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Waterfox

Do you use Firefox for Windows? Do you have 64bit system and are tired of having a 32bit browser, but like Firefox so much that you just don’t want to change your default browser?
Are you looking for a good Gecko engine (Firefox based) 64bit browser (if you use Linux or Mac, you’re good with Firefox ’cause Mozilla makes 64bit Firefox for Linux and Mac)? Look no more, Waterfox is here 😀

What’s the difference between Firefox and Waterfox (read About on Waterfox homepage)? Simple: Waterfox is 64bit version of Firefox (a recompiled Firefox source code to make the browser 64bit) 😀

The question is: Why hasn’t Mozzila released an official 64bit Firefox? Similarly to MICRO$OFT with its Office, 32bit technology, although slower, is still more reliable than 64bit. And there are more 32bit plugins. The difference is that MICRO$OFT recommends that you install 2bit version of Office even on 64bt Windows upon installing M$ Office, but you can still install the 64bit variant if you deem it fit. Mozilla, on the other hand, doesn’t offer 64bit Firefox for Windows at all. However, you can run both Firefox and Waterfox on the same machine while you can’t run both 32bit and 64 bit of M$ Office.

These are the plugins available for Waterfox. I’ve been using the browser for months now and haven’t come across a need for another plugin yet 😀 Nevertheless, I suggest you keep Firefox on your computer just in case. Waterfox shares Firefox settings, meaning whatever changes you make to Waterfox, they will immediately be applied to Firefox (and the other way around). All the addo-ns for Firefox (including language packs and spellcheckers) work on Waterfox flawlessly.

The only visual difference is that in place of Firefox, it says Waterfox and that the main theme colour is blue instead of orange.

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This is what freshly installed Waterfox looks like

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This is how I my Waterfox looks

Changing Fire-/Waterfox language

I mentioned language packs.  As far as I know, there is only American Waterfox installer.
Luckily, a Firefox language pack works perfectly. You can download the language pack(s) you desire here.

Once you install a language pack (both on Firefox and Waterfox), you’ll probably wonder how to change the lingo. If you go to Waterfox/Add-ons/Languages, you’ll see the lingo(es) you installed, but no way to switch the language.

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You’re probably asking yourself What the FUCK?!
And rightly so. Why there isn’t a simple way to change the language is beyond me.

There are two ways that I know of:

Firstly, I’ll explain how to do it without installing an add-on.
In the address bar of Water-/Fire-fox write about:config and press Enter
You’re gonna get This might void your warranty! warning telling you that you’re messing with advanced settings (why the hell would changing the application language be an advanced setting?!). Press I’ll be careful, I promise!

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Now search for general.useragent.locale and double-click on the value.

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Enter the language code (hr is for Croatian). Tip: The language code of your lingo should be shown in Waterfox/Add-ons/Languages. In addition, you can look for the code at Wikipedia (either find it on this list or Wiki the language). Press OK when you’re done and restart Waterfox.

If you want it simple, you’ll have to download an add-on since Mozilla hasn’t made it simple. The add-on is called Local Switcher. Once installed, you’ll get a simple drop-down menu that offers you languages you have installed.

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Choose your lingo and restart Waterfox. Tip: After changing the language, you can disable Locale Switcher since the only purpose of the add-on is switching languages.

Yes, the language change applies both to Fire- and Waterfox (’cause it is a setting), so you’ll have both browsers in the same lingo.

The only visible difference between Firefox and Waterfox is now gone. Since language packs are built for Firefox, the text Waterfox will be replaced with Firefox everywhere (even the big text opening Waterfox menu). The colour will still be blue, though, and it will say Waterfox in About Firefox ’cause that’s an image independent of the language.

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Download Waterfox here.
Download Waterfox plugins here.

Tip: If you find images in this post too small, click on them to enlarge them.

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Red Squad

Ovo nije post o onim štreberima iz Starog dreka, niti je post o onoj Star Wars ekipici iako s tom ekipicom ima više veze budući da smo Star Wars The Old Republic (ToR) gilda. Ipak, budući da se radnja odvija nekih 5000 godina prije formiranja spomenutog Red Squada, rekao bih da baš ni s njim nemamo previše veze 😀

Tagirajući stare postove, danas sam se podsjetio da sam blogao o svojoj gildi u Atlantici (Reaperi). Onda da spomenem i Red Squad 😀

Riječ je o gildi s ovih prostora – ima nas od Triglava do Vardara [“od Koruške do Šumadije” mi bolje zvuči, ali kaže šef (guildmaster/guildleader) da imamo i Makedonce, čak i Bugara, pa da ih ne izostavim iako mislim da s njima nisam igrao].
Meni je nedavno palo na pemt ime Mos Eisley ćevabdžinica (ono, kao Mos Eisley kantina), ali budući da se promjena imena gilde naplaćuje pravim parama…

Gilda je na republičkoj strani europskog PVE* servera Red Eclipse.
*PVE je skraćenica od Player Versus Environment što znači da je server namijenjen ubijanju mobova i prelaženju igre, a ne mlaćenju drugih igrača. Međutim, PVP (Player Versus Player) je moguć na PVE ToR serverima, ali te ne mogu mlatit bez pristanka 😀

Kako postati član

Koliko znam, trenutno je jedino ograničenje da razumijete ovaj post 😉 Naime, igrača s ovih prostora nema puno u odnosu na ostatak svijeta i Europe. Razloga je više: mali broj stanovnika čitave regije u odnosu na ostatak Europe; lošije financijsko stanje u odnosu na ostatak Europe (znači, manja kompjuteriziranost, slabiji kompjuteri i sl.); nepoznavanje svjetskih jezika (ukratko, naš jezik je pizdin dim i kad se zbroje hrvatski, srpski, bosanski i crnogorski; pa čak i ako se svi zapadnoslavenski jezici stave u isti koš), najčešće engleskog (u ovom slučaju ili njemačkog ili francuskog jer postoje ToR serveri na tim jezicima i igra je dostupna na tim jezicima)… Ipak, na serveru postoji još barem jedna domaća gilda – Balkan United.
Dovoljno je samo zamoliti nekog član gilde da vas ubaci, Čim postaneš član, možeš zvati druge ljude. I sumnjam da će se to promijeniti u skoroj budućnosti.

Nemamo web stranicu, poput foruma; ali postoji grupa gilde na Facebooku čijim članom možete postati odmah po upadu u gildu. Admin, ili jedan od, je Strasilo (Rasturam, Dibbil, Prozor), pa je njega potrebno kontaktirati (barem sam ja tako ušao u grupu).

Također, imamo sobu u TeamSpeaku.

Za sve ostale detalje je najbolje da kontaktirate šefa, Qu’wele’net, u igri.

O igri Star Wars The Old Republic

Riječ je o MMORPG igri smještenoj u Star Wars galaksiji. Dio je serijala Knights of the Old Republic (KoTR) (treći nastavak).

Kao i radnja Star Wars filmova, radnja igre ove igre se odvija “nekoć davno” u istoj dalekoj galaksiji. Međutim, radnja igre se odvija otprilike 5000 godina davnije nego u filmovima.

Bit je da je igru, od 11.mjeseca 2012. godine, moguće besplatno igrati (i to legalno). Registracija je, naravno, potrebna, ali je besplatna. Besplatno igranje igre ima dosta ograničenja, ali je moguće napredovati u igri bez da se plaća. Lako je postati pretplatnik kad god poželiš 😀

Da više ne tupim o igri, sve informacije je moguće naći na službenoj stranici igre, uključujući i skinuti igru*.
*Instalacija igre (de facto skidanje igre) traje više od pola dana. Igra ima 25 GB, tako da nemojte ni pomišljati o skidanju igre bez flateratea 😀

Evo još završna misao o igri: svima kojima se Star Wars imalo sviđa, toplo preporučam igru 🙂
Zapravo preporučam igru općenito. Da citiram članicu gilde: Ne volim baš Star Wars, ali obožavam BioWare (proizvođač ToR-a). Do sad me nikad nisu razočarali.

P.S. Gilda je aktivna i na imperijalnoj strani. Međutim, imperijalna (tamna) strana je bazirana na nacizmu. Osim znatiželje za drugačijom pričom, razlozi igranja na imperijalnoj strani mogu biti samo, najčešće, preseravanje (glumatanje zločestih dečki) ili psihička poremećenost. Budući da igru još nisam završio ni s jedi knightom, a postoje još tri klase (po četiri na svakoj strani, a svaka klasa ima drugačiju priču), ja ne igram na imperijalnoj strani iako mi je jedan lik rekao da je “zanimljivije” igrati na imperijalnoj strani. Bez brige, igra je dovoljno zanimljiva i zabavna na republičkoj strani 😀
U biti, tko ima višak vremena, zašto ne probati i imperijalnu stranu 😀 Možete nas i tamo naći, samo, pretpostavljam, pod drugim imenom (jedna gilda ne može biti na obje strane, ali ime se možda može ponavljati). Continue reading

Windows Live Mail

I’m writing this post because I’m frustrated by the incompetence of Microsoft in dealing with their users to fix a program.

I’m talking about Windows Live Mail.

Since March last year (I think the exact date of the issue being reported is March 20th 2011, but I’m not sure exactly) WLMail keeps freezing when a accessing Facebook notification. People have been complaining to Microsoft (just look at these threads on Microsoft Answers), but not only that the problem hasn’t been fixed (after a year and half!), but Microsoft actually keeps toying with their answers. When they notice people are sick and tired of their games, they just lock the topic giving a stupid explanation. What’s worse, they even marked a few threads as solution(s), but after spending hours going through them, you find shit of a solution.
We have, similarly, tried asking Facebook, which really has crappy help center, for help. They were so helpful, that people created the Facebook group Facebook Notifications Crash Windows Live Mail… Windows Live Mail versions facing the issue are 2009, 2011 and 2012 (probably even older versions, I just haven’t tried them). The last version, 2012, was released well after (i.e. a year and four months after) the issue was reported and the issue persists. Even the version 2011 had been updated like a million times after the report, but no bloody fix in a single update.
I even wrote about the issue on Wikipedia Windows Live Mail article a few times, but admins deleted what I’d wrote. It’s interesting how Wikipedia is supposed to be a free encyclopaedia which everyone can edit, yet my edits are gone… Since my claims can easily be validated by simply creating an email account of an address which receives Facebook notifications on WLMail, my guess is that Wikipedia doesn’t want go to Microsoft disfavour.
And no, this shit isn’t just happening to me on my computer. I have tried it on other computers too and the same thing happens. I reinstalled Windows and even reformatted my hard drive(s) a few times – same shit. As I said, switching back to old versions doesn’t help either and even if it did, all Windows Live programs must be the same version (e.g. you can’t have WLMail 2009 with WLMessenger 2011). Besides, if I were alone, there wouldn’t be the mentioned Facebook group, which I didn’t found, but joined only recently.

Now you see why Microsoft is a piece of shit, and people give them money… Spoiled rich bastards…
Anyway, it’s time to show you that Windows Live Mail is a piece of shit.

This is another issue, for which Microsoft has done shit to solve…
In To and From columns certain characters are not displayed. The problem is not in the encoding ’cause all letters are shown everywhere else correctly. For example, according to Windows Live Mail, Ivana eo sent me an email and not Ivana Šešo. Depending on your language, this might be a minor inconvenience because you might encounter the “chosen” characters rarely. Suffice it to say that the mentioned Š is quite common in Croatian. Like with Facebook notification, this issue is present in nearly all, if not all, WLMail versions (I know that it is present in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 8.5 if I remember correctly).



The above picture shows a mailbox in Windows Live Mail. The bottom picture shows the same mailbox in Outlook.com with the From column as it should be. Click on the images to enlarge them.

The last issue I’ll mention was actually fixed in version 2011. Strangely though, when I had reported it before the release of the version 2011, responses were like What the hell are you talking about?! Anyway, if you set your default spellchecking language to Croatian [probably other languages too – I know I tried Bosnian and Serbian (Latin) – same thing], the program would crash just a few seconds after you type something. I had to set the default language to English to avoid the crashes, which was an inconvenience ’cause although, I use English often, I mostly use Croatian.
Generally, switching to another language (i.e. one that’s not default) is totally screwed – you have to change the keyboard input to the desired language. That’s quite annoying because of two reasons. One, seeing every bloody word underlined is really annoying. Two, if you do want to spellcheck the text not written in the default language, you have to use a keyboard layout you’re not used to. The trick is to simply write your email in another program, which has easy spellchecking language switching (i.e. every bloody program, but WLMail), and then copy the text to WLMail or simply write the stuff in WLMail and then copy the text to another program for a spellcheck.

That’s it, people. Conclusion: Windows Live Mail is the biggest piece of shit of an email client you can find.

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Megaupload

ACTA, SOPA and PIPA

The ACTA, SOPA and PIPA bills have been quite in lately. I won’t be talking (much) about how they damage the free and open Internet nor how they’re undemocratic.

Megaupload has been shut down by FBI even though none off this bills have been passed. Only shows how powerful the authorities are without those bills and how “protecting” citizens is one big bull shit

The “authority” of FBI

Anyway, if you go to Megaupload sites (e.g. megaupload.com), you’ll see the FBI “Anti-Piracy” warning. Now, let me point out that FBI is an American agency and I’m trying to access the site from Croatia. Megaupload is (or, rather, was) a Hong Kong based website. Here’s the question: What gives the FBI authority to shut down a non-American company?! The best they have is the authority to block American IPs access to Megaupload though that would be an obvious censorship and wouldn’t be well accepted by American public; especially because of how their government dares to criticize the censorship in other countries (e.g. China). Lemme just point out that censorship is present in the Free World (especially in the US), but is more subtle and better masked from the eyes of the public. That’s why it’s really hypocritical of the US to criticize others.

Anyway, back to the authority of FBI. What the fuck gives them authority to arrest non-American citizens on non-American soil? The (arrested) key people of Megaupload are all Hong Kongers and they were arrested in New Zealand. Unless, both Hong Kong and New Zealand have been annexed by the US, FBI has no authority over them. The only justification would be some serious US-Hong Kong-New Zealand coöperation, which I seriously doubt because of global public’s reaction to the events and Anonymous’ handy work.

Anonymous

Do they have the right to hack? Normally, I’d say no. However, actions like shutting down Megaupload (or Polish secret ACTA signing) are also unacceptable. It seems that, just like Anonymous say, playing nice just doesn’t work. To those who have enough indignity to compare Anonymous’ hackings with terrorism, all I have to say is that their hackings have no human victims. The damage they do is only damaging the nerves and is, eventually, fixed. Not to mention that their actions are provoked (e.g. they attacked FBI only after the Megaupload shut down)

Rapidshare

In the end, I would just like to point out that Rapidshare; which offers the same things Megaupload used to, but unlike Megaupload, aims to emptying people’s wallets; is still there. I wonder why…

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