Archive for September, 2009

Sage is an rss reader?

September 8, 2009

I’ve been using Sage, more frequently than I intended to as my RSS feed reader. Sage is a lightweight atom and rss feed reader extension for firefox. The default style feels a bit clunky, not too easy on the eyes, but it allows for custom css styles, and there are many available. The one I currently use is Akzente. If you follow the link you’ll find instructions on how to install and set it up too. It’s really simple.

A preview of the style can be found here.

Adobe 64bit flash Ubuntu Karmic Alpha 5

September 7, 2009

I’ve upgraded to Karmic Koala Alpha a couple days ago and realized I am missing flash again. Due to the apturl bug here, firefox wouldn’t do what’s neccessary to install it so I decided to do it the good old fashioned way which thus far, has not failed me yet.

$ wget http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/libflashplayer-10.0.32.18.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz
$ tar xvzf libflashplayer-10.0.32.18.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz
$ mkdir .mozilla/plugins # if it doesn't exist
$ mv libflashplayer.so .mozilla/plugins/

Provided you’ve uninstalled your previously installed versions, you should be able to open to check whether everything is ok by typing ‘about:plugins’ in your URL location bar. You should see something like the following at the bottom of the page, at which point you can test by visiting your favorite flash site such as http://www.fat-pie.com.
firefoxflash