Archive for September, 2008

Gmail now stand-alone with offline mode

Monday, September 8th, 2008

So I discovered Mozilla Prism for the first time a few days ago. It’s nothing incredibly special. It basically allows you to open web apps in their own windows, independent of web browsers. This becomes a little cooler when you combine it with Google Gears, which gives many of these applications an offline capability.

Sadly, Google Gears is not available for 64-bit Linux, but you can still get it here.

Now you can treat GMail, or any other Google App, like a stand-alone application. It’s the best of all worlds.

Google Video now accepts raw FLV Files

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

It seems that it’s now possible to upload straight FLV files via the web-based Google Video upload page. What’s more, the FLV files go live instantly, instead of waiting in queue to be encoded. I have only tested this with FLV1. The Desktop Google Video Uploader still does not seem to accept FLV files, but it still may be possible to upload an FLV file with an AVI extension, if Google’s system ignores the extension once it’s uploaded. I’m testing that now.

Anyway, FYI, for anyone who cares about the quality of the contend they’re uploading.

UPDATE: It is now also possible to upload huge FLV files via the Google Desktop Uploader, so long as you rename your file’s extension to .avi.

See? Not all Americans are evil.

Friday, September 5th, 2008

Many of those who aren’t pro-war gathered in Minneapolis, MN this week to celebrate the ideas of freedom and liberty. Check it out:

It was a blast to attend.