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XMP is an extensible schema (proposed by Adobe) so your EXIF, IPTC, JFIF,.. metadatas could still live XMP. the main advantage is that it is extensible and xml based so if you need more fields you haven’t reinvent the wheel, or another incompatible standard, but just a new schema. That’s why XMP files (files with extension xmp) is very important. But how to manage XMP metadatas (maybe in a format of file with extension XMP) in Linux?

The answer is XMP Manager. With this free software you can manage files with extension XMP and/or embed them into your image. You can edit, add or remove any metadatas stored in your image files. XMP Manager supports features, such as support ‘title’, ‘description’, ‘creator’ fields (but It is very easy to add new fields), writes metadatas on-the-fly, and support multiple image editing.

To use XMP Manager, you can download it from here. It’s still in sources file. So you must compile it by yourself to make it run. You can see my tutorial here to compile source code in linux and install it to your system.

Do you like watching movies? If you like watching movies, sometimes you will need to download your favourite movies from the internet. Many sites offer movie download, like rapidshare, megaupload, etc. But sometimes it’s annoying when download movie from those site. Especially if they limit your download (e.g max connection, max speed, etc). It’s very annoying for me 😀

So there is an alternative for people like me. It’s is torrent. With torrent, you and other people outside there can share their collection on the internet. So the other people can download it from many sources. The protocol (BitTorrent) works initially when a file provider makes his file (or group of files) available to the network. This is called a seed and allows others, named peers, to connect and download the file. Each peer that downloads a part of the data makes it available to other peers to download. After the file is successfully downloaded by a peer, many continue to make the data available, becoming additional seeds. This distributed nature of BitTorrent leads to a viral spreading of a file throughout peers. As more seeds get added, the likelihood of a successful connection increases exponentially. Relative to standard Internet hosting, this provides a significant reduction in the original distributor’s hardware and bandwidth resource costs. It also provides redundancy against system problems and reduces dependence on the original distributor.

Okay, enough with torrent definition, now i’ll tell you that torrent client is avalaible in almost every OS. In linux, it has many torrent client like Vuze, Bittorrent, etc. To use it, it’s simple. First, you must download torrent file (file with extension torrent) from websites like mininova, isohunt, or maybe tokyotosho.

After you downloaded the file with extension torrent,  open the torrent client, for example vuze. And open the file with extension torrent from your Vuze.  After that, usually vuze will start searching for seeders and download your file from those seeders. Not just that, when you downloading, you also upload some downloaded part of your files to other peers. So watch your step when you use dial up connection.

23 April

Mobile Blogging part 2 with WordMobi

In my previous post,i wrote about how to do mobile blogging with Symbian 60 in wordpress powered blog. I used Scribe in my previous post. But now i use another free software to create a new post. This software has more features than Scribe and it makes me uninstall Scribe.
This software is called WordMobi. Like Scribe, WordMobi is a mobile blogging software that allows you to manage your blog from mobile device. But unlike Scribe, it can manage your post’s comment and edit categories. Overall, It’s easier and better than Scribe.
To start using WordMobi, you must download its installer from here . And then, you can copy the installer to your phone and install it. For the first time, you must set something like your blog url and network connection to use. From the main menu you can see 3 menus. It’s post, comment, and categories.
WordMobi’s editor, just like Scribe’s, isn’t a WYSIWYG editor. But it can preview your post in your phone browser. Not only that, the editor can insert image from many sources, like memory card, url, or your phone camera. It’s easy too to insert any html code into your post.
Just like before, of you want to know how blog post is created using WordMobi, you can see this post, or my previous post.

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Are you a programmer?if yes, sometimes you need to replace many same string in your application source code at once. I’ve met that situation before. I run linux in my laptop and need to change some text to fulfill client need. Read the rest of this entry »

Hi guys,today i’ll show you how to manage your wordpress powered blog from your symbian 60 device.I get this idea when i need to create new post for this blog without my laptop around and i only have my E71 to get connected.

And then, i searched google for any mobile blogging solution and google gave me 3 alternatives. They are WordMobi,Scribe, and a wordpress plugin named WPhone (CMIIW,i forgot its name).I think you will ask me “why did you choose Scribe?”.I choosed Scribe because it’s the first mobile blogging application that succesfully installed in my phone.:D.Maybe i’ll try WordMobi later.:D Read the rest of this entry »