Access Ext3/Ext2 file system on Mac OSX Lion (10.7)

On Mac if you want to access ext3/etx2 filesystems, which are used by Linux systems, you will find lots of links on net but all are pretty outdate and they don’t work for Lion. So, here is the updated version, which works. At least for me. 😉

You will need two softwares:-

  1. OSXFuseDownload link
  2. Fuse-ext2Download link

Download and install them in the sequence shown above.

Fuse-ext2 needs MacFuse to run, but this is no longer maintained and does not work on Lion. OSXFuse is the next generation MacFuse, but Fuse-ext2 is not meant to work with this. Fortunately OSXFuse includes “MacFUSE Compatibility Layer”. Just make sure to select this option when installing OSXFuse and you are good to go.

When both of them are installed, then try plugging in ext3 or etx2 partitioned disk and they should get automatically mounted, just like any other disk. Note, after installing them you may or may not need to restart your system.

PS. You will be able to read the disks but not write to it. As of now write option is not reliable.

Can contact lens melt on the eye?

I believe no. This is yet another urban legend, spreading via mails and social networks. I decided to blog about it after seeing too many posts like – “A 21 year old guy had worn a pair of contact lenses during a barbecue party. After a few minutes, he started to scream for help and moved rapidly, jumping up and down….”.

A quick googling shows that contact lenses’ melting points are about 90°C. Some sites suggest that contact lenses can be boiled to disinfect them. Do you think your eyes and face can stand that much heat?

The bottom line is, before the contact lenses melt on your eyes, your face’s skin might have burnt out.

Something which people disregard is not wearing the contact lenses for too long. If you wear them for too long then the portion between your eyes and the lenses might dry up while rest of the eyes are wet. This could result in suction force that may prevent the lenses from being removed.

Disclaimer: I don’t wear contacts and have no experience about them. All the above information have been collected over net.

Download a copy link (Screen shot)

You can download all your data from Facebook.

I don’t know how long its been up, but today I noticed that Facebook allows you to download all your data.

The download archive will have:-

  • Any photos or videos you’ve shared on Facebook.
  • Your Wall posts, messages and chat conversations.
  • Your friends’ names and their email addresses (if they have shared it).

What the archive won’t have are:-

  • Your friends’ photos and status updates.
  • Other people’s personal info.
  • Comments you’ve made on other people’s posts.

To download your own archive goto Account Settings and click on the link “Download a copy”. This is shown with a red box around it in the screen shot below.  (Click on the image to get the bigger picture.)

Download a copy link (Screen shot)

Clicking this link will take you to a page where need to click the “Start Archive” button. Since archiving takes time, so FB will mail you when archiving is complete.