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Chromium OS for VirtualBox

Google announced that new Ultrabook, Chromebook Acer C7 yesterday. It is $199.00, available in US and UK now.
It is the cheapest Chromebook, comparing with Samsung Chromebook from $249 to $449.
Acer C7 has Inter Core CPU, 2GB memory,3 USB ports, 1 HDMI, 1 VGA, 11.6 inch screen, 4 cell battery with 3.5 hours.
It is good choice for light book.
I am thinking about to have a try on VirtualBox. I did find the place to download at Hexxeh nightly build.
I download the virtualbox zip file. It is a image file.

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How to Add +1 Button for particular URL

Yesterday, I post it to show how to add a Google +1 button.
It is easy when you just want the button for the page or URL which contain this button.

<g:plusone></g:plusone>

There is still some case like this. I have a page with the list of Posts. I would like to add +1 button to every post link.
google_plus_one_list_of_posts

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How to Add Google +1 Button

Google announce to release Google +1 Button to third party.
It is good tool for Blogger.
To add it on site, or blog like my MovableType blog, just two script need to be added.
1) Add following tag code to your head or just before your close body tag

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script>

2)Place this tag where you want the +1 button to render

<g:plusone></g:plusone>

I put the first script into MovableType templates, including index, entry, page.
Then put the second script into the main menu part.
It is not on the post body, but shown on navigating menu.

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Got new smartphones with Telus

We, my wife and I want two basic phone plan. We have very few calls. We want we can call each other for free.
In the Brentwood Mall, I took three flies from the three major players of the Canadian cellphone market.
Including Telus, Fido, Rogers, Then we sit in the food court. Doing the research.
Our final decision is to switch from Fido to Telus.
Telus can let me have one account. Under this account, I can put in two phone numbers, or plans, maximum 5 numbers.
Any calls between the phones under the same account are free. Unlimited.
That is great.
I am also happy with the new smartphone they provided.
I choose 3 years of contracts for both Vivian and me. So we can have two smartphones for free.
I do not want a Data plan. I just need a voice plan. The phone can support Wifi is a bonus.
I got LG Shine Plus with Google.
The module number is LG-C710H.

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Upgrade Google mod_pagespeed v0.9.10.1-250

Google Mod_pagespeed is an active project. I am noticed that it is has a new update now.
Google mod_pagespeed v0.9.10.1-250
Project site has the latest update: There is still shown as 0.9.8.1-r215. Actually when I download and update, the latest binary is shown as above.
http://code.google.com/p/modpagespeed/
The upgrade is very simple, let me show it.

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Google Voice for iPhone release

Finally, Google Voice is available on iPhone. So I trust it is also OK for iPod Touch.
They said:

With this native app, you’ll continue to have access to all the major Google Voice features on your iPhone, like:
* Cheap rates for international calls
* Free text messaging to U.S. numbers
* Voicemail transcription
* Display your Google Voice number as caller ID when making calls

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Google mod_pagespeed v0.9.1.1-171 release

mod_pagespeed 0.9.0.0.128 has so big problem on Centos and other Linux dist. It release the 0.9.1.1.171 to fix following bugs.
Issue 5 Incorrectly handling not-quoted font-family names with spaces
Issue 7 insert_img_dimensions not detecting existing dimensions
Issue 10 A whole lot of HTTPD processes
Issue 11 After installing module server becomes unusable
Issue 18 LogLevel seems to be ignored
Issue 25 Misleading server error message
Issue 30 Very slow memory leak
Issue 33 Do not warn on “Invalid url relative to…”
The problem I mentioned on previous post about it crushed my Centos is about Issue 10.
Now Centos binary package released.

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Google mod_pagespeed make Centos crush

I am not sure, what is the problem. When I install the mod_pagespeed on my Centos VPS, it make the Apache crushed. It ate a lot of memory, until over the memory limit. I have to restart the VPS.
Just a few minutes, it happened again.
So I have to remove it and use my manual optimize. Actually, Google mod_pagespeed does not make my web page faster. Same pagespeed score. Same YSlow score.

Make your Gmail more safe

As we know, official Google blog give a post said it get attack from China. It means from China Gov.
This attack tried to access the Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists. I do not think it is just for these person. If they can do it to them, them may do it to you in future.
They has no limitation. No rule.
OK, to play safe. We have to try our best to protect our own property. Including emails and any visible or invisible property.
Google can let you use https to connect Gmail account.

HTTPS encryption keeps your mail secure as it travels between your web browser and Gmail servers, so someone sharing your favorite coffee shop’s public wifi can’t maliciously read it. Banks and credit card companies use this same protocol to keep your online accounts safe. To protect your Gmail account, we’ve turned on the option to “always use HTTPS” for everyone. This added layer of security can make Gmail slower, so if you don’t use unencrypted wireless connections, you can choose to disable this option in your account Settings. Even if you change this setting, Gmail will always encrypt the login page to protect your password.

It is an option, but I STRONGLY suggest you to use HTTPS connection.

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