Month: July 2007

Top Firefox Chinese Translators

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I’ve tried most of them and they seem amazingly buggy. What I really need is something that translates from Chinese ot Pinyin and English and ideally where it goes into a sidebar and also hovering so you can read it. The main issue is that most of these are pretty buggy, so caveat emptor. “Filination”:http://www.filination.com/blog/2006/10/11/top-firefox-extensions-to-help-you-read-chinese-online/…

NTFS-3G

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Now you can read and write NTFS volumes. Mac OSx only allows reading with “NTFS-3G”:http://www.ntgs-3g.or Here are some miore notes: MacCast Forum [Powered by Invision Power Board] The first step is made possible by Google. They created a program called MacFUSE which allows for (oversimplification warning) new file systems to be accessed by a user-space…

United 500 Mile Upgrade and Global Service Tracking

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If you are Global Services, you can extend the conversion of Mileage Plus 500-Mile upgrades to bonus miles. They stopped doing this, so losing these upgrades is a pure loss, so go to  loss.http://www.united.com/promoreg?title=Expired+500-Mile+Upgrade:%3Cbr%3EConversion+Registration&pcode=MPP697 Also, there is a new thing to keep track of at “http://united.com/gstracking”:http://united.com/gstracking in addition to EQM (the elite qualifying mileage) and…

Kids Games

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Here are some that the kids are asking about: * “Sid Meier’s Civilization IV”:http://pc.gamezone.com/gzreviews/r25732.htm is the next step in a great franchise. Getting older now since it was released late 2005, but a nice game. There are two expansion packs now and it goes for about $37 at “Go Gamer”:http://gogamer.com * “Nancy Drew The White…

iPhone Activation Hack

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So sue me » Blog Archive » iPhone Independence Day Magic iTunes 7.3.0.54 numbers: Offset 2048912: 33C0C3Offset 257074: 28Offset 257013: 33C9B1 Add “127.0.0.1 albert.apple.com” to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts Download “Phone Activation Server v1.0”:http://nanocr.eu/wp-content/PhoneActSrv-v1.0.zip to activate your iPhone for iPod+WiFi use. Note that this application will not do anything unless you understand the magic numbers as well as…

iPhone mania

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!>http://www.isuppli.com/images/iphone_shipment.png! Wow, these things are popular. I ordered mine online 5 minutes after the Apple store opened online so here’s a compendium of mostly good, but with three bad things (activations are taking a very long time, AT&T won’t unlock the phone for a new SIM for you, and the headphone port isn’t very standard…

Kids Games

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Here are some that the kids are asking about: * “Sid Meier’s Civilization IV”:http://pc.gamezone.com/gzreviews/r25732.htm is the next step in a great franchise. Getting older now since it was released late 2005, but a nice game. * “Nancy Drew The White Wolf of Icicle Creek”:http://www.cinemablend.com/games/PC-Review-Nancy-Drew-The-White-Wolf-Of-Icicle-Creek-4827.html. These are done for pre-teen and teen girls from “Her Interactive”:http://herinteractive.com….

Yahoo Finance

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This is an awesome tool, particularly the section called key statistics. I’ve never been able to figure out what all the measures mean, but “Yahoo”:http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/finance/tools/research-12.html actually defines them: Enterprise Value Formula: Market Cap + Total Debt – Total Cash & Short Term Investments EV is a measure of theoretical takeover price, and is useful in…

Blackberry Curve 8300 Chinese Input

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Blackberry finally has the Chinese input for the new Curve. “CSL”:https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads/entry.do?code=EEFC9E10EBDC4A2333B42B2DBB8F27B6 has the download. As a reminder, you install this and then you go to # c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader # delete vendor.xml # run the desktop manager and then select the application loader Powered by ScribeFire.