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28/07/2008

Downloading Video Without Installing Any Software

Category: Tips and Tricks,Web — kamaruddin @ 9:30 am

I teach you how to download video without the help of software video downloader. Now you don’t have to worry messing around your computer by installing (with trial-and-error, duh!) your perfect video downloader software (shareware/freeware). Downloading video is now as easy as 1,2,3…

Leechvideo.com Screenshot

Step 1:
Hit LeechVideo website

Step 2:
Enter the Video URL you wish to download

Step 3:
Grab the Video URL and paste it to your download manager of choice or better yet, DownThemAll!

Easy and clean way of downloading video, doesn’t it? You may also want to check out KeepVid.


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21/07/2008

Easter Eggs in OpenOffice & Firefox 3

Category: Fun,Opensource,Tips and Tricks — kamaruddin @ 11:11 am

1. Space Invaders in Calc

Enter “=GAME(“StarWars”)” in any cell and press Enter

StarWars in Openoffice Calc? Space Invaders in Calc… Yay!

The 2nd time you enter the formula, Calc will complain “Oh no, not again!”

2. Meet Calc Developer Team

Enter “=STARCALCTEAM()” in any cell and press Enter

Geeks behind OpenOffice.org Calc

3. Meet Writer Developer Team

Enter “StarWriterTeam” (case sensitive) and press F3.

Openoffice Writer Dev Team

4. Gort! Klaatu barada nikto! in Firefox 3

Enter “about:robots” as URL in Firefox 3 and let the robots greet us. Just in case, if you’re wondering what Klaatu barada nikto! is.

Welcome Humans! Greeting from the robots!

5. Getting in too deep will void you warranty in Firefox 3

Enter “about:config” and you’ll be warned that it might void your warranty :)

firefox3_1.jpg


Reference:
1. Free Software Magazine
2. Quick Online Tips


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12/07/2008

Yay! It’s Official!

Category: Opensource — kamaruddin @ 11:05 am

Firefox 3 World’s Record CertificateMozilla Blog posted a happy announcement. Guinness World Record gave room for Mozilla and its community a piece of history. Mozilla owns the record for “Largest Number of Software Downloads in 24 hours”. 8,002,530 people downloaded Firefox 3!

It’s community support that rules! Opensource Rules!


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Waspadai Pencurian Identitas di Internet

Category: Indonesian,Security — kamaruddin @ 10:27 am

Ilustrasi Digital IdentityTahukah anda kejahatan yang sedang trend saat ini? Mudah dilakukan, relatif aman, calon korban tak terbatas, penanganan kasus lambat dan perlindungan korban yang masih belum maksimal? Pencurian Identitas jawabannya!

Pencurian Identitas/Identity theft adalah tindakan memalsukan identitas seseorang (korban) untuk kepentingan pelaku. Pelaku menggunakan informasi seperti nama, alamat, TTL, telpon, e-mail, foto dan identitas lainnya untuk mengambil keuntungan mengatasnamakan korban. Pencuri ini biasanya cerdas dan tahu betul bagaimana “menggunakan” korbannya.
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02/07/2008

11 Salah Kaprah Umum Tentang Linux

Category: Indonesian,Opensource,Ubuntu — kamaruddin @ 12:36 pm

Tux the Penguin - Taken from WikipediaLinux pada awalnya memang tidak begitu bersahabat dengan pemakai biasa. Pengoperasiannya sulit, susah dikonfigurasi, GUI yang jelek, aplikasinya terbatas dan harus menghafal perintah. Hanya orang “sakti” yang menggunakan linux. Kini semua itu adalah masa lalu linux.

Saat ini pernyataan tersebut tidak terbukti lagi. Linux tidak sesulit, seseram, sejelek yang dipikirkan sebelumnya. Berikut adalah salah kaprah umum tentang linux yang berasal dari komentar atau pertanyaan yang saya alami sendiri sewaktu mengajak orang lain mencoba linux.
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