Yahoo! Webcam in Linux

Webcam support for Yahoo Chat in Linux

I searched for countless hours to find a way to connect to Yahoo webcams reliably from Linux. Finally I found GyachEi. Which stands for Gyach Enhanced Improved. Gyach was originally created as a yahoo only chat client. It was rather incomplete until someone came along and created Gyach Enhanced adding webcam support including broadcasting and viewing as well as voice chat. At first I tried GyachE but found it to be rather unstable and continued my search for a full featured Yahoo! client. I found GyachE Improved which was created by the GyachE community after the developer of GyachE stopped work on it.

GyachEi which can be found at the GyachEi website is a Yahoo! client that supports most of the features of the official client. It was created with the philosophy that multi-protocol clients were slower to develop and implement new features because they had to insure compatibility with all the protocols. As far as I know it is the only client that supports voice chat and webcam broadcasting in Linux.

Linux on Dell Latitude 100L

Linux on the Dell Latitude 100L


I’ve had my Latitude for about 6 months and I’ve been pretty happy with
it. The hard drive has only been replaced once 4 months after I got it.
The motherboard lasted a good 5 months so it’s not too bad, as long as
you have a 4 year warranty. If I didn’t have a warranty I would have
hated it. It runs Linux pretty good. Only a few things have given me
trouble, and I have given my solutions to them below. Hopefully they
will be useful to you too.

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Spyware Prevention

Spyware Prevention

Let me first start by defining spyware as any program that does undesirable things to your computer. Spyware is also known as adware, malware, badware etc. I use the term spyware simply because it is used the most and most people understand it. Back in the early days of computer and the windows operating system the only thing you had to worry about was viruses. Now viruses are almost forgotten with the rampantness of spyware. It used to be all you needed was a good anti-virus software and you were protected, now you need a firewall, an anti-spyware program, an anti-virus program, a spam filter, and a pop-up blocker.

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Spyware Removal Guide

Spyware Removal guide

For those that don’t know, spyware is bad, spyware is really bad. It also has many different names. Like adware, malware, badware, trojans, worms, downloaders, junkware, etc. Whatever you call it it’s bad and you need to know how to get rid of it. The most common method people use to remove spyware is to download some software from and run that to remove the spyware. This method works ok most of the time but it usually takes much longer than I would ever want to spend on a computer. This spyware removal guide presents a much faster more effective way.
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    Installing/Upgrading Hardware

    Installing/upgrading hardware

    If I were to include all the information you needed to know to install a piece of hardware it would quickly eat up my web space quota. So I have included a review of the best book I have read on the the subject.

    Upgrading and Repairing Pcs

    This was one of the first books I read when I was first learning to work on computers and it was very informative and that was back when it was in it’s second edition. It is now in its 17th edition and is better than ever. New hardware is developed all the time so this book is updated every year so that you can be sure that the information in it is relevant to the hardware you are dealing with today and covers the latest developments.

    If you are just looking to install more RAM or upgrade your hard drive this book provides step by step instructions as well as detailed videos that show you how to install and remove every component that is in modern computers, and you can also go online to find the affordable options online, such as a Budget PC you can find in some sites online. If you want to upgrade but don’t know where to start this book will show you how to identify the hardware you have as well as upgrades that are compatible with your hardware.

    Since its beginning this book has been the “be all, end all” on hardware in personal computers. I highly recommend it.

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    Starting a Computer Repair Business

    Starting a Computer Repair Business

    If you are like me, you grew up always being interested in Computers. The thirst to gain knowledge is what is now made me ready for the fourth industrial revolution, which is blurring of boundaries between the physical, digital, and biological worlds. I was always reading thick computer books for fun and tinkering with all the computers we had at home and started collecting more and more until I had enough to setup my own home network. I felt like I could fix anything with the computer and I was not too far from the truth. Then it started, my friends and family and acquaintances started wanting help with their computer. Being the generous guy that I was I help them out and didn’t charge them anything. But then it started happening more and more and I thought about charging but had no idea how much
    or when or anything. If you feel like you are in the same place I might be able to help you start your computer backup service Lake Worth.

    Like most things in life to get anything out of it you first have to put something into it. You can’t expect to start a business without putting any effort or capital into it. So you might have to spend a little money on marketing and promotion. I would say the first part about making your business is making it look like a business. The best way to do that is by making some business cards. I don’t know why but somehow a little piece of paper with your name and number on it and maybe a little eye candy has a way of making people take you seriously. After you have a business card print out a thousand or so with MyCreativeShop.

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