Paint Samples

I don’t want paint samples at the top of my blog 😛

Any suggestions?

Ok, that was totally random 😆


Bring Back Download Complete Notification in Firefox

I know the Windows version of Firefox has this activated by default and I know the Linux version used to as well, until some time ago. I’m not quite sure when, but it got disabled by default and I’ve always wondered what happened to it. At first I thought it was removed from Firefox as I couldn’t find any option for it anywhere. But it’s still there, just needs some digging around in good old about:config.

If you want to turn it back on, type in


in the address bar. In the Filter box type in

Double click on “false” to change it to “true”

Now the next time you download something you will get that little popup notification in the corner of your screen.



Yes I like to blog about really oddball stuff 😆

Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron Brings Better MTP Support

I have a Creative Zen Microphoto mp3 player which uses the MTP protocol. One of the things I missed in Linux was the ability to browse through the files in a file manager. MTP support up till now wasn’t too great. Some programs supported it like Gnomad2, Rhythmbox, and Amarok. But that was about it. If you had an MTP device you couldn’t do too much with it. I have made a request for MTPFS to be packaged. It is now in the Hardy repositories. The beauty of MTPFS is that now you can have the flexibility that any non MTP device has. You can manage all your files right though Nautilus, or any other file manager.

To install it in Hardy all you need to do it

sudo apt-get install mtpfs

Assuming you are part of the FUSE user group (which you should be by default) you should just be able to plug in your player and it should get mounted. If not it should show up under the Places menu. Sometimes it didn’t automatically mount for me.