Prayer Clock 0.1.4 released


Prayer Clock 0.1.4 is released, together with JPrayer Clock. Not many changes.

The important change is to solve the relative path problem. This is because if create a launcher on the desktop on Ubuntu, one cannot launch the application. This is because the application will load the XML files in the current working directory, where the current working directory might not be the directory of the Prayer Clock.

Click here to download.

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GNOME Commander for Ubuntu


When I was using Windows to manage my files, I always open a lot of windows to move my files. Even the window is already open, I will open a new window.  Because it is difficult for me to find the opened windows. And my taskbar will full of tasks.

So, I tried to find a Windows Explorer replacement. Tried all the best free file managers by Gizmo’s Freeware. Then, only FreeCommander fulfils my needs. There is no need to open a lot of windows.

Moving to Ubuntu, Nautilus is the default file manager of Ubuntu. I face the same problem as using Windows. So, the software similar to FreeCommander on GNOME based OS is GNOME Commander. It is very useful.

However, I just found that delete files using GNOME Commander does not move the file to Trash. This is a drawback.

Chromium is really good in netbook


Compare to the Firefox, I prefer to run Chromium in my netbook. This is because the screen of the netbook is small, and the resolution is low. Using Firefox, the toolbars and file menu already occupies half of the screen. I think Firefox 4.0 will solve my problem.

Then, using Firefox on the netbook with Ubuntu, playing Castle Age will make Firefox slow down. May be the reason is the netbook memory is smaller than normal laptop.

However, I am still using Firefox on Ubuntu. Because of the powerful extensions on Firefox, such as DownThemAll, FlashGot, etc.

USBDeview, very good


My laptop has a built-in webcam. I was doing video capturing using webcam. Suddenly, the webcam could not function. Then I tried to restart, hopefully fix the problem. After restart, there was a taskbar notification mention that there is an unrecognized malfunction USB device. (I am using Windows 7)

So, how to solve this problem? This was not a driver problem. And I thought that maybe the webcam was broken or some hardware problem.

Since it was a USB device (mentioned by Windows), I tried to use USBDeview. Run USBDeview with administrator privilege. Select all the items in the list. Uninstall them. Restart the computer.

Then, Windows will detect the USB device (built-in webcam), and install the device correctly.