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No master pages in Xara Xtreme? Use repeated objects.


Xara Xtreme Pro is a vector illustration application similar to Adobe Illustrator. The last Illustrator version I really used was version 9. When it became CS, it’s too heavy on my AMD machine. It’s worst on my notebook back then… half an hour to open an illustration for a 2 meter bunting! Which led me […]

Jaunty Jackalope (Ubuntu 9.4) is Here!


Get the desktop version here: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download. Woohoo!!! Time to have fun this Labor Day weekend!

Creating Separators in Vista Start Menu


I don’t like Windows to keep track of programs I use often because it doesn’t really got it right. At the same time, I am not much of a fan of the Vista Start Menu when it comes to the All Programs menu. To keep programs I use often close at hand, I disabled the […]

Block Ads in IE8 with Built-In InPrivate Filtering


Create an XML file somewhere (on your desktop is good). The contents should be like the following: <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?> <rss version=”2.0″ xmlns:wf=”http://www.microsoft.com/schemas/webfilter/2008“> <channel> <title>blocker</title> <description>Export of InPrivate Filtering</description> <item> <description>MSN Advertisements</description> <wf:blockRegex><![CDATA[.*ads.*\.msn\.com.*]]></wf:blockRegex> </item> </channel> </rss>

Finally, Vista On My Notebook


Finally, I’ve upgraded to Vista. Held on to XP for some time but I can’t stand that it slows down a lot when there are a lot of files in a folder. Since folders I work on (XML source files) contains thousands of files, that’s just too disruptive. So, I backed up XP and installed […]

The 6 Editions of Windows 7


It seems that Microsoft will release 6 editions of Windows 7. More than the number of editions for Vista! However, according to Microsoft, each edition will be a superset of a lower edition. So, you won’t get confused like when choosing Vista where choosing a Business edition means losing some feature of Home Premium and […]

Synergy in Ubuntu 8.10 Lag Problem


Synergy in my spiffy new Ubuntu 8.10 lags when connected to my Windows XP desktop. I don’t have any problems when I am using the Synergy in Windows XP on the same notebook and the same wireless connection. I read in the Hardy Heron forums that the lagging problem can be worked around by starting […]

Intrepid Ibex and the IdeaPad – WiFi now just works!


I’ve just upgraded my Lenovo 3000 Y410 (IdeaPad Y410 in Malaysia) from Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) to 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex). I used the alternate installer CD to install (had a lot of problems to connect the wireless) and after that, the wireless just works! Finally! No more the need to put the Y410 to sleep […]