I went from Firefox to Chrome/Chromium full-time a couple of years ago because of Chrome’s built-in sync feature. And then I started using Chrome on my Android, which was fabulously fast and in sync, too. The end-user in me was happy.
As part of my “Can I Live Without Google Products?” experiment which I did a few weeks ago, I switched over to Firefox from Chrome for a full 2 weeks. Then I realised Firefox now had sync — which I could run on my own server (if I were so inclined).
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable main
wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install google-chrome-beta
About two weeks ago, I had a problem — I had a Photoshop CS5 file with a country name in a text layer and I needed to export it to a PNG format for about a hundred or so country names.
It took me about 30 minutes to code exactly what I needed. It probably would have taken me less time to do it the manual way, but this felt more exciting, novel and seemingly productive.
Sample File and Example Code
How To Use It
Download the two files to your machine.
exportFilevariable. (On a Mac, I ran Terminal and used
pwdto get my path.)
File > Scripts > Browse. It should export a whole bunch of PNG files into your target folder.
If anyone finds this helpful in anyway, then great. If this doesn’t work on your computer or causes a thermonuclear explosion, I can’t help you. Maybe someone on Stack Overflow can.
What would we all do without Facebook’s proactive and user-centered approach to security? They’re so thoughtful, they created a new password for me, put it into a zip file and sent it to me in a private one-to-one email. They go out of the way to help their users and yet, there are some people who speak poorly of Facebook and their boss dude. And these Facebook guys must work incredibly hard. If you look carefully, this email was sent out in 2009 and I just got it yesterday. When you have tens of millions of users, emails are going to take some time to send out.
The only weird thing about the email I got was when I replied to thank Facebook for their help and to ask why my new password slowed down my computer, the reply address was not a Facebook email but some strange email@example.com.
Their password and security team must be some standalone entity or something.