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Save 90% on international calls and sms with Vopium

March 15, 2010 3 comments

If you are living abroad or frequently call your family and friends abroad you can save upto 90% on international calls and sms with Vopium, a Copenhagen – Denmark based company. VopiumVopium provides it’s users variety of simple ways to make international calls and sms via it’s web portal and mobile application, Vopium is a mobile phone application supported on variety of platforms (symbian, iphone, android, java).

Apart from international calls and sms plans, Vopium enables it’s users to talk and chat using Skype, Google Talk, Msn and Yahoo.

Currently Vopium is available in 18 countries including Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, UK & USA.

To find out more and get started with Vopium, visit vopium.com

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update and retrieve twitter timeline from linux shell

January 24, 2009 8 comments

you can update your twitter status and follow feeds using linux shell, this is a quick tip for linux lover’s, this is the reason i prefer linux over other operating systems is it’s total usefullnes,

to post your status on twitter type:

curl -s -u username:password -d status="your_status_message goes here" http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml > /dev/null

replace username, password and message to post with the your own.

to follow feeds from twitter.

curl -s -u username:password http://twitter.com/statuses/friends_timeline.rss | grep title | sed -e 's/]*>//g'

replace username and password with your own. above command will retrieve recent rss entries from your twitter timeline.

one more cool thing you can do with this long command is to enclose it put it in a text file, let’s say “/usr/local/bin/get-twits” and make it exectuable by issuing

chmod a+x /usr/local/bin/get-twits

now open a new terminal windows and type:  watch --interval=60 get-twits

this command will keep your terminal windows updated with recent twitter updates.

enjoy 🙂

make calls from within gmail/gtalk

December 1, 2008 1 comment

Super-phone now enables you to make and recieve calls using your gmail/gtalk account, you can get a free trial US number upon sign-up.

details here:

http://blogs.rehan.com/2008/11/make-and-receive-calls-from-gmail.html

facebook chat plugin for pidgin

November 25, 2008 1 comment

pidgin-facebookchat plugin connects open-source IM application Pidgin with facebook‘s new instant messaging service, previously this feature is being provided by Digsby, a new IM application with emphasis on social networks integration with Instant Messaging. pidgin-facebookchat plugin is available for both windows and linux users. you can get it here

facebook chat for pidgin

facebook chat for pidgin