Friday, July 22, 2011

Invert scroll?

 

So Mac OSX Lion has been released, and they (they did not just do that!!) reversed the mouse scroll.

So fine, we have spent well over 25 years learning to scroll one way. And all of a sudden, Stevie boy says that we have been doing it wrong all along.

Incidentally, I was thinking about scrolling a week ago. My parents always insist I am going “down” when they see the page going “up”. So I suppose all these years, we have been controlling the scroll bar on the page, not the page itself. Apple calls it “natural scrolling”

It might be a bit disorienting at first, but it does make a lot of sense now, and my dad has completely stopped wondering why the page is going in the opposite direction!

I see sense in it, and now, I shall try to live with inverted scroll for a week. How? The internet shall provide for me!!

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Step 1:  Download and install Auto Hotkey Basic from here.

Step 2: Download and run the mouse inversion script from http://www.howtogeek.com

Click here to download the script.

Step 3: Double click the script file to run it. you will have an icon in your system tray to remind you that from now on, Up is Down, and Down is Up! :D

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bomb Blasts in Bombay. aka Mumbai.

 

 

Star news. 3 Bomb Blasts in Bombay just a while ago. Zaveri Bazaar, Oepra house, and a taxi in Dadar. Over 100 injured reported so far. Seen on Star News.

 

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Stay safe!


EDIT: 4th at Roxy Theatre just reported.

EDIT 2: 7:48pm

Here’s a link to a live TV stream reporting the same

http://ibnlive.in.com/livetv/

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Magic the Gathering 2012 OCTGN sets (unofficial low res)

 

 

So do you like playing Magic The Gathering? Itching to try the new Magic 2012 deck? You can, if you have octgn. If you've been using it already, the stuff you want is at the end of this post.

Well, while the awesome devs are still making the hi res cards for the official release of the Magic 2012 cards, you can still try out the unofficial release. This is the Magic 2012 card set for octgn. If you play it, you know what it is.

Download Link: http://bit.ly/pJ6Gbn


It took me a while to track this down, so I thought I would post it on my blog to make finding it easier now.

Enjoy! ^_^

Edit: 31July2011: Replaced dead link with working link.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Migrate from Facebook to Google Plus. Here’s how.

So Google's new Social networking website Google + is the hottest new thing in town. A lot of people are in. And a vast majority of them, like me are looking to move in permanently.

Tired of Facebook? Bored of all the 97% Spam? Don’t want to click the suspicious link of an underclothed girl that’s on your mom’s profile? Out of your mind deleting requests from farmer and mafia wannabes? Google Plus seems like a haven now, doesn’t it?

The biggest thing that Facebook has going for it right now are the photo albums. Posts, comments and other blurbs are but random things that won’t really hold as much nostalgic value for me, as do my photographs. And with over 3500 photographs uploaded to Facebook, it’s no easy task shifting them all to g+. But as it turns out, it was.
As it turns out, Facebook lets you download all your private data on their servers in a neat zip file. Mine was about 450 MB. That was all the photographs I have ever uploaded, my notes, my posts and all the comments on them, as well as the latest version of my profile page. Here’s how I downloaded all my photos and data off Facebook, without violating their terms and conditions (which discourage use of third party tools and scripts from downloading data en masse from their servers) The action happens at www.facebook.com/download, and picasa desktop http://picasa.google.com.

Here is a step by step guide with screenshots of how I did it.
Step 1:
Log into Facebook with your account.
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Step 2:
Go to the top right hand side of your Facebook page. Click on “Account Options.”


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Step 3:
Click on “Download Your Information
 
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Step 4:
You will now be at www.facebook.com/download Click on the download button. You might get a popup like this.

Click on the Download Button once again. And wait. It takes a few hours, usually. But if you miss the email, and Facebook makes a new backup of your data, you’ll have to start this process over again.
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Step 5:
Once you get an email from Facebook announcing the readiness of your download, follow the link, and validate yourself. You will be asked to
a. Enter your password
b. recognise your facebook friends from tagged images of them. If you’re the sort who adds people without really knowing them, then you might have trouble here. You’re allowed two skips at this stage.
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Step 6:
Once you validate yourself, the download will begin. Be advised that download managers will not work here. If the download times out, you will have to restart the download from your email or from www.facebook.com/download.
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Step7:
Celerbate! You how have a local copy of your Facebook data! Just unzip them photos to a place you will remember. I created a folder in My Pictures called “FB Photos”
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Now that you have all your images, the best way to get them on your g+ profile is via Picasa. Picasa now offers unlimited storage for images below 2048x2048. It’s safe to say that all photos uploaded to Facebook have been subjected to compression that will make them fit this specification, so you do not have to worry about using up your storage space in Picasa web albums.
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Step 8:
Download Picasa desktop from: http://picasa.google.com/
Once the software is installed and set up, run it, and let it scan your computer for images. You tech savvy kids might want to use the folder manager to specify which folders to scan and which to ignore. Winking smile Incase you missed the setup, you can find the folder manager in Tools > Folder Manager. Make sure not to exclude the place where you’ve saved your Facebook photos!

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Step 9:
Once Picasa is done sniffing your Images, you will find a folder corresponding to every Facebook album you have uploaded. You can click on each folder to view it’s contents. Now begins the difficult part.

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The top right side of every folder has a toggle to “Sync with Webalbums”. Set this toggle to “On” for all the image folders you want to upload to your Picasa web albums account. I don’t quite remember what settings I’d but remember to set the image size to anything Less than 2048x2048 pixels.
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Step10:
Wait. If you have a lot of photos, Picasa will take a while to upload them all. Once your images are uploaded, you can check them out in your Google Plus Profile. You can set their privacy as you want, and share them with your friends!


Hope you enjoy shifting to Google Plus as much as I have!

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