December 10th, 2010 - 10:21pm
Soon after the five picture photo stream appeared as part of the new Facebook profile, people noticed you could customize it to give it a predefined appearance. It’s not very difficult to do and takes just a little bit of patience.
The trick is to create five (approximately) 3×2 images (a minimum of 97×68 pixels), upload them to your photos, and tag yourself in them in reverse order. The five images can also be made from a single image of 485×68 pixels split width-wise into five equal images of 97×68 pixels. To get them to appear, conveniently remove the photos in the stream by hovering over each (unwanted) one and clicking on the [x] button in the top right of the picture until the five you have chosen appear. Be careful not to delete all of them or make a mistake as it may delay the ability to upload and retag the photos to get into the stream. I had deleted all of the photos in the stream and then uploaded photos and could tag myself in them (but only once). When I realized I had tagged me in the photos in the wrong order and removed the tags again, I had to wait about two days before I could restart the process.
Send a message, or be creative. Create a mural or a five-pane image set from a panorama. Just remember it is quite easy to have it disrupted when someone tags you in a photo, shifting the others to the right. Ensure you have your email notifications set when you are tagged in a photo to keep the stream in tact.
December 7th, 2010 - 08:58am
TweetDeck runs on top of Adobe AIR, but unfortunately, Adobe AIR is currently only released for 32-bit Fedora platforms. Fortunately, it is possible to install the 32-bit version of AIR if the required 32-bit libraries and packages are installed.
I have gathered information from an Adobe KnowledgeBase article and updated it to work for Fedora 13.
Install the following 32-bit libraries using yum. Note this will most likely install a number of dependencies.
$ sudo yum install ld-linux.so.2 gtk2-devel.i686 libdbus-glib-1.so.2 libdbus-glib-1.so.2 libhal.so.1
$ sudo yum install rpm-devel.i686 libXt.so.6 gnome-keyring-devel.i686 libDCOP.so.4
According to Adobe, a conflict occurs with libnss and libxml2 as the 64-bit versions are installed by default; to resolve, install the 32-bit developer libraries.
$ sudo yum install libxml2-devel.i586 nss-devel.i586
Additionally, install the 32-bit libxslt. In their instructions, it was requested to install version 1.1.26, which is the current version as of this article.
$ sudo yum install libxslt.i686
Install Adobe AIR 2 using yum.
$ sudo yum install adobeair
Restart your browser, if it is running. Install TweetDeck from the desktop installation page. I had to press Shift and hit Refresh to get it to work. Press the Download now button. If it works, an Application Install dialog should open with the option to Open. Click the Open button and let it install. It automatically starts TweetDeck but TweetDeck does not seem to work. I had success by closing the window and starting TweetDeck again.
November 19th, 2010 - 01:55pm
With all the movement with DomainKeys and the updated DomainKeys Identified Mail (better known as DKIM), much has changed in the “standards” and it is difficult gathering the correct steps to do when integrating with sendmail on Fedora.
Following these simple steps, you should be able to get it configured and running with little headache. Note there are a lot of moving pieces and a misstep on one will cause failure. Check and re-check each step before moving on.
- Install the DKIM package using yum
- Generate the public and private keys
- Create the DNS records
- Public DomainKey Selector
- Author Domain Signing Practices
- Modify the configuration files
- Private keys
- Milter configuration
- Internal hosts
- Start the dkim-milter service
- Integrate with sendmail
November 18th, 2010 - 11:23pm
While doing some routine housecleaning on my MacBook Pro, I must had inadvertently removed something that caused my licensed and activated copy of Parallels 6 to stop working and request to be activated. Entering in my upgrade key in the activation window only produced a message stating it was an invalid key.
The only solution I could find was to completely uninstall my copy of Parallels 6, including all the settings, and reinstall. I requested a trial key, which I used to start the software. It then asked me to purchase, asking for a new activation key, which I entered. Because it was for an upgrade to Parallels 6, it then asked me for my Parallels 5 activation key, since the software was not installed. Fortunately I had that handy and entered it, successfully re-activating my copy of Parallels 6.
November 18th, 2010 - 03:32pm
Suddenly my (at the time of purchase) high tech, A/V receiver stopped offering audio; instead it displayed “ERROR ACK” in a flashing motion (approximately one second on, one second off) in the display. A call to Marantz directed me to a “local” authorized repair shop, about 40 miles away. With a fixed price $249 bill, it would be cheaper for me to futz with it myself or buy a replacement on eBay.
I tried to reset the receiver by pressing CLEAR and DISPLAY OFF simultaneously and holding about five seconds until you can hear the relay click. Unfortunately, this just reset my settings, but did not make the error message go away. Next, I did the unthinkable – disconnect all wires from the back of the unit (with the unit powered off and unplugged). I turned on the receiver and no more error! I believe the message had to do with one of the inputs (probably digital) having an error in the communication.
I attempted to disconnect some of the digital inputs with the unit on prior to attempting this procedure with no success. If I had to do it again, I would disconnect one at a time, each time cycling the power prior to disconnecting the input.