Good news to all people for whom being private in Internet counts. Some Netherlands based company started to provide free, that’s right completely free, VPN service. It’s enough to register and you can enjoy 128-bit encryption over your Internet connection which would gain you some privacy. You don’t have to install any software, just configure VPN connection in your system. Of course as it’s new and it’s free be careful, because all your Internet traffic would go through their servers first.
Quick tip of the day. If you want to install Google Desktop on Vista 64 bit do as follows: 1. Click Start menu -> Run or tap Windows sign and “r” at once on keyboard. 2. Type “cmd” and press Enter. 3. Navigate to folder which contains GoogleDesktopSetup.exe (Google Desktop installer). 4. Type GoogleDesktopSetup.exe /force That’s it! Your installation was just started, proceed with the wizard to setup application. Enjoy!
Last night I’ve moved from Linux to Windows hosting. And this showed the new WordPress issue (or my lack of skills). I’ve moved everything and migrated SQL DB, but it didn’t worked. I was receiving error 500. As Google is giving me only tips how to migrate from Windows to Linux, not backward, I was forced to figure out something. As you can see I’ve succeeded. Blog is up and running, however Flickr plugin isn’t working properly, but I hope to fix it in few coming days.
There is a little thunder on the net about add-on for Firefox called Microsoft .Net Framework Assistant 1.0 which was installed automatically via Windows Update. There are voices against as well as the ones which try to defend it. Some people even think that it’s some danger, like malware and stuff. Well, it isn’t. This new add-on will just let Firefox users install software using ClickOnce service, which basically lets you install apps directly from browser and provides you with more security as software is not interfering your operating system.
Microsoft announced that his new baby (Windows 7) would be available for public on October 22nd this year. It’s pretty soon. Hopefully there would be not so many issues like with Vista (which was also released pretty quick). As person who was involved in Windows 7 localization process I must say that indeed there was a rush, sometimes too much. But as I saw latest build (newer than RC), system looks fine.
There is new service called Wolfram which is being called by some people “the search engine”. But it’s not, it’s more like question/answer service, but using software instead of other humans to answer. For instance if you would look for “zamosc” (my hometown) in Google y0u’ll find links to several websites with word “zamosc” on it. But if you will search for the same phrase in Wolfram then you would receive data like population, current weather and so on.