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Roberto Aloi

Software Engineer and Erlanger. Author of www.tryerlang.org.
Roberto Aloi has written 58 posts for Roberto Aloi

How to block people from inviting you to Facebook events

Never had a friend or someone continuously inviting you to parties and all that kind of events having place in the opposite part of the world and in which you’re not interested at all? Did you kindly ask to these guys and to their friends not to invite you anymore and they didn’t listen to … Continue reading

How to integrate Firefox and Emacs

Sometimes, when you edit a textarea on a web page (for example, to write a new post on your blog), you would really like to use an external text editor for that. I personally love Emacs, I’m addicted to its shortcuts and key bindings and I would love to use it, for example, for searching … Continue reading

Gmail Tips by Google

Google has just released a series of really interesting tips for Gmail. Some of them look extremely cool: Are you already using the full power of Gmail?

The 2010 Google’s Easter Egg

In the past month, people were wondering about the reason behind a strange hidden feature of the Google search engine. In fact, when clicking on the I’m feeling lucky button without inserting anything in the search box, a countdown to the new year’s eve was shown. Obviously, people were expecting some great surprise from Google for … Continue reading

Screencast: Joomla Flickr How To

Here’s explained how to download, install and configure the latest version of my Joomla! Flickr component.

The birth of Nasza Klasa

Joomla and Gmail How To

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to use Gmail as SMTP server to send emails from my Joomla website. Here is explained what I did to make everything working. First of all, I edited my configuration.php file to contain the following settings: var $mailer = ‘SMTP Server’; var $mailfrom = ‘MY_GMAIL_ADDRESS’; var $smtpauth = ’1′; … Continue reading

Forgot your Windows Vista Password?

Sometimes it can happen that you forget your password for your Windows Vista account. First of all, don’t panic, since you will probably be able to reset it, without losing your data. Just download the following file. It contains a bootable image (.iso) that you need to burn into a new CD. You can use … Continue reading

PHP and Emacs. How to Browse Documentation.

I’ve just started using Emacs for PHP development and the first thing I wanted to do was to browse the official PHP documentation directly from within Emacs. I know that a couple of existing PHP modes claim to offer documentation browsing, but as far as I’ve seen they merely open a browser and point to … Continue reading

How to Enable Google Real Time Search

Google just revealed real-time search. Here’s the original article: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/12/relevance-meets-real-time-web.html If you’re wondering how to enable it, well… Real time search will be available for everyone in a few days. If it’s still not active for you, just do the following: Go to http://www.google.com Search for something Edit the URL so it contains: &esrch=RTSearch&tbs=rltm%3A1. For … Continue reading

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