Monthly Archives: September 2011

Happy Birth Day Linux


I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones.  This has been brewing since april, and is starting to get ready.

Linus Torvalds, 25 August 1991 on comp.os.minix (original message)

20 YearsOf Linux

The first version of Linux Kernel Was released on September 17 1991 and uploaded to an FTP server by Linus Torvalds in Helsinki.  That early iteration consisted of a mere 10,239 lines of code.

Fast-forward to the present day, where the Linux kernel 2.6.35 contains more than 13.5 million lines of code, and controls gadgets, devices and instruments you might never have expected.

 

 

 

 

 

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Facebook Subscribe Button


Till now it was not easy to customize what appears in our Facebook news feed.  That’s a big issue if you do not want to see game updates in your feed, or would love to read new posts from a Facebook user that you do not want to or cannot befriend.

The new Facebook subscribe button supposedly takes care of this by providing users with better news feed controls. The button will appear later this week on profiles of friends and other users provided that they have activated the feature for non-friends.

Facebook Subscribe Button

According to Zach Rait of Facebook it servers 3 purposes

  1. Choose what you see from people in News Feed
  2. Hear from people, even if you’re not friends
  3. Let people hear from you, even if you’re not friends
If you are already seeing your friends updates in the news feeds now you can customize them.
  • All updates: Everything your friend posts
  • Most updates: The amount you’d normally see
  • Important updates only: Just highlights, like a new job or move
One can also decide what types of updates you see. For example, you could see just photos from one friend, no stories about games from another, and nothing at all from someone else.

Subscribe to Interesting People

The Subscribe button also lets you hear from interesting people you’re not friends with—like journalists, artists and political figures.If you see a Subscribe button on your favorite blogger’s profile, this means you can subscribe. Just click the button to get their public updates right in your News Feed.

You can Also Get The Subscribe button

To let people subscribe, go to the Subscriptions Page and click Allow Subscribers. Once you allow subscribers, you can decide who can comment and what notifications you get. You’ll also see a Subscribers tab on your profile, where you can see who subscribes to you

 

 

2011 ICC Award Winners

Free Facebook T-Shirt Scam


Facebook scams are not new, but with each new scam it gets as tempting as it is possible. Recent one is Free Facebook T-shirt scam.  I’m seeing a lot of not-so-gullible users getting trapped this time around.

Free Facebook T-shirtI must say it’s as tempting as it gets.  Look at the above screenshot. It’ a really cool Facebook blue coloured t-shirt.There are multiple versions of the scam going on right now. Some of them claim that Mr. Zuckerberg is giving away free Facebook t-shirts on the occasion of seventh birthday of the biggest social network in the world. Of course Facebook was started in 2004 and the smarties have tried playing an intelligent game this time around.

Why It is a scam?

Clicking on the wall post link takes you to the following page:

Free Facebook T-shirt main pageFree Facebook t-shirt Country selectFree Facebook T-shirt country select 2This page is strictly designed to mine user information and spread their spam message to your friends. The page requires you to like a country or other and also join their group.

Free Facebook t-shirt page

Much like the other scams, the trapped users will be bombarded with automated posts on their walls with links to the scam sites aimed at trapping some more. There are multiple domains being used for this scam, most of which were registered just a couple of days back.

How to Deal with the Scam:

If you “liked” the page and joined the group, then you need to perform some cleanup duty on your profile. Remove the item from your wall by clicking the small “x” in the top right hand corner of the post. It would also be a good idea to remove yourself and report the bogus group you joined.

If you submitted your email address, home address and / or other information, then be prepared to receive a deluge of spam email and marketing offers. Keep a watchful eye on your credit and make sure no identity theft attempts are made.

If you or your Facebook friends are falling for tricks like this, it’s time to get yourself informed of the latest threats

 

வழக்கொழிந்த பொருள்கள் பற்றிய என் குறிப்புகள் (via நிறம்)


Nice article. Made me think about my childhood days of making paper boat and fan out of coconut tree leaves

வழக்கொழிந்த பொருள்கள் பற்றிய என் குறிப்புகள் (இந்தப் பதிவை வாசிக்க சுமார் 1 நிமிடமும் 28 செக்கன்களும் தேவைப்படும்.) [?] நாம் வாழ்கின்ற உலகின் அன்றாட நடவடிக்கைகள் நாளுக்கு நாள் டிஜிட்டல் மயமாக்கப்படுவது தவிர்க்க முடியாத விடயமாகிவிட்டது. இதன் காரணமாக ஆசையாகப் பாவித்த பொருள்கள் பலவும், வழக்கொழிந்து போவதும் நடந்து கொண்டிருக்கிறது. இவ்வாறு வழங்கொழிந்து செல்கின்ற பொருள்களின் எண்ணிக்கை நாளுக்கு நாள் அதிகரித்துக் கொண்டே செல்கின்றன. இன்றைய தலைமுறையைச் சேர்ந்த பலரும், அவர்களின் முன்னோர்கள் அன்றாடம் ஆ … Read More

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