Faster Ubuntu source in Singapore

Just realized this is a faster Ubuntu aptitude source in Singapore:

You can change the source using:

[code lang=”bash”]sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list[/code]

This is now my /etc/apt/sources.list:

[code lang=”bash”]deb lucid main restricted
deb-src lucid main restricted

deb lucid universe
deb-src lucid universe
deb lucid-updates universe
deb-src lucid-updates universe

deb lucid multiverse
deb-src lucid multiverse
deb lucid-updates multiverse
deb-src lucid-updates multiverse

deb lucid-security main restricted
deb-src lucid-security main restricted
deb lucid-security universe
deb-src lucid-security universe
deb lucid-security multiverse
deb-src lucid-security multiverse[/code]

Opera 10.50 is released

It’s Opera, the lesser known browser. But this time, Opera’s new UI impresses:

A couple of caveats though. Firstly is the tabs on the top of the browser. When it is maximize, the tab is not touching the edge of the screen. For users who tend to move their pointing device too much, the cursor overruns the click area of the tab. I keep having to move my mouse pointer lower from the edge. This is undesirable. Also the new recycle bin feature is cool although I wish it remembers the state of my web page, such as the inputs that I have filled in halfway.

All in all, it’s a cool upgrade. I like the new feel. The transparency in Windows 7 pleases me. I noticed the View zooming feature at the lower right hand corner, it’s a nice touch. The browser is breeze and responsive as usual. Yet another great Opera release.

For web developers, Opera 10.50 also supports web storage and web SQL database. Read the full change log here.

To download, click here.

Snow Patrol: Music downloads? F**king go for it

Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody has slammed the jail sentences given to the founders of filesharing site Pirate Bay.

Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody: Music downloads? F**king go for it

Lightbody, singer and songwriter of Snow Patrol, the most successful Northern Ireland export since Van Morrison, said the year-long terms are “way over the top”.

The four men, Frederik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Carl Lundstrom and Peter Sunde, were also fined $4.5m (£3m) for copyright infringement.

Lightbody also told The Big Issue that he wasn’t against illegal music downloads.

“I’m not anti-filesharing at all. This is the modern way.

“We’ve brought it on ourselves and you have to live in the society you created.

“Music is available to everyone if they know how to get. I say f**king go for it.” Continue reading “Snow Patrol: Music downloads? F**king go for it”

Firefox 3 more than 11 million downloads

Okay okay, so I downloaded a copy too. Actually I cheated you know. I downloaded 5 copies. Each for one of my computers and virtual machines (I have 2). Some showing off:

Thanks for downloading Firefox 3

The download day is a success in my opinion. It’s messy and everyone’s rushing to download, the servers couldn’t keep up but it created the awareness for Firefox 3. Ultimately that’s the point of download day and this is a case where there’s no such thing as bad publicity. Half the population of Planet Geekdom probably can’t get their Firefoxes and ranted all over. This is an indirect announcement that Firefox 3 is here.

Download Firefox 3.

On related news, Firefox 3 reaches six percent market share.

Opera 9.5 is out!

Opera 9.5 is out! You can download it here.

Opera 9.5 screenshot

Opera has been my main browser since 4 years ago. It’s the underdog of browser wars. It’s quick and light-weight but give web designers more problems with more browsers to support. But I just love the speed Opera offers.

Today I use Firefox 3 Release Candidate 2 and I’m loving it more, thanks to the Firebug and Delicious plug ins. I was previously using Apple Safari but it crashed quite often and cannot open that many tabs.

I, by the way, open around 30 tabs. I’ll just leave interesting links there on my browser until I am free to take a look at them. And I always feel sad when my browser crash and I lost all my links and have to reopen them again.