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Mobile Athan

Mobile Athan software is used to get the accurate prayer times, Qiblah direction and hear automatic Athan (Azan) on every prayer time on your Cell Phone like Nokia, Sony Erricson, Motorolla, LG, Samsung, Windows Mobile and lot of other mobile brands. It has Prayer Times for more than 25,000 cities in 252 countries and Qiblah direction.

You can also use GPRS to download the Mobile Athan software directly in your Cell phone. Type the following url in your Cell phone web browser: http://wap.islamicfinder.org

mobile athan

Reference: http://www.islamicfinder.org/mobile/

Ramadan Mubarak

Wishing all muslim around the world ramadan mubarak. May our fasting and prayers and other worship this month be pleasing to Allah. May He make it easy for us and strengthen us by it. ramadhan mubarak

Accordion Menu Drupal Module

If you want to make fancy accordion menu on your Drupal site, you can use Accordion Menu module to convert your menu to accordion menu. It will show you menu active states there.

To achieve this, you need to download Accordion Menu from:

http://drupal.org/project/accordion_menu

Because this module is dependent with Jquery UI module, you need to download it from:

http://drupal.org/project/jquery_ui

After you enable both modules on your site, you can go to “Site Configuration –> Accordion Menu Setting”. Then you need to select which menu that you want to show as accordion menu.

You can now go to Site Building –> Blocks, then enable your accordion menu. Then you have accordion menu on your site. You need to add your css to get nicer accordion menu.

Debian 5 ‘Lenny’ Released

debian logo Debian project already released Debian GNU/Linux version 5.0 (codenamed “Lenny”) at February 14, 2009. Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system, developed by more than a thousand volunteers from all over the world who collaborate via the Internet.

This release includes numerous updated software packages, such as the K Desktop Environment 3.5.10 (KDE), an updated version of the GNOME desktop environment 2.22.2, OpenOffice.org 2.4.1, PostgreSQL 8.3.6, MySQL 5.0.51a, Linux kernel version 2.6.26, Apache 2.2.9, Python 2.5.2 and 2.4.6, Perl 5.10.0, PHP 5.2.6, and more than 23,000 other ready-to-use software packages (built from over 12,000 source packages).

It is time to upgrade your Debian machine to Lenny. Happy upgrading!

jQuery 1.3 Released

jQuery team announced a major release yesterday. It is about 49% faster than previous engine. The big features of this release are:

  • Sizzle: A sizzlin’ hot CSS selector engine.
  • Live Events: Event delegation with a jQuery twist.
  • jQuery Event Overhaul: Completely rewired to simplify event handling.
  • HTML Injection Rewrite: Lightning-fast HTML appending.
  • Offset Rewrite: Super-quick position calculation.
  • No More Browser Sniffing: Using feature detection to help jQuery last for many more years to come.
The full details of the release can be found in the release notes:
http://docs.jquery.com/Release:jQuery_1.3

Magento 1.1.8 Released

Magento 1.1.8 has been released. This was quite a quick release given that their previous version just release in one week ago. They fixed around 18 bugs. Thank you Magento teams.

Magento Ecommerce

Magento is open source ecommerce application. Since launch on March 31, 2008. It has exceeded 500.000 download. Magento has many features to build web store out of the box.

Currently Magento still lack the documentation. I hope since the community is growing fast. The documentation will be better.

If we want to build web store with open source software. You can start to use Magento.

Installing Canon Pixma iP1880 in Ubuntu 8.10

If you are running Ubuntu 8.10 Linux and going to connect your Canon Pixma iP1880 printer, then it is not yet plug and play.

Canon provide driver for linux. But they have not yet provided driver for Ubuntu 8.10. The good news is someone has provided us driver for Ubuntu 8.10.

Download 2 files from this links:

http://nko.computers.googlepages.com/cnijfilter-ip1800_2.70-2_i386-hardy..deb http://nko.computers.googlepages.com/cnijfilter-common_2.70-2_i386.deb

Before you install it, you need to make soflink from cups to cupsys. To do this, open a terminal (Applications-Accessories-Terminal) and give the command.

sudo ln -s /etc/init.d/cups /etc/init.d/cupsys

After you have installed two files from above links. Now you can install your printer as normal under administration—>printing.