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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Installing ntpdate on linux/cygwin


tar -zxvf ntp-4.2.0.tar.gz

cd ntp-4.2.0

./configure --prefix=/opt/ntpd

and then if all ok add it to cron

Monday, May 30, 2005

It's all about [open] source Luke

The latest issue of the IBM Systems Journal is all about open source. You can download pdfs of the article from the link

Saw it on this blog

microSoft - we do products that sucks

Q. Why doesn't Microsoft make vacuum cleaners?

A. Because they already do products that suck[s]

Original was :

Q. Why doesn't Microsoft make vacuum cleaners?

A. Because they wouldn't suck.

Saw it on mimedefang list

why google

Yah i was nasty clicked the ad link prompted to me while searching

"onion routing"

Look what people have done before working at google:

A bug's life , Alpha cpu's ...etc


Sunday, May 29, 2005

streaming mp3 to your hard drive

"Welcome to the Streamripper , an Open Source (GPL) application that lets you record streaming mp3 to your hard drive "

Niice application :)

Avoid Intel cpu's in the future

Seems they enabled DRM on their chips

"Microsoft and the entertainment industry's holy grail of controlling copyright through the motherboard has moved a step closer with Intel Corp. now embedding digital rights management within in its latest dual-core processor Pentium D and accompanying 945 chipset."

Full story about DRM enabled Interl chips


Friday, May 27, 2005

Starting with Fyracle

Some friend wants to start with PLSQL and fyracle and i see that some
guides are available

And He will program it with jdbc
Runtime is enough to start with ?

I asked this on this list because other developers could want to try it
on a low end machine , instead of oracle


Thursday, May 26, 2005

Resolving apache logs for feeding webdruid with.
Dnsresolver (based on db3) doesn't always compile or work
in webalizer/webdruid.
Found another way with logresolve (from apache)
Small little tool - does only one job and does it well.
Logs are generated daily with rotatelogs inside apache
configuration file

Yah perl again
my $dir="/opt/Apache/logs/";
opendir(DIR, "$dir");

@files = sort(grep(/access200506/, readdir(DIR)));


foreach (@files) {
my $LogFile,$LogFileResolved;
$LogFile = "$dir"."$_";
$LogFileResolved = "$dir"."resolved_"."$_";
# print("$_\n") unless -d;
print ("$LogFile\n");
system("/usr/sbin/logresolve <$LogFile>$LogFileResolved");
print ("$LogFileResolved\n");

Webdruid cron script
Ugly and in perl ;)

use strict;
use constant ONE_DAY => 60*60*24;
my ($s,$m,$h,$day,$month,$year,$wd,$yd,$dst);
my $key;
my ($value,$monthstr,$daystr);
my $yesterday = time () - ONE_DAY;
($s,$m,$h,$day,$month,$year,$wd,$yd,$dst) = localtime($yesterday);
if ($month < 10) {$monthstr = "0$month"} else {$monthstr = "$month"};
if ($day < 10) {$daystr = "0$day"} else {$daystr = "$day"};
$year = $year + 1900;
print "\n$day,$monthstr,$year\n";

my %hosts =(
my %stats_dirs=(

while (($key, $value) = each(%stats_dirs))
my $LogFile;
#print("$key = $value\n");
#print("$key = $hosts{$key}\n");
#print("$key = $stats_dirs{$key}\n");
$LogFile = "/opt/Apache/logs/$key"."_access$year$monthstr$daystr.log";
print "$LogFile\n";
system("logresolve <$LogFile >$LogFile". "resolved");
system("webdruid -c webdruid_example.conf -o $stats_dirs{$key} $LogFile"."resolved");
system("rm $LogFile". "resolved");


Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Linux plan for world domination


It's that simple ;)

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Wine for Debian based distributions

Had one problem installing wine on Hoary

sudo apt-get install wine

Package wine is not available, but is referred to by another package.This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source

now i found this repository

Monday, May 23, 2005

bzImage doesn't have anything to do with bzip

"It's standard gzip/zlib compression still, the b stands for big."

Good to know it , saw it on linux-tiny ml

Friday, May 20, 2005

welcome to the ma ... cell grid

Programming the cell from sony research . And many links on including some cell linux kernel patches

Pugs 6.2.3 Live CD

Link to download

And one screen shot

Thursday, May 19, 2005

There is a huge wall of Java/C# books that will crush me

It's very funny this Ruby guide "At my local Barnes and Noble, there is a huge wall of Java books just waiting to tip over and crush me one day. And one day it will." ROFL - Add C# to the Java books wall - New Cobols are ready
installing webdruid

Download latest version
tar -jxvf webdruid-0.5.4.tar.bz2

Make shure you have an gcc compiler ;)
On windows is an problem (solved by cygwin)
./configure --prefix=/opt/webdruid

If you get this error
configure: error: Your system doesn't support gettext. Aborting!
Start checking requirments ;) reading INSTALL file
" - zlib (1.2.1)
- the GD graphics library version (>= 1.8.4)
- Freetype 2 (2.1.7)
- Freefont package:
The FreeSerif font from this package is used by default by The WebDruid.
You should get the fonts at the above URL and unpack them in the
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/freefont directory.
- a gettext compatible C library (recent GNU libc is Ok) OR an external libintl library
- an iconv compatible C library (recent GNU libc is Ok) OR an external libiconv library
- Berkeley DB 3 (3.2.9) - OPTIONAL
- graphviz (1.10) - OPTIONAL"

Now if nice graphs are needed - download graphvis source code and
configure it


Configured with
./configure --prefix=/opt/graphviz

Then stumbled upon dynamic library building error

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

What is Pugs? - perl6 livecd

Pugs is an implementation of Perl 6, written in Haskell. It aims to implement the full Perl6 specification

and now there is an livecd

Cuba Libre !

Cuba to switch computers to Linux, dumping windows

Goodbye Microsoft and thank you for all the bugs

Lenn Pryor, "Director, Platform Evangelism" at Microsoft, is leaving the software company to join hot Internet telephony firm Skype, Pryor announced recently on his blog.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

tracking paths taken by visitors

Very nice indeed

"I recommend you take a look at Webdruid, a clone of

webalizer that generates a graph with the paths taken

by visitors. This should be more useful than the

number of visits per URL."

Monday, May 16, 2005

darth side of vader

yep darth vader is a good blogger ;-)

not syncing :VFS: Unable to mount ...

well i forgot to make initrd when compiling new kernel

Update :
ls /lib/modules/
ls: /lib/modules/ No such file or directory

Hmm... i did make modules_install
Maybe will try latter debian way ...
Update: Now it works (forgot i did make mrproper;-))
had to mkinitrd -o /boot/initrd- /lib/modules/ and add it to grub
Auto-vectorization in GCC

me eager to try it ;)

C# and java are still ugly compared to pascal , don't know about Oberon (pascal++?)

"In the field of programming languages two fresh starts have been attempted recently. I refer to Java and C#. Both tend to restrict rather than augment the number of features, trying to suggest a certain programming discipline. Hence they move in the right direction. This is encouraging. But there remains still a long way to reach Pascal, and longer even to Oberon."

Pascal and its Successors - Niklaus Wirth
Sarge release notes, Breezy features

debian is doing good these days ;)

and look bug count is going down

icmp blocked - no problem

use tcptraceroute

Sunday, May 15, 2005

They still use tapes in SW ep IV !

"Your sad devotion to that ancient religion has not helped you conjure up the stolen data tapes...

Suddenly Motti chokes and starts to turn blue under Vaderâ??s spell.

VADER: I find your lack of faith disturbing"

Dive Into Python

it's an free ! book from ibm

Saturday, May 14, 2005

how OneCare sounds,

when spoken with a comedy French accent, Inspector Clouseau-style?

UnCare ? (the don't care )

Friday, May 13, 2005

The new ranking formula for source forge projects

If you want more
Is me or seems a little bit complex this formula - got to learn more maths ;)
Then will be : too simple for me

Thursday, May 12, 2005

google im - i know is an bad idea

to use gmail as im server and store messages(history) there

Maybe i will submit as gaim pluggin

Larry Wall sold Perl?!?!

ibm buys geronimo consulting firm

why swf is better than swing

i think they had one less layer to add (thouse peers in the image) and no backward compatibility (awt) so is:




ps: i can make analogy with alpha cpu's history

they (DEC) created an 64bit RISC cpu from zero - no legacy

that is way faster than itanic , or x86 (at least was until was killed)

A Conversation with Anders Hejlsberg

old and good

ps: the interview is old ;)

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

old tree , cemetery what is gonna be

Last night while bike-ing i hit the end of road and it was the cemetey . Wanted to go around it - was only an dark path - .Not good so i run back with speed. Climbing one of city hills saw one big tree hundreeds of years or soo ... so small i felt

The Free Software Challenge in Latin America

â??libreâ?? software war

Why Linux solutions from IBM?

It could be an starting point for why linux paper

"The Big Blue gives 10 good reasons why IT departments should consider Linux. This is a pretty compelling list and very thought provoking."

Monday, May 09, 2005

Computer Organization and Design on the way (Link to

Is romanian translation that i will have

Saturday, May 07, 2005

shame on me , I will watch xXx movie

Yeah without diesel

THERION in a super-show at the Palace Hall!

time to buy some tickets ;)

Create your own south park character.
Every one on planet.freedesktop is doing ;)
I like this one
sound of death

last morning at 2 (when i went to sleep) sound of church bell broke night silence .

Maybe someone is dead - don't know the reason for it

Friday, May 06, 2005

Bad apple 'r' us
New russian shop or something (scamware?)

and my new look :P

me waiting for the fishes

ps: yes mitika is in front
Update: more apples
Audacity is nice

you can edit mp3 , ogg and wav

Thursday, May 05, 2005

President Bush letter to the REEA

no kidding

Compared with other birds, emperor penguins have everything backwards!

"They breed in winter, the females compete for the males, and theyâ??re notoriously unfaithful. Theyâ??re the most bizarre birds Iâ??ve ever met."

Quote From wikipedia

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

got new phone

is ...siemens A55 ;)

it's smaller than old nokia (build in 1999) , bad thing is working only for orange

also tempted by an 6310i (400 RO Heavy Lei)
Maybe i should start learning python

To have your wxWindows

Code highlighted in VIm edit your:

you can choose : windows or windows or

The main control program of your PC. (All your laptop it belongs to us)
Choose :


or ferrari
Sarge is now frozen! Wheeeeeee!!!

Wait, that didn't come out quite right. Let's try again.

Sarge is now frozen! Wheeeeeee!!!