If you noticed Twitter lately, that most of the short links are being replaced by Twitter’s own t.co. If you happen to tweet a shortened link using one of the lesser known URL shorteners like mine, uly.me, it will be rewritten by Twitter. It’s quite annoying if you ask me, mainly because you lose part of your own identity when you tweet. Anyways, the reasoning behind Twitter’s action is really about control, analytics and security. I get all that, but I prefer to use my own link. Dammit. Anyways. you can read more about Twitter’s action here.
Archives for August 2011
Softpedia just ran an article listing the Top 10 Features of Ubuntu 11.10. Ubuntu 11.10 code name is Oneiric Ocelot. The new features are: a new login screen, improvements to the Unity Desktop, Deja Dup backup utility, Mozilla Thunderbird 7, Firefox 7, new Alt-Tab utility, Libre Office 3.4, Nautilus 3, and a redesigned Ubuntu Software Center. View the article and screenshots here.
I recently had to access my Windows XP partition, which at this point in time, happens very rarely. Anyways, while browsing around the file system, I noticed two odd directories that look suspiciously out of place. I say delete them! Unfortunately, Windows XP won’t allow me delete these two directories. It says I have no permission, even though I am the administrator. I even booted into Safe Mode with Command Prompt. It simply won’t allow me to delete files. What’s up with that? It’s annoying to say the least. So, I downloaded Unlocker after a quick search online. When you launch Unlocker, it will give you the file directory structure. All you have to do is select a directory or file, and then choose the action to take. In my case, I want to delete. Well, after about a minute or two, the directories were gone. Awesome program for deleting directories and files that simply refuse to be deleted.
Unlocker will help you delete files that have with error messages like:
- Cannot delete file: Access is denied
- There has been a sharing violation
- The source or destination file may be in use
- The file is in use by another program or user