Thursday, December 22, 2011

How Google Is Helping Our Country

A tropical storm sent hundred thousands of Filipinos devastated leaving them helpless, losing their homes, loved ones, everything. Now, their only hope is the kindness of other people, so people still alive can continue with their lives and rebuild what was lost.

When everyone is buying Christmas gifts, having parties, the people in Mindanao are suffering dearly from the fury of nature. This might be our punishment from God from all we have done wrong, and we pray that He will forgive us and save us from this.

Relying on those rich and wealthy to help our fellow men, Google helped us even in a small way. Giving us the best Christmas gift of all.

Thank you!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Internet Then And Now

In the early days of the internet, as I remember the first time I connected on-line, it's only in text form (yeah, very boring). There were no photos, videos just texts, and you can only connect to libraries like the library of congress, and government sites, nothing else.

In those days, there were only mirc where you can chat on-line. No Facebook, Google+, Youtube and others. And yet, I still find abuse on some chat rooms, where they talk to you and send you lewd photos.

Now, it seems that abuse is very rampant. Copyright infringements like those mp3s being uploaded and shared, videos, porn websites everywhere, which also infect your computers with malware, viruses, etc.

When I see all of these, I can see that the Internet is used for evil purposes rather than good. And, I sometimes wonder if the Internet will give us a better future.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

How To Delete Run History In Eclipse

In the Terminal or Console run:

$./eclipse -clean

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Google Chrome App For The Day: Pixlr-o-matic Photo Editor

A great way to make your photos look unique and cool, install Pixlr-o-matic for Google Chrome. It's very easy to edit your photos and make it look very professional. I personally use this on my artworks, and share them on-line. Here is the link:

Friday, November 4, 2011

Photo Library From American Red Cross

See how your help, helps:

Photo Library
American Red Cross

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Google + Plus And Twitter Chrome Extension

If you love Google Plus and Twitter you will need G+ Twitter for Google Plus Extension for Chrome.
Check it out:

What it does is when you share something, there will be an additional button that says, Share to Twitter automatically. You just have to configure it to use your Twitter account.

That's it!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Google Chrome App For The Day

An appli a day is good for you!

Go to Google Web Store using Google Chrome, and search for Wikipedia. It just creates a link to the website, but it's nice to have it on your apps list. That is not what I want to share but Wikibooks. Since it's holiday, you may want to read books and learn something new today! I learned Blender 3D from Wikibooks in those days (Although, I still buy from Amazon).You can download it in PDF for your PC. Here's the link:

Friday, October 28, 2011

Kdenlive Problem ? Easy Fix : Stupeflix Video Editor

No Kdenlive? So what!?! Here's another great solution: Stupeflix Video Editor for Google Chrome from Google Chrome Web Store. Works great! Even my sister likes it; even my dog; and make Puss in Boots look green in envy. It's like your video masterpiece was made using Apple's iMovie! It's like having a Mac!

The great thing about this is rendering of videos is blazing fast, it doesn't need a high-end PC since it uses its own servers on the cloud. The only required is fast, broadband connection to upload your videos. But, to make your videos great, make it short and simple. I used Pitivi once to just cut or slice the videos into small bits and upload them altogether, choose a theme or template and there you have it: Hollywood at its finest that it makes me meow for more!!! :)

Hey, how about a Puss in Boots costume?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New Chrome Web Store With Thousands Of Apps For All Your Google Chrome Needs

I never thought I've seen the day! Applications? On a web browser? Now, with Google Chrome Web Store it is POSSIBLE!!!

All you need is download and install Google Chrome on your Linux:

Then click the plus (+) icon to create a new tab, and click the Web Store. There you'll find THOUSANDS of apps some of them FREE!!!

Go ahead, try one now! It won't hurt your disk!

Check it out:


Monday, October 24, 2011

Ubuntu 11.10 Kdenlive Problem

I can't seem to run Kdenlive in Ubuntu 11.10. Having some problem detecting SDL module in MLT framework. To be honest, no solution here but to install another great program called Openshot, which works.

Again, sorry to disappoint you guys with this Ubuntu upgrade. Hopefully, they get it fixed right away. So, my advice is to stick with the previous versions of what you have rather upgrade. I guess, we all learned a lesson.

Thank you for your patience.

(Update) I have another solution for your video editing needs on this post:

It looks promising.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

How To Fix Could Not Connect To JACK Server As Client In Ubuntu 11.10

Ok, there seems to be a bug in jackd or ALSA or PulseAudio. I've been working since yesterday to get it to run and did these:

You need to un-install jackd2 and install jackd1 instead using Synaptic.

Then, install Ardour (686), and remove the Ardour default installation.

Run Audacity.

Launch QjackCtl and click Setup->Interface to hw:0,0 or default (vice-versa).

That's it! 

How To Create A Website Using Google Web Toolkit And App Engine

Install Sun Java JRE and JDK:

  • Installing Sun Java from the command line

$sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-bin sun-java6-jdk sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-fonts

  • Choosing the default Java to use

$sudo update-alternatives --config java

  • Then, choose Sun Java

Download and install Eclipse:

  • Choose Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers.

Set-up JDK in Eclipse:

  • Window->Preferences->Java->Installed JREs.
  • Click Add, Standard VM->JRE Home, click Directory and choose:
/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun, then click Finish.
  • Check java-6-sun.

Install Google Web Toolkit and Google App Engine Plug-ins:

  • Help->Install New Software->Click Add, and Use this URL To Download:

  • To install GWT, use this URL:

Now, that everything have been set-up, create a new project:
  • First, you must have a Google Account using Google App Engine.
  • Then, sign-in in Eclipse at the bottom left.
  • In Eclipse, File->New->Web Application Project.
  • Fill-in Project Name and Package, click Finish.
  • Right-click on the created project in the Project Explorer->Google->Deploy to App Engine (This may take awhile).
  • To run the web app, right-click the project->Debug As->Web Application.

You will see a link to launch a web browser. You need to install Google Chrome for debugging, and install the Chrome Web Toolkit Plugin.

  • Add the Browser: Window->Preferences->General->Web Browser. Chrome is located here: /usr/bin/google-chrome.
  • Double-click the link when debugging, then run Chrome.

You will see it's default web application.  

Here's the link on how to Set-up Eclipse for Google Web Toolkit:

Next blog post, we'll do some coding.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Linux Is The Best Free OS In The World !!! How To Upgrade Ubuntu 11.04 To 11.10

Ok, I've tried it, and it is simply AWESOME!!! Look at the gorgeous wallpapers; look at the icons; it's simply gorgeous and beautiful in the eyes, look at the Software Center, it's all FREE!!!

What I did was upgraded my existing Ubuntu 11.04 installation, just clicked Ok and choose the default answers, and it's done, THAT simple!

Go ahead, don't be shy, why don't you try it?

Next blog post, I'll teach you how to create a website FREE using Ubuntu 11.10!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Ubuntu 11.10 Is Here !!!

What are you waiting for, Ubuntu 11.10 is Here!!! 
  • Free Software at its finest
  • Open Source All The Way
  • It's Good Looking (yeah, they're talking about me)
  • Sexy like a fox
  • But, I still haven't tried it
  • I'm not being paid
  • But, it's FREE! FREE! FREE! that it HURTS!
Get it Now, And Learn To Earn Money Today!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Using Free (Open Source) Software To Earn Money And Do The Right Thing

There is no money in computers, but then Linux, open source software comes along.

Free software like Linux (and all the other linux desktop variants), will definitely help you do something to earn money. It's like your first steps towards a journey through educating yourself, working hard to make ends meet. I cannot promise you fame and fortune, but it will definitely help you get started.

So, what do you need? A lot of time; a lot of patience. Learn everything you could learn about Linux, in short, learn the trade. From there on, you can make books, e-books, design and create websites, Python (for Google App Engine), PHP (for Facebook), Java (for Android), C++ (Qt for Android by Necessitas and Maestro), and etc.

Besides, money isn't everything. The most important thing in life is learning and doing the right thing.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

There Is No Money In Computers

I’ve been unemployed for more than three years, and resorted to selling ebooks, software that I developed, digital photos, digital artworks, adsense, etc., on-line. After living years on my own, working in my small room, I must admit that there is no money selling on-line using a computer. The truth is, computers will only make you spend more than earn money. Today, you will see tablets, iphones, androids, anywhere in Youtube, CNET, ZDNet, and other tech websites, but you all see them selling to you and not buying from you. You are not benefitting from these so much technology. I bet that once you buy a tablet, you will spend money, and the money you invested does not give you anything in return except money being spent.

Monday, August 8, 2011

How To Repair Broken Packages

I've encountered some broken .deb packages in Humble Indie Bundle 3 like Osmos and Revenge Of The Titans. To install Osmos, from the command line:

$sudo dpkg -i [deb package]

Warning: This method may generate broken packages. To fix this, run Ubuntu Software Center and a pop-up will appear telling you to repair the broken packages. Click repair. It will download the missing packages.

Or, you may try to install the .tar.gz files rather than the .deb packages (Haven't tried this but it may work, and which is safer).

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Humble Indie Bundle 3 Games For Linux

Humble Indie Bundle 3 is available now.

Great games for your Ubuntu Linux like Cogs, And Yet It Moves, etc.

You may choose what price you want to give and where your money will go.

Check it out:

Note: This is for limited time only.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Delete Thumbnail Cache Of Dolphin In Kubuntu 11.04

Go to home directory view hidden files, and delete ~/.thumbnails.

Monday, July 18, 2011

How To Fix Splash Screen In Kubuntu 11.04

Install Start-Up Manager application.

Current resolution: 1024x768
Color Depth: 24bit

Boot options->check Show boot splash and un-check Show text during boot.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Kubuntu 11.04 Partitioning Your Hard Drive

Although you can install the KDE desktop on your Ubuntu Gnome or Unity, it's better to install it as dual-boot and creating a partition for it. Don't forget to create an extended partition rather than primary partition since your drive can accommodate only 4 primary partitions. The recommended partitioning scheme would be:

/ - root should have enough space for the entire OS and additional software. In my experience, it's better to assign at least 100 GB, for applications, games, etc.
/boot - boot partition should have at least 250 MB.
/swap - This depends on your installed RAM or memory. If you have 4GB of RAM or less, assign 2GB or more.

Kubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu that uses KDE as Desktop Manager like Gnome or Unity for Ubuntu. There are others, like Xubuntu for lower-cpu computers, Edubuntu for schools and others.

Check-out their website:

Monday, June 27, 2011

How To Dual-Boot Meego and Ubuntu 10.04

First, you have to prepare these requirements:

Ubuntu Live CD
MeeGo USB Thumb Drive.
A Netbook with Intel Atom processor.
Internet Connection.

First, install Gparted in Ubuntu and partition your resize your drive to free disk space (At least 20GB).

Install Image-Writer in Ubuntu and put MeeGo image you downloaded to a 4GB USB Drive.

Restart and boot from your USB Drive where your MeeGo is.

Install MeeGo on the partition you have free space (Be sure you select Use Free Disk Space and NOT remove the Ubuntu partition). Important: you must use EXT3 as your filesystem and not the standard BTRFS.

Boot from your Ubuntu Live CD and add: ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair in Software Sources.
Install Boot-Repair.

Run Boot-Repair, after that Restart.

Now you have Ubuntu and MeeGo shown as unknown os.

Note: You can also triple boot Ubuntu, MeeGo and even Windows. But, you have to install Windows, Ubuntu, MeeGo, respectively.

Reference Links: Boot-Repair Graphical Tool

Saturday, June 25, 2011

How to Set-up Qt for Android

Download Qt SDK for Android. Install in /opt/necessitas by sudo in terminal.

Download Android SDK and NDK, then extract.

Go to the Android SDK folder under /tools, run ./android

Install SDK version 2.2.

Download Apache Ant 1.8.0 and install OpenJDK SDK. Check by $ant -version

Go to Qt Creator->Tools->Qt4 add qmake path to Qt for Android SDK.

Go to Android tab->Browse the Android SDK, NDK, and Ant. Add AVD (100MB).

Go back to Qt4 tab, Build GDB, QML debuggers (Build All).

Open Project Files and go to Project->Run->Package Configurations Details->Application Libraries and check all.

Go to Deploy Configurations Details->Install Ministro and Download and browse for Ministro.apk.

This will install the Qt libraries to the Android Virtual Device (AVD).

hen creating a Qt Quick project, Add a Resource folder for all QML and contents (.qrc).

Reference Links:


You must save your session before shutting down your computer: System->Start-up Applications->Options, then check Automatically remember running applications before logging-out, and click the Remember Current Running Applications.

Don't forget to comment out the set orientation code, or it will have build errors.

Also, once you successfully run the application on the Android emulator, when you open your source code again, don't update it or you will lose changes you've made and you will have to re-install the Ministro and Qt libraries.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

How To Fix Render Window In Blender

Using the Netbook Remix instead of Gnome, you may encounter rendering problem when using Blender. To fix this, you just disable Maximus Windows Management: System->Start-up applications->uncheck Maximus then log-out.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

iTunes, Quicktime, Safari in Ubuntu 10.04 Using PlayOnLinux

Wine version: 1.2.2 (Current version)
Run installed Safari, executable for Flash player to install.
Configure Wine->Windows XP->Graphics->uncheck Allow Pixel Shader. (This fixes the Quicktime bug, which allows you to watch Apple's Quicktime movies.

To install Flash inside where you installed Safari:
Click Install->Install a .pol package or an unsupported application.
Manual Installation->Forward->Edit an existing application->choose the prefix you named where you installed Safari, then please select the install file to run, and choose the Flash Installer file which you downloaded, and install. After installation completes, in POL, click Cancel. This is how to install other applications inside a wineprefix you created.

Saturday, March 12, 2011


I recorded this song after the deadly tsunami that hit the country.

Do you like the sound font?

Japan by sc_2009

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

How To Install Meego SDK in Ubuntu 10.10

Download and install the meego sdk installer from the website.
Using Synaptic Package Manager, install qt-creator, and g++.

That's it!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Intel Saves The Day For Meego

Please read this link:

Meego will be saved after all.

You can install the netbook version from their website using Virtualbox 3.1.

You can read this guide:

Monday, February 14, 2011

Meego and Ubuntu Netbook Edition

We all know what happened to the news about Nokia and Microsoft, and some aren't happy. The good news is, we still have Ubuntu.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Learn Objective C in Ubuntu Using GNUStep

If you want to learn Objective C, but don't have the money yet to buy a Mac, you can use Ubuntu 10.04 using GNUStep. Just install from Ubuntu Software Center and search for gnustep, projectcenter (Xcode in Mac), and gorm (Interface Builder in Mac).

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Facebook Has No SSL?

Have you noticed? There is no encryption when you log-in to Facebook? Is this true?
All popular websites use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to encrypt your username and password when you log-in. How come Facebook doesn't use this security feature?

Saturday, January 8, 2011

SoundCloud Sharing Music Player Problem

The first time I posted my music with the embedded music player, it won't play. After I found out that the music play button is not aligned (you have to hover your mouse button a little lower or higher than the play button). Or, you may just click on this link:

Note: This applies to Safari Web Browser.

Hope this helps.