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World of Goo – The best game for Linux out there

World of Goo is a physics based puzzle / construction game. The millions of Goo Balls who live in the beautiful World of Goo don’t know that they are in a game, or that they are extremely delicious.

The goal of the game is to make goo balls all of different colors and properties make it to the goal. Simple and easy huh?

Check out its screenshots and intro video below. Download link is included at the end of the post.


Download World of Goo for Linux

If you can, please consider buying the game ($20) on its homepage.

Tweet from Terminal

– Install curl if you don’t have it yet.

sudo apt-get install curl

– Issue the following command in your terminal, using your Twitter username and password.

curl -u yourusername:yourpassword -d status=”Your Message Here” http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml

How to create custom status icons theme for Empathy

Empathy comes with a very ugly status icons theme. I’m so sick of it so i made one based on Adiumy Status Icons Classic on adiumxtras.

– Create folders as the structure below.

$HOME/.icons/hicolor/
|-- 16x16
|   `-- status
|       |-- empathy-available.png
|       |-- empathy-away.png
|       |-- empathy-busy.png
|       |-- empathy-extended-away.png
|       `-- empathy-offline.png
|-- 22x22
|   `-- status
|       |-- empathy-available.png
|       |-- empathy-away.png
|       |-- empathy-busy.png
|       |-- empathy-extended-away.png
|       `-- empathy-offline.png
|-- 24x24
|   `-- status
|       |-- empathy-available.png
|       |-- empathy-away.png
|       |-- empathy-busy.png
|       |-- empathy-extended-away.png
|       `-- empathy-offline.png
|-- 32x32
|   `-- status
|       |-- empathy-available.png
|       |-- empathy-away.png
|       |-- empathy-busy.png
|       |-- empathy-extended-away.png
|       `-- empathy-offline.png
`-- 48x48
    `-- status
        |-- empathy-available.png
        |-- empathy-away.png
        |-- empathy-busy.png
        |-- empathy-extended-away.png
        `-- empathy-offline.png

– You can take those icons from the status icons theme for Pidgin on GNOME-LOOK or from a theme on adiumxtras, put them in the folders as structure above and restart Empathy. Boom, you’re done.

– If you’re so lazy to make one yourself, you can download my Adium status icons theme from here and extract to /home/username/.icons

JDownloader – A Decent Download Accelerator for Ubuntu

Ubuntu is obviously lack of a good download accelerator + manager. I have tried so many download accelerators, some provide promising download speed but lack of a good GUI for management (Axel), some well-integrated with GNOME but lack of features (Gwget), etc…

So far, i have found JDownloader is the best available among them.

JDownloader is open source, platform independent and written completely in Java. It simplifies downloading files from One-Click-Hosters like Rapidshare.com or Megaupload.com – not only for users with a premium account but also for users who don’t pay

Let’s see what JDownloader offers us:

– Platform independent.  ( JDownloader is written in Java so make sure you have JRE installed )

– Download acceleration with multiple connections

– Automated downloads from Rapidshare, Megaupload and more ..

– Powerful OCR ( Anti-CAPTCHA )

– Support themes.

– Many additonal plugins and modules. And so many more features.

– JDownloader is well-integrated with Firefox through Flashgot. But if you’re using another web browser like Chromium, you can turn on Clipboard monitoring feature. This feature will monitor your clipboard and automatically imports the links in clipboard.

– JDownloader has a powerful OCR which means, you no longer have to enter CAPTCHA. JDownloader will do it all for you.

– You also can add your premium account if you have one.

– The only problem seems to be the startup time. Java makes JDownloader platform independent but also make the startup time “sluggish”. But if it ain’t problem, JDownloader is really worth-trying.

JDownloader Homepage

[How to] Install Adium message style for Empathy

Empathy has been shipped as default instant messenger on Karmic Koala. One good thing about Empathy is that, by default it supports Adium Message Styles.

First, make sure you have WebKit installed. If not, you can get it through PPA for WebKit Team.

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/webkit-team/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/webkit-team/ppa/ubuntu karmic main

Remember to update and add key for this repo. After that, issue this command in the terminal

sudo apt-get install libwebkit-dev

Now, you are ready to go. You can simply download the style from adiumxtras and manually extract the tarball to ~/.local/share/adium/message-styles/*.AdiumMessageStyle or grab a script for automatically handling adiumxtras protocol right from the browser here.

Make sure to take a look at theme support status section to see whether the theme is fully supported.

[Download] e – TextEditor for Ubuntu

If you don’t know what e-TextEditor is, be sure to take a look here.

E is a new text editor for Windows, with powerful editing features and quite a few unique abilities. It makes manipulating text fast and easy, and lets you focus on your writing by automating all the manual work.

It has been few months since e released its code, and people are still working hard to get a Linux version up and running.

Recently, i found a working version of e for Ubuntu. I have been using this package for awhile and it’s kinda stable. You can grab it from the link below. The archive contains .deb packages for both 32bits and 64bits system.

Download Now

P.S: If the link dead, please leave comment. I will re-upload it.

Get Exaile works with last.fm on Ubuntu

It took me awhile to figure out how to get Exaile works with last.fm. Go to Edit->Preferences and enable the AudioScrobbler plugin by selecting the checkbox. “AudioScrobbler” should now appear under Plugins. Enter your last.fm user name and password and choose http://post.audioscrobbler.com in the drop-down list. Click Apply.

I actually went there to this dialog before but i didn’t notice the plugin’s name somehow :”>

Oct 23rd Log

– Tự nhiên thấy chán chán. Kiểu ko biết nên làm gì bi h í.

– Mới đọc đề thi Olympic toán quốc tế 2009. Nhìn qua thì có vẻ làm đc mỗi một bài =))

– Windows 7 chính thức ra mắt ( ngày hôm qua ). Tính ngồi thử xem có gì hay ho ko mà làm biếng quá. Chắc là mình sẽ chờ đợi Ubuntu Karmic chính thức released rồi cài lại máy luôn một thể. For those, who can’t wait 5 more days, you can grab a Karmic RC version here.

– Dạo này mê mẩn với Magic Mouse. Xem đoạn clip giới thiệu Magic Mouse trên Apple dot com thì thiệt ko chịu nổi. Mới lượm con Mighty Mouse trên eBay mà tình hình này là lại phải tiết kiệm để mua Magic Mouse thôi : (