Difference between Alligator & Crocodile

May 31, 2010

Similar to my post about Difference between Turtle and Tortoise

See link here about the difference
Seems like its hard to tell the difference


Boxee in Ubuntu 64 bit

May 28, 2010

Couple of times I wanted to use Boxee in Ubuntu 64 bit, but failed attempting it because there was no official support for it. Recently I found that they have released it Ubuntu 64 – Boxee. I downloaded and installed the .deb file and it started and worked without any problems. Even IR remote which I had configured for XBMC worked without any change for Boxee too, which I believe is because Boxee is based on XBMC code base.

Also I fount that they are planning to sell a hardware Boxee Box, which looks good, but one more addition they can make to the hardware is to add a DVD / Blu ray drive


Print on demand

May 27, 2010

I had a PDF which had about 400 pages which I wanted to print with a low cost solution. I searched internet but couldn’t find any service matching my need, but I did find couple of services, which caters to a need similar to mine but at a bigger level. Listing them below


Print to PDF Wikipedia Articles

May 27, 2010

I wanted to get a Encyclopedia CD, but thought are there any other open source alternatives. Even though I couldn’t find any alternative, I found there was a way to create PDF from Wikipedia articles. To get PDF checkout the Print/export links in the left hand menu of any Wikipedia article. See screen shot

Also there is an option to get a offline paper book version of the same through PediaPress. More about it here


jQuery Ajax History/Back Button/Bookmark plugin

May 27, 2010

If you want to support Back buttons for Ajax or want to give bookmark links for Ajax content, I suggest using jQuery Address plugin


IE 8 Browser Modes

May 25, 2010

IE 8 Developer Tools gives a feature called Browser Modes, with which you can check how your web site works and look in IE 7 without having to install IE 7 . More about this feature here Testing in Different Browser and Document Modes


Does my browser support HTML5 video

May 25, 2010

I wanted to know if my browser Firefox 3.6.3 supported HTML5 video. Easy solution was to try out the HTML5 video demos provided in this site HTML5video.org

Here is another site which tells the HTML5 features your browser supports HTML5 test, I found it through this blog post Testing HTML5 Feature Availability In Browsers