Posts Categorized: Technology

Using a GeoTrust QuickSSL certificate with OpenFire

Download the GeoTrust DV Intermediate CA file from https://knowledge.geotrust.com/support/knowledge-base/index?page=content&id=AR1422 Log in to the openfire admin UI ( http://server:9090/ ) and navigate to “Server Settings” -> “Server Certificates” and click on the “import” link ( http://server:9090/import-certificate.jsp ). Copy the appropriate sections from your certificate into the two text fields. Next, open the GT_QuickSSL_and_Premium_and_Trial_intermediate_bundle.pem file you just… Read more »

Transliterate to Sinhalese using Google Transliterate

Google Transliterate has been available for a while, but what’s nice is that it now supports Sinhalese too. Check it out: http://www.google.com/transliterate/sinhalese If you type “Roshan”, it’ll transcribe exactly as it should. My surname is a bit trickier so you can’t type it as it’s normally written in English but you instead have to type… Read more »

Using Firefox 3.0+ cookies with wget/curl

Firefox versions prior to 3.0 stored their cookies in a standard cookies.txt file that could be used by tools like wget or curl. From version 3.0 onwards, Firefox uses sqlite for persistence of cookies and other data, making it slightly more difficult to use the same cookies. Here’s an invocation you can use to generate… Read more »

Updating the firmware of an Olimex AVR-ISP500 from Linux

I recently got an Olimex AVR-ISP500 and wanted to upgrade the firmware from my Ubuntu desktop (didn’t really fancy installing any drivers on the Windows machine). Here’s what I had to do: First, make sure you have lrzsz available: roshan@optimus $ sudo apt-get install lrzsz [sudo] password for roshan: Reading package lists… Done Building dependency… Read more »

Using flickcurl in a script

I’ve recently started using Flickr more than I have before, where my workflow consisted of using Lightroom to sort out the photos, process them and to give them a rating, export from lightroom, watermark, upload all the files to my photostream, and then add the photos I’d rated with at least 4 stars to a… Read more »

The day the internet broke?

That’s it – today is the day the internet broke! People started realising something was wrong with Google when almost every search result had the accompanying text “This site may harm your computer”. Clicking on any result led to a page warning the user that the page they wanted to visit was very likely a… Read more »

Facebook IQ Test App

Facebook has a million and one applications. Among them are a number of IQ Test applications. Even to view someone else’s results, you have to install the app, with the corresponding permissions screen as shown below: Now, maybe I’m not supposed to have the IQ to understand, but why should an IQ Test application need… Read more »