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July 15, 2008

Adeona, free Laptop-Tracking System

Filed under: internet, open source — Tags: — egoleo @ 11:30 am

Adeona is the first Open Source system for tracking the location of your lost or stolen laptop that does not rely on a proprietary, central service. This means that you can install Adeona on your laptop and go — there’s no need to rely on a single third party. What’s more, Adeona addresses a critical privacy goal different from existing commercial offerings. It is privacy-preserving. This means that no one besides the owner (or an agent of the owner’s choosing) can use Adeona to track a laptop. Unlike other systems, users of Adeona can rest assured that no one can abuse the system in order to track where they use their laptop.

Adeona

July 14, 2008

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration

Filed under: drupal, internet — Tags: — egoleo @ 10:54 am

I encountered the following error when I uploaded an existing site to a new server.

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

The problem was the .htaccess file. I deleted the .htaccess and the web server worked again.

Subsequently, I recreated the file directly on the server using vim and the server still worked, I think therefore the problem was likely to be an issue with DOS carriage returns / line feeds versus what the Linux server expected.

Several tools exist on the web to help create .htaccess files online, but generally any text editor will work. Do be sure to test your site thoroughly after making an adjustments to the .htaccess file.

May 27, 2008

Web users ‘getting more selfish’

Filed under: internet — egoleo @ 7:06 am

Web users are getting more ruthless and selfish when they go online, reveals research. This was made known by usability guru Jakob Nielsen in an annual report into web habits.
I think now people have fair idea as to what really they want or looking for on the web. Is not like sometimes back where people dont really know what exactly they want and so spend so much time on the web.
And in so doing, web users have become very impatient.

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