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Web

WikiLeaks has released an “insurance” file

Last updated: 13:04 31st of july 2010, +2GMT

Wikileaks have today released an “insurance” file in their Afgan war diaries section(insurance.aes256, 1491834576 (1,4G)), with no more description than that. The interesting part here is that the file is 1.4GB in size and are encrypted with aes256.

Rumors says that the password needed for the file will be released IF anything should happen to Wikileaks itself or any of its staff.

Anybody have any other information about it?

Links:
Wikileaks – Afgan War Diaries
Get the Insurance as a torrent
Local copy of the insurance file

Categories
Blogging

Getting more traffic to your blog

So you want more traffic to your blog eh? There are a lot of sites that gives advices about just that so i have gathered the most vital tips here for you. Some are easy to implement, some take longer time. Note that they are not sorted in any particular order. 🙂

1) Ping!
Make sure that your blog pings the most used ping sites, you can check out the ping list i use here.

2) Write stuff people want to read about
I personally blog about problems/experience from my job, and i also sometimes write posts based on the google search terms users use in order to end up on my blog. Google Webmaster Tools is a nice way to get a overview of your Google traffic. You can also consider using the “WordPress.com Stats” plug-in for WordPress, since it generates a lot of nice information about your readers.

3) Make some lists
Lists (like this one) gives a nice amount of information in one place, and it is popular amongst readers.

4) Keep your blog updated
There is a bigger chance that you get returning users if you actually have new content often. Why should users visit a dead blog daily?

5) Have feeds available
Give your readers the ability to get notified when you have new content available.

6) Optimize your blog for the search engines
You wont get much traffic if not even the search engine spiders can find your blog. Consider using a SEO-plugin if you use WordPress. I use “All in One SEO” here on h3x.no.

7) Try to get some back links
In order to rank high on search results, you need to have many incoming links to your blog. (Read more about Page Rank) You can get this by for example commenting on other blogs, getting your content out on social media sites and so on. You could also try publishing articles with links back to your blog on ezinearticles.com.

8 ) Get yourself on Twitter
Twitter can be a huge traffic source. I have received upwards to 100 000 page views on a single day after publishing a post about a trending Twitter topic. I automate the Twittering process by using the “Twitme” plugin for WordPress.

9) Make sure the search engines know about your blog
Make sure at least the three big know about your blog:

  1. Google -> www.google.com/addurl/
  2. Yahoo -> https://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/mysites
  3. Bing -> http://www.bing.com/webmaster

Also submit your feed(s) to Google via their Webmaster Tools.

10) Blog about something you enjoy
Focus on something you enjoy doing or writing about. If you start to blog about irrelevant topics, the changes are high that you will most likely give up your blog pretty quick.

11) Submit your site/articles
Submit your site to directories and/or publish your posts on sites like Digg.com and Delicious.com.

Got any more tips? Give them in the comment section below!

Categories
Development Java

The hierarchy of the type Foo is inconsistent

You can get the error:

The hierarchy of the type *classname* is inconsistent

If you are trying to compile a class that requires another class not available. Normally due to compilation errors in the dependent classes. So fix the classes needed by the main class and try again.

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Hardware

Cannot load exchanger medium (Target drive is busy.)

If you recieve the error message:

Cannot load exchanger medium (Target drive is busy.)

From Data Protector Manager (or from the backup reports), you have a tape “stuck” in your tape station. This is something that can happen for example if the tape station looses connection to the software using the tape station, (for example  a crash on the server) and the software is not setup to automaticly correct the issue itself.

If you want to eject the tape in use you will normally find a option for it on the tape station itself. But a good thing to do is to set up Data Protector to automaticly eject a tape that has taken over a drive.

1) Start Data Protector Manager GUI
2) Select Devices and Media
3) Right click on the library, select properties
4) Go to Control Tab, and select “Eject medium”  under the busy drive handling topic

Categories
Mobile & Gadgets

HTC Desire battery usage: 3G/HSPA vs Wi-Fi

This depends on your usage (and other variables like connection strength etc).  For example: if you are often without Wi-Fi-connection, the phone will continuously look for a access point to connect to, thus using more power.

With my usage, i need both 3G and Wireless during a normal day. And my battery usage indicator tells me that both “Cell standby” and Wireless uses the same amount of power(31%). So it looks that i would be able to save some more battery if i turned off either 3G or wireless.

So the answer is: Check what`s using the most power on your phone(Settings -> About Phone -> Battery -> Battery use) and change your settings/preferences after that 🙂