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Outlook 2007 security warning

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If you have the following warning in Outlook express 2007, that says
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The server you are connected to is using a security certificate that cannot be verified
The target principal name is incorrect
- View Certificate
Do you want to continue using this server?
- Yes / No
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Please, try the folowing. Click on View certificate. Check the value Issued to:. My, for example, was pop3.sigmanet.lv Then open Tools->Account settings and verify that corresponding account is connecting to the same domain as certificate is issued to. My for example was pop3.latnet.lv, hence the problem. Even though both domains point to the same IP address they are not equal, hence the warning.

The color of emotion

Emotions, just like colors, can live in us in wide variety and each and everyone of them, just like colors, has it's own beauty. It is important that they vary, because it makes our lives more colorful.

We are responsible for the ones that we’ve tamed

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The fall is here and the winter is comming soon (;

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His own rating

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Javascript beautifier

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Sometimes it is necessary to Un-obfuscate javascript code, to be able to understand the logic behind some *.js file. Very often coders obfuscate the JavaScript files, removing tabs, whitespaces and change variables to meaningless letters, thus making it hard to read the code and understand the logic. The example is Google analytics code (ga.js). Most likely they obfuscated the code concerning the file size. However, there is a wonderful http://jsbeautifier.org/ that can be used to add nice paddings and whitespaces for functions, if/else statements, for loops, etc.

Dullais

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Some of the craziest people in Latvia? Oh, I believe there will be better videos in future. However, this is a good start. Check it out!
Dullais desmitnieks

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Once you will be honest to others... once lie will bother you no more.... once you will feel no pain and no sorrow... once all thoughts in your mind will have it's own place... you will be able to overcome the disturbing noise in your mind... and be happy for what you are...

Mind Autonomy

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Have you ever been surprised while you are asleep? Have you ever thought that something must be different in your dream as it is? Have you ever not be able to do something in your dreams? Like run perhaps?
While we sleep, we are not interacting with outer world. Everything, what we experience, happens in our mind. So, how can there be any surprises in our mind? How can something be different in our mind than we thought? How can our mind not support what we want?
The answer probably is not an easy one, but it certainly shows that our mind is working even without our participation.
So cooperate!

3D

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I haven't posted there anything lately, mainly because i was busy in the work. I have a free evening tonight, though. So what did I do? (;.
I've checked a little more about 3D Max 2010. User interface has become more user friendly, new navigation tools, video help for beginners and so on and so forth. Here is some 20-minute work. Fish oil bottle? What The Heck ? ;D


Charming creature on my desk

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Peace One Day Logo Badge

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Wise man is the one, who reach out for maximum, appreciating the minimum.

I love it so much!

I love it so much!

Why human talking to phone like to draw on the paper?

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Some people like to draw on paper while talking to phone. Isn't it strange? Why do they like to do such a thing, I asked my self. In my opinion, there are two reasons for that.
First, having pen or pencil in hand makes them feel more relaxed. Because usually when speaking to phone talker is receiving important information, and it might be necessary to put down some notes. May it be addresses, dates or hard-to-remember numbers. Also, it is verbal information talker receives, and as soon as words are said, they disappear. Adding down notes allows them more effectively follow conversations.
Second, one needs to focus attention on information that is received by ears and ears only. All other senses, meanwhile, must be ignored. And to avoid information that is presented by eyes and usually is unrelated to what conversation companion says, talker draws something very unrelated to the paper and looks at his work without a lot of interest. The received information must to be filtered, too,…

New site launched - aluapbuve.lv

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Recently we finished www.aluapbuve.lv.

Site was designed for company which sells, sets up and consults clients about choosing the automatic doors that suits their needs the best. Company offers wide variaty of available products. Site features: Nice and clean designInteratcive menuAutomatic door in-action-animationsSEO optimized flash siteProduct galleryUser-centered design

Apollo new portal quick review

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I had this wonderfull chance to test www.apollo.lv upcomming portal version. In this quick review I’ll start with some imperfections, and finish with some good words afterwards. Probably the most notable and most visible drawback is that portal design lacks flexibility. I really like some competitor portals, mainly because their designs are fluid and takes advantage of higher screen resolutions. This is how new portal design looks at Full High Definition resolution.
The code is not W3C valid. Although this is not extremely important, it usually shows, that coder cares about the code he writes, and is able to follow standards.I’ve tested portal loading performance for several times, and average complete site loading time was 10.5 seconds. So that could be faster. Latter site surfing performance is greatly improved when all of the files are loaded into browser cache, but still there are things to improve.One thing is that all JavaScript files that are loaded from one domain should be pack…

How to choose a good color palette

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Colors are beautiful. The one who can not feel color made impressions, looses a lot. The colors and their internal relationships are very sensitive, and to find ones that look great together are very hard task to accomplish and only experienced artist can do that. Or maybe not? Today we will look through some of main color concepts which will let you find some nice color pairs or trios. One thing that’s important to note is that one color alone is boring, and is not making an effect. The magic relies in their relationships. You should start creating your palette by choosing two or three base colors from color wheel. Choosing more will lead in chaos. Choosing only one usually will be too boring. Of course there are cases, where using monotone is preferred, especially if you want to create a very relaxing atmosphere. Here are two colors i like.Here is online color wheel you can try out. If two colors are used as base, than it is a good idea to pick complimentary colors. Complimentary col…

What does http-equiv stands for?

Many web developers uses meta http-equiv tag, without solid understanding what does it means.
http-equiv stands for: hypertext transfer protocol equivalent and is equivalent to HTTP response header.
So putting:

<http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
<META http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">


in HTML as meta TAG has the same effect as declaring HTTP response header

Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8

That is why they are called ‘equivalent’. It is recommended to use HTTP header over HTML http-equiv meta tags. Multiple headers with the same name may be present only if the values may be concatenated.

Tutorial. How to upload cat picture. Fun version.

In this tutorial, i will show you how to upload cat picture on any Pixaria image gallery. To do this I use tool called "Pixaria Gallery 2.3.5 Remote File Disclosure" which can be downloaded from wonderfull tool site called securityfocus.com.


Here is finished example. Take a look.

Software compatibility problems for Windows 7

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Many times software developers for their product installation adds an OS version checks. OS version checks simply checks what version of OS user has, and in case their product is not fully tested on detected OS, installation is aborted. As Windows 7 for now is realively new OS, many older software, released prior to Windows 7 was announced, refuses to run on Windows 7, although they could run perfecty well, but because of OS version check failure, software can not be installed. To overcome this obsticle you need to simply run installation in compability mode. In most cases, what run on Windows Vista will run on Windows 7 as well.

Just right click installation file and select TroubleShoot compability. One such example is WinPcap.

Change interface language of Google webmaster

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To change your Google webmaster interface language you need to set your browser language to whatever language is you need. Of course not the browser interface language, but the Accept-Languageheader browser sends. So, for example, this HTTP request to Google webmaster will return a Swedish versionGET /webmasters/ HTTP/1.1
Host: www.google.com
Accept-Language: sv,lv;q=0.8,lv;q=0.6,lv;q=0.4,en;q=0.2But this is going to return an English oneGET /webmasters/ HTTP/1.1
Host: www.google.com
Accept-Language: en,lv;q=0.8,lv;q=0.6,lv;q=0.4,en;q=0.2 Where to configure browser headers differs from browser to browser, but for chrome it is under Options->Change font and language settings.
I’m not sure that showing interface language based on headers is the best solution. I think much better would be if there was an option where to switch a language, just like it is for gmail.com.

Google webmaster and other Google product interface language

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There is something that is driving me nuts about Google webmaster? It's that i can not change the interface language to English. No really, I’ve tried like a zillion times, but somehow I just can’t figure it out.
In Google products I always set English as my default language. I’ve even set that I live in U.K. so that Google do not dare to offer me Latvian. But somehow webmaster is different. It knows me. It knows me deep inside. It even scares me ;D.The reason why I prefer English over Latvian is pretty simple though – when the specific words are being translated into Latvian, in most cases text become unreadable, and I constantly need to think – now what's that word would be in English. Some examples include:Noildze – delay;Rādītājs - index;Iesūtne - inbox;Rāpuļprogramma - crawler;Not only words are confusing, but in many cases translation is ambiguous too. It can easily be seen, that translator did not take context into account. And today I was exceptionally upset, because I…

Hen shit on egg? WTF!

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Look at these eggs. They are all with chicken shit. Now, I don’t mind to see that product is natural, but this thing is all over splashed with … you know – chicken shit. SHIT. Until now, whenever I bought eggs they always came clean. Unfortunately some sellers believe it is the way they can emphase that product is coming from nature. And another benefit for them is that they no longer need to wash their eggs before pack it and send it to stores. Who knows, maybe they even put some additional chicken shit on it. HAHA, but all this shit on it really disappointed me today, because it looks very fake. Like bad actor saying “I love you”, you know. It is absolutely incorrect that they allow all those shits be put on the shelf near other products. Who knows how many bacteria are there.

The Dark Knight- Joker Interrogation Scene Spoof

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ASUS F5GL Install XP problem

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This weekend I played around with newly bought ASUS F5GL.
Intel Core Duo Т2390;15.4″ WXGA;2048 MB RAM DDR2; NVIDIA GeForce 8200;250 GB SATA HDD;Integrated LAN, WiFi, Bluetooth, WEB cam and VGA out. Vista and Windows 7 installed like a charm, but XP and Knoppix initially refused to work on this system. Knoppix just silently hanged somewhere in the middle, but XP ended up with BoSD BSoD as soon as installation files were copied and setup should began. It threw out a message, that "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer." And this is what you will get always if you try to install XP SP2 with default BIOS settings to ASUS F5GL. To resolve this issue you whether need to set SATA operational mode from Enhanced to Compatible in BIOS, or install drivers that will allow SATA host controller to use Enhanced mode. Enhanced mode is not all that useful as it sounds, so in most cases I recommend just to switch back to older Compatible…

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Left/Right brain conflict

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Here is one tricky task called "Left-Right conflict"

Look at the chart and say the COLOR, not the word.


Your right brain tries to say the color, but your left brain insists on reading the word.

Humans are not designed to work - humans are designed to invent #2

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I must point out that ideas expressed in my first article "Humans are not designed to work - humans are designed to invent" are not mine. They belong to cofounder of Venus Project Jacque Fresco.




Jacque Fresko is highly intelligent 93 old man self-educated industrial designer, social engineer, book author, lecturer, futurist and inventor. He creates the visual look and functional design of future buildings, as they would look like, if civilization would start use resource based economy instead of money based economy and technologies would be priority number one.

It must be pointed out, that he designs the buildings and cities to meet both - visually appealing design and technological rationale requirements.





Find all world countries

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Lilly is american girl, almost 2 years old. She can barely speak, but she knows locations of all world counties. Please see 'Lilly - the map genius' video here.

Well, that really surprised me, because I can not understand where that little human finds a will to learn that kind of information. May it be the appreciation from her parrents she wants to gain?
Anyways, i thought – well... if 2 years old kid, can learn all world country locations, how long it will take me to learn (;. And, to be honest, it took me two evenings. I was very close to do it on one evening. But even in the begining of second, there was some contries i could not locate.
So here is a game where you need to locate world countries. In this video I find all of 20 randomly picked countries, 3 times in a row. Yea, i am at least as smart as Lilly is (;

Melodic Piano Music - Summer Nights

Here is another little melodic piano tune.
By the way, all of my music videos now are listed in my youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/cyberprodigy.
Check it out if you want some more (;

Melodic Piano Music - Opelascent

Yet another one saturday work. Enjoy (;

Humans are not designed to work - humans are designed to invent

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Humans are not nor meant, nor designed to work. Human always tends to seek for shortcuts, and how to do work with less effort. Some of tasks are completely ignored because of our inherited laziness. While our bodies are capable to accomplish minor exercises, much greater things can be accomplished only using technologies. Humans are not designed to work - humans are designed to invent. A lot of jobs today are completely unnecessary, and should be eliminated for the goodness of human race and civilization it composes. All of unnecessary jobs can be divided into two categories.
First category of unnecessary jobs. Jobs that can be completely replaced by technologies. Microprocessors are cheap today. And it is quite easy to implement any logic and high level complexity algorithms into mechanisms, that will do the exercises. This include jobs such as: sellers, knitters, house/office cleaners, barmans, builders, millers, confectioners, bakers and many others. All of these could be replaced by t…

Installing Intel Drivers For Motherboard

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So, yesterday i was installing chipset drivers for Intel i845G motherboard. And this is what i get instead of expected license. HAHA, looks like that big boys make mistakes also.

Outbrain rating system

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Outbrain is a rating system for blogs and WEB site engines. It supports almost all most popular blogging engines, e.g. Blogger, Wordpress, TypePad as well as some content manegement systems such as Drupal.It can be easily installed, and do not require any programming skills. Today, Outbrain has become one more language richer -i.e. Latvian.
It took about a month from the moment I send them translations to the moment when it was implemented to the system. I still wonder, how people can invest time and money to create such a rating system and not asking money for that.

Maximize profits regardless of the social and environmental cost

What is the difference between conjecture and hypothesis?

Similarities. Both of them are statements based on observations, that seem to be true, but have not been proved or disproved jet.

Differences. As explained in G.Pólya and L.Bowden book "Mathematical methods in science", difference is in level of credibility that explanation is based on. Hypothesis is testable, and explanation is based on accepted grounds. Conjecture is proposition based on inconclusive grounds, and sometimes can not be fully tested.
Another difference is that conjectures, unlike hypothesis, are used in math. Hypothesis usualy are used elsewhere. If conjecture is proven, it becomes a theorem. Still, the border between two terms remains blurry, and terms sometimes are used as synonyms. For example in math there is a conjecture called 'Riemann hypothesis', which correctly should be called ‘Riemann conjecture’.

Aspects if life

The adventure of life is to learn.

The purpose of life is to grow.

The nature of life is to change.

The challenge of life is to overcome.

The essence of life is to care.

The opportunity of life is to serve.

The secret of life is to dare.

The spice of life is to befriend.

The beauty of life is to give.

No big deal

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No big deal is a movie studio. As companies novadays are cutting their budgets down on advertising, No big deal was created as subsidiary company for StyleMaster studio - famous and well known for their good quality movies . No big deal however, is targeted for clients with less paying capacity, and is offering years of expierence and specialists same as StyleMaster studio, but because using smaller equipment offers are much cheaper.

TV reklāma

Will 1 kg gold weight the same after many years?

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Here is an interesting thing about any matter on the world. For example gold. If you own 1kg gold now. Than after a thousand years you will own a little more than 1kg. Surprised? Don't be. Here is an interesting and tottaly useless facts you never will need to know. But still, it just came into my mind recently.

Sun - the star of our galaxy is producing enormous amount of energy, right? Each second 600 000 000 tons of hydrogen atoms are smashed together with such a speed, that those atoms make 595 000 000 tons of helium atoms. Now the missing 5 000 000 tons are transformed into light energy. Yes. It's funny. 5 000 000 tons of light. No kidding. 
And eventually small portion of all this light hits earth surface causing the earth to grow. 
Obviously after many, many years earth mass will be bigger, and thus the gravity it causes also will be bigger. So the very same 1 kg you own now will be heavier on planet earth.
If i had some free time i would really like to do some math here. Fo…

What is "impossible triangle"? (In business)

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Impossible triangle, in business, is triangle that describes any good or service that is provided by any company. And it states that three values Quality, Speed and Price can not all be combined into one offer. One MUST be sacrificed.
Either product will be delivered fast and in good quality, but it will cost more. Either it will be in good quality, cheap, but it will be delivered in ordinary time. Or maybe it will be fast, cheap but the quality will be sacrificed. I heard, from one Harvard's graduate, this is what they learn in first semester, in business school. I think this is what i learned in first week in 'life school'.

What is the color of mirror?

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The reason why mirror reflects all of the light beams in the same angle as light beams hit mirror surface is because mirrors are perfectly flat. And because all light reflects from mirror maintaining it's original angle, image is perfectly reflected and reconstructed.  All objects absorbs all light waves that hits it, except the lightwaves with color into which an object is itself. For example EU flag will absorb green, red, pink, orange, etc., but will reflect blue light waves. One exception needs to be mentioned here. There is no corresponging lightwave for black color and white color. Human eye indicates that object is white, if object reflects (or emits) all possible visible light waves. And in contrast black is indicated if there is no lightwaves. Mirrors are manufactured out of aluminium. Aluminiums is used because of it's suitable physical properties, and because it is almost white. Yes, aluminium is not perfect. It would be more better if aluminum was white. If you look …

Difference between 'made of' and 'made from'

I came across this linguistic question - is there a difference whether i say 'made of' or 'made from'. And sure it is!
Here is an example to illustrate the difference: An ice sculpture is made of ice, because you can still see the ice.
Wine made from grapes, because you cannot see the grapes anymore.

Reason for not celebrate your birthday?

It's kind of funny to wach commedy where nerd is explaining why he is not celebrating his birthdays, and finding out that you are doing that for exact same reason. Allright, check it out. And after waching it may be you will want to join to our subset of oddish humanoids, too.

The Air I Breath. Movie.

This movie is about crime, love and unchangable destiny.  As far as I can tell - one of my favorite movies, with an excelent scenario, keeping attention tense until the very last minute of the movie. I've never seen Brendan Fraser playing so expresive and spectacular as in this movie ever before. He performs rough blackmailer working for his boss (Andy Garcia), known as finger-man because he collects fingers from his debtors, who can not pay their debts. Brandon Fraser works for him, because he can see the future, and thus is invincible in any fight. And Sarah Michelle Gellar  perform a new singer, kind of naive and stubborn, adding an interesting contrast to all story. If you really want to receive most of this movie, then i should stop here now. As a little teaser for you I've created a little movie. Check it out!

Adding a cold water to tea

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This morning i was making a tea. I heated up the water, till it started to boil. Usually instead of filling full cup with very hot water, i fill only half, because the rest i fill with cold water, so the tea is not so hot.At the moment, when hot water was poured into the cup, i decided to go to check my email. And then suddenly curious question popped up into my mind.
Curious question: In which case the tea will be hotter?
If I add a cold water and go for 5 minutes to check my mail
orIf I go and check my mail for 5 minutes, and when returned, add a cold water
The answer is not obvious. Because in first case difference between hot tea and room air is greater, and thus energy will flow faster away from the cup. And on the other hand, in the second case the surface between tea and air is greater, so again it means that energy flows faster away.
I did a few calculations to find the answer.


It turns out that it is very important what shape is your cup is in. And also the temperature of cold wate…

Beauty of planet Earth

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Beauty of the world. No comments.


Click on image to watch this amazing Youtube video.

Drupal first impressions

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As of 2009 Drupal is one of the leading opensource CMS on the web.
Others worth mention would be Joomla and WordPress.

There are two ways actually to create a Drupal based web page.

Easy way. No programming skills required. Download drupal from the drupal.org. Extract contents onto your server public_html directory. Launch www.yourdomain.com/install.php and follow the instructions provided. After installation successfully completes: the following things can be performed - Adding a content to web site - Installing additional modules, wich can be downloaded from drupal module download page - Choose from existing themes from drupal theme page
Advanced way At heart drupal contains a very a flexible module system. Module system not only provides scaleability, but also code reusability and structured manner into which the whole system is developed. And because developers share their modules, it really speeds up web site development. Because it's like code reusing among whole community. Code sha…

Difference between software architecture and design pattern

If you are like me, then time to time you wish there would be a site www.what-is-the-difference.com, where you could find the key differences between all two similar terms. Sometimes it's driving me nutts, when i know the deffinitions of both terms, but still i can't tell the difference.

Today again i stubled against the question - what is the difference between software architecture and design pattern. So - it turns out the answer is as follows.

"Software archecture is used in more abstract sense, talking about components of software and relationships between them, whereas programming design pattern is a programming style which might be used by programmer to achieve some particular benifit".

Most of the times the benifit programmer gains is reduced complexity and scaleability.

Hope this helps.

Discussion club

Discussion club rocks (;


Discussions from Jambo on Vimeo.

Gambling probabilities

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I will ask you a question.

"Which one of two is easier to guess. 10 numbers out of 35, or 25 numbers out of 35"
Phylosopher answer. Well... they both are the same. In first case you need to guess 10 lucky numbers out of 35. In second case you need to guess 10 unlucky numbers of 35. Thats true, since 35-25=10.


Mathematician answer.  Well... these are combinations. And combinations are calculated using equation:  In first case we get In second case we get And as you can see again - they both are the same.

I created also a graph showing where on X axes is count of numbers to guess, and on Y is probabiliy.

My advice to you is "DO NOT PLAY THESE KIND OF GAMBLING GAMES", because the probability is ridiculous. Let's look for example beloved 5 no 35 game. This game was created for total loosers. Chances that you will win the main prize is:

0,0000000000000000000000000000000000000103331%

ummm....