Month: March 2009

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E-Ink display based watches are now available for sale at ThinkGeek. This makes use of the advanced e-paper technology. E-paper is a display technology designed to appear like ordinary ink on paper. Unlike a conventional flat panel display, which uses a backlight to illuminate its pixels, electronic paper reflects light like ordinary paper and is capable of …

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Daily Tech Notes » WordPress 2.5 upgrade issues with Windows live writer?

Normally I wait for sometime before upgrading WordPress installations. But this time I jumped to WordPress 2.5 when I came across serious security issues in 2.2.x series. Some of my blogs which ran under 2.2.x versions were badly hacked and I had to spend a lot of time recovering them! The hacker modified most of …

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Daily Tech Notes » Windows live writer and WordPress 2.6 compatibility issues

If you recently installed WordPress 2.6 and is unable to use Windows Live Writer, don’t worry. The problem is that that by default WordPress disables xml-rpc and atom api. Windows Live Writer requires xml-rpc to be turned on. You can turn on XML-RPC using WordPress dashboard from Settings -> Writing -> XML-RPC option. Refer to …

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Daily Tech Notes » Rodent guillotine – The easy way to get rid of rats?

World Precision Instruments has a “cool gadget” for the humane research purpose. It is called Rodent guillotine and as the name says it is a guillotine to get rid of the rat you just experimented on! According to the product page, The small animal guillotine has been completely redesigned for ease of use and extra …

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Daily Tech Notes » Now blog without fear! – Piratebay starts uncensored blogging service

Many free blogging service providers and Web hosting companies will take down your blog if you link to copyrighted material. Some of these services will close your account even for posting something controversial! Now Pirate Bay has started a new blogging service named Baywords which won’t take your site down for linking to copyrighted material or …

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Daily Tech Notes » Changing default location of “my documents” folder in Windows Vista

In Windows Vista, the default location of “my documents” folder is “c:\users\username\documents”. In this path “username” stands for the Windows Vista user account on which you are logged on. “My documents” folder is the default directory where applications are supposed store output files. For example if you are using Visual studio, the default location for …

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