Quick digest

=> Linux Networx Pipes in $37M – More funding, more supercomputers, more visualization; Linux Networx is getting biggie-sized (Linux business).

=> Firefox Extending the Search Bar – To change the width of this text field you can create a userChrome.css file, which allows you to override Firefox’s default interface settings. (Interesting)

=> Web dev in Linux – Author notes down his experiences switching to Linux based web dev environment (Good tips)

=> Subversion 1.4 Released

=> 8-Core Mac Pro – Intel’s new quad-core processors will dramatically increase the amount of processing power you can have in a single system. Given that the Mac Pro features two LGA-771 sockets, you could theoretically drop two Clovertown processors in there and you’d have an 8-core Mac Pro. (h/w hacks)

=> College rags (Humor)

=> SSH: Secure shell tricks – Almost all-important tips @ one location (informative)

=> The TCP/IP Guide – The TCP/IP Guide is an excellent resource for beginners and reference purpose.

=> America’s Dumbest Criminals – A lineup of bumbling crooks who practically caught themselves (Humor)

=> OpenOffice.org Premium 2.0.3 has been released – OpenOffice.org Premium is a free and open source enhancement of official OpenOffice.org plus some Extras for you to use such as

  • Clip Art (currently more than 2,800 objects)
  • Templates (number varies by language)
  • Samples (number varies by language)
  • Documentation (if available)
  • Fonts (more than 90 fonts) etc

=> Firefox 2 Beta 2 – is a developer preview release of our next generation Firefox browser and it is being made available for testing purposes only (Go Firefox go…).

=> Security Engineering the book : After reading this you will see how difficult it is to protect information systems from corruption, eavesdropping, unauthorized use, and general malice etc. The author offers, a lot of thoughts on how information can be made more secure. Please note that this is absolutely not a book solely about computers but in general book for everybody. (Interesting read for average joe)

=> 21 Tactics to Increase Blog Traffic – Nice list 🙂

=> Kartoo – Visual meta search engine – KartOO is a metasearch engine with visual display interfaces. When you click on OK, KartOO launches the query to a set of search engines, gathers the results, compiles them and represents them in a series of interactive maps through a proprietary algorithm. It is fun to use this engine. It needs Flash. (Kewl web 2.0).

=> Using LVM for MySQL Backup and Replication Setup : Peter explains how to setup MySQL backup using LVM and Replication (Informative/Knowledgeable stuff)

=> Is Linux being left behind? : James asks the question and tries to justify his answer (Interesting take, but time will tell)

=> Inkscape HOWTO Videos on Youtube – Inkscape is opensource software and I found couple of videos on youtube explaining how to draw (Interesting stuff).

=> WP-APP – Atom Publisher Protocol for WordPress : Nifty hacks and perfect for command line power users using curl and other UNIX/Linux utilities (WordPress hacks).

=> Ferocious ants bite like a bullet : The bite of a trap-jaw ant is the fastest animal limb movement ever recorded, scientists say (Science).

=> 10 tips for keeping your desk clean and tidy : Learn how to keep your desk clean (Life hacks)

=> xFruits : A new service – compile multiple RSS/Atom feed into single RSS feed or PDF etc (Kewl Web 2.0)

=> Top 8 SQL Best Practices : Sheeri Kritzer puts list of 8 list the top 8 Basic SQL Practice (Interesting stuff)

=> MyHeritage face recognition – Find the Celebrity in You (Funny)

=> Pizza fraudsters take a slice of your credit : A fraudster contacts an AT&T service rep and says he works at a pizza parlor and that the phone is having trouble. Until things get fixed, he requests that all incoming calls be forwarded to another number, which he provides.

Pizza orders are thus routed by AT&T to the fraudster’s line. When a call comes in, the fraudster pretends to take the customer’s order but says payment must be made in advance by credit card.

The unsuspecting customer gives his or her card number and expiration date… (Security / Crackers )

=> News Alerts to your Instant Messenge : Feed Crier is your instant news reader. Subscribe to any RSS feed using your AOL Instant Messenger account. A free version allows you to subscribe up to 3 feeds only. (Good idea for IM crazy people).

=> AOL Fires CTO & Two Employees After Search Records Slip Up : The Wall Street Journal just reported that AOL has fired the Chief Technology Officer, Maureen Govern, and two other employees after releasing search records last week (Predictable move and privacy lessons for search engine users)

=> Writely – Open its door to everyone (Kewl Web 2.0 app)

=> Wireshark – Ethereal has a new name (Old wine in a new bottle..?).

Here are some great articles:

=> 101 Ways to Build Link Popularity in 2006 : Andy Hagans and Aaron Wall posted 101 Ways to Build Link Popularity in 2006 (Informative) .

=> Do You Yahoo ? Switch On The Sign-in Seal Now : Yahoo has released an excellent “Sign-in Seal” feature – it is a wonderful security feature that would prevent you from supplying your Yahoo! login credentials to a phishing site (Interesting)

=> Bruce Schneier Facts (Funny)

=> My new MySQL playground with VMWARE (Interesting idea)

=> Premium Google search features for your site (see live action) – How do I implement Adsense for search results on my own page? (Useful)

=> Ultimate Virtual Appliance Challenge Winners : The winners of the Ultimate Virtual Appliance Challenge are HowNetWorks ($100,000), Trellis NAS Bridge ($50,000) and others for providing fantastic appliances.

=> Commercial apps added to Ubuntu updates – Canonical (commercial arm of Ubuntu ) has a new “commercial” repository to its list of update options (Interesting development).

=> ThickBox is a webpage UI dialog widget written in JavaScript on top of the jQuery library. Its function is to show a single image, multiple images, inline content, iframed content, or content served through AJAX in a hybrid modal. (Web 2.0 cool stuff)