For most, this would come in handy with those using the latest browser extensions/add-ons that use Java, especially version 7 (in the time of this writing). There are two ways to go about this. First, for most users, they just need the JRE. The second are those doing development work and need the JDK.
Before we start the installation process, let’s start with some preflight check and do the following in Terminal prompt:
$ java -version
This will give you 1.6.x of some degree. Now, let’s start the installation.
Screenstagram displays photos from Instagram. It can show you your friends’ photos or photos from the Instagram popular feed, which contains highly rated photos from across the Instagram community.
For those travelling with their laptops and have used Google search, you may have noticed that it does a country redirect based on your IP address. For example, I visited the Philippines this past month and instead of the usual google.com, it redirected and used google.com.ph. After getting back to the US, my searches would still redirect to using the .ph version. I even checked that the Search Engines settings (in this case in Chrome/OSX) didn’t have it.
Anyways, in case you run into the same situation, do the following:
Open up Terminal
Go to ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome
Open the file “Local State” either w/ vi or a text editor
Search for the strings “last_known_google_url” and “last_prompted_google_url” and replace their values to your preferred Google base URL. In my case, “http://www.google.com/”.
Save the file and exit
That should do the trick. For Windows and other systems, you may check out this page for the steps. Almost the same, just different paths.
As I was trying to kill time, I was researching Quicksilver extendability other than just quick-launching apps. Yes, I know Spotlight does it from the get-go.
My search led to a Lifehacker.com article (as usual, with this kind of things) written a while back about Gina Trapani’s Top 10 Quicksilver Plugins (at the time: November 2007). One of the plugins that intrigued me to check out was the Shelf module/plugin.