  Time to renew my public radio membership again.

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October 11, 2006

Google Docs

Filed under: tips — greencrab @ 1:04 pm

So everybody already knows about Google’s new apps. Here’s a better summary via Techcrunch

Haven’t have time to play with it, but it looks like others are making good use of it.

September 12, 2006

Strongtalk in Debian

Filed under: tips — greencrab @ 4:25 pm

So I saw a post about Strongtalk on reddit, it’s a Samlltalk implementation recently open sourced by Sun. Too bad it only runs on Windows, but the website said they are going ports to Linux in the future. So I figure I tried it using wine, and it’s working pretty well. Here’s a screenshot of my debian box running wine

and here’s another with the xgl

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July 25, 2006

Using Coinstar to get a gift card

Filed under: tips, videos — greencrab @ 3:21 pm

Now you could use Coinstar to count change without paying their fee if you turn it into a gift card.  I guess I will be bringing my piggy bank to Albertson this weekend.

February 9, 2006

A great summary on Flow

Filed under: tips — greencrab @ 3:39 pm

Flow: How action and awareness get things done is a nice summary of something that’s not easy to describe, but one that you could experience.  You could think of it as “In the Zone”, but the most complete way of finding it is through meditation.

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February 6, 2006

mysql5 for fedora core 4

Filed under: tips — greencrab @ 7:37 pm

Had to upgrade the mysql for a FC4 machine at work, after a month of searching; finally found out that devel has them at mysql-5.0.18-1.i386.rpm.  But then when I tried upgrading it breaks my dependencies.  Doh!.

And then I found this French site, Les RPM de Remi that has rpms that are compatible with base.  Nice, now I got the Linux box with php5 and mysql5 after much frustraction.  It’s much easier to do it with Debian… at least I don’t have to worry about the dependency hell, but what the is work.

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February 2, 2006

Pretty cool money saving tips

Filed under: tips — greencrab @ 2:07 pm

Well design page about money-saving tips. Some tips are pretty obvious, other’s are not.  Overall, very good explanation on how to do things differently..

January 3, 2006

Pretty interesting take on interviewing

Filed under: tips — greencrab @ 2:14 pm

A pretty interesting take on interviewing for your next job. A bunch of tips that I haven’t thought of, but the main point is being confident in your abilities.  I think that’s the problem with me during interviews,  i.e. being nervous when I really don’t have to be.

In domains I am not comfortable with I try to answer as confidently as possible which normally makes them hunt elsewhere for my weakness.

December 20, 2005

Performancing for Firefox

Filed under: General, tips — greencrab @ 6:59 pm

Just install Performancing for Firefox, Wow, this is such a great extension. Time to uninstall BlogThis!, JustBlogIt, and my wordpress bookmarklets.

It has this split screen and makes blogging really easy. I even prefer this over that of Flock, since it’s feel lighter and easier to use.

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