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Blog of Graham van der Wielen about my experiences through life ranging from technology to travel stories, from hiking to road cycling, from music to much much more.


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Passwords just aren't enough

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Passwords, it's near impossible to have never used those jumble of characters these days. I've posted about the use and management of passwords before. But these days passwords just aren't enough. Especially when people tend to use very simple passwords and us…

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Backup your Google mail and calendar with Linux

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Our lives these days are more digital than ever. Just think about all the stuff you have online. E-mail, photo's, addressbook, calendar and probably a whole lot more. Of course you can trust that your data is safe from harm in "the cloud", it probably is but s…

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HTML5 Video - The alternative to Flash

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Flash, a great delight for rich web content like streaming video on site as YouTube and Vimeo but a major annoyance as blinking ad banners. And irritation doesn't end there with this browser plugin. Just do a search on Flash and security and you'll see what I…

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Chrome meets Greasemonkey

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Google Chrome recently introduced extensions for the Mac beta version. Extensions were already available for the PC and Linux version. Extensions are a great way to enhance your browsing experience but most users don't use them and probably never will. A shame…

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Tweak Google Reader to use Google Apps

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Google Apps is a great way to get more out of your own domain without much of a hassle, although some technical know-how is required. It is great to use for your entire family to setup your e-mail. Every member gets his or her own emailaddress, like paul@jones…

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Google Chrome

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This post was initially going to be about the extensions I use for Google Chrome, very similar to My Firefox extensions post a few months back, but then I only use a few at the moment (mostly because the ones I use in Firefox haven't been made, released or por…

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Playing dressup with your browser

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Although changing the appearance of a application isn't new at all, it has become a lot easier for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome recently. With Google Chrome you can easly change the theme of your browser by default without any add-on. Just point Google Ch…