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Google Reader as a Twitter client

August 27, 2009

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I always have a Google Reader tab open in my browser, and I predict I will spend more time on it now that it’s becoming more similar to FriendFeed; for these reasons I tried to use it as a Twitter client. In order to see a Twitter timeline feed, I need to authenticate first. I […]

Idea: Google Reader sort by likes

August 24, 2009

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When I have a 1000+ folder, I tend to hesitate before clicking “Mark all as read”, because I’m afraid I’m missing something very important. If I was able to sort the reader items by the number of likes plus the number of times it has been shared, I would  check the hottest items before trashing […]

Secure remote storage using sshfs and encfs

August 23, 2009

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I was particularly impressed by Dropbox and its ability to backup, retrieve and share files so easily, but I am quite concerned about the security issues deriving from having your files on a remote, closed-source system. I think that a good remote storage solution should prevent the owner of the storage server from accessing private […]

Social Earthquakes

August 11, 2009

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The users of the Web 2.0 rely on many sites to discover, share and publish content. But these days I think that many people felt the earth crumble under their feet, when they found out that the sites they rely on are in an unstable situation. For example: The URL shortener http://tr.im/ is closing. Friendfeed […]

The SATA-150/SATA-300 Jumper

August 1, 2009

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If you have a SATA hard disk, there’s a chance that you’re not using its full capabilities because of a setting that can be easily changed: Because some SATA-300 hard disk drives don’t work correctly on motherboards with SATA-150 ports, some SATA-300 hard disk drives have a SATA-150/SATA-300 jumper (also known as 1.5 Gbps/3 Gbps […]

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