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Creating Linux .desktop shortcuts to Windows apps with the app icon intact.

July 24th, 2010 · Linux, Windows

Spent a good chunk of time figuring out Wine no longer has this baked in, but I figured if I could just find a Windows app that accesses the shortcut API I could get it to work.

This command line app fits the bill perfectly.  You might have to direct the shortcut to your desktop (“C:\\Users\\<linux user name>\\Desktop\\shortcutname.lnk”), not sure if Wine will create the .desktop file otherwise.  When it’s done you’ll have to delete the .lnk but your .desktop file, icon-ready, will be there!

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I need to post more.

July 21st, 2010 · Google Chrome Extensions

I got ScribeFire for Chrome so hopefully I can remember post more often on mah blag.  I’ve been too tired from programming with my job to really work on One Number as much as I’d want.  I do have free time but I usually just feel like playing Team Fortress 2. 🙂

I have done most of the framework for the core.  Most recently I added desktop notifications… they only show counts though.  Maybe I can eventually have services actually read summaries of unread items (currently all services could do this easily except my Google Reader class) and show them in notifications.  But that won’t be for the next version.

Next I need to work on audio notifications (a user-defined audio file to play when you get new messages), a few bug fixes, and then I can move on to new services like Twitter, Buzz, Google Calender, and maybe more.

Also a nice guy named Joris Van Hecke sent me a French translation.  I’ll have to have him update it with new strings for the next release, but this means French users will be able to install the “Seul Numéro”* extension! 🙂

* – Actually he left the name “One Number” but I like the way Google Translate makes it sound! 🙂

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Google Chrome Portable 5.0

May 25th, 2010 · PortableApps


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April 17th, 2010 · Google Chrome Extensions, PortableApps

I have been quite inactive lately and I apologize.  New job takes up lots of time, the rest of the time all I feel like doing is Team Fortress 2…

But right now here’s what I’ve been working on:

  • One Number is moving along, I have made a new framework that allows for much greater control over enabled/disabled services.  Just have to add a few features and a few new services and the next version will be done.  I may work on this some this weekend.
  • New version of Google Chrome Portable to bump version numbers of the downloaded Google Chrome. (Links below)
  • I found a bunch of my apps don’t work properly on 64-bit machines, I hacked together a quick fix for a couple but AppCompactor still crashes randomly when you try to compact more than one item (help in tracking this down would be welcome).  For a workaround right now you can try using this tool to force 32-bit mode on any of my apps that are crashing in 64-bit.  For you can just disable PrintScreen emulation to work around it.

Now for GCP downloads:

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January 25th, 2010 · PortableApps

Quick release of GCP for 4.0 stable and the latest dev build (beta build is the same as stable), grab it on the Projects page.

Nothing added here, busy with life, job, and my new computer. <3

Need to fix EasyScreenshot.NET, completely broken on Windows 7. 🙁

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Many Many Releases!

January 2nd, 2010 · Google Chrome Extensions, Programming

Where to start?  Early today I released OneNumber v1.2 to add a bunch of small requested features.  With those out of the way I plan to tackle the two remaining big ones next:

  • Google Calendar support
  • Allow for normal GMail and Google Apps GMail support at once

Second one won’t be as hard as it sounds, I did most of the work already.  Just need to redo the options page which will be most of the work.

I am quite elated to have the #24 most popular Google Chrome extension, edging out StumbleUpon and a really cool dev tool by Google!  Thanks!

Changelog after the break, and lots more releases, though none Google Chrome related… [Read more →]

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Software Picks: Google Chrome

January 1st, 2010 · Software Picks

Haven’t done a second one of these in far too long. [Read more →]

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January 1st, 2010 · Games

I got some good games this Christmas and birthday, so I want to recommend a few: [Read more →]

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New GCP and One Number

December 13th, 2009 · Google Chrome Extensions, PortableApps

I’ve released new versions of Google Chrome Portable and my One Number extension for Google Chrome.

Download links:

Of note is that with this release, the Google Chrome Extension Gallery will now work with Beta and Dev builds.  Have fun, and be sure to try One Number! 🙂 [Read more →]

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And Now For Something Completely Different

December 8th, 2009 · Google Chrome Extensions

The Google Chrome team just pushed a beta build with extensions enabled for Windows and Linux, and my extension is getting some attention! 🙂

Take a look.

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