Monthly Archives: January 2012

Karaoke Lyrics Editor version 1.3 is released

Version 1.3 of Karaoke Lyrics Editor has been released with several major changes: Audio player switched to FFMpeg/SDL instead of incredibly buggy and unreliable Phonon. No more “cannot play this file” error on Win32. Added improved export in CD+G format with a preview dialog and easily configurable options. Improved the CD+G tester which allows playing any CD+G […]

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FontPreference dialog for Android

Using the FontManager class it is possible to implement a simple and nice font selection dialog on Android platform. This is also one of the very few ListView implementation which implements the custom ListView by properly subclassing the DialogPreference the same way ListPreference does. It may also be interesting for anyone who is looking for […]

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Your personal GMail-like mail system

My readers remember that I switched to Thunderbird back in December. This was quite difficult experience which included a lot of trial and errors, and although it didn’t result in any e-mail corruption or loss, this was definitely not kind of experience I’d like to go through in future. This made me wonder whether it […]

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From KMail to Thunderbird: extra add-ons

The previous posts covered how to add the KMail functionality into Thunderbird. This post describes some other useful Thunderbird plugins, which add even more functionality. I deliberately missed some add-ons which are described everywhere as “must have” and only listed those I use myself and find valuable. Feel free to Google something like “top ten […]

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Enumerating the fonts on Android platform

Some Android applications may find it useful to obtain the full list of the fonts installed on the device together with the font names.They could be used to choose the best matching font for specific purposes, or to let the user choose the font. Unfortunately the Android platform provides no such API in Java. It is […]

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From KMail to Thunderbird: hotkeys

If you have done everything mentioned before, you now brought your Thunderbird functionality on par with what you had in KMail. And probably the only annoying things still remained is the keyboard mapping. Probably more than once you pressed “A”expecting it to “Reply to all” and ended up with an archived message instead. No problem, […]

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From KMail to Thunderbird: system tray icon

One of my personal pet peeves during the first week of using Thunderbird was the lack of system tray nofitication about the new mail. Apparently this functionality is only available on Windows. And I really missed the KMail system tray functionality with the number of unread messages shown right on the system tray icon. And […]

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Toddler Memory Game version 1.3 is released!

Version 1.3 of the Toddler Memory Game Android application has been released. This is a free, no-ads memory trainer for kids. Supports Android 1.3 and higher.

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Creating a Certificate Authority and signing the SSL certificates using openssl

[Nov 17, 2015: the article is updated to follow modern security requirements for SSL certificates] This article explains how to create your own Certificate Authority and create the SSL certificates signed by this authority. While there is a lot of articles which talk about how to create your own SSL certificates, in most cases they describe […]

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From KMail to Thunderbird: must-have add-ons

So you have a working Thunderbird installation which has your old e-mails. However the look is different, and you feel some information you used to have on your fingertips  is missing. Don’t worry, most of it could be changed by extending the Thunderbird functionality with add-ons. There are tons of them, and here I list […]

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