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About zainul franciscus

Hi, I am a software developer and tech blogger who is currently living in Wellington, New Zealand. I write stuff that I find interesting on

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx – Reinstalling ALSA

I shared with everyone the problem I am having with ALSA in my previous blog post. Stéphane Gaudreault wrote a good instruction on how to re-install ALSA. The only difference that I during the re-installation process is that I stopped … Continue reading

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Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 – Desktop Eye Candy

Bisigi project gives the coolest themes for Linux. Bisigi provides some of the best themes that I have installed in my Ubuntu box so far. These are some of my favourite Bisigi themes. Showtime Theme Balanza Bamboo Zen Ubuntu Sunrise … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx – Gasp What’s Wrong With ALSA ?

I have been having 100% CPU usage problem that hogs my Ubuntu box ever since I was using Karmic. I scan my Ubuntu box for bad hard disk sector using: Luckily and I am still thankful for this that I … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx – Thunderbird 3 the Ultimate Email Client

Thunderbird 3 comes with new functions that enhance user experience. Some of the new functions that I really like is the new Tabbed Search, Archiving function, and Virtual Folders. We can also install Thunderbird 3 on other operating system, just … Continue reading

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Upgraded to Lucid Lynx

I just upgraded my Jaunty Jackalope to Lucid Lynx last night.  The Ubuntu team has definitely done an amazing job delivering Lucid. The upgrade process is very easy,smooth and flawless. Ubuntu Lucid also comes with a lot of interesting feature … Continue reading

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How I Save Bandwidth In Ubuntu

My current broadband provider set a limit of 25 GB of data per month. Luckily they provide a free download period from 2AM – 8 AM.  The trick is how to schedule my heavy download between the free download period. … Continue reading

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Bringing Back “Information” in Information Technology

Image by Getty Images via Daylife Many CIOs said IT’s greatest value is in managing the information their organizations depend on to do business, regardless of the technology they use (Ragowsky, Licker, Gefen, 2008). Another important aspect in it implementation … Continue reading

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Google’s Project X

Facebook has been very aggressive in asserting their dominance in the Internet. Facebook has been attacking Google at all front. Facebook released an OpenGraph API that  competes with Google’s Social Graph. Facebook is sending window decal to local business signalling … Continue reading

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Social Graph Series 4: Moving Beyond Social Privacy to Semantic Web

My previous social graph series explains how web producers create amazing application by observing our social gesture. The more information that a web producer have on a user allow the web producer to give better recommendation. Web producer need to … Continue reading

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Social Graph Series 3: It’s About Time We Get Back Our Social Information

My previous social graph series explains how social graph connects social objects on the web. The social gesture that user made towards social objects creates meaningful relationship between the social objects on the web. Social gesture comes in many form, … Continue reading

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