Google Maps does not work with Firefox 3

Writing by on Thursday, 21 of August , 2008 at 6:08 pm

Could be a number of reasons but for me, it was Skype Plugin for Firefox. Uninstall the Skype Add-on and restart your computer. There is no way to disable it. I haven’t tried this with Internet Explorer.

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Category: Hosting/Web

Xobni Review

Writing by on Tuesday, 12 of August , 2008 at 9:31 am

I’m a big fan of GMail, particularly because of its fast search and its threaded conversations feature. Want similar functionality for Outlook? Download and install Xobni (To remember, its just Inbox backwards). Once you start using it, you’ll see how fast it is. Some of the key features are:

  • Fast email search
  • Threaded conversations
  • Summarizes attachments by the contact
  • Analytics on email usage (Rankings, statistics, etc.)
  • Navigate email by people
  • Extracts phone numbers from the body of email messages
  • Integrates with LinkedIn and downloads pictures and profiles

Here is their demo:

That video says it all. Overall, I would recommend Xobni for anyone receiving 20 to 100 messages per day and someone who is constantly searching through email, sorting by subject or by sender simply going back and revisiting past email conversations. Try it out – it’s free!

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Category: Reviews

: bad interpreter: No such file or directory

Writing by on Monday, 4 of August , 2008 at 11:14 am

Running a bash script, gives the following error:

: bad interpreter: No such file or directory

The carriage return was not properly converted to *nix format. (maybe the file was created in Windows)
To fix it run the following.

$ dos2unix filename — convert to *nix format

To copy the file to Windows run the following.

$ unix2dos filename — convert to Windows/DOS format

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Category: Linux

bash script to edit a file

Writing by on Sunday, 3 of August , 2008 at 10:48 pm

You can use sed to edit the contents of a file (say, replace ‘old_str’ with ‘new_str’ in the file and send the result to

sed ‘s/old_str/new_str/g’ ./ > ./

The script below uses the eval command to use variables with sed.



eval “sed -e ‘s/$FIND”/”$REPLACE/g’ $FILE > $FILE.bak”
mv -f $FILE.bak $FILE

For more information on sed read sed – An Introduction and Tutorial.

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Category: Linux,Tips and Tricks

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Shivdev Kalambi is a Software Development Manager, previously a Principal Software Engineer at ArcSight/HP. With over 16 years' experience in software development, he's worked on several technologies and played different roles and contributed to all phases of projects. Non-tech activies include Ping-pong, Rock Climbing and Yoga at PG, Golf, Skiing, Swimming & a beer enthusiast.