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Showing posts from December, 2007

NextPlease! An Essential FF/Iceweasel plugin

Update(Sep 21, 2008) : As of now Nextplease! plugin doesn't work with Firefox 3 Here is plugin that I can't do without. NextPlease! is a highly configurable extension that allows you to jump to next and previous links on search results pages, like Google, Yahoo, Ebay, Amazon, and many other sites. NextPlease! can be triggered via keyboard shortcuts, toolbar...The older version of this plugin used to work fine with the Next/Previous links were image links but simple simple hypertext links were an issue. In the screenshot of the NextPlease! menu you can see it that only image links can assigned. The newer versions of plugin allows the use of simple link phrases too.
The plugin comes along with a comprehensive documentation too. Usually firefox plugins don't have great documentation, but this one does!!!. Overall this plugin is neat and makes surfs a hundred of more page listings easy.

MySQL Server Gotcha

Sorry folks been busy for a while but I am back now!! The mysql server had been absent on my desktop Debian box for long time now as I haven't been doing any web app development. A little time I took to set things the way I liked ( my standard development setup is disable mysql from listening on public TCP port and serve local database requests via sockets and use lighter start-when-you-need webserver instead of apache2 with all its crowning glory) I see that the skip-networking is not default for mysql-server package on debian (unstable/sid) anymore .A look at the /etc/mysql/my.cnf from the package revealed the new defaults have indeed changed.
# Instead of skip-networking the default is now to listen only on # localhost which is more compatible and is not less secure. bind-address =