Monday, August 10, 2009

Google Chrome on Jaunty/Ubuntu

The easiest way to install Google Chrome is to download the deb from here. Both 32 bit and 64 bit builds are available. The best part is just installing the .deb adds the repository information and keeps the installed version uptodate.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Typing Break

I have been suffering from a back problem these last few weeks. I remembered that long time back in Gnome I used to use a Typing Break where the computer would force me to take a break of 3 mins every one hour. These timings can be configured to whatever one pleases.

This can be accessed from :
System->Preferences->Assistive Technologies->Keyboard Accessibilty->Typing break

Hope this helps someone who wants to take forced breaks.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009


I wanted to keep a few passwords handy so I was using Tomboy Notes to keep them. Problem was in encrypting as I sometimes have other family members using my computer(s). So I stumbled upon MyPasswordSafe. It does the work in a simple way and can work with Password Safe a windows software, so one can keep the passwords synced between Windows and GNU/Linux.