Since Debians Pidgin has broken protocols and there was a severe security risk I had to rebuild my local Pidgin. This time I made some nice DEBs so you can use them as well. As always my purple plugin pack contains switchspell. Oh and they’re all 64bit.
After searching ages for the reason why Youtube HD Flash videos run fine on my laptop (Even two at the same time!) but not on a friends laptop with mostly identical hardware we found out that it’s depending in the installed architecture. Debian Lenny 32bit has major problems playing flash videos (doesn’t matter whether you get it from backports or adobe) but the 64bit version has none of them. It seems like the 64bit version of the flash player has insane benefits from 64bit – I really wonder why! I still have the tearing problem most Intel GPUs have, but at least it runs fluent I am pretty sure Squeeze and Ubuntu are affected as well, though we only tried Squeeze 64bit and it was fine – as expected.
I’ve just built a package of the latest version for Debian/Ubuntu. It includes switchspell!
I wasted hours trying to compile the switchspell plugin for pidgin. Since I am social and want to prevent others from doing the same, I share my .deb with you. (includes all the other plugins from the purple/pidgin plugin pack that worked with the latest pidgin.
Download (Install just as normal: “sudo dpkg -i purple-plugin-pack_240-1_i386.deb”)
(Pic is taken from Wikipedia.)
My tritium powered Nite glowring just arrived. It’s green and I really like it! The one on the pic above glows a bit stronger than mine, but I think that’s caused by the camera. (Probably made with an extra long exposure time) The package says it’ll glow for at least 10 years and since the half-life of tritium is around 12.32 years, it actually sounds plausible. Naturally there are only around 3,5 kilograms of tritium on our whole planet so mine is probably waste from a nuclear power plant.
I’ve recently updated my dynamic banner and added a generator as well as an url encoding/compression. Just visit http://dekar.wc3edit.net/banner.php and feel free to use them everywhere you like. It’s still beta, but it should work without any problems anyway. If you encounter any bugs, please email me or post them as comment!
AVM recently released an update for one of their popular (at least in Germany) Fritz!Box router. This beta firmware update allows you to force Fast-Path on, without paying for it! Fast-Path is a technique to boost your pings, that’s why it was sold as an add on for pc gamers in the past.
If you got a Fritz!Box Fon WLAN 7170 router you may try this firmware on your own risk: Download
AVM hat vor kurzem ein Update für einen ihrer beliebten Fritz!Box Router herausgegeben. Diese Beta Firmware erlaubt es Fast-Path zu erzwingen ohne dafür extra zahlen zu müssen. Fast-Path ist eine Technik welche die Pings drastisch verbessert und wurde daher bis her an PC-Spieler verkauft.
Besitzer einer Fritz!Box Fon WLAN 7170 können dieses Update auf eigene Verantwortung hier bekommen: Download
Perfect Dark is an anonymous peer to peer network which aims to become the #1 in Japan. You have to share at least 40 Gigabyte of your hard drive which is used for the networks exceptional storage system which works like a global RAID array. Everything a user uploads will be stored in tiny encrypted parts over the space of thousands of users. But it’s more than just anonymous file sharing, you can also create boards and post on the ones of other users. Since 100MBit/s is widely the normal way to surf the net in Japan, Perfect Dark demands at least 100KByte/s.
Download link: Perfect Dark 1.10 (latest)
After running the binary it installs itself to the current directory and asks you for a few settings. You have to open a port and fill in an encoded address of another node in order to get it working.