May 31, 2004

HTML editor

Nvu - The Complete Web Authoring System for Linux

Nvu (pronounced N-view, for a "new view") makes managing a web site a snap. Now anyone can create web pages and manage a website with no technical expertise or knowledge of HTML.
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New shoe knot

Ian's Shoelace Site - How to tie an "Ian Knot"

I tie my shoelaces with an "Ian Knot", the World's Fastest Shoelace Knot: Make a loop with both ends and simultaneously pull them through each other to form an almost instant knot.

Ok, this is the 3rd "new" knot that I've found, and it does seem to be the best/fastest.

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May 28, 2004

Good stuff.

Subject: Re: How to use cron and other scheduling utilities on linux/unix?

There is a powerful daemon, occupying the nether realm, called "cron". We know cron exists, because cron has a man page (holy text which can only be read by the inner circle) and because it shows up in "ps auxwww | grep cron".
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shell script for BART schedules

Scripting GNU in the 21st Century

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, mere walking distance from one of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stations. I do not drive, so I rely on the system for my trips downtown. The BART Web site offers an on-line trip planner, but I perform the same sort of query often and find the interface less convenient than a command-line script.
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May 23, 2004

City of Heroes news site

City of Heroes Warcry

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Store locations in City of Heroes

City of Heroes Official Forums

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May 20, 2004

IP Netblock lookup

ARIN: WHOIS Database Search

ARIN's WHOIS service provides a mechanism for finding contact and registration information for resources registered with ARIN. ARIN's database contains IP addresses, autonomous system (AS) numbers, organizations or customers that are associated with these resources, and related Points of Contact (POCs).

For some reason I always forget how to lookup the owner of a netblock. From the command line:

whois -h W.X.Y.Z

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May 18, 2004

Pay app to let the Treo600 play wav/mp3/ogg as ringtone

Online Store

Have you ever wanted to replace the Palm® system alarm sound or the Treo600 ringtone and sms/mms/voicemail sounds with wave, mp3 or ogg file? Ever wanted to wake up and hear your favorite song in the morning? Now you can with LightWav.
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May 17, 2004

Holy crap.

ThinkGeek :: ThermalTake XRay

Now, not only can you light up a smoke or recharge your cell phone, but you LAN party folks out there have a convenient place to keep your caffeinated beverages while you're fragging away with your pals.

Ah, to be back in college again (and smoking. :( )

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Serious Lego indeed.

JP Brown's Serious LEGO - CubeSolver

This robot solves the 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube®.
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This is like synergy, but for osx


osx2x is a small Mac OS X application that lets you control other machines running either an X11 server or a VNC server using your mac's mouse and keyboard. So if you happen to have a mac and either an X Windows machine or a amchine running VNC on your desk you only need to use a single keyboard and mouse! This may sound like a very esoteric thing to need, and you'd be right, but some people have just that need, and thus osx2x was born.
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May 14, 2004

*Sigh*, time to switch to WordPress?

Mena's Corner: It's About Time

You'll see from the pricing chart that the cost of offered licenses vary based on the number of authors and weblogs people plan to have. Based on surveys and user feedback, we are fairly comfortable these licenses will meet the needs of over 85% percent of our current users
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Tab Browser Extensions were slowing me down

Rebuilding TBE's featureset with other plugins - MozillaZine Forums

Many extensions are avaliable to cover those avaliable in Tabbrowser Extensions, which is oversized, and many believe it contains features that they do not desire, and as such, is bloated. Below is the most popular extensions created to replace TBE. These, and others can be found in the Tabbed section of Extension Room.
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Debian RAID

SATA based RAID on Debian Linux

The basic idea was to Install all on one drive, then partition the second drive with just the same sizes. Install mdadm (the new and improved replacement for raditools). [sic]

This is an ok howto for getting the basic idea. Generally, it is full of typos and errors, so you definitely don't want to follow it verbatim.

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May 11, 2004

Options for call logging

Station Message Detail Recording (SMDR) Feature
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May 09, 2004

nigritude ultramarine

nigritude ultramarine

This slashdot article mentions the google-contest phrase "nigritude ultramarine".

Crazy google-contests.

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May 08, 2004

Man, how do we even try to justify this?


According to a report published by the Guardian today, Amer al-Saadi, the British-educated scientist who was the Iraqi government's main link to the United Nations inspectors before the US invasion, has been held in solitary confinement for the last year.
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May 07, 2004

Yeah, good thing we closed Saddam's torture rooms

The Memory Hole > Photos of Iraqis Being Abused by US Personnel

Former CIA Bureau Chief Bob Baer said: "We went into Iraq to stop things like this from happening, and indeed, here they are happening under our tutelage."
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Carrier detect utility for dos

The Simtel.Net MS-DOS Collection, simtelnet/msdos/commprog/

Terminal and file transfer programs

I used "cdtest" in my batch file.

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May 06, 2004

Nice workaround for debian installer issues

Debian GNU/Linux Installation with Knoppix and debootstrap

Because Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 is a little bit old, it can happen that newer hardware isn't supported by the woody installer. That's bad, at least when you want to install Debian on a harddisk which is connected on a not supported controller.
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May 05, 2004

supposedly, this is the 355af pinout

355adapter.pdf (application/pdf Object)

I think the one I previously mentioned is wrong. The DB9 flavor (which is probably the one you want, now-a-days) is like this:

Avaya 355AF adapter to DB 9
1 blue to 9
2 orange to 1, 6, 8 (you really only need to connect it to pin 1)
3 black to 4
4 red to 5
5 green to 2
6 yellow to 3
7 brown not used
8 white not used

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Fix Outlook's Quoting


Put an end to Outlook's messy quotes with this automated fix!

My coworker, Austin, found this. Now to download it....

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May 04, 2004

Side-by-side Rammstein lyrics

Area 51- Rammstein lyrics with English Translations- Ich will

In this case, "Ich will"

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I want Mom's Ceiva back.

Ceiva-Linux mini-HOWTO

This is a quick introduction to putting Linux on a Poloaroid/Ceiva PhotoMax Digital Picture Frame. Basic framebuffer support is now included (no memory mapping yet)
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May 03, 2004

Supposedly, this fixes the freeze problem with SD cards.

Zaurus User Group :: Zaurus Users Unite!

MMC/SD driver for SL5500 replacement for the original driver - sharp_mmcsd_m.o

I'm running it now, so we'll see if it works.

I copied (after ungzipping) the file to:


Then I added this line to my /etc/modules.conf:

alias sharp_mmcsd_m mmcsd

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cannot open crt1.o

Re: Cannot open crt1.o

I was getting this error when I tried to compile a trival program:

/usr/bin/ld: cannot open crt1.o: No such file or directory
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

Turns out that I needed to install the libc6-dev package.

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Anca found this

XML Résumé Library:: Welcome

The XML Résumé Library is an XML and XSL based system for marking up, adding metadata to, and formatting résumés and curricula vitae.

Xina should get her resume together....

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Installing grub on debian

Debian/Grub mini-howto

One of the main advantage of Grub lies in the fact that it provides directly at boot time a tiny shell that makes emergency booting easier. It knows how to read natively an important number of filesystem including FAT, ext2, ext3, reiserfs .... This point is crucial since it removes the needs for running grub (as it is the case for LILO), each times you want to try a brand new kernel. You can even not touch its configuration file, thanks to the shell at boot time.
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