Facebook Opens Pages to Outside Developers

Facebook
"Facebook is now allowing third-party developers to create pages within the site. Developers can use a combination of the Facebook API and a subset of HTML to create interactive pages accessible from within Facebook. Users retain complete control over which applications they want to have installed, and which applications they want to see on other people's profile. Developers can build on top of Facebook's social grid, and in case of a popular application gain distribution through Facebook newsfeed."Slashdot | Facebook Opens Pages to Outside Developers technorati tags:Facebook, APIBlogged with Flock
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Flock Rules…..

Blogger, Flock, OSX
This is my first post using a new Browser named Flock. Flock is a OSX native browser based on firefox code, but with lots of neat ideas integrated inside. One thing I really like is the blogging feature right in the browser, Browse, Find, Highlight, Blog.....It's real easy. Try it for yourself http://www.flock.com
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Resizing Mac Partitions on-the-fly

Macintosh, OSX, Tricks
As of OSX 10.4.6 you get a extra bonus if you use the terminal and run diskutil. The new addition is the function resizeVolume. Note that this command works only on Intel Macs with hard disks formatted using the GPT (GUID Partition Table) format with a journaled Hierarchical File System Plus (HFS+) file system. This is the default for Intel Macs’ hard disks.To use the resizeVolume command, you need to get some information: you must be able to specify which partition you want to resize. You also need to know the partition’s size limitations, since it must be big enough to hold data already on the disk. To find the partition’s name, type diskutil list in Terminal. Press return and you’ll see a list of all the disks on your…
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Streaming Quicktime from Nokia N800 Internet Tablet

Darwin Streaming Server, N800, Nokia, QTSS
Let me start by saying that I found the recipe for this on Josh Lifton's website. So most of the credit really goes to him. I've just simplified (and expanded) his method to cover generic quicktime streaming.So basically what we want to do is to connect the N800 to a network, setup a quicktime server (or darwin streaming server for people who don't have access to OSX server) and get the N800 to create a H.263 stream (audio and video) and send it to our server. Sounds easy right?Here are the bits you need:N800 Internet tabletMac (or PC) with Quicktime 7 (or higher) installedA server box running OSX server (can be the same machine as above) or a PC running Darwin Streaming server.Recipe for N800Assuming you have the N800 powered…
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Set/Change the default Umask…

Macintosh, OSX, Tricks
Open Terminal, and then type this command, followed by the Return key:defaults write /Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences NSUmask #defaults write -g NSUmask -int #The first sets the system default, the second sets the per-user default. The NSUmask may not be honored by software that has not been adapted for OS X. # is the umask (per umask(2)). It may, however, be in decimal instead of octal.
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Turn off Dashboard…

Macintosh, OSX, Tricks
Open Terminal, and then type this command, followed by the Return key:defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean YESThis tells the system that you no longer wish to have Dashboard available. However, the Dashboard task is actually “owned” by the Dock, so to make your changes take effect, you need to restart the Dock. The easiest way to do that is to type this command into the Terminal (and press Return when done):killall DockAfter the Dock restarts, hit F12 and you’ll see…nothing at all. If you run Activity Monitor, you also won’t find any Dashboard widgets in the list of tasks, even if you had several open when you ran the above command. Dashboard has been eliminated from your system, and won’t return until you tell it to do so. You can…
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