When it comes to desktop<->mobile chat and calls, there is not that many choices as it is somewhat dictated by what your counterparts are capable or willing to use. Therefore, I’m happy that Viber came up with a desktop client for Linux. Unfortunately, under Ubuntu (13.04, 13.10 and 14.04) the program displays an annoying icon at the top left corner of the screen which interferes with the closing icon of most of the other programs. Not that you cannot close a program with a keyboard shortcut instead but it’s still annoying that something is obviously in a place where it’s not supposed to be. There is a cure though.
It’s been more than 10 years since I stopped playing any computer games. My interest ended with the great Commandos 2 but I have some sweet memories of Duke Nukem 3D, StarCraft and Quake III Arena. Out of nostalgia I recently decided to try running Quake III on my 64-bit Ubuntu 13.10. That’s when I encountered the error mentioned in the title and it took me a bit of time to figure out how to fix it.
The true story how I hacked the PicsEngine photo gallery system… to make the world better for the whole humankind, especially for the starving children in Africa.
In 2009 I thought that it would be great to have an ability to log into TYPO3 using one-time-passwords (OTP) so as to beat any keyloggers if I want to log into the backend from an insecure computer. I researched various systems and decided that RFC 2289 fits the bill because there were existing J2ME calculators that I could use on my Java-enabled phone (the era of smartphones had already started but majority of the phones were still running “dumb” OS with some J2ME apps to make them smarter). However, I realized that there was no generic PHP class developers could use so I decided to write one and started PHP One-Time Passwords project on SourceForge.
In summer 2002, during my university years, I went to the USA with Camp America to work at a resort called Golden Acres. The time there left me with lots of memories that I wanted to “capture” in a time capsule, aka a photo gallery. More than 10 years later that photo gallery still lives on.