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June 2008

My ┬ÁStats – The micro stats widget

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My µStats, the simple and easiest way to show the Google, Yahoo, Technorati, Alexa, Feedburner and Delicious, incoming values and ranks of your site or blog.

My µStats is a small widget that you can embbed in your site, to show and track along the time (updated weekly) your most important incoming values. With no registration and no setup.

myustats

How to Install My µStats?

  • Go to My µStats site.
  • Put your site address in the field, push the button, and get your widget code.
  • Just copy & paste the code wherever you wish to display. The first time, the widget may need some seconds to update your values.

Have a great day!

[Source: My µStats]

OpenID – Single Digital Identity

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What is OpenID?

OpenID is a shared identity service, which allows Internet users to log on to many different web sites using a single digital identity, eliminating the need for a different user name and password for each site. OpenID is a decentralized, free and open standard that lets users control the amount of personal information they provide. OpenID eliminates the need for multiple usernames across different websites, simplifying your online experience.

You get to choose the OpenID Provider that best meets your needs and most importantly that you trust. At the same time, your OpenID can stay with you, no matter which Provider you move to. And best of all, the OpenID technology is not proprietary and is completely free.

Where can I use my OpenID?

You can use your OpenID on any one of a growing number of sites (nearly ten-thousand) which support OpenID. If one of your favorite sites doesn’t support OpenID yet, ask them when they will!

How do I get an OpenID?

There are several ways to get your OpenID such as AOL, Blogger, Flickr, LiveDoor, LiveJournal, Orange (France Telecom), SmugMug, Technorati, Vox, Yahoo, and WordPress.com.

Source: OpenID

Sshd on Windows

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This is a simple tutorial how to run the OpenSSH SSHD server on Windows using Cygwin.

SSH is typically used to log into a remote machine and execute commands, but it also supports tunneling, forwarding arbitrary TCP ports and X11 connections; it can transfer files using the associated SFTP or SCP protocols. SSH uses the client-server protocol.

OpenSSH (SSH1 and SSH2 protocol) with Cygwin can run on Windows, which can be either built from source or installed as a Cygwin native package.

Here we go…

First, we need to install the following Cygwin packages (cygrunsrv and openssh)

Admin --> cygrunsrv
Net --> openssh

Next, open a new bash shell window and run the SSH configure stuff.

ssh-host-config -y

This step will create necessary configuration files, a privilege separation user and necessary directories.

When prompted with “CYGWIN=” type for following:

tty ntsec

Now you are ready to start the service

cygrunsrv -S sshd

Give a try to connect to your ssh server (localhost) with your favorite ssh client, such as PuTTY, Xshell, etc.

That’s it and gud lak!

Firefox 3 is Available

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Firefox 3 is now available. The new Firefox version increases security, blinding speed and cool new features that will change the way you use the Web.

With more than 15,000 improvements, Firefox 3 is faster, safer and smarter than before.

Here are some Firefox 3 highlights:

  • New Features: Firefox 3 sets the innovation bar very high with exciting new features, including one-click bookmarking, the smart location bar and lightning fast performance.
  • Security: Keeping you and your personal information safe is our top priority. Firefox 3 includes phishing and malware protection, plus our new instant site ID info.
  • Productivity: With features like built-in spell checking, session restore and full zoom, Firefox 3 makes it possible to work faster and more efficiently on the Web.
  • Customization: Your taste and needs set you apart from the rest. With Firefox 3 you can choose from over 5,000 add-ons that help you customize your browsing experience.
Firefox 3

Yahoo! Widgets

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The Yahoo Widget Engine (formerly known as Konfabulator) is a JavaScript runtime engine for Windows and Mac OS X that lets you run little files called Widgets that can do pretty much whatever you want them to. Widgets can be alarm clocks, calculators, can tell you your WiFi signal strength, will fetch the latest stock quotes for your preferred symbols, and even give your current local weather.

Yahoo! WidgetsEach Widget runs in its own system process, separate from other Widgets and the main Konfabulator system process itself, thus improving the stability of the software application as a whole. Should a problem occur with a Konfabulator Widget requiring it to be shut down, that particular Widget can be shut down without affecting other Widgets or the main Konfabulator application. A disadvantage of doing this, however, is the extra computer memory needed for each process to run. Computer users who are careful about computer memory usage or run computer memory-intensive software applications usually point this out as the main disadvantage or their main concern about Konfabulator.

Resources for Yahoo! Widgets:

  1. Yahoo! Widgets official website
  2. Yahoo! Widgets gallery

iPhone 3G is Finally Official

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Finally, Apple introduces the new iPhone, iPhone 3G.

iPhone 3G combining all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK.

iPhone 3G gives users ever faster access to the Internet and email over their cellular network with quad-band GSM and tri-band HSDPA for voice and data connectivity around the world. iPhone 3G supports Wi-Fi, 3G and EDGE networks and automatically switches between them to ensure the fastest possible download speeds. The new iPhone 3G also makes it easier to multi-task with simultaneous voice and data communications, so with iPhone 3G you can browse the web, get map directions, or check your email while you are on a call.

[via – Apple Press Release]

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