Thursday, April 22, 2010

How To Permanently Delete Your Facebook Account

Tired of how Facebook is reducing your ability to control the dissemination of your personal information? Unhappy with how Facebook crushes your privacy with impunity? Paranoid about Facebook's ever expanding tentacles into all aspects of the web?

If you ever wanted out of Facebook permanently because of privacy concerns, Consumerist.com has an easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions on deleting your Facebook account forever.

Or you can click on the following link after you have logged into Facebook:
https://ssl.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=delete_account

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Lightweight Linux Distros

Looking for a lightweight Linux distro for your ancient computer or underpowered netbook?

TuxRadar recent tested the major lightweight Linux distros and proclaim Slitaz to be the winner. As for me, I used Damn Small Linux (DSL) in the past but have recently switched to using LXDE on an ancient (circa 2000) Toshiba Satellite laptop with 64 MB RAM.

Link: What's the Best Lightweight Linux Distro? (TuxRadar)

UPDATED 6/03/10: Using Calibre to Manage Your E-Book Collection & Convert Your Ebooks from PDFs to ePub Format for your iPad

Looking to convert your E-Book Collection in PDF or other formats to the ePub format for your brand new iPad?

You would want to download and use Calibre -- a highly rated open-source cross-platform e-book management application that allows you to manage your e-book collection, convert your e-book collection to different formats, etc. As a cross-platform software, Calibre is available for Windows, OS X and Linux platforms. Ubuntu users can also install Calibre from Ubuntu software repository via the Synaptic Package Manager.

UPDATED (6/03/2010):
For instructions on how to use Calibre, consult MaximumPC.com's very helpful article, How-to: Manage and Convert Your Ebooks with Calibre. You might also want to consult Lifehacker's has come up with How can I convert PDFs and Other Ebooks to the ePub Format?

Links:
Calibre Official Site
How Can I Convert PDFs and Other Ebooks to the ePub Format? (LifeHacker)
How-to: Manage and Convert Your Ebooks with Calibre (MaximumPC)