Tuesday, October 23, 2012

None of the links on Google Analytics work

I went to https://www.google.com/analytics/web/?hl=en&pli=1#report/
to see statistics on Google Analytics and none of the links seem to work. I click on Traffic Sources, then Sources, then Search, then Organic and the graphs won't show up.

A work-around is to click on those same links Traffic Sources, then Search, the Organic and then click to reload page or F5 (reloads the page) then the right stats and graphs are shown.  It's a really annoying bug but I don't have a solution for it I'll wait for Google to fix it. Or if you know of a real solution please leave comment.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Sample Palette Colors

Here are some sample palette colors using lightness/brightness of 50:
Saturation of 100
Saturation of 50

You can get more shades of the color of your choice using this Color Palette Selector Tool

Friday, October 19, 2012

Color Palette Selector Tool

Enter Hue, Saturation, and Lightness then click on Get Shades
Hue:0 - 360
Saturation:0 - 100
Lightness:0 - 100
How these colors are generated is described here in this tutorial: Color Palette Tutorial.
Basically the 15 is added or subtracted from hue and lightness to get the colours. Using hue of 60 is sunniest, hue of 240 is darkest.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Following a Color Palette Tutorial

following this color palette tutorial located at
I thought i gave this palette technique a try and here it is
 a ball or maybe a brownish fruit.
And below is a plant using the same color palette technique.
I have also created a color palette selector tool (in javascript) for you to use to automatically get different shades based on color you chose using HSV/HSL/HSB values

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Google analytics shows blank page

Instead of seeing graphs and stats for Google analytics i see a blank page,
I have searched the internet for a solution but so far none is found.
I keep trying to reload my account page and click on the link to get to stats page and eventually it would sometimes shows, other times it would not. it's very flaky.
And I still don't know what the problem is,
Tried to clear my cache in firefox(firefox->Tools->Options->Advanced->Clear Now button)
Tried turning on/off enable java script, trying blocking and unblocking pop-up windows (firefox->Tools->Options->Content)
so far nothing has seemed to be a fix except once in a while it would load properly and shows stats, but most of the time it kept showing a blank page.
If you know of an actual fix, please comment, Thank you!

 I FOUND A TEMPORARY FIX - after signing into google analytics, just go to the below link: https://www.google.com/analytics/web/?hl=en&pli=1#report/
or you can go to the link and it'll ask you to sign in and then the google analytics reports are shown.

I canèt type question mark or apostrophe

When I type question mark it would show up as É
and when i type apostrophe it would show up as è

to solve this problem:
  1. click on keyboard icon near the clock (lower right hand side of screen, on the task bar)
  2. and switch back to US instead of Canadian Multilingual Standard.
 Alternately you can change this setting by (in Windows Vista)
  1. click on Start
  2. click on Control Panel
  3. click on  Clock, Language and Region
  4. click on Change keyboards or other input methods
  5. under 'Keyboards and Languages' tab, click 'Change Keyboards' button
  6. under the 'General tab', in the default input language section, click on the drop down and select 'US'

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

How to install flash player for Fedora 13

I had to install adobe flash player on Fedora 13 so my mom could watch videos on youtube.com. For Fedora 13, it's as simple as copying the libflashplayer.so to your mozilla's plugin folder.

1) download the .tar.gz from http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
2) double click the .tar.gz file and extract it to your Desktop
3) in a terminal type 'su' then enter root password (if you forgot your root password see how to retrieve root password)
4) copy file from home/YOUR_USER_NAME/Desktop/libflashplayer.so to mozilla's plugin folder using command 'cp /home/YOUR_USER_NAME/Desktop/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/'
5) restart/start firefox and enjoy flash player with sites like youtube.com.

How to retrieve root password in Fedora 13

I tried looking for a way to retrieve the root password for Fedora 13 and ran into this http://nxwiki.blogspot.ca/2010/03/how-to-reset-linux-root-password.html#.UHX-uK5mMf0
and thought I can reset the password and that would work for me.
Except Method 1 in the above link didn't work for me.
These are the steps that I took in order to reset my root password, it's a little similar but not exactly the same.
1) while booting i hit 'e' (sometimes it didn't work i had to boot it a few times and sometime hit 'e' more than once to get to the blue screen.
2) once I saw the blue screen with one line that said Fedora something or other, i hit 'a'
3) then i was shown some sort of command line, I enter ' linux single' (that's a space in front of 'linux single') then hit Enter
4) and wait a little for it to continue loading or booting whatever it does before i was shown a root prompt.
5) enter 'passwd root' and hit Enter
6) enter new root password to reset to and hit Enter 
7) re-enter new root password to confirm it and hit Enter (and try to remember the root password this time :) )
8) enter 'reboot' to reboot once root password has been reset