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Set Opera Speed Dial Wallpaper To Your Desktop Wallpaper

If you use a program like Wallpaper Master or Display Fusion you can set you speed dial to the wallpaper image that program makes, so every time you open Opera it will match the current wallpaper you are using. The long way to do this is to open the file you want to be your wallpaper and save it as a generic name (Wallpaper.jpg might be good). You now have two copies of the image. Set your desktop to use the generically named image and do the same for your speed dial. Each time you want the wallpaper changed just open the new image you want to use and save as the generically named image. Hope this works for you guys.

Is Twitter set to fail?

  OK so right now twitter is the "killer app." of the Internet. It is one of the social network sites that have near instantly seen infamous status and attention from almost everyone in the world. If you have been near a radio, TV, or computer you have most likely heard or read about twitter, and while we all celebrate this deviously simplistic site it's only a matter of time before the company notices how the site has gotten away from them and has become something more. The site has become an appliance for add on applications. How often do you actually use the website?   Most new websites centered around interactivity between other sites or desktop programs develop something known as an API, or Application Programming Interface. This interface is a friendly way for developers outside of the original company to access data from the original site and use it for the new programs own purposes. Twitter's success has generated dozens if not hundreds of interac

Opera Hack: Hacking, Mining, and Modifying the Favicons

I'm sure many of you have noticed as you click from web site to web site that some of them have a bit more identity then others. Like my site for instance has a greek key as the logo or Googles new multi-color g. Opera holds all of these icons in a special area so it doesn't have to spend time downloading it later. What does this mean for us? Well it means we are normally holding anywhere from a few hundred to a few hundred thousand icons. Icons that we can change or use in other websites or to change the icon of a shortcut we have on our computer. Let's get started. First we need to find this cache of icons. For a windows machine they are located in "C:\Program Files\Opera\profile\images" or "C:\Documents and Settings\{user name}\Application Data\Opera\Opera\profile\images". With that out of the way we can now get creative. One thing that is for sure is that this stuff can be used as a kind of history of were you have been. So the easy first option is

1and1 Has a Massive Server Failure

Every so often as I'm sure many web developers do I tried to pop into my site just to see how thing were doing. To my dismay I was unable to hit the site, I figured it was something I did wrong so I cleared internet cache, checked that I was connected and tried again. Nothing still happened. Passed a quick e-mail to my provider, 1&1, to let them know I had noticed and wanted to know what was going on. They sent me a response. Thank you for contacting us. Due to some technical issues, the server where your websites are hosted is still offline at the moment. We sincerely apologize for this very unfortunate event, although unforeseen but which might already be causing you a lot of inconvenience. We also understand the frustration you might be feeling right now about this whole issue and how anxious you are to see your website(s) online again. Unfortunately, we still do not have an estimated time frame for a resolution however rest assured that our administrators are working as