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Facebook doesn’t like QR codes?

I just got this message from Facebook: Your ad wasn’t approved because the image includes nonexistent functionality such as a play button that suggests video capability or a close buttons that doesn’t close. And the image with the “nonexistent functionality” is… a QR code. I really don’t get it.

I am Wikileak’ed

A friend of mine just show me a info about my efforts to establish Pirate Party in Bulgaria published on Wikileaks: (SBU) A Bulgarian Green Party leader and two other Bulgarian activists have started a petition to establish a Bulgarian “Pirate Party” which advocates for free downloading of copyrighted materials among other things. Under Bulgarian…

Is Google Chrome next IE

I was trying to find an application to use Google Docs offline. I don’t like to use 3th party services for my documents and I want the control to be in my hands, but the company I work for uses GDocs for some of the projects. So, I am browsing to find a way to…

Mozilla, Softpedia and addons

I just received an email : Mozilla Balkans info widget, one of your products, has been added to Softpedia’s database of software programs for the Windows operating system. It is featured with a description text, screenshots, download links and technical details on this page: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Mozilla-Extensions/Mozilla-Balkans-info-widget.shtml The description text was created by our editors, using sources…

Webm and public services

Today I tried to upload a funny video from Fosdem to Youtube and to be able to embed it into my webpage as a webm movie (The conversion from mp4 to webm was quick via ffmpeg under fedora. I like it!) , but it fails. IT always offers me their buggy Flash interface. On other…