I installed Synergy2 on my Fedora Core 6 FC6 linux and my Mac PowerBook osx : it is very easy lightweight and fun. Now I can control my Linux box from the sofa … choosing and pausing movies a piacere.
I installed the free and OSS NX server on my Fedora core 6 FC6 and the client on my Mac (PowerBook osx) and it works really well !!
I just had a few problem to install the server : You have to put localhost.localdomain in your /etc/hosts.allow and add the line
AuthorizedKeysFile /usr/NX/home/nx/.ssh/authorized_keys2 in /etc/ssh/sshd_config.
The error messages would be :
ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host and nx not allowed to connect.
To debug and see SSH messages :
tail -f /var/log/secure and as client :
ssh -v 127.0.0.1
More about the Google Bookmark service.
The “Official” service doesn’t do a lot by itself in fact ! Much of what I like is provided by the GMarks Firefox Extension.
But I hope that it will improve to the point where your search history and bookmarks will have a great influence on the Google search.
Now, there is a lack of tools ! Like I already said, (but seems that no one is paying attention), all the social/semantic web is lacking tools. There are formats, standards, languages, but nothing to use them effectively.
So here are some references to hack the Google Bookmark service :
This will get 10 bookmarks in XML format (RSS is also available).
- You can upload XML via a POST to http://www.google.com/bookmarks/mark?op=upload. see the complete JS script
- Two blog posts : persistent.info and Digital Atrophy.
I hope to see more of this
Finally I found what I wanted for years …
A combination of Gmark, WebComment and eventually GoogleToolbar.
- GMarks is an extension to display/manage your Google bookmarks AND search in the pages you have bookmarked ! It would be great to search in your history pages too. Anyway, I think that the key point is that the search engine (Google) has to be tight to your bookmarks and history.
- webcomments makes it easy to see what bloggers are saying about a page you’re viewing in Firefox and even make your own blog post about it ! Well it needs to be managed carefully if you don’t want your blog to be scattered with comments about every site you visit …
- The Google toolbar is well known, I am evaluating it for the moment.
And I still use
- Tamper Data 0.9.8.1 : this is for serious testing and hacking HTTP(S) communications !
- RefControl 0.8.7 : lets you control the HTTP Referer on a per-site basis. Simple hacking stuff.
- XPather 1.0.1 (26ko) : generates XPaths while browsing documents; evaluates your XPaths and inspects the results; extracts the content.
- Selenium IDE : for functionnal tests. More about it later …
One of the thing that I have difficulties with is the number of choices you have to make when you choose Linux. First you have to choose a distribution, then a desktop manager and basically, you have about 10 application to choose from for each basic needs.
Some argue that this is an advantage, but I found some informations to show that on a usability point of view, this is clearly retaining people to switch to Linux :
Choice Overload and other Paradoxes and
Thanks to : ProgX and Google.