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How to install Firefox ESR on Ubuntu 64 bit LTS

To read my RSS feeds, I use Tiny Tiny RSS, which worked fine until 21 Feb 2014.

On 22 Feb 2014, Ubuntu pushed Firefox 27, Tiny Tiny RSS stopped working, with a Javascript error. After logging in, there would be a pop up error referring to getCookie and tracing to prototype.js.

To solve this, I went back to the ESR (Extended Support Release). This was quite a few steps, so I am documenting them here.

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How to get better fonts in Firefox on Linux

To have better fonts in Firefox, you need to disable anti-aliasing, and clear all font caches.

Do achieve this, run the following commands from a terminal:

Clear the cached fonts in your home directory

cd ~
rm -f .fonts.conf .fonts.cache-1 .fontconfig/*

Disable antialiasing

cd /etc/fonts/
sudo mv 10-antialias.conf disabled-10-antialias.conf 

Reconfigure the fonts

sudo dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig

Now, restart FIrefox and check if the fonts look better ...

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How often do you reboot your laptop?

How often do you reboot your laptop?

Well, for me, I run Linux (Kubuntu 12.04), and I usually do it when a new kernel security update is released. And put it on sleep otherwise.

This means I can go for a month and a half without rebooting.

Here is a recent example, output from the "uptime" command:

14:31:46 up 45 days, 2:10, 7 users, load average: 1.45, 1.29, 1.28

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Hindi words of Arabic origin

Having worked with many people from India and Pakistan in the 1990s, I was often fascinated by words that sounded Arabic in origin. When asking about the meaning, they were indeed Arabic. And I could detect more words in the few Hindi Bollywood movies that I have seen as well.

Arabic influence on Hindi may have been via several avenues. One was via Farsi (Persian) as an intermediate, having been the language of the court for the Mughal emperors. Another was through Muslim scholars using these words from Arabic texts and they made their way into the vernacular.

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Using an Android tablet with PDF and Aldiko for presentations to VGA or HDMI projectors

I use a 15.6" laptop for daily work, but it is kind of heavy lugging it to conferences and talks. This is aggravated by the roller case for it which has some weight in it. Add a power supply, and other sundry items, and it becomes inconvenient when I am not traveling.

So, when I saw someone givining a presentation off of an Apple iPad, I was jealous and thought: why can't I do the same from my Android tablet? Turns out that the iPad has a display port, and Apple sells a display port to VGA adapter.

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Solution to Magic Jack Plus Error 23

Do you have a Magic Jack Plus?

Do you get a message "Error 23" when you lift the phone hand set, instead of a dial tone?

Read on for a solution ...

This tutorial assumes that you can find your way around your router's configuration menus from a browser. Refer to your router's documentation to find out the specific IP address for your router and where the relevant options are.

Step 1: Find the MAC Address for the Magic Jack Plus

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Another Scam: Alleged "United Nations Intelligence Bureau" helping those previously scammed

This is another scam within a scam. People who get scammed are approached by other (or the same?) scammers claiming they are officials trying to catch the scammers and get back the money for the victims.

However, those who claim to be officials, local or international, are scammers themselves and are often able to scam the victim for more money than the origial scam was worth.

Here is an example of a man in India who was scammed by a person claiming to be from the non-existent United Nations Intelligence Bureau.

CHEATED MONEY

DR.BILLY MAXWELL,

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FolderSync: an Android app that can sync your photos over SFTP

Manually copying the photos you take using your phone can be a tedious task. You need to find the time, connect the cable, find the last photo that you synced, and sync everything after it.

However, there is a useful and automated solution: the FolderSync Lite app.

This app is targeted towards cloud storage services, including several popular ones, such as Amazon S3, DropBox, Google Drive and UbuntuOne.

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The Android repeat notification problem: and apps that solve it ...

Anyone who used Android knows that it does not, by default, repeat notifications for important events, such as missed called, text messages, email or calendar. One has to manually switch the screen on and look at the notification bar on the top to see what they missed. Ideally, Android needs to have a visual or audible notification that there is a notification that happened in the past.

Luckily there are many apps that provide this, and I review some that I have tried in the past, with the pros and cons for each.

Light Flow

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