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Archive for May, 2009

SourceForge Acquires Ohloh Open Source Directory and Network

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• May 30th, 2009 • Filed under: Open-Source

SourceForge the group behind SourceForge.net is known as a meeting place for open source software developers. Ohloh is known for tracking open source software development, it brings together developers and user. In Ohloh, its easy to know who is using what application, who’s the developer behind it and what the community, you and me, think […]

Specto brings Instant Notifications and More to your Desktop

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• May 29th, 2009 • Filed under: Open-Source, Ubuntu

Linux/Gnome: Specto, now version 0.3 release candidate 1 is a little dock-able desktop notification tool, that night-watches your email accounts, prefered websites, feeds, Facebook and informs you when these accounts are updated; say a new mail, a Facebook status update, new feeds and so on and provides a “Jump to” link to the updated account […]

Bring Feeds to your Desktop with Google Reader Gadget

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• May 29th, 2009 • Filed under: Ubuntu

Windows/Linux: Google Desktop has a new gadget that allows you to import your feeds directly to the Desktop. Google Reader Gadget still needs to be polished, as it practically imports only text and not text with images and or video. This makes it a less appetising to Google RSS Reader. Besides Google Reader Gadget does […]

Add Facebook-like Chat to your Website with the jQuery Chat Module

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• May 27th, 2009 • Filed under: Browsers, Firefox, Google Chrome & Chromium, Open-Source

If you like the Facebook type of chat and want something similar on your website, then this jQuery chat module is exactly what you are looking for. Though it lacks rosters, you can’t see which users are online, it is rather easy to implement. [update] How it effectively functions, I can’t say. I haven’t tested […]

WordPress: The Frame Breaker Plugin Gets Rid of the Digg ToolBar and other Frames

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• May 27th, 2009 • Filed under: Open-Source, WordPress

Diggbar or DiggToolbar is a virtual toolbar that sits on top of all articles/stories linked from Digg.com. It puts your webpage inside a permanent IFRAME, so when you navigate to another webpage, the toolbar remains on top.