Firefox addon : Fast Forward

« Adds a fast forward button to the top of your browser. When clicked you are directed to a similar page visited by other users. »
Read more.

You can download this addon here :
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/9509

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Create your online business card

A short list of services that enable to create a small personal web page :
Chi.mp
Card.ly
Hi.im

What service do you use (and prefer) ?

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How he tweets

In this FAQ, Guy Kawasaki explains his way of writing on Twitter :
Extract from blog.guykawasaki.com

Some answers can give ideas to improve your way of using that social website.

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How to save bookmarks online : delicious.com

Every web browser can save your favorite websites in a bookmarks system. But when you travel and use several computers (at home, at work, etc…), it is difficult to have the same bookmarks on each computer.

One solution is to save your bookmarks on the web. And that is possible with Delicious. You can mark your bookmarks as private if you don’t want to share them. Besides, there is a firefox add-on that enables to use and save your bookmarks quickly.

And if you don’t want to give up the HTML format, you can export (or import) bookmarks from delicious.com to a HTML file, as it is clearly explained on Shodan.in blog.

PS : This site exists since 2003 and I’m sorry if everybody already knows this kind of informations, but I’m quite late as far as social web services are concerned…

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How to increase typing speed

Some link to test your typing speed :
Games For The Brain – speedtype
speedtest – 10 fast fingers

As for the lessons, you can find some informations in this website : http://ababasoft.com/typing/typing_links.html

Enjoy !

How to configure a Livebox modem

Warning : this tutorial is only tested on Linux system but there is no reason that it doesn’t work on other systems.

When your Livebox is connected, you can open a web browser and enter the following URL :
192.168.1.1

Then, you can enter the default administrator parameters :
– username : admin
– password : admin

You will see this configuration page

You can select the first option « Internet connection » -> « Change » and enter your internet access data (username and password)
If this option was disabled, it is now enabled and you can surf the internet.
Enjoy !

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TwitterFox : a twitter client in Firefox

After testing the twitter application Gwibber that works on GNU/Linux systems, I discovered another client that enables to read and write tweets from Firefox : TwitterFox.

The main advantage of this extension is the fact that we can use it on every system in which Firefox is installed, namely Linux or Windows.

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Some tips for bloggers

In this post, the author gives 10 tips for anyone who writes a blog to improve productivity :
http://www.dailyblogtips.com/10-simple-productivity-tips-for-bloggers/

The tips are excellent points, and especially the first one : « Write more than you publish ». When you don’t have time or motivation to write posts, this is helpfull to use some already prepared text.

Some tips such as « Turn off auto-notifiers » and « Check emails less often, but deal with more when you do » are not only usefull for blog writting. Actually, they are general advice for anyone who works with computer all day long.

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Firefox : new version 3.5

The famous open source web browser Mozilla Firefox was recently released (on June 30, 2009). We can find the new features here :
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3.5/releasenotes/

I will wait and hope to test it in the next Ubuntu version (9.10), but if you are hurry to use it, it is possible to install this software in the current Ubuntu version (9.04 Jaunty). A tutorial is available here :
http://tombuntu.com/index.php/2009/07/03/install-firefox-35-in-ubuntu-904/

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Gwibber : a twitter client for Ubuntu

Gwibber logo
As I saw that some twitter users make tweets from a desktop application, I sought an application developped for my favourite operating system : Ubuntu.
And then, I discovered Gwibber. This is an open source software developped with Python. A good feature is that Gwibber can be used for several service (Twitter, Flickr …). It could be improved by adding specific twitter functions such as contact management.

Here is a link to a well-written post with screenshots that gives more details about this software :
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/gwibber-the-everything-client/

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