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Aug 8, 2011

Watch PPStream on Ubuntu with "totem-pps"

This project provides a set of plugins for gstreamer and totem (gst-plugins-pps and totem-pps) for linux users. The gst-plugins-pps enables gstreamer powered media player to play ppstream streamings such as the url which has a prefix "tvod://" or "pps://" . And totem-pps adds a kan.pps.tv play list to totem. With both plugins installed, you can browser and play videos from kan.pps.tv with totem.

Add the Totem-PPS PPA in your Ubuntu source list using:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:portis25/cnav

Update Ubuntu source list using:
sudo apt-get update

Install Totem-PPS using:
sudo apt-get install totem-pps

Further information about Totem-PPS: http://code.google.com/p/totem-pps/

Aug 7, 2011

Finding A New Business Idea

By: Brian Tracy

Look for Opportunities

How do you find a new product or service, recognizing that 80 percent or more will be new in five years? Here's a series of ideas. Number one, begin with yourself. Begin with your own talents, your abilities, your experience, knowledge, interest, background, education, and so on. Look carefully at your current work, your current business, your current position, or your current product or service. Seek for what is called your own acres of diamonds. Look under your own feet.

Look Into Yourself

Here's a question. What qualities account for your greatest successes in life so far? What personal qualities and abilities have gotten you to where you are? And how could you apply those qualities and abilities to starting and building a new business?

If you already have a company, ask what are your companies' talents, abilities, experience, knowledge, interest, background, and so on. What qualities and talents and abilities have enabled your company to succeed up to now? Where can you specialize? Where can you make a difference?

Identify What You Really Enjoy

Number two is look for a product or service about which you can really become enthusiastic. Sometimes people become wealthy by translating or transforming their hobbies into a business. You will be most successful doing something or marketing something that you really love.

Every product must have a champion. Every product or service must have someone in the business who really, really loves the product or service and is eager to get out and tell other people about it.

Improve On Something Else

Number three, look for something that is an improvement on an existing product or service, not something brand new. Look for something that's cheaper or better quality. Or that has additional features or functions. Look for something that's an improvement.

Remember improving an existing successful product or service is the fastest and surest way to build a successful business. An idea only needs to be ten percent new and better to capture substantial market share. Brand new products or services are very risky.

Be Willing to Work Hard

The fourth key to finding a new product or service is this. Don't look for easy money. Don't look for gimmicks or useless knickknacks. Don't look for get-rich-quick schemes or rewards without working, because they're aren't any.

More people have wasted more time and more life and more money trying to find quick ways to make easy money than you can possibly imagine. So be willing to put in a lot of hard work before you start making real money in a business.

Success Takes Time

It takes two years to break even in the average business. It takes four years to show a profit. It takes maybe eight to ten years before it starts to generate real cash flow. So you have to be patient. If you're impatient, what will happen is you'll end up setting yourself further back than you can imagine.

Aug 6, 2011

The Secret History of Hacking

A hacker is a brilliantly devious criminal mind breaking the world's most secret IT systems for money or political espionage, if you believe many similarly hysterical press reports. In fact, the truth is a lot more intriguing. The Secret History of Hacking uncovered the real story of a counter culture that has corporate America on the run.

Aug 1, 2011

:calibre => "ebook management system"

The one stop solution for all your e-book needs. Comprehensive e-book software.

Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. It has a cornucopia of features divided into the following main categories:
  • Library Management
  • E-book conversion
  • Syncing to e-book reader devices
  • Downloading news from the web and converting it into e-book form
  • Comprehensive e-book viewer
  • Content server for online access to your book collection

Add the Calibre PPA in your Ubuntu source list using:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:n-muench/calibre

Update your Ubuntu source list using:
sudo apt-get update

Install Calibre using:
sudo apt-get install calibre

Further information about Calibre: http://calibre-ebook.com/