audacity wxWindows and FC3

Feb. 28, 2005, 10:10 p.m.

Sound is something that I have always had trouble with on linux. It seems Red Hat goes out of their way to make it difficult for you to make use of your speaker. Upgrading to to 2.6 kernels on Red Hat was an extremely painfull affair with the cross over from OSS to ALSA being plagued with numerous p ...

FTP Applet is now free

Feb. 25, 2005, 9:07 a.m.

That's right, you can now download our (Rad Inks) FTP applet free of charge. You can use it on a non commercial website without paying any license fees.However we need to make a living too, and commercial website owners are asked to pay up (fair enough don't you think?). The new license policy also ...

Nokia 6630

Feb. 23, 2005, 9:33 p.m.

Just got my hands on a Nokia 6630 and I have not been so excited by a phone in years. The last three phones I bought were siemens and the last one was purchased nearly 2 years ago. This time a nokia 6630 was chosen because siemens phones no longer seem as exciting as the nokia counterparts.The box i ...

CMS should be CMMS

Feb. 23, 2005, 9:21 a.m. CMS , drupal , lame

A CMS is supposed to save you time in managing your website, unfortunately quite the opposite seems to be the case. I have never had much faith in PHP templating systems or by extension Content Management Systems. The more I look at the latter the more I am convinced that they should be labled conte ...

svn: malformed file recovery

Feb. 17, 2005, 7:07 a.m.

This is how I recovered from an svn: malformed file error. Beware that this solution may not work for you, it may even result in your dog catching the flu.First a bit of background: In my case the repository is of the fsfs type and not the bdb type. When I first encounterd this error yesterday, i tr ...

Rad Upload 2.01

Feb. 15, 2005, 7:10 a.m.

A new version of Rad Upload 2 was released on Saturday. It makes several improvements over version 2.00 which was released earlier in the year.Rad Upload 2, introduced the ability to resize images as they are being uploaded. While the images are being resized a dialog box appears and it used to say ...

libmad

Feb. 14, 2005, 11:11 a.m. Collaboration , toast

My collection of backup CDs became obsolete, thanks to a corrupted svn revision file. The sensible thing to do is to throw these CDs away and create a new set of CDs. Unfortunately the geek in me would not allow me to do that.Only some of the files on these CD are unusable, the geek (reddish in colo ...

svn: malformed file

Feb. 10, 2005, 7:42 p.m. subversion , CVS

Subversion is tricksy. It waits until you have been lulled into a false sense of security to spring a surpise on you. When that suprise is sprung, google does not have any answers.Having used subversion for a while and made 400 commits, I decided the time was right to figure out if the subversion re ...

Serialize and deserialize

Feb. 9, 2005, 6:11 a.m.

Drupal apparently relies heavily on object serialization and deserialization. Once upon a long ago, I used to be a big fan of this tactic, only later did I realize that it may be more processor intensive than creating a new object and assigning it values.More recently this subject has been the topi ...

Fud Forum

Feb. 7, 2005, 2:27 a.m.

Today's chosen victim for this serial software killer is FudForum. As with mambo the other day the first impressions are none to good. The download includes only a handfull of files and one of them is a 1.4Mb php script. No wonder they need to have a section in the installation guide about coping wi ...

Choosing a CMS

Feb. 6, 2005, 5:33 a.m.

This is the story of selecting a CMS for an old (really old) website.Once upon a long ago, I created a website with a bit of content on Sri Lanka. At the time, very few people knew PHP and I wasn't one of them but I did know a little bit of perl. Content management systems were unheard of, finding a ...

ssh_exchange_identification by a pundit.

Feb. 5, 2005, 11:25 a.m.

I had a mail today from one of the stupid pundits described in my post titled ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host.This pundit assumed that I am clueless and gave me a lengthy explaination of libwrap (which I didn't bother to read). As I mentioned in my previous post, this c ...

Raditha Problem Zip

Feb. 4, 2005, 8:14 a.m.

Raditha Problem Zip? what on earth is that? i don't have a problem with zip files. I rarely use them, so why is it that someone typed in that phrase into google and came and landed on my blog entry titled Firefox and xpistub ?I tell you it's all an international conspiracy to confuse me. ...

Mambo

Feb. 3, 2005, 1:14 a.m.

After drupal, it's now the turn of Mambo to be put through the olive press. Things got off to a bad start when the mambo tarball extracted itself into the current directory instead of into a subdirectory as it should. Luckily I know how to clean up.After the usual mambo-jambo about creating the data ...

PhpAdsNew fork - MaxMedia

Feb. 1, 2005, 11:23 p.m.

Ran into another advertising system named MaxMedia, which is apparently a phpadsnew fork. I downloaded it hopefull that it may not be as complex as phpadsnew or if it is complex it would have more usefull functionality.Both hopes were soon dashed. The admin interface looks pretty much like the admin ...