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Maandag, 29 Oktober, 2012 | Author:

Dit blyk dat, in die oneindige wysheid, Google 'n sekuriteit funksie wat kan verhoed dat 'n aansoek om toegang tot of gebruik van jou Google-rekening. Ek kan sien hoe dit kan 'n probleem wees vir gebruikers van Google, in die besonder die Gtalk en Gmail gebruikers. In my geval was dit Pidgin met 'n probleem met die Jabber diens (wat is tegnies deel van gtalk). Ek het gevind dat die oplossing 'n bietjie grawe. Ek was verbaas oor hoe oud die probleem was en hoe lank hierdie funksie bestaan!

Om die rekening te ontsluit en kry jou aansoek aanlyn, gebruik Google se Captcha bladsy hier.

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 | Author:

Some of you might have noticed issues met MSN/Live‘s servers yesterday. The problem was related to a specific protocol version of MSN. Some IM software have an automatic failover to use a different version of the protocolsbut apparently Pidgin (my currentaggregateIM of choice) doesn’t do this by default. Adium (for Mac OS) uses the same libraries (libpurple) as pidgin and was also affected. I’m not sure what other software was affectedhowever pidgin is popular enough that many of my friends thought MSN was completely out of commission.

The easiest short-term solution is to install an alternative MSN protocol library and to switch to it on demand. The long-term solution would be to convince libpurple’s developers to build in a failover facility. I tried out msn-pecan, a plugin which is actually a fork of the built-in MSN protocol library. The plugin appears to be using the slightly older protocol version. The advantage of this is that you don’t have to recompile pidgin to switch between versions.

To adjust, once you’ve installed msn-pecan:

  • Restart pidgin
  • press Ctrl+A or Select Accounts -> Manage Accounts
  • select your MSN account and ensure that it is offline (very likely at the time) by unchecking the tickbox next to the account
  • click [Modify]
  • change theProtocoldrop-down box fromMSN” om “WLM
  • click [Save]
  • click the tickbox again to re-enable the account.

To change it back, do the same, except change the Protocol drop-down back toMSN”.

Maandag, November 17th, 2008 | Author:

(xx:55:12) You feel a disturbance in the force
(xx:56:34) Tricky: Afternoon 🙂
(xx:05:54) anon: HI
(xx:08:19) anon has left the conversation.

Sometimes I think I shouldn’t let Pidgin try to make me Jedi.

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