Monday, February 2, 2009

Re-attach Google Chrome Tab

I have been using Google Chrome since it was made available for downloads a few months ago.  Even though it freezes on few occasions when browsing some flash websites, I am satisfied with its performance.

Tabbed window in Google Chrome, the feature that also is quite popular in many popular browsers, removes the clutter from your desktop.  But sometimes it annoys me when I would accidentally drag one tab and detach it into a separate window.

Here's how to re-attach the orphaned tab window into it parent window:

  • Click the tab title (without releasing the mouse button), drag it to the desired tab position in your Google Chrome parent window, then release the mouse button.

For more details, you can also read an article about detaching and re-attaching google chrome tab.


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Monday, January 26, 2009

Moving to a new home

We are in the process of migrating this website into a new home, http://www.diwakwak.com.  The word "diwakwak" was a name derived from a remote place in my hometown at Alfonso Castaneda, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines where I grew up (see the pushpin below.We have a few hectares of land in that area, surrounded by mountains.   

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Monday, January 12, 2009

How to call any land line/mobile phone for free!

VoIP are becoming much popular nowadays because it allows free international phone calls from all over the world to the list of .  There are two ways to do this, the first one is to a software that you can download from the internet for free (e.g., Google Gtalk), and secondly, using your browser.  This technology has been made possible by the publicly open voice gateway Gtalk2VoIP which also enables voice calls between Google Talk, MSN/Live Messenger, and Yahoo!.

GTalk2VoIP enables voice calling accross IMs, VoIP Phones and conventional telephone sets (Image courtesy of  http://www.gtalk2voip.com)

What are the requirements to be able to make international phone calls for free, if you may ask? 

  1. Good Internet connection
  2. PC or Laptop
  3. Headset (with mic of course).

If you meet the above requirements then you are good to go.

How to setup your PC/Laptop for free international call:

  • Download and install Google Talk from this location.  If you still have no Google account, I suggest you make one first.
  • I am assuming that your headset is properly configured with your PC.  Now, you can add the phone number of your relatives/friends in the same manner as adding contacts in Gtalk, but make sure to append @talkster.gtalk2voip.com at the end of the phone number having the following format:

              [country code] - [area code] - [phone number]

         You add the number in you Gtalk similar to the examples below:

         UK: 442077234561@talkster.gtalk2voip.com
         US: 12125451211@talkster.gtalk2voip.com

  • Wait for a few seconds until you get a confirmation and instructions.  You will be assigned a local phone number in which your relatives/friends can use to contact you.
  • Remember that you cannot make out-going calls for more than 10seconds.  Your friend must call the local number assigned to you (that is linked to your gtalk account), to be able to talk with your friend for free using Gtalk.

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