12 December, 2007

Google Apps e-mail with Google Toolbar

So I've more or less switched to using only Google Apps' Webmail (Gmail with your own domain), making Thunderbird obsolete. To that end I've been trying to find a way to make mailto links launch my Google Apps composer window rather than the default Gmail composer window, and also how to make Gmail start by default in https (secure) mode rather than http (plain) mode.

In my search I've stumbled upon several resources, most pointing to using GreaseMonkey and a small script that re-writes all mailto links, another resource pointing to Gmail Manager saying it could handle Google Hosted Accounts (aka. Google Apps accounts), as well as some sites that explains how you fix the Gmail button for Google Toolbar to launch Gmail as https by default.

27 October, 2007

Site moved, again

So I got tired of Servage being slow as hell so I moved back to Surftown, best host for cheap amount of cash I've found.

There might still be a few quirks, most likely related to permissions, that I need to find and work out. If you find any, feel free to comment on them in this post :)

01 September, 2007

Star Trek: The Next Generation

I got the urge the other day to watch some Star Trek: The Next Generation series, unfortunately for me I didn't have the series around here so I accidentally ordered the entire series. That's 7 seasons and a total cost of 2332 SEK at www.DVD.se.

Now I'm just waiting for them to arrive so I can satisfy my urges ;)

06 July, 2007

Comment Spam

It's so bothersome all the comment spam that occurs on blogs all around, a common denominator is that they (almost) always contain links. For this very reason I'm now blocking/blacklisting ALL comments that contain a web address.

20 June, 2007

Lots of updates

I recently switched host from Surftown.dk to Servage.net, mostly just to check Servage out, but also because I know the owner and one of the admins.

So far I must say I'm a bit disappointed. The administration panel isn't as intuitive as the one I used at Surftown, but I guess I can live with it, most of the functions I had at Surftown, and lacks here at Servage, were functions I didn't really use. Servage seems to have problems with responsiveness quite often, can't pinpoint any specific times, it's in periods, usually after I've done a lot of SQL queries, which makes me think they're a bit too restrictive on the number of MySQL connections they allow. -- Time will tell how well Servage fares, my needs aren't big so I doubt I'll have any great concerns.

11 March, 2007

20 must-have Firefox extensions?

So I was reading an article on ComputerWorld with the author listing what he apparently deems to be "must-have" extensions for Firefox. What I found curious, like many other readers, was why the most popular Firefox extension of them all wasn't even mentioned with a single word in the article. The extension is of course none other than Adblock Plus. Most of the extensions mentioned actually had nothing that I would call "must-have", I actually only counted 1, maybe 2 if I'm being nice, that I'd call "must-have" extensions.

In response to that article I'll write my own Top 20 list. I'll also tag each extension as either "must-have" (MH) or "nice-to-have" (NtH). MH extensions are extensions that will/should benefit everyone and NtH extensions are those that really depend on each persons individual needs.

13 February, 2007

Another EverQuest Expansion

Today another expansion for the Massively Mutliplayer Online Roleplaying Game (long one) EverQuest was released, expansion number 13 to be precise, called The Buried Sea.

Not much for me to write on the subject, so go ahead and read the patch notes instead