Category Archives: Web


Lighttpd Versus Nginx!

Today(or yesterday now), I spent like 10 hours trying to figure out why my web server kept going down.

Well, I did upgrade to Lighttpd couple months back, which is much better web server than Apache. (YouTube runs on Lighttpd btw.)

One of the problems I encountered even with the latest version of Lighttpd is “memory leak”.

For server with light traffic, this memory leak isn’t too awful as it can take a year or so before you need to re

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2011 Audi A8 is First Car Equipped Google Earth and Maps!

With Google’s new GoogleMaps Navigation threatening to take over the whole map industry, here’s the first bite from Google, a 2011 Audi A8 that will be equipped with Google Maps and Google Earth!

As for me, I will be happy that Google Maps is finally making their way into new cars as I find on-board GPS from other manufacturers either horrible, un-usable, or simply are out of style/date.

Why didn’t they do this earlier?

Definitely, year 2010 and 2011 will be the year of Google, especially when you consider the fact that Google is rolling out th

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Steadicam DIY – How to Make a Steadicam Camera/Camcorder Stabilizer!

Last night I couldn’t go to sleep until 3AM (hence some lack of posts today) but I was researching on how to make a camera stabilizer as I wanted to take some action shots with my new Canon EOS 7D camera.

Well, luckily I found like a whole bunch of different ways without having to spend hundreds or thousands on a commercial Merlin Steadicam.

These ideas should

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Google Hack – I am Feeling Lucky New Years Countdown!

Do you want to know how many seconds are left until the next year?

Well, simply go to Google’s homepage and hit the “I am Feeling Lucky” button, you will get the New Years Countdown in seconds at the bottom of the screen.  Make sure your javascript is turned on your browser for it to work!

(Thanks James for the tip!)

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Rocket Launch Spotted from a Consumer Airplane! [VIDEO]

Here’s a rather “fun” video of rocket launch in China video-ed by a man in a consumer airplane.  I hope they make sure there’s no airplanes around the next time they launch a rocket.

What is the rocket failed to reach space and ricochet into that very plane the man is taking video from?

Definitely something to think about, it’s called safety.


But yes, it’s rather cool to see the rocket from an airplane for sheezy.

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DIY WiFi Netbook RC Car!

What do you get when you mix an RC car, netbook, and WiFi?  You get the DIY WiFi Netbook RC car that you can control over WiFi and also stream video/audio via ethernet.

This could be a fun project for those of you who want to make a WiFi robot with your old netbook.

This project is basically an RC car that you can control over a local network or the Internet. Real time video and audio feeds are available to the operator and observers of the car. Unlike many other sol

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Google Hack – How to Get Real-Time Twitter Results on Google Search!

Google has just announced their new addition of real-time search.  Although it will be implemented on the regular Google search over the next couple days or access Hot Trends on Google Trends to see a demo, you can also get real-time results on your Google search query by adding the parameter &esrch=RTSearch to end of your URL.

So a Google search “GM”,

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Browser Equality Might Actually Come Soon to Europe

For awhile now, Europe has finally been trying to get things straight with Microsoft, who has been monopolizing browser market for as long as we can remember.

The EU’s antitrust case, which kicked off last January, had been sparked by complaints filed by Opera in December 2007, when the Norwegian browser maker accused Microsoft of shielding IE from real competition by bundling it with Windows. To level the playing field, the commission wants M

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Twitter Hack – How to Back Up Your Tweets with Google Calendar!

Here’s a free site you can use to back up all your tweets on Google Calendar so you never have to blame Twitter itself for not having back-up options:

Twistory, is a new Twitter-app site that lets you back-up your valuable tweets on Google Calendar through Google API.  It’s simple to use and all you have to do is enter your Twitter username to get started.  Of course, if you use your Google Calendar for other purposes, we suggest you to make a new Twitter-backup account for Google Calendar so it stays separate.

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Facebook DIY – How to Customize your Facebook Page!

Recently, I have been trying to customize my own Facebook Page and have found this great tutorial on how to customize your Facebook Page!

The author details the use of FBML Static Page App that helps you to add your own custom code:

Do a search for “static FBML” on Facebook (or just click here), and click “Add to my Page” in the upper-left. A dialog pop-over will appear with a list of Pages you administer. Select the Page you want to customize by clicking the “Add to Page” but

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