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Thunderbird Security Certificate Issue Fix

I’ve been using Mozilla Thunderbird for some time now, and recently it started bugging me all the time when checking my emails. A window pops up each time asking me for security certificates exception, and even though I keep selecting the “Permanently store this exception” option, Thunderbird still keeps asking me every single time I open it.

So just today, after a couple of months of annoyance I finally got tired of it and looked up a solution. It’s actually very easy to fix, but being lazy as I am I never bothered to fix it until now.


Basically, what you need to do is this:

  1. Open Thunderbird and click the “Tools” in the menu bar
  2. Switch to “Advanced” tab
  3. Select the “Certificates” tab
  4. Click the “Validation” button
  5. Disable the certificate validation

For convenience you can also view the steps in the screenshot below:

In a majority of cases, you don’t need to confirm certificates and whatnot every single time you want to read your email, and it doesn’t really pose a security issue. This should make your work with this excellent email client more enjoyable.

Coraline WP Theme: Show Post Excerpts On Category & Tag Pages

I recently installed the simple yet effective Coraline theme on one of my WordPress-powered blogs. I’ve been able to customize the theme to my liking, and the contents are way more important than the design so I went for this simple theme.

There was however one thing that kept bugging me: category and tag pages weren’t showing post excerpts but rather full posts. Being somewhat knowledgeable about SEO, I figure it might lead to unnecessary duplicate content issues and I wanted to change it.

In most themes it’s really simple, and while it’s not overly complex in Coraline either I did have to dig a bit deeper. In most themes you can change it in tag.php and category.php pages, but Coraline does it a bit differently. Google wasn’t helpful either, so here’s what I did:

1. Go to Appearance &> Editor, and select loop.php file

2. Find the following code:

<?php if ( is_search() ) : // Display excerpts for search. ?&>
 <div&>
 <?php the_excerpt(); ?&>
 <!-- .entry-summary --&>
 <?php else : ?&>
 <div&>
 <?php the_content( __( 'Continue reading &<span&>→&', 'coraline' ) ); ?&>
 <?php wp_link_pages( array( 'before' =&> '&<div&>' . __( 'Pages:', 'coraline' ), 'after' =&> '&' ) ); ?&>
 <!-- .entry-content --&>
 <?php endif; ?&>

3. Replace the red text with the following:

 <?php the_excerpt

And voila. Your category and tag archives will now show post excerpts with the “Continue Reading” link.

Some newer and popular themes allow you to change this behavior in the backend, but sometimes you just have to get your hands dirty and figure it out yourself. Hope you find this helpful.

How to Delete Your Facebook Account

How Do I Delete My Facebook AccountIt’s becoming increasingly common for people to stop using Facebook. Although the service is undoubtedly getting more customers than losing them, as seen on the image above many people are searching for ways to delete their Facebook accounts forever.

Facebook doesn’t allow for easy deletion of your profile, and most people simply deactivate it. It’s important to note that deleting an account and deactivating it are two separate things: by deactivating your Facebook account your friends will still be able to send you invites, tag photos with your name and invite you to groups.

Due to recent changes implemented by FB which caused many privacy concerns more and more users are looking for a way out, so here’s exactly how you can delete your account: follow this link, and press the delete button. Yes, it’s that simple, the only problem is finding the link as FB doesn’t really like to advertise it ;) . Do note however if you log in for the next 14 days after deleting your account you will be able to reactivate it.

By following the provided link and permanently deleting your Facebook account it will no longer appear in Facebook or Google searches, and best of all you’ll never again have to see those annoying Farmville, Fishville and whatever-ville messages again.

LCD Screen Protector For Amazon Kindle

* also available in other colors

* also available in other colors

One of the coolest and most useful inventions in the last few years is definitely Amazon Kindle. It’s a simplistic device but with endless potential and extremely easy to use even for those who aren’t computer savvy.

Despite many tests showing excellent durability of the Kindle all kinds of damages can happen if you’re not careful. Unfortunately, you can never be too careful and that’s exactly why this silicone rubber LCD screen protector for Kindle is the number one addition you simply must have.

First and foremost it will protect your display from scratches. It can be quite annoying to try and read something with a damaged screen which I’m sure you’re aware of. Although it offers limited protection, it might even save your Kindle in case it falls. It’s very light weight, soft to the touch and fits perfectly. The case also protects your keys but you won’t have trouble accessing the ones you need most.

* the screen protection case described fits Amazon Kindle 2; if you’re looking for a case for older Kindle versions click here!

Aluratek Digital Photo Frames

Aluratek is one of the best, if not the best manufacturer of digital photo frames. Their picture frames are quality made with support for high resolutions and enough capacity to store hundreds of photographs. There are several different Aluratek photo frames available with little noticable differences except screen and memory size. Here’s an overview of the best and top selling digital photo frames by Aluratek.

Please note the prices are valid at the time of writing this and may be temporary or discount prices. Double-check the current prices by following the links provided with each product!

aluratek-adpf07sf-7-inch-digital-photo-frameAluratek ADPF07SF 7-Inch Hi-Resolution Digital Photo Frame

Price: $34,95

Description: More than just a digital photo frame, Aluratek raises the bar with its Digital Lifestyle Device (DLD). View high-resolution pictures easily by inserting your digital media card directly onto Aluratek’s (DLD). Pictures will automatically start in a slideshow function. With Aluratek’s (DLD) share all your digital pictures. Whether it is at work or at home, let the fun begin!

Built in memory: none, requires SD memory cards (2GB = approx. $4)

aluratek-102-inch-digital-photo-frame-built-in-memoryAluratek 10.2-Inch Digital Photo Frame with 512MB Built in Memory

Price: $95,81

Description: The ADPF310F by Aluratek boasts a true digital 10.2-Inch panel for stunning picture quality and resolution. Simply insert your camera’s memory card and the “auto slideshow” feature does the rest. There is also 512MB’s built in memory which will allow you to connect the included USB cable to your computer and you can transfer hundreds of your favorite pictures, MP3 Music files or Videos to the frame. No configuring or programming necessary to enjoy great quality pictures with brilliant slideshows and your favorite background music with the robust sounding built in speakers.

  • 10.2-Inch Digital Picture Frame
  • 800×480 Digital Panel Resolution
  • 512MB Built In Memory
  • Supports Photo’s, Music, Videos
  • Random Slideshow Effects

Aluratek 15-inch Hi-Res Digital Photo Frame with 256MB Internal MemoryAluratek 15-inch Hi-Res Digital Photo Frame with 256MB Internal Memory

Price: $189,99

Description: Play slideshows, zoom, rotate, and listen to hi quality background music all at the touch of a button with the included remote control. Switch to movie mode and enjoy amazing video and audio near HD quality. Browse and listen to all of your favorite MP3 music files after your movies over.

  • Easy operation as most fi le formats are automatically recognized
  • View Digital Photos
  • Watch home videos and movies
  • Listen to your favorite MP3 Music files.
  • 256 MB built-in memory

Aluratek ADMPF108F Hi-Res Digital Photo Frame With 512MB Built in Memory (Black)Aluratek ADMPF108F Hi-Res Digital Photo Frame With 512MB Built in Memory (Black)

Price:$59,24

Description: The ADMPF108F by Aluratek boasts a true digital 8-Inch panel for stunning picture quality and resolution. Simply insert your camera’s memory card and the “auto slideshow” feature does the rest. There is also 512MB’s built in memory which will allow you to connect the included USB cable to your computer and you can transfer hundreds of your favorite pictures, MP3 Music files or Videos to the frame. No configuring or programming necessary to enjoy great quality pictures with brilliant slideshows and your favorite background music with the robust sounding built in speakers.

  • 8-Inch Digital Picture Frame
  • 800×600 Digital Panel Resolution
  • 512 MB Built In Memory
  • Supports Photo’s, Music, Videos
  • Random Slideshow Effects

Aluratek ADMPF007F 7-Inch Digital Photo Frame With RemoteAluratek ADMPF007F 7-Inch Digital Photo Frame With Remote

Price: $91,74

Description: The ADMPF007F by Aluratek is the most user friendly 7 Inch digital photo frame possible. Simply insert your camera’s SD or MMC memory card or a USB thumb/flash drive and the “auto slideshow” feature does the rest. No configuring or programming necessary to enjoy great quality pictures/slideshows with your favorite MP3 background music. The “auto slideshow” feature makes this frame a great gift item for those who are less technical than others. With the ease of use and the stellar picture quality bring all of your digital images into your daily life with the Aluratek ADMPF007F!

  • 7-Inch Digital Picture Frame
  • View Digital Photos
  • Watch home videos
  • Listen to your favorite MP3 Music files

My recommendation:

Aluratek 10.2-Inch Digital Photo Frame with 512MB Built in Memory: more than enough memory to store photos, although it might be a bit tight if you plan to store videos. LCD size is average and usually quite enough, and while this is not the top product by Aluratek it is very well made and has a very reasonable price. It will make a great gift and spice up any living room!

Try the Redisigned Google Search

Redesigned Google.com homepage

There were some rumors floating around lately about a redesign of Google, and now you can try it out yourself.

Here’s how:

1. Go to google.com/ncr

2. Enter the following code in your browser’s address bar once the page loads:

javascript:void(document.cookie=”PREF=ID=20b6e4c2f44943bb:U=4bf292d46faad806:TM=1249677602:LM=1257919388:S=odm0Ys-53ZueXfZG;path=/; domain=.google.com”);

3. Hit enter and refresh the page

You should now see something like in the image below:

The new Google search