[Ubuntu] Moving from web-applications to client-application

Hi fellows,

I’ve been using a web browser for most of my online activities (gmail, webmail,
google calendar, google reader, web-gtalk, twitter/facebook/buzz, grooveshark/last-fm),
which turns you dependent of the application. I’m backing now to use clients for theses
tasks, getting more advantage from Ubuntu indicator-applet (gwibber, evolution, empathy,
liferea, rhythmbox), which integrates mosty of theses services in a single notifier.

Following a screenshot of a indicator applet with Liferea:

Indicator applet

Evolution, as well as thunderbird, has digital signature/criptography feature
(you can tak a 30-day certification from CertSign). It also groups messagens from
the same thread. It still does not have an option to minimize to systray (this
feature run away a little from gnome standard), then I leave it open in another workspace.

Buzz’API is not not working for receive messages, just for send. In the next
versions they will probably solve it.

Liferea does not come with Ubuntu. It has flash support to view embeeded youtube
and has its own browser to open url inside it. You can install it from apt-get
repository.

sudo-apt get install liferea

Following q preview of Liferea:

Liferea preview

See ya!

Repeat One Song plugin for Rhythmbox

So that is it, since I left Songbird and almost began to use its Linux supported branch NightIngale, I ended up returning to Rhythmbox. But there was something missing in it, the “Repeat One Song” feature. Sometimes you just got some nice song and want to listen to it thousands of times but had to use some workarounds such as filter by song’s name resulting this one the only in the list, or creating a playlist with just one song, etc.

To solve this, I coded the Repeat One Song plugin for Rhythmbox. Yesterday (literally) I barely knew how to code in Python and how to code an Rhythmbox plugin, but today it is done.

Installation requires only to copy the “repeat-one-song” folder and paste it in ~/.gnome2/rhythmbox/plugins/ — If “plugins” directory does not exist, just create it.