Day in brief

  • Shared: Rio's drug war http://bit.ly/fieEwP #
  • Time to test myself: will I be able to stay horizontal in a dark room, with closed eyes, in silence, thinking of nothing, for a few hours? #
  • Integrating with a service which runs on case-insensitive filesystem is fun. Especially when your filesystem is case-sensitive. Oh, boy. #
  • Desperate times call for desperate measures – personal finance management. Re-created accounts in GnuCash. This usually helps. #
  • GnuCash now supports MySQL – this is a way better alternative to a multitude of XML files. Kudos! #
  • Registered at vyou.com . Simple service that makes sense. Rare these days. Check @ThatKevinSmith there http://vyou.com/ThatKevinSmith #
  • My vyou.com account is ready, but not activated yet. So I can't make any videos. Bummer. Will have to wait for a tiny bit. #
  • I don't know what changed, but I all of a sudden I spent more time on Facebook in the last couple of days than since its beginning. Weird. #
  • Pay day! Finally it's time to do some Christmas gifts shopping. #
  • Shared: Playboy releases over 650 issues spanning 56 years on a big, black hard drive http://bit.ly/hxCV0k #
  • I see how Facebook is different! No more Farmville or Mafia noise in my news feed. When and how did that happen? I'm sure I didn't do it. #
  • I favorited a YouTube video — How to make fractals without a computer http://youtu.be/Jj9pbs-jjis?a #

Day in brief

Day in brief

  • I favorited a YouTube video — Алексей Архиповский "Ваня" http://youtu.be/ZWToyAAIPEc?a #
  • I favorited a YouTube video — „Come as you are" Nirvana's hit – an exciting new cover … http://youtu.be/mggkFMjasYw?a #
  • I favorited a YouTube video — Мне кажется это лучший кавер на Europa – Final Countdown http://youtu.be/KdOQ46uAqU8?a #
  • Hello a much needed Friday. I'm tired this week. Accomplished plenty. #
  • XDA Exclusive: Gingerbread 2.3 / Nexus S Pictures (Update) | xda-developers http://bit.ly/hqyZ9n #
  • For a lot of my friends this black friday turned out to be black indeed. But not in the shopping kind of way. #

Day in brief

Day in brief

  • If it was up to me,I'd paint the whole world in black and white,and got rid of all shapes except squares.That's how much of a designer I am. #
  • If you use MS Internet Explorer, most web developers don't actually care about your experience. Because you don't care about theirs. #
  • Shared: Akismet: 20 Billion Served http://bit.ly/hOPrzn #
  • Shared: Silver lining to Cyprus clouds http://bit.ly/h5kg0R #
  • Shared: Being in EU costing us each €18 a year http://bit.ly/g87lTD #
  • I favorited a YouTube video — TEBAATUSASULA.flv http://youtu.be/CrtqZEobJSg?a #
  • It seems I'm getting a new habit into my fingers. I run 'git status || git init' almost as often as I change directory (cd). #
  • I favorited a YouTube video — Алюминиевые огурцы – Камерный хор Смольного собора http://youtu.be/IbZWaKDdLjc?a #
  • Remind me later to tell you about the importance of Power Rangers. #

20 must see TED videos for Computer Science people

Masters in Computer Science collected and described 20 must see TED videos for Computer Scientists.  I  previously saw some of these, but it’s nice to have them all handy in one place.  If you prefer TED’s video player, click through to get the list.  I personally like YouTube better.  So I collected all these videos into a public playlist, which you can watch, bookmark, and share.

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Adding Google Apps GTalk account to Pidgin

Google Apps help page is a little bit outdated and I had to spend a few minutes working out the solution, hence this post.  Here is how you add your Google Apps GTalk account to Pidgin.

  1. In Pidgin, click on the Accounts menu.
  2. Select Manage Accounts.
  3. Click ‘Add…‘ button.
  4. Select XMPP protocol.
  5. Specify account’s local part in the Username field.  For joe@example.com that would be joe.
  6. Specify account’s domain in the Domain field.  For joe@example.com that would be examle.com.
  7. You can ignore the Resource field and leave it empty.
  8. Specify account’s password in the Password field.
  9. Switch to Advanced tab.
  10. Change Connection security to ‘Use old-style SSL’.
  11. Change Connect port to 443.
  12. Change Connect server to talk.google.com.
  13. Press Save.  You are done.