1. Attention Distraction Disorder of Computer Users

    Date: 02/12/05 (Java Web)    Keywords: rss, google

    I think many of us, including myself, often find ourselves distracted while doing a job on computer. The distractions could range from checking email, IM, checking RSS feeds of latest news or getting sucked into google mode and continuing browsing, in detrement to the work at hand. Personally I get most distracted with great ideas popping [...]

    Source: http://blog.taragana.com/index.php/archive/attention-distraction-disorder-of-computer-users/

  2. Scrollbar help..

    Date: 01/13/05 (Javascript Community)    Keywords: java, web, google

    Hello. =)

    My friend has comissioned me to code his band's website, and I need to learn something new in order to do so..

    I'd like to learn how to do the kind of scrollbars where you put your mouse over an image (an arrow, usually) and the page starts to scroll down or back up just by your mouse hovering over the images.

    I've always wondered how this is done, and now I have a really good reason to learn - to help my friend.

    I would use google and try to find a site that explains and gives coding, but I don't know what to search for.. =\

    I'm pretty sure this is javascript we're talking about here, but if I'm wrong, I apologize..

    Source: http://www.livejournal.com/community/javascript/52415.html

  3. Opera 8 Beta 2

    Date: 02/25/05 (Opera Browser)    Keywords: google

    Opera has released the second beta of version 8 for testing. Seems pretty stable so far. They've added a way in "Preferences>Fonts" to change the font style and size in the email client. Google Maps is apparently working with Opera now also.

    Source: http://www.livejournal.com/community/opera_browser/27637.html

  4. Grrrr....

    Date: 02/09/05 (Opera Browser)    Keywords: google

    Google is beginning to test out its own mapping service. (http://maps.google.com/) In what's come to be not-a-surprise, Opera is not supported. Not only that, but they don't even say they're working on supporting it. (But they are working on supporting Safari.)

    Source: http://www.livejournal.com/community/opera_browser/25928.html

  5. PHP4 GD module on Debian

    Date: 02/11/05 (IT Professionals)    Keywords: php, mysql, sql, google

    Does anybody have experience setting up PHP4 on Debian (woody) such that the GD module is recognized?

    I've installed PHP4 and three modules: mysql, mcrypt, gd2:

    apt-get install php4
    apt-get install php4-mysql
    apt-get install php4-mcrypt
    apt-get install php4-gd2
    During the install process for php4-gd2, I was prompted to modify php.ini with "extension=gd.so". I answered "Yes". I then verified that the line was added to php.ini.

    However, if I view PHP's info, there's no "GD" section.

    And if I create a test PHP script utilizing a GD function, I get the following:
    Fatal error: Call to undefined function: imagecreatefrompng() in /var/www/cparker15/test.php on line 3
    Anybody know what I might be doing wrong? I've Googled and have come up with nothing. I'm thinking of asking on debian-user, but the last time I posted there, I didn't get any answers.

    crossposted to '[info]'debian

    Source: http://www.livejournal.com/community/itprofessionals/5053.html

  6. Wow, I suck. =\

    Date: 02/27/05 (WebDesign)    Keywords: java, seo, google

    I have a Javascript popup box on my site.. I don`t really use JS much as it is bad for SEO.. Within this presized popup box, I have a link to another page. When clicked, that link opens in the already presized popup box.. How do I make it so it opens in the parent window? Google hates me. T_T`;;

    Thanks in advance. (^^,)

    Source: http://www.livejournal.com/community/webdesign/816633.html

  7. Uh oh...

    Date: 02/01/05 (Web Hosts)    Keywords: web, hosting, google

    Google just appeared on the ICANN register list.

    There's a lot of strange things going on over there. And to be perfectly honest, I don't like it. Especially when it begins to directly affect me and my business.

    I'm wondering when they're going to hit web hosting. After all, if they can easily offer a gig for mail, it's not entirely unreasonable to think about the concepts that they could offer for hosting...

    I'm not sure when, but the Google I used to know and love appears to be turning into a bit of an evil child, the sort that morphs into a megacorp... although I could be mistaken, of course. Still, doesn't hurt to keep your eyes on it...

    Source: http://www.livejournal.com/community/webhosts/22815.html

  8. Encryption ideas requested.

    Date: 02/06/05 (C Sharp)    Keywords: security, google

    Hey folks, I've recently popped into the community, as I've been rather yearning a place where I can talk to anyone else who develops in .NET (C# specifically, but I've gotten less picky, as I know about ONE person besides me who codes in .NET) so I can bounce some of my more interesting questions off them. So yeah, thanks for being here. ;)

    Anyways, I'm developing an application that can be best described as a file mirroring program: a file is synchronized between two computers when a change is made on one of them. For example, a Quicken file kept on both a laptop that travels heavily and a workstation or home PC, so when a change is made to the Quicken file, it's mirrored to the other PC. I've written my own file transfer protocol with MD5 verification (works fantastic in LAN testing so far) and most of the UI design and implementation is completed.

    However, the problem I now hit comes with dealing with encryption. Because of the potentially sensitive nature of data being sent, I'm conscious of the reality that the data could be intercepted, and I feel an encrypted stream option or mandate is pretty much a requirement for this program. This is where I haven't sufficient exposure, though. Going through the MSDN library and many, many Google searches and newsgroups, it seems to me that using RSA encryption for the local components (e.g. configuration file encryption) is the best, as I can store the keys in a CspContainer so they persist and are at least better secured than if I were to try storing them myself. The bigger problem comes up when I try to come up with a reasonable solution for encrypting the TCP stream itself between two clients. So far, it would seem that Rijndael or DES are more suited for these tasks, but how am I going to reasonable get the Key and IV between the two systems?

    So far, my best solution to this is the following:

    • Add in another command to the server to allow a client to request the server's public RSA key.

    • Create a thumbprint file that has the generated Rjindael or DES Key and IV as well as the needed information about the file to be synced, and encrypt it using the provided public key.

    • Have the thumbprint sent to the remote system, either by simply transferring the file via TCP (easiest) or having it placed on a floppy or flash drive and physically moved (safest).

    I think this is the best idea in terms of both security and usability. What I am asking you folks is two things: 1) do you feel this is a good solution as designed here, and 2) do you have an alternate solution for my scenario that may work better?

    As a bonus question, I'm curious to hear stories about how any of you have implemented encryption systems in the past.

    Thanks for your help, folks!

    Source: http://www.livejournal.com/community/csharp/25039.html

  9. simple question

    Date: 11/03/04 (C Sharp)    Keywords: google

    I'm new to c# and am having a hard time figuring out how to round a string which contains a number like 123.4567 to two decimal places. Google isn't helping much :(

    Source: http://www.livejournal.com/community/csharp/20871.html

  10. This is what is wrong with AssemblyInfo.cs

    Date: 11/02/04 (C Sharp)    Keywords: templates, security, microsoft, google

    // Assembly someassembly, Version 1.0.1692.12511
    [assembly: AssemblyVersion("1.0.1692.12511")]
    [assembly: AssemblyKeyName("")]
    [assembly: AssemblyKeyFile("")]
    [assembly: AssemblyDelaySign(false)]
    [assembly: AssemblyTrademark("")]
    [assembly: AssemblyCopyright("")]
    [assembly: AssemblyProduct("")]
    [assembly: AssemblyCompany("")]
    [assembly: AssemblyConfiguration("")]
    [assembly: AssemblyDescription("")]
    [assembly: AssemblyTitle("")]
    Almost every assembly that isn't coming from Microsoft looks like the above. While assembles from Microsoft look like:
    // Assembly System.ServiceProcess, Version 1.0.5000.0
    [assembly: AssemblyVersion("1.0.5000.0")]
    [assembly: AssemblyDescription("System.ServiceProcess.dll")]
    [assembly: CLSCompliant(true)]
    [assembly: AssemblyDefaultAlias("System.ServiceProcess.dll")]
    [assembly: AssemblyKeyFile(@"E:\DNA\public\tools\common\security\FinalPublicKey.snk")]
    [assembly: AssemblyDelaySign(true)]
    [assembly: AssemblyConfiguration("Microsoft .NET Framework build environement is Retail.
     SafeSync counter=0")]
    [assembly: AssemblyTitle("System.ServiceProcess.dll")]
    [assembly: ComVisible(false)]
    [assembly: NeutralResourcesLanguage("en-US")]
    [assembly: SatelliteContractVersion("1.0.5000.0")]
    [assembly: AssemblyInformationalVersion("1.1.4322.2032")]
    [assembly: AssemblyTrademark("Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or
     trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.")]
    [assembly: AssemblyCopyright("Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation 1998-2002. All rights
    [assembly: AssemblyProduct("Microsoft (R) .NET Framework")]
    [assembly: AssemblyCompany("Microsoft Corporation")]
    [assembly: SecurityPermission(SecurityAction.RequestMinimum, SkipVerification=true)]
    This is just my pet peeve of the moment inre Microsoft tools and project defaults. Why must it be so hard to build your own project templates? It just makes no sense to me. Heck in the beat of 2005 they move the AssemblyInfo.cs file even further from developer eyes.

    1. A general Google search which will return lots of empty AssemblyInfo.cs files
    2. And very little guidance from Microsoft in a site limited Google search.
    3. An example of a good AssemblyInfo.cs file from a blog.

    Source: http://www.livejournal.com/community/csharp/20491.html

  11. Distributed coordination algos

    Date: 03/02/05 (Algorithms)    Keywords: google


    I'm studying for my PhD qualifier and my copy of Distributed Systems by Tanenbaum has gone missing. At present, it's my only source for information about the following algorithms. Can anyone here point me to resources that give an overview of...

    • coterie-based distributed mutual exclusion
    • quorum-voting protocol for replicated data objects
    • Ricart and Agrawala algorithm for distributed mutual exclusion
    • Distributed two-phase commit, esp. related to potential points of failure
    Any good references on general information for distributed mutual exclusion, replica management, etc, would actually be really useful to me right now. Google searches have had only the most lukewarm of results.


    Source: http://www.livejournal.com/community/algorithms/48899.html

  12. Including an Invision Power Board login..

    Date: 03/03/05 (PHP Community)    Keywords: php, google

    Hi everyone!

    Now that my cookie problem is all fixed, I find myself with another delimma. Already. ;)

    I'd like to have an include on the main page of my site that would be something along the lines of, "Hello Name, you have 0 new private messages. Click to jump to the forums." Or, if the person visiting is not a member of the forums/not logged in, something like, "Hello guest, please login or register. [ login box ]"

    I'm sure this must be possible, I just can't seem to figure it out, and Google searches are turning up nothing. I am still new to PHP so you'll have to excuse me. :)

    I'm using Invision Board Board v1.3.

    Any help would be appreciated! Thanks in advance!

    Source: http://www.livejournal.com/community/php/268612.html

  13. Search going loco for local

    Date: 03/03/05 (Web Technology)    Keywords: google

    At SES, Google updates its local service, as AOL reveals plans for neighborhood search on cell phones.

    Source: http://news.zdnet.com/Search+going+loco+for+local/2100-9588_22-5596870.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=zdnn

  14. Google's secret of success? Dealing with failure

    Date: 03/03/05 (Web Technology)    Keywords: google

    The technical wizardry behind Google's successful search engine may come down to a blindingly obvious insight: PCs crash.

    Source: http://news.zdnet.com/Google%27s+secret+of+success%3F+Dealing+with+failure/2100-9588_22-5596811.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=zdnn

  15. virus? adware? something else really annoying?

    Date: 03/04/05 (Computer Help)    Keywords: virus, spyware, yahoo, google

    hey everyone... here's my problem, i hope someone can help.

    i was on a couple sites looking for info on programs to download to convert a video file so i could burn it to a dvd and watch it on my tv (cause whatever file i have it as doesn't work). anyway, while i was on this site, a couple of those activex things popped up and i (stupidly) accepted them. then i got all this crap on my computer. most of it called "azesearch". so, i disabled the add ons that it installed on my tool bar. then i scanned my computer with ad-adware, which got rid of 44 files. i did a search for any file with "azesearch" in it. deleted around 8 of those. and now.. well, everything seems to be working okay, EXCEPT yahoo search or google search (there could be more not working but thats the only two ive noticed so far). the google search wont even work past the homepage (i get 'page cannot be displayed), also the same when i try to activate my gmail invite. the yahoo search page looks different. i mean, if you glance at it, it looks the same, but most of the links dont work. it has a "popular searches" column on the right which is all porn related. and if i search for something, it gives me a bunch of random non-related results, mostly about spyware, virus protection, or other "free sony vaio!" type of scams.

    so, does anyone know what the problem could be or how to fix it? any help would be greatly appreciated.

    btw, if this should be posted in a different community, please let me know. thanks again.


    EDIT: i use windows xp and IE if that helps.

    Source: http://www.livejournal.com/community/computer_help/344595.html

  16. Turn off AutoLink

    Date: 01/01/70 (Webmaster View)    Keywords: java, web, google

    Javascript to kill Google's AutoLink. Add this to your webpages, "it will rewrite, the rewritten urls, killing the Autolink functionality."

    AutoLink is a feature in Google's toolbar which automatically add links into webpages.

    when clicking the Toolbar's AutoLink button will automatically create a link to an online map (US addresses only)? AutoLink can also link package tracking numbers to delivery status, VIN numbers (US) to vehicle history, and publication ISBN numbers to Amazon.com listings.

    (Via Jeffrey Zeldman)


    Source: http://www.webmasterview.com/security_and_privacy/turn_off_autolink

  17. Google Hires Firefox Developer

    Date: 01/01/70 (Webmaster View)    Keywords: browser, google

    Google hires Firefox developer.

    Let's start the "Google browser" rumour again! ;-)


    Source: http://www.webmasterview.com/browsers/google_hires_firefox_developer

  18. I am #1 in Google for...

    Date: 01/01/70 (Webmaster View)    Keywords: google

    "evangelism guidelines".

    And someone is not happy about it.

    I can understand people getting annoyed when they get totally wrong results from Google. But it is not my intention to be #1 for that phrase. It is all Mozilla's fault. They use the word "evangelism" in their site.

    So please forgive me! :-(


    Source: http://www.webmasterview.com/humour/i_am_1_in_google_for

  19. nofollow

    Date: 01/01/70 (Webmaster View)    Keywords: software, web, spam, yahoo, google

    Google, MSN and Yahoo! announced their support for rel="nofollow" attribute to hyperlinks. They will ignore links with this attribute to prevent comment spam. Movable Type and other blog software makers and service providers also announed their support. Movable Type released a plugin to modify all links in comments and trackbacks to include the rel="nofollow" attribute.


    figby.com says: "Dishonest webmasters will use this attribute ... on all external links, to prevent precious PageRank from leaking out of their sites." and,

    we'll also see people who sell links based on their PageRank and then add the nofollow attribute later, making the purchased links worthless-but as far as I'm concerned, anything that hinders the widespread practice of selling links for ranking can't be a bad thing.


    Source: http://www.webmasterview.com/search_engines/nofollow

  20. Anyone familiar with LAME...

    Date: 03/05/05 (Computer Geeks)    Keywords: google

    ...and willing to point me at a good tutorial? Google is a bit unhelpful, as far as I can tell, unless I'm using bad search terms.


    Source: http://www.livejournal.com/community/computergeeks/621795.html

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