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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Pidgin, a nice chatting tool


I really hate distractions and interrupts, but nowadays I am very busy that I begin to lose contacts with my close friends. Chatting although annoying to me but at least an initiation channel that could lead to phone calls or meetings. I found pidgin (http://www.pidgin.im/) a nice tool that can read many protocols at the same time. Here a list of supported protocols:

  1. AIM
  2. MSN
  3. Google Talk
  4. ICQ
  5. Yahoo!
  6. IRC
And other protocols also:
  • Groupwise, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, MySpaceIM, QQ, SILC,SIMPLE, Sametime, XMPP, and Zephyr

Pretty more than I need, I just have accounts for Yahoo, Google, and hotmail. Now I am connecting to all my friends at once.

I want also to mention that, it is a GNU software. Enjoy the open source movement!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Move Outlook Data Files

If you sadly have to use Outlook. You should save your emails data location to a convenient place so you can easily backup and restore them.

Here is a useful link: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA011124801033.aspx

Thunderbird and Firefox Profile Location

I like to have all my data at a convenient place, so I can easily backup and restore it. Nowadays email data is crucial to any person. I hate the idea of saving my valuable (I hope so) emails in some cryptic location under C:\Documents and Settings. I want to put my profile on some other location like d:\docs\D:\docs\Thunderbird\my-profile-name.

Here URLs that could help you do it easily.

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Thunderbird_:_FAQs_:_Changing_Profile_Folder_Location
http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/profile

As a simple example. My Thunderbird profile file is located at: C:\Documents and Settings\My Account Name\Application Data\Thunderbird\profiles.ini

I have modified entries in the file to be:
IsRelative=0
Path=D:\docs\Thunderbird\my-profile-name

Of course make sure your profile is copied to that location.