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Installing HBO GO and Other Apps Not Available Through Amazon On the Kindle Fire

UPDATE: The following instructions will probably work for other applications but as of today (12/1/2011), Amazon or HBO has apparently disabled the ability to use HBO GO (see comments for more details). I had been using it fine for a week or so but now when I launch it, I get the error "HBO GO is not supported on this device." Lovely.
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I've had my Kindle Fire since the day they came out and it's a fantastic device. I couldn't be happier with it.
OK, maybe I could be just a little happier with it. By default you can only install applications from Amazon's own Android app store and while the selection isn't exactly paltry, there are some key applications that aren't available.
One of these is HBO GO, which I'm used to using on my Droid Bionic as well as on my (now mostly unused thanks to the Fire) iPad 1. Even though it's not available in the Amazon app store you can pretty easily install HBO GO withou…

Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client vs. OpenConnect on 64-Bit Linux Mint 12

Last night I decided to replace my Ubuntu 11.10 installation on my System76 Serval Pro with Linux Mint 12. I've used Linux Mint on and off since version 9, and Linux Mint 10 and 11 were my full-time OSes until I ran into some lockup issues with Mint 11 on my System76 Lemur Ultra-Thin, at which point I decided to give Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity a real shot.

Not to get sidetracked on the real topic of this post, but Unity isn't nearly as bad as many make it out to be. After using it for a week I actually started to like it and found myself quite productive with it. That said, since I've also always loved Mint I figured I better kick the tires on their latest release which is now the most popular GNU/Linux distribution, having recently bumped Ubuntu from the top spot.

If you've seen all my previous posts on getting Cisco AnyConnect running on GNU/Linux you'll know that this is an ever-changing series of problems and fixes over the years, but with Ubuntu 11.10 and Cisco …