Marker and polygon tooltips in Google Maps v3

Before I get into the details, please note that this is a quick & dirty solution using google.maps.InfoWindow. No demo, sorry, but please add your improvements in the comments! Marker tooltip I start with the marker, as it is the simplest implementation: function attachMarkerInfoWindow(marker, html) { marker.infoWindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow({ content: html, }); google.maps.event.addListener(marker, ‘mouseover’,… Continue reading Marker and polygon tooltips in Google Maps v3

Facebook Graph API limitations

I have created a Facebook app for the flea market Facebook groups in my area. (Feel free to take a look at // To read and manage posts I use the Facebook Graph API, but there are a number of limitations: My application supports deleting posts, but Facebook does not allow applications to delete a photo… Continue reading Facebook Graph API limitations

Gmail as Mail Reader in GNOME

Simply install GNOME Gmail in your Linux distro and change the Mail Reader in System -> Preferences -> Preferred Applications: If you use Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat (10.10) or earlier you need to download the GNOME Gmail .deb but in Natty Narwhal (11.04) you can install it directly from the unsupported universe repository.

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Stop forum spam!

I run a Swedish site about energy drinks, along with a Swedish forum for energy drink collectors. In a tie between phpBB and Simple Machines (SMF) I chose the latter as forum software. Since I opened the forum there has been more and forum spam attempts. Actually there have been very few spam posts, and… Continue reading Stop forum spam!

Maverick Meerkat joys

In retrospect, I really don’t understand why I didn’t upgrade my primary laptop (Thinpad T60p with ATI graphics) earlier, as the Spotify issue was resolved a long time ago. Maverick feels a bit faster than Lucid, so I’m really happy.

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Maverick Meerkat disappointments

Ubuntu 10.10, with codename Maverick Meerkat, was released on 10 October 2010. So far it has only made me disappointed. First of all, when I have the USB cable for my LG L1510SF touch screen, X crashes in xf86findOption. I have submitted bug reports via Apport, see Launchpad bug #657895. Second, Spotify crashes on certain… Continue reading Maverick Meerkat disappointments

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ZYB closing

For a couple of years I’ve been using ZYB to backup my mobile phone book online. They got bought by Vodafone and now they’re closing: On 31 July, ZYB will be closing. Please go to to register and backup your phone there. We thank all of our customers for their support!

Spotify 0.4 in WINE: “File is an unsupported format”

I bought Serengeti‘s album Standing Steady on MP3 from Bengans and wanted to play it in Spotify as “Local Files”. It worked perfectly in MS Windows, but on Ubuntu I got “File is an unsupported format”. WTF? Spotify acknowledges this: Spotify uses the system-supplied MP3 decoder on all platforms, and during our limited testing we… Continue reading Spotify 0.4 in WINE: “File is an unsupported format”