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x10hosting account suspended

Hello to all of my readers.
Just a quick update about my previous website, http://lhamil64.x10hosting.com.
If any of you have this website, or any files/pages from this website bookmarked, please update them to point to this WordPress.com blog. My x10hosting account has been suspended because I no longer use it. There is no way for me to access these files ever again. I think I updated the Programs page to point to other locations for the files, but if not I will be correcting it shortly.
To anyone wondering whether you should sign up for this hosting, I’d say it depends on what you want to do. Definitely read the TOS, because you are not allowed to use this site for file hosting unless it’s directly related to your website. This is what got me suspended, because I left my wordpress install there when I abandoned the site. If you just want a basic website (or even a small blog or forum) this is an OK service. Note however, that if you don’t log in to the forums every 30 days, you account is temporarily suspended until you log in and un-suspend it. You do get warnings before you’re suspended (for this anyway. I was not warned about my permanent suspension).
If you are planning on hosting a large site, I would not recommend this service. You only get 3 MySQL databases, and everything else is limited as well. Although I would recommend not using a free host if you are looking to host a large website.

Thanks for reading,
Lee

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How to: Make any Chrome web app into a desktop app

For a while, Google has had a Chrome web app store which allows you to install apps in Google Chrome. These apps usually just run in a separate tab, which can be pinned to the side. But what if you want some of these apps to be in a separate window like a normal desktop app? It’s very simple.

  1. Open the app in Chrome that you want to make a desktop app.
  2. Click the wrench icon on the top right
  3. Go to Tools > Create Application Shortcuts
  4. Select where you want the shortcuts to be added (Desktop, Start Menu, and/or Pin to Taskbar)
  5. Click Create.

A shortcut to that web app now has been added to wherever you selected. Launching that app now will open it in a separate window without any of Chrome’s toolbars. I used this method to make a Gmail web app that’s pinned to my taskbar. Another neat thing is that, since these are just stripped down browser windows, things like HTML5 notifications still work as before (so, for example, Gmail will function like a native desktop app for the most part). Also, any links you click will open in a new browser window, so you wont be trapped in the apps own window.

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Google's Web Browser: Chrome

I just downloaded Chrome, the web browser from Google. It is currently in BETA but for being in BETA it is pretty well put together. I am posting this from Chrome.
My first thoughts are that the interface reminds me too much of the default Windows XP theme. If/when they come out with a skinning feature then that is the first thing I will do.
It takes, to me, about the same time to load web pages in Chrome and Firefox.

One thing that I really don’t like is that there is no menu bar. I could get used to the settings button next to the address bar but it feels like I’m using another OS.
Another thing that I don’t really like is that the tabs are above the address bar. I know, a very minor thing. I really like how easy it is to move tabs and that it is very graphical when moving them. It actually shows the tabs moving around as you move a tab.

I don’t like that there isn’t an actual status bar. I’m used to having a status bar separating the browser from the Windows taskbar.

Overall I think it’s a good browser with a lot of potential. I have uninstalled it today but I decided to give it another chance and I think that I’ll stick with Firefox but I’ll keep this browser on my machine in case I want to do a “second look” once it’s out of beta.

Screenshot of Google's Chrome web browser

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