As you probably already know, Icefilms is having a bit of trouble migrating from their Go-Daddy hosting account to their sexy new dedicated servers. This is causing some service disruption for both computer and ATV2 users. Thankfully, the Icefilms admin often keep a backup server running a couple days behind in link updates.
To access the backup server database you just have to replace the default.py file in the plugin.video.icefilms directory.
The backup file can be found here. It is pretty much the exact same as regular default.py file except the script points at the vds.icefilms.info domain and the google custom search query info is slightly modified.
Getting it on Your Apple TV
Download the new Icefilms.info plugin component here: default.py and save it somewhere you can find it easily
SSH into your jailbroken Apple Tv box with XMBC installed using
Find the directory plugin.video.icefilms it should be located:
Apple tv2: /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/XBMC/addons/plugin.video.icefilms/
Apple tv1: /mnt/Scratch/Users/frontrow/Library/ApplicationSupport/XBMC/addons/plugin.video.icefilms/
Grab the old default.py file and save it on your local computer. You need to hold on to this for when Icefilms comes back up!
Drag the new default.py file into the plugin.video.icefilms directory to replace the existing one.
You should be good to go! The search function may not work perfectly sometimes, we’re still working on that. Let us know how it goes!
You can install a version of the ATV Icefilms script that will allow you to change the domain that it listens to in the settings. The script was modified by wesada and Blackgod88 to bring you this functionality. You can download it here.
When Icefilms.info goes down, simply go into your preferences and change the domain to vds.icefilms.info. The default setting is icefilms.info.
Despite announcing an end to manufacturing webOS hardware, we have decided to produce one last run of TouchPads to meet unfulfilled demand. We don’t know exactly when these units will be available or how many we’ll get, and we can’t promise we’ll have enough for everyone. We do know that it will be at least a few weeks before you can purchase. See more information in the updated FAQs below.
This simple guide demonstrates adding a new user to mysql and giving that user full access rights to a particular db within MySQL. This is really useful when you want to create a new database user for a new wordpress isntall.
You can do this from the command line of your server if you login with: mysql -u root -p
Or you can do it from within phpmyadmin (phpmyadmin is probably the best option if you are using a web hosting account)
Before you create the new user, you will want to create a new database (you can do that from the main page of phpmyadmin)
Use the following 2 lines to create a new user named sammy with password strong_password and give him full access rights for the database called MY_DB CREATE USER 'sammy'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'strong_password';
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON MY_DB.* TO 'sammy'@'localhost' WITH GRANT OPTION;
Nokia has made it incredibly easy for anyone who is connected to the internet to create their own application with the Ovi App Wizard. It basically captures the RSS feed from your blog and prints it to a neat looking, customizable, application frame that you can put on the Ovi store either for free or for a price not exceeding 5 Euros. You can also turn you Facebook, Blogger, Tmblr, Youtube, Picasa, and Flickr feeds into sections of your Ovi app, or give them their own independent applications. Up to 4 feeds are allowed per application and they can be from the same platform (ie. 2 rss feeds from different sites of yours.)
What You’re Going to Need
Feed Url(s) If your using WordPress it will be the www.yourblogs.com/feed/, otherwise all you need to do is copy the url of your account
A Logo for Each Feed This should be a 256×256 pixel PNG, JPG or GIF that will be displayed on the Ovistore website, Ovistore app, and in the users app drawer as the app icon. Make sure its not too complicated as many Nokia phones will scale it down to 60x60px and you dont want it to look blurry or “mashed”.
A Banner for Each FeedThis should be a 360×60 pixel PNG, JPG or GIF that will be displayed across the top of the application. Uploading a screencapture of you blog header that’s at the perscribed size will do fine, Ovi wizard has a cropping tool for you to get the size perfect.
(Optional) A Millennial Media or an Mpression AccountThe Ovi App Wizard lets monotize your app beyond including a price tag by adding advertising. Unfortunately, it can only be served by one of the two ad distributors listed above.
Once you’ve got all your components, just follow the Ovi Wizards instructions and you’ll end up with something like this →
The text colour of the links and app bar are both customizable, as is the background colour of the app bar itself. The placement of sections (ie the app bar, banner, posts) are not customizable but you can choose to display your posts as a grid of pictures instead of the title excerpt. In our example we only have a blog feed, if you have other feeds included in your app then there would be a drop-down menu on the app bar to navigate between them.
So we’ve crafted this nifty Nokia app with about an hour’s worth of work; not bad. Its a great tool for reader/fan retention and it can turn into solid source of revenue from advertising or sales. The App wizard also has an automated social network sharing tool as well as a web tool to create a banner for your app.
Try it out and post your app links below in a comment!
Here is the quick guide on installing the Sun Java jdk on Ubuntu Linux. I needed to do this on 10.04 server edition, but it should be the same for just about all versions. If you don’t want to do too much from the command line, substitute step 2 with: sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list to edit the file with gedit instead of vi.
Open the terminal
run: sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list
Add This Line (you can add the new line anywhere in the file): deb http://archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner