Nearly 3 years ago I wrote a Greasemonkey script to show Google Reader’s unread count in Gmail’s top navigation bar. I was quite satisfied at first and shared it on userscripts.org, but later I found that it was too time-consuming for me since I always wanted to monitor the number and click through when it […]
Earlier today, I wanted to setup a PHP development environment on my MacBook Pro. It was expected to be very simple. As many tutorials said, I just uncommented the “LoadModule php5_module libexec/apache2/libphp5.so”, enabled web sharing in system preferences, and expected to see PHP working by visiting http://localhost/~myusername/. But no luck. Firefox just can’t connect to […]
Native PDF support was initially introduced by Kindle DX and later Kindle 2 also had native support for PDF format. Why PDF on Kindle? Of course if you don’t want the PDF format, you can always send it to Amazon and let them convert it into Kindle’s native .azw format (mobi, actually). But there are […]
Having used fastcgi in lighttpd for a while, I wondered if there was a way to restart one fastcgi site/application without affecting other sites. Because I have many fastcgi sites hosted in a single lighttpd instance, and I don’t want them all to be shut down for a little while each time I want to […]
In February, Amazon bought a touch screen company and since then a touch screen Kindle has been long anticipated by many customers. But the fact is that Kindle 3 came without a touch screen and till now Amazon didn’t say anything about the Kindle touch.
I just got a Kindle 3 (free 3G modle) and I really love it. Listed below are some pros and cons I collected myself after using it for a while.