At the Akamai Edge 2013 Conference today during his Executive Keynote address Dr. Tom Leighton, Akamai CEO & Founder, featured a Raspberry Pi as an example home device capable of running proprietary Akamai software to enable the caching and delivery acceleration of Internet content to the home.
I just ordered by 2011 holiday cards at Shutterfly … I think it came out great!
What do you think?
Beautiful picture taken in 2006 by the Cassini spacecraft of a solar eclipse created by Saturn …
This was the NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day on September 4th, 2011. Click on the picture to link to the NASA site for more details on this image and for larger versions of the image.
Here are a couple of pictures of some wildlife enjoying the lake in my back yard.
Here’s a picture of a mother duck and her eleven babies hanging out in my yard.
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I am now able to automatically have Chrome load iTunes whenever I click on iTunes Preview link such as the one below.
- the browser’s user agent string contains the word “Macintosh”
- the browser is Internet Explorer and the iTunes ActiveX component installed
- the browser is Firefox and the iTunes Mozilla plugin is installed
- an iTunes cookie named “iTunesPresent” set to true in the domain of the Apple web site visiting or in “.apple.com”
The $64 question now is what’s the best way to get the “iTunesPresent” cookie set in domain “.apple.com”.
My first thought was to configure Chrome to use a user agent string containing “Macintosh” and then launch iTunes from the iTunes web site once thereby setting the cookie.
I was perplexed when this didn’t work. Using the built-in debugger in Chrome I proceeded to set a break point in the iTunesDetected function and then single stepped through the function to see what was happening. Even thought I had set my user agent string to “Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_5_3; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.19 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.2.1 Safari/525.19″ using the Chrome command line switch “–user-agent=” debugging showed me that “navigator.agentString” was still set to the default Chrome UAS.
I then reloaded the page and after the breakpoint triggered, I changed “iTunesDetected()” to “true” and began to single step through the code. Once I entered function “its.cookies.setUnescaped” I proceeded to change “if (domain)” to “if (true)” and hard-coded the setting of domainString to ” domain=.apple” (see lines 216 and 217 below).
My PC now contains the iTunesPresent cookie in the “.apple.com” domain which now allows me to automatically launch iTunes from web pages on the iTunes web site using Google Chrome.
Why Apple doesn’t directly support Google Chrome remains a mystery to me. I understand that Google Chrome is a competing product to Apple’s Safari browser, however, I am confident that Apple will make far more revenue from the iTunes store by making the user experience of iTunes best-in-class using any platform or browser.
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If you have a saved search in Twitter that returns no results Twitter doesn’t allow you to remove or delete the saved search. To resolve the problem, all you have to do is to send a new tweet that contains the item that the saved search is looking for. If the saved search is for some hash tag that isn’t popular any more, just include that hash tag in a new tweet. Give Twitter a few minutes after you send the tweet for them to update all of their indexes and when you rerun the search your new tweet should appear in the results and Twitter will then allow you to delete the saved search.
This worked for me today. Here are the specifics of what I did. I had three saved searches that I couldn’t remove. I had the hash tag #amexgiftcard, the word “ch9live” and a search for all tweets to me “to:HeatFanJohn” (I guess I not a very popular recipient of tweets!). I therefore generated a tweet containing all of these items. My new tweet was “@HeatFanJohn Test tweet with #amexgiftcard & ch9live to allow me to delete these saved searches & to:HeatFanJohn — this worked @support !”.
Below is a screenshot of running the saved search “to:HeatFanJohn” right after I sent the tweet. As you can see Twitter hadn’t updated their indexes yet so my search returned no results and as a result Twitter didn’t include the link to remove the saved search.
After waiting a couple of minutes I reran the search and as you can see my new tweet showed up and I was then able to click on the link to remove the saved search.
Voilà! After clicking on “Remove this saved search”, my saved search was deleted!
Again, this method worked for me. I hope that it helps you. Perhaps Twitter will correct this problem soon to eliminate the need for this easy workaround.
“My blog is carbon neutral” is an initiative started in Germany by the “Make it Green!” program. By creating this post about the initiative and emailing them the link to this post, they will plant one tree in the Plumas National Forest in California.
The text below was copied from planet green, a Discovery Company web site.
On their website, Make It Green! explains that a study out of Harvard University shows that the average website is responsible for 0.02 grams of carbon dioxide emissions for every visitor. They then calculated that a blog with 15,000 visitors each month produces 8 pounds of emissions each year. Given that the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change estimates a tree absorbs about 20 pounds of emissions each year — though it is important to note that fewer emissions are absorbed in the tree’s first few years of life — even a blog with thousands of visitors a month can be carbon neutral by planting just one tree.
To date, Make It Green! has helped the Arbor Day Foundation plant about 350 trees in Plumas National Forest, a 1-million-acre forest in northern California that was devastated by forest fires in 2007 (88,000 acres of the forest was destroyed). The 350 trees is a good start, but eco-conscious bloggers can do their part.
How to Take Your Blog Carbon Neutral
- Write a blog post about this initiative and insert one of the buttons from Make It Green! in the post.
- Email the post’s link to Make It Green! at email@example.com
That’s all it takes on your part. Once Make It Green! receives the link, they will plant a tree in Plumas National Park.
It’s important to note that Make It Green! will plant one tree for each domain. But if you’ve got a very popular blog with more than 15,000 viewers per month, you can e-mail Make It Green! to make sure your blog is indeed carbon neutral.
For more information on the project please visit the “What we do page” on Mach’s web site.
If you want to see which blogs we made carbon neutral you can browse through our participant list. Your blog is missing? Then let us know and we will make your blog carbon neutral too!