Identifying LAN chipset on your desktop or laptop

So you have some problem with your (wired) ethernet connection now, and you do not know the name of your LAN chipset so that you can at least ask someone how to fix it, or search for solutions online. Common reasons would be reqiuring reinstall of drivers after you do a fresh install of Windows […]

Download popular iOS game Temple Run for Android

After Angry Birds Space, another big game will be released on Android this month – Temple Run. It is a popular running game on Apple iOS devices (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad), and is coming to Android on March 27. Imangi Studios, developers of Temple Run, has announced the release date. The game has been […]

Fix “bind() to failed (98: Address already in use)” nginx error

Recently, I have been buying VPSes with various companies to test setting up a light, fast and efficient Linux box to run some of my sites. The typical install is Debian or Ubuntu, with the LNMP stack (Linux, nginx, MySQL and PHP). I chose nginx over Apache due to its much lower resource usage and […]

Force Firefox to update after newer version is downloaded

For the last two major versions of Mozilla Firefox on Windows 7, I have been getting a “Software Update Failed. The update could not be installed. Please make sure there are no other copies of Firefox running on your computer, and then restart Firefox to try again” error. Windows Vista users seem to have encountered […]

Apps to read .mobi, .html, chm, .doc, .epub, .pdf ebooks on Android

Many owners of Android tablets and phones use their devices to read books. Using the built-in programs of your device (if you have any) isn’t always a good idea, but with the right apps reading from a tablet or a smartphone can be a real pleasure. But which are those “right” apps? After all, Android […]

Download Angry Birds Space game

“One small fling for a bird, one quantum leap for birdkind” is how the Angry Birds Space site introduces you to their new game. Indeed, Angry Birds Space could be a quantum leap for the popular game franchise – it is only the second major release of Angry Birds. The plot has moved on from […]

Google Chrome beta for Android: Review, screenshots and full .apk setup file

Ever since Android rose up to be one of the top mobile OSes and Chrome became the most popular ‘alternative’ browser, one question that everyone has been asking is, why does Android not ship with a version of Chrome for mobile. I personally found this question rather silly, as Google would want Chrome on Android […]

Publish your website / blog post links to Facebook fan page automatically

Social media is rivalling search in many website niches, and increasingly, webmasters and bloggers are making websites geared towards attracting as much referral traffic from social media, as they do from search and direct traffic. SEO was the king in pre-social era, but now, with the advent of Facebook, Twitter, Stumbleupon and others, social media […]

WindowsBackend object has no attribute iso_path error in Wubi Ubuntu installation

After almost a year of not using Ubuntu, I tried out Ubuntu 11.10, codenamed Oneiric Ocelot (what’s up with the harder-to-spell names?). Since this was a trial run, to see how things had changed, I decided to install Ubuntu from within Windows, using the Wubi (Windows based Ubuntu) installer. Wubi installs Ubuntu in a folder […]

“Could not lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock’ error on Ubuntu

In Ubuntu, you can install programs and packages in three ways – terminal commands (sudo apt-get install), Synaptic package manager (which does not come installed by default anymore) and Ubuntu Software Center (which is the preferred way of installing apps on Ubuntu now). One common issue I have faced while using Terminal and/or Synaptic and […]

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