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June 27, 2009

How to use Facebook chat in Ubuntu (Pidgin)

Filed under: user tipstricks — Antonio Portuesi @ 10:23 am
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If you want to enable Facebook Chat for Pidgin in Ubuntu you need to install Facebook Chat for Pidgin plugin that now is included in the official repositories.

This is a Facebook chat plugin for Pidgin, it simply connects to the new Facebook Chat IM service without the need for an API key as many other services require.

Currently the plugin can log into the Facebook servers, get the buddy list, send and receive messages, add and remove friends, receive notifications and search for Facebook friends.
Moreover you can set your Facebook status too.

Now open a console session and type:

sudo apt-get install pidgin-facebookchat

insert your root password and Ubuntu will make everything itself without asking you anything else.

Let’s get into it and enjoy your facebook world!

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June 6, 2009

How to find my pc IP address – aka – what is my IP?

Filed under: user tipstricks — Antonio Portuesi @ 7:27 pm
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Your computer (PC, MAC, handeld and so on…equipped with Windows, Linux, MacOS, every distro/release OS) has an Internal IP address and an External IP address.
It may have been set manually or it may have been set automatically. That doesn’t matter.
Regardless of how it was set there are times when you need to know what that IP address is.
In other words you ask to yourself: How can I find my pc IP?
The easiest way is to go to www.mypcip.net and check out the result in the top of page.
There you can also find some useful information about IT (IP, DNS, WHOIS, MAC, IPv4/6 and counting)

The easier, the better!

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