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I’ve moved to Posterous

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After some time on and off blogging and WordPress I’ve decided to start using Posterous instead.

My new blog is located at www.mlevit.posterous.com. I’ve always loved WordPress but it’s a much more professional blogging platform than I need.

Posterous allows me to easily send in posts via my chosen email client and perfectly formats everything for me. There’s no mucking around, there’s no loading times and there’s no excess features that I’ll never use.

From now on I will be stopping my Posterous from posting my new posts here. If you wish to follow my new blog I will be more than happy.

 

Thanks,

Marat

Written by Marat

November 30, 2009 at 14:33

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How to chat on Facebook without going to facebook.com

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What you'll need:

  1. Pidgin
  2. Facebook Chat for Pidgin

How to set it up:

Firstly you must download and install Pidgin (see link above). What is Pidgin?

Pidgin is a chat program which lets you log in to accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on MSN, talking to a friend on Google Talk, and sitting in a Yahoo chat room all at the same time.

Pidgin is compatible with the following chat networks out of the box: AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MySpaceIM, and Zephyr. It can support many more with plugins.

Pidgin supports many features of these chat networks, such as file transfers, away messages, buddy icons, custom smilies, and typing notifications. Numerous plugins also extend Pidgin's functionality above and beyond the standard features.

So it's basically a free chat client that supports pretty much every chat network out there. And if a chat network isn't supported by Pidgin out of the box, a plugin will most likely exist providing this support. This leads me nicely to the second step which is download and install Facebook Chat for Pidgin (see link above). Download the .exe file and install it.

Once that's installed, run Pidgin > Accounts > Manage Accounts > Add > select Facebook from the Protocol drop down list and enter your credentials > Click Add.

You're done. There's nothing else to do but chat away with your Facebook friends without having to go to facebook.com.

Thanks

Written by Marat

November 30, 2009 at 13:42

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Nissan’s self-healing Scratch Shield paint to be applied to mobile phones

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A while back, Nissan scientists helped to develop a paint clearcoat called Scratch Shield that can self-repair light scratches overnight or over the course of a week.

Now the Japanese automaker is spreading the love, licensing the technology to Japan’s largest wireless company, NTT DoCoMo. The clearcoat uses a special top layer of highly elastic resin that gives the coating a ‘flexibility’ that reportedly means that it can prevent or “heal” 80% of surface marks. The coating itself is also tougher, so it is less susceptible to marks in the first place.

Very interesting technology. Would be useful for almost any product I can think of. This would be especially useful for mobiles, cameras… really anything mobile that gets used everyday.

Lets hope it get adopted quickly by many more manufacturers.

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Written by Marat

November 30, 2009 at 10:20

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Dilbert comic strip for 11/29/2009

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Brilliant😛

Written by Marat

November 30, 2009 at 9:29

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Life

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Ah so much to look forward too😦

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Written by Marat

November 29, 2009 at 20:12

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Thanksgiving 2009 (U.S.)

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Awesome😛

Written by Marat

November 27, 2009 at 12:17

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Prego Baby Fail

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Seriously have to love Yahoo Answers.

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Written by Marat

November 26, 2009 at 22:27

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