From to Google Bookmarks

Google BookmarksIf you are for Google Bookamarks, you might be interested in about bookmarks importer from to Google

Google Bookmarks needs still quite a lot improvements to become a competitior for other bookmarking services, but still it has it’s advantages if you use also other Google’s services. Google Bookmarks are also private. has a script for importing bookmarks to Google. You can use the script on their website or copy the script and run your own copy.

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Internet Explorer 7 Is Here

Internet Explorer 7Microsoft has released the final version of Internet Explorer 7. It is available now as a manual download or on November via Windows Automatic Update.

Microsoft has officially released the final version of Internet Explorer 7.0 (IE7) for Windows XP SP2 with build 7.0.5730.11. IE7 is available for free download at Internet Explorer Home. Though IE7 will be pushed via Automatic Windows Updates on November, it can be disabled from auto-installing. Some localised language edition of IE 7 will be released within the next few weeks and others later.

Internet Explorer 7 features tabbed browsing, web search widget from the toolbar, advanced printing options such as shrink-to-fit printing, anti-phishing filter, ability to discover, read and subscribe to RSS feeds directly from IE7. More importantly, IE7 has improved security features such as ActiveX opt-in and improved support for web standards and CSS.

Mozilla is also expected to release final Firefox 2 anytime this month. So you would better hurry up to test IE before that…

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Boot Up Windows Before You Even Log In

Windows XP LoginWith this tip you can make Windows boot up to feel a little faster.

If you wait couple minutes after turning your computer on to log in Windows and after log in you wait still some more minutes before Windows is ready to go, this tip is for you and it will save you minutes every day. After booting up to login screen Windows will login automatically and lock the desktop right after that.

So, you boot up your computer and next you unlock the desktop and can start surfing the web right away. Note that for security reasons, which are saving password as plaintext into Windows registry and desktop being unlock for a little moment during the booting up, this really probably suitable only for home computer with singel user.

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SlimTimer Makes Time Tracking Easy

SlimTimerSlimTimer makes time tracking an easy task. It is a free web based service and it has an public API.

SlimTimer is a web based time tracking service. It’s simple, free and makes time tracking easy. SlimTimer works like a stop watch on the web. According to builder Richard White, SlimTimer is about:

  • Making time tracking easier by eliminating timesheets in favor of using a web based timer.
  • Time tracking on an individual basis. You can set who your coworkers and stakeholders are on each specific task.
  • Getting rid of rigid client > project > task hierarchies in lieu of using tagging to create a workflow that works best for you.
  • Creating transparency between the people working on a project and those paying for it. Your clients can view time worked on their project in real time, avoiding any surprises when the invoice arrives.

SlimTimer keeps it’s promise being easy. Create yourself a free account and you’ll be tracking time in a minute.

SlimTimer API

On sunday the SlimTimer public API was released. It’s REST-based and fluent in XML, YAML and JSON. The Public API allows secure access to SlimTimer user data for syncing with external applications.

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Internet Explorer Information Bar And Javadocs

Internet Explorer Information Bar And JavadocsA little tip for disabling annoying Internet Explorer’s Information Bar when opening Javadocs locally.

It is quite annoing when you open Java API Javadoc with Internet Explorer 6 from your local computer and every time you get the IE’s Information Bar saying: “To help protect your security, Internet Explorer has restricted this file from showing active content that could access your computer. Click here for options…” You can select Allow Blocked Content…, but IE won’t remember the choise next time.

To disable this message to save little time and avoid frustration, go to Internet Explorer’s Tools > Internet options… > Advanced and under Security check the “Allow active content to run files on My Computer“.

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Minimal How to Setup LAMP Web Server


Apache 2.0

Install Apache from Debian stable:

apt-get install apache2

Apache is ready and running. Test that it is workin by pointing browser to Read Apache’s security tips.

Apache’s files and directories are:

  • /etc/apache2/sites-available/ Your virtual domain configuration.
  • /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/ Symlink to you configuration, when site is enabled with a2ensite command.
  • /var/log/apache2/: Logs.
  • /var/www/ Your site.

Install Cronolog:

apt-get install cronolog

Make your sites configuration file in /etc/apache2/sites-available/

  ServerAdmin [email protected]
  DocumentRoot /var/www/
  ErrorLog "|/usr/bin/cronolog /var/log/apache2/%Y/"
  CustomLog "|/usr/bin/cronolog /var/log/apache2/%Y/%Y-%m-mysite-com-access.log" combined

Make /var/www/ directory for your sites files. Enable your sites configuration file:


Reload Apache:

/etc/init.d/apache2 reload

If you for some reason want to remove the site from Apache configuration:


More about installing Apache.


PHP 5.1

In order to use apt-get to install PHP 5, you need to add one of the mirrors to /etc/apt/sources.list, like:

deb stable all

And istall PHP:

apt-get update
apt-get install libapache2-mod-php5

Php.ini is in /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini and recommended .ini is in /usr/share/doc/php5-common/examples/php.ini-recommended.

More about installing PHP.


MySQL 5.0

Install MySQL also from as PHP:

apt-get install mysql-server
apt-get install php5-mysql

More about installing MySQL.

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