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CSS Hack – How to Show Your Drop-Down Menu over Flash!

For those of you having trouble showing your CSS drop-down menu over flash, you can add this line of code:

<embed wmode=”transparent” …

so your drop-down menu will be shown over the flash.

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Google Chrome Hack – How to Fix Your Chrome if Chrome Keeps Closing!

Today, my Windows 7 OS decided to de-clutter some files by itself and it did. But after I re-booted my laptop, Google Chrome kept shutting down on me everytime I turned it on.

At first, I thought it was some kind of spyware or virus on my laptop but Firefox was working fine. Then I googled and found that Windows 7 probably corrupted the Chrome user profile files while it was doing its thang.

Here’s how to fix it, really easy, according to Google:

1. Exit Google Chrome completely. 2. Go to the Start menu > Run. 3. Enter one of the following directories

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Necklace DIY – How to Make a Firefox Necklace!

For those of you with some craft skills and want to impress your girlfriend, how about making your lover this DIY Firefox Necklace.  Best of all, this necklace looks rather cool and no one will accuse your girlfriend of using the actual Firefox browser all the time.

I used rubber cement to affix the template to a piece of 18ga. silver sheet, and used a small saw to cut out the shape on top of a jewelry maker’s bench pin, which is that fork-shaped wooden surface you see in the video. Finish it up with files and a lot of sanding using a flex shaft and slotted mandrel. Th

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Firefox Hack – How to Browse the Web Securely and in HTTPS!

For those of you worried about web browsing security, you might want to use Firefox and this HTTPS Firefox add-on which automatically switches your browser to HTTPS whenever it’s detected.

I think this is a great idea, especially for any sites that need a login and they usually provide HTTPS versions.

Many sites on the web offer some limited support for encryption over HTTPS, but make it difficult to use. For instance, they may default to unencrypted HTTP, or fill encrypted pages with links that go back to the unencrypted site.

The HTTPS Everywhere extension fixes

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Acer Chrome OS powered Device Coming at Computex 2010!

Computex 2010 is one of the biggest consumer electronics show held in Taipei, Taiwan.  (You can register here is you want to go.)  I want to go and the airfare is pretty cheap at about $1000 round-trip, non-stop from SFO to Taipei but I don’t know if it’s really worth it.

Anyways, at Computex this year, starting June 1st, Acer, the company that makes a bunch of great laptops and desktops (I am actually writing this blog post on a cheap Acer desktop.), is launching the world’s first Chrome OS device.

This will

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HTML5 DIY – How to Incorporate HTML5 and Flash Seamlessly into Your Website!

You know HTML5 has been making some breakthroughs including causing iPads to be vulnerable to disabling sites like Disney’s Pixar.  Hey, but there’s a solution (sorry, not an app) for that.

You will first have to learn a bit more about HTML5 and how it works.  Basically, you can use the new <video> tag which allows you to embed videos.  Read more about basics of HTML5 at WebMonkey, they have a great short

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Facebook Hack – How to Protect Against Facebook Malware!

For Firefox users, you can use Firefox extension AdBlock and add the following lines to its filters to protect you from Facebook Malware:

UPDATE: There’s also AdBlock for Google Chrome Browser here!

|| || || || || || ##img[src$=”facebook_icon.png”] ||fbcd

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Chrome DIY – How to Fix Linux Chrome Error – “The server’s security certificate is revoked!”

I recently installed Google Chrome browser on my Ubuntu Linux.  Well, everytime I tried to access GMail, I’d get the following error:

“The server security certificate is revoked!”

This error happens to be a time error because my Ubuntu Live USB flash disk defaults to UTC.

To fix, just do:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

and fix your time zone (and time).

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Why I Switched to Google Chrome from Firefox!

Until couple weeks back, I have been using Google Chrome browser as my secondary browser for loading Google-based services. I didn’t really use it fully but decided to make the “full switch” by using Google Chrome for most of my online services. (which proved to be a good choice because now I can get my blogging work done much faster as Chrome is about 2-5 times faster than Firefox)

I still use Firefox but it’s become my secondary browser, I use it for stuff I have multiple logins.

Should you switch to Google Chrome?

I think you should, it&#

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PDF Hack – How to Open Every PDF File with GoogleDocs!

Recently, I’ve stopped using Adobe reader simply because it’s slow and for GoogleDocs does a great job of letting you view PDF files much quicker than Adobe reader.

So, how do you open every PDF file you find online with GoogleDocs?

So long as the PDF file exists online, you can simply use GoogleDocs viewer and paste in the URL of the PDF you want to view.

Another great way to do this automatically is to get the

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