Wiebe reminded me by mail to send him a Windows executable. I use Gmail. Gmail doesn't allow me to send archives containing .exe files. Something to do with viruses on Windows. Wiebe doesn't use Windows. He uses Wine. I just want to send the damn executable.
By Rowan Rodrik, 5 years ago, on February 11, 2009, at 21:02 |
xwd (1) is my favorite screen capture program for X Windows. Usage is simple: "xwd|xwdtopnm|pnmtopng>/tmp/screen.png"
By Rowan Rodrik, 5 years ago, on February 11, 2009, at 14:02 |
I really, really liked the new style of administration panel that was introduced in WordPress 2.5. In all the time since I've upgraded (and increasingly with every update), I've started to like it more and more. I hadn't thought it possible but everything just felt at exactly the right place, while before 2.5, the whole always felt like it had been thrown together by a blind child. Had I written it myself, it would have at least felt as being thrown together by an adult (chimpanzee).
By Rowan Rodrik, 5 years ago, on February 07, 2009, at 20:02 |
Sometimes you want specific hardware to get a specific device name in /dev. For example, I want my backup hard disk to have the same device name. I can't automate anything if sometimes the device is sdc and other times it's sdd.
By halfgaar, 5 years ago, on February 06, 2009, at 02:02 |
I was always using partimage to make backups of the hard disks of workstations. When trying to restore one the other day, it just started giving CRC errors. After recreating the image and running a simulated restore, it gave CRC errors again. So, apparently, it's not incidental. It must be due to the experimental NTFS support. So, I set out to find a new tool. And that's how I found Clonezilla, which gives me a very good first impression.
By halfgaar, 5 years ago, on February 05, 2009, at 15:02 |
During the first gentoo update session for this machine, I didn't get very far. I already mentioned the problem I had with e2fsprogs, but this was not the first or the last problem that I had.
By Rowan Rodrik, 5 years ago, on February 05, 2009, at 02:02 |
During my recent Gentoo update session, I was once again confronted with the inconvenience of not having my /etc/ directory under version management. This time, I thought I had the ideal SCM for this job: Git.
By Rowan Rodrik, 5 years ago, on February 04, 2009, at 22:02 |
I am constantly bugged by spammers in my 15 Monkeys wiki farm[1, 2], but I wasn't allowed to protect the victim pages anymore. So, I wondered where my Sysop rights had gone.
By Rowan Rodrik, 5 years ago, on February 04, 2009, at 20:02 |
I encountered one of those scans which was shared as a single-page PDF. I don't want it that way, because I want to include it in a web page. I want a simple bitmap image. ImageMagick comes to the rescue:
By Rowan Rodrik, 5 years ago, on February 03, 2009, at 21:02 |