Easily Create Sitemaps for Static HTML Websites Using Google’s Sitemap Generator Tool

All popular CMS softwares come with addons/plugins to automatically generate sitemaps for your website everytime you add new content. I recently added a few documentation sites which are all plain html files. I needed a tool to generate the sitemap files for these websites. After googling around a bit, I came across google’s own sitemap generation tool. It’s a very good tool and I highly recommend it for sitemap generation for html websites. Continue reading

Make English the Default Language for Mozilla Firefox Search

Last week, I wrote about how to make English the default language for Google Chrome Search. Well, Firefox has the same problem too, but I have never faced it because I use Firefox Bookmark Keywords to do all my searches. However for people living in countries where the default language is not English, all searches through the Firefox search bar will have non-English search results. Thankfully, its just a two step process to make English search results the default for Firefox. Continue reading

Google Gears for Firefox 3.6 (Linux)

I have been missing Google Gears since the time I upgraded to Firefox 3.6 on my Karmic Desktop. Google hasn’t been kind enough to release an update. Yesterday while searching through Google, I came across this bug report on Google Gears Page. I noticed that several people have been compiling Google Gears (Joys of Open Source!) for their platforms. In fact custom compiled version for Firefox 3.5 are available for download here. However I couldn’t find any compiled versions of Google Gears for Firefox 3.6. So I decided to give it a try. Continue reading

Use Google Public DNS instead of OpenDNS to access Facebook

If you came here looking for a way to unblock facebook, look at this post instead

Isn’t it an open secret that everybody uses proxies or OpenDNS to access Facebook in Vietnam? The government of Vietnam has blocked Facebook but a quick Google search will give you at least 10 different ways to feed your FB addiction (don’t deny it.. ha). Most people take the easy way and use one of the innumerable proxies. The techier of the lot harp on the advantages of Open DNS.

But have any of you tried Google Public DNS yet? If you haven’t, please do, pronto. Continue reading