Sunday, October 26, 2008

timekpr - Keep control of your computer usage

A rather new project, really reaaally really useful for parents and administrators that wish to limit their user accounts to a certain amount of login access duration or to limit accounts by defining access hours. Either way, it's a must have application, which I'm *ahem* actively co-developing! :)

The project page can be found at LaunchPad, the code is hosted at LaunchPad too! We have also set up a new blog for it at blogspot: There's a voting poll at the blog site, you might be interested to "give your click" to provide us with an orientation as to which new toys should timekpr focus on. ;)

I'm hosting a mini-page regarding the Debian packages, built with Ubuntu in mind:
(until I find some time to learn to cope with uploading packages to a personal package archive ["PPA"] at Launchpad)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Google - 403 Forbidden - "We're sorry"

If you got the "We're sorry" webpage I believe you came to the right place.. I have noticed this error myself :(


We're sorry...

... but your query looks similar to automated requests from a computer virus or spyware application. To protect our users, we can't process your request right now.
We'll restore your access as quickly as possible, so try again soon. In the meantime, if you suspect that your computer or network has been infected, you might want to run a virus checker or spyware remover to make sure that your systems are free of viruses and other spurious software.
If you're continually receiving this error, you may be able to resolve the problem by deleting your Google cookie and revisiting Google. For browser-specific instructions, please consult your browser's online support center.
If your entire network is affected, more information is available in the Google Web Search Help Center.
We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope we'll see you again on Google.

At first I thought that they blacklisted Serbian IP addresses (that would be really spicy!). They may suggest some mumbo-jumbo procedure in Google FAQ, but that didn't do the trick.

The solution was rather easy, I went to typed in some characters and voila - redirected to Google web search :)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Openoffice 3.0 final.. finally!

Today I noticed that the new version 3.0 of will be out, the open source/free desktop office bundle (that I adore). As describes it:
 OpenOffice provides a great alternative to existing commercial office suites. It comes with word processor (Writer), spreadsheet (Calc), presentation (Impress), drawing and graphing tool (Draw), tool for creating equations and formulae (Math) and finally a database tool which also build reports and forms (Base). All components are multi-platform and multilingual. Development is sponsored by Sun Microsystems.
So I have two events to celebrate today, this and my birthday! :)

Click on the following links to see:
- the release announcement:

- the new features:

I've enclosed google cache links as an alternative, for some reason the site replies with '403 Forbidden' error.

You can obtain the openoffice suite from torrents or mirrors such as:
mirrorservice: ... ble/3.0.0/
Filehippo (windows executable):