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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

open source Eclipse and Eclipse plugins -soc

[watch this summer:mono in eclipse ide , microsoft look out ]

Read more at eclipse-wiki.info/Googl...

Monday, May 29, 2006

Breaking the law

with silence

Read more at plasticbugs.com/?page_i...

Now anyone can play the blues and only a rudimentary sense of rhythm is required.


http://www.desktopblues.lichtlabor.ch/

SourceForge.net: Darwin kernel now proprietary?

[I like their response to apple, Maybe i should install darwin on my quemu machine one day , for testing firebird/flamerobin]

Read more at sourceforge.net/forum/f...

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Thank Poland - they forgot you again

Thank you, poland!

Read more at thankpoland.info/

Thursday, May 25, 2006

StartCom Free SSL Certification Authority - Home

[ED: time to install it on reea.net server :Mozilla officially approved the StartCom Certification Authority and is scheduled to be included at the next release of Firefox and Thunderbird.]

Read more at cert.startcom.org/?lang...

Linux Driver Developer kit cd released

[Linux Driver Developer kit cd released , nice that there is now included a book on the cd :Linux Device Drivers 3rd edition]

Read more at www.kroah.com/log/2006/...

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Linux robots elicit human responses

[storry of the day ?]

Read more at www.linuxdevices.com/ne...

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Guerrillas concert - pictures

[Me at the guerrillas concert:Guerrillas Fight!]

Read more at withfullforce.ovihost.c...

perl6 howto in ubuntu dapper

I will present an small howto compile and install perl6 and parrotvm on an ubuntu dapper

machine. I followed this howto with small corrections when the build/install went astray

http://dresden-pm.org/cgi-bin/twiki/view/PM/PugsFirstBloodEnglish
Check out the current parrot source tree

svn co https://svn.perl.org/parrot/trunk parrot

cd parrot


Try to run configure script to see what is missing

perl Configure.pl --prefix=/opt/parrot



In my case it died at some step

step auto::gcc died during execution: Linker failed (see test.ldo) at lib/Parrot/Configure/Step.pm line 365
Parrot::Configure::Step::cc_build() called at config/auto/gcc.pm line 36

auto::gcc::runstep('auto::gcc=HASH(0x83a1018)',
'Parrot::Configure=HASH(0x826970c)') called at lib/Parrot/Configure.pm
line 239
eval {...} called at lib/Parrot/Configure.pm line 235
Parrot::Configure::runsteps('Parrot::Configure=HASH(0x826970c)') called at Configure.pl line 443


It was an fuzzy error so i read that i need the Haskel compiler ,Let's try it

sudo apt-get install ghc6


Then I looked in the test.ldo content

view test.ldo


There is light now in my head aha no c++ file so i created the symlink

sudo ln -s /usr/bin/g++ /usr/bin/c++


I rerun the configure script

perl Configure.pl --prefix=/opt/parrot


All was ok so i installed the parrotVM

sudo make install

It's time now for perl6 compiler (aka pugs)

svn co http://svn.perl.org/perl6/pugs/trunk pugs


cd pugs


You need some devel libraries and some environment variables

sudo apt-get install zlib1g-dev libperl-dev


export PUGS_EMBED="perl5 parrot"


export PARROT_PATH=${HOME}/path/to/src/parrot/


perl Makefile.PL


time make


this can be used as cpu burn benchmark
real 64m59.178s
user 31m25.294s
sys 0m54.823s

sudo make install


pugs -e '"What say you?".say;'



ps: there is now an list for perl6.users
I tried to write the goodbye world example this way but didn't worked yet

pugs -e ' "What".say."You";'
***
unexpected "\""
expecting ".", subroutine name, array subscript, hash subscript or code subscript
at -e line 1, column 13


TinyCAD - project of the day

[FaCe asked me about one small program to draw circuit diagrams , well gEDA is only for linux so ... i pointed him to this one]

Read more at tinycad.sourceforge.net...

» GUY GOMA FOR PRESIDENT

[I agree he should replace bush ;)]

Read more at pieceoplastic.com/index...

Monday, May 22, 2006

Finland won the Eurovision 2006

I was screaming with alex on each contrywho voted with "The finland"

FSCK the pop musicand FSCK "capshunarii" who voted with bad music

Yah big surprise Romanians from Spain , France,Portugal,GB voted with ...that lame romanian singer (I thought it was an vampire or something dead - it was so white and pale)

If you wan't to know why the metal reprensents the Finland think of few rock , heavy metal/melodic bands:nightwish , HIM, Apocalyptica http://musicmoz.org/Regional/Europe/Finland/Bands_and_Artists/

And the eurovision wanted to ban the rock from contest - That was the revenge of the Heavy Metal . They won , they were different

Read more at roxulici.blogspot.com/2...

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Apache 1.3.36 released

[time to patch our hosting servers ;) ]

Read more at www.apache.org/dist/htt...

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Intel OS X kernel no longer open

[Did i told you that apple is irellevant ? yah propietarry crapp]

Read more at arstechnica.com/news.ar...

» And then there's Mactel | Paul Murphy | ZDNet.com

[why apple sux again ]

Read more at blogs.zdnet.com/Murphy/...

Tim Sweeney: the man, the mystery, the legend. - nV News Forums

[old news : p4 architecture sucks ;) , the other interesting thing is about gpus - they look more and more like an rendering farm with many risc like cpus for shading ...etc]

Read more at www.nvnews.net/vbulleti...

The iXBT.com / Digit-Life.com Procedure for Testing Processor Performance, Version 2.0RC (2006)

[cpu benchmarks done right ,not like on tom's pabsters "hardware"]

Read more at www.digit-life.com/arti...

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

GettingNutchRunningWithUbuntu - Nutch Wiki

[start your own search engine nutch]

Read more at wiki.apache.org/nutch/G...

Linux tree

[Here is the linux chart of distros]

Read more at photos1.blogger.com/blo...

Java is free speech

[great now i can install it on my dapper drake

sudo apt-get -t dapper install sun-java5-jdk...The following extra packages will be installed: sun-java5-bin sun-java5-demo sun-java5-jre unixodbcSuggested packages: sun-java5-doc sun-java5-source sun-java5-plugin ia32-sun-java5-plugin sun-java5-fonts libmyodbc odbc-postgresql libct1Recommended packages: gsfonts-x11The following NEW packages will be installed sun-java5-bin sun-java5-demo sun-java5-jdk sun-java5-jre unixodbc...

]

Read more at blogs.sun.com/roller/pa...

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

The Silent Penguin: Google Notebook - noted

[I will test tomorrow the web2 notebook ]

Read more at www.silentpenguin.com/a...

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Rotten Effort At Mircosoft

[From Kill the Beast Dept : if other tactics don't work try to intimidate them ]

Read more at www.computerworld.com/a...

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

TFMail secure replacement for formmail - I needed a good replacement for formmail and found nms-scripts
nms FormMail is a drop-in replacement for Matt Wright's FormMail scrip
is recomended on the Matt Wright's scripts page as an secure and better written FormMail script


But what i will test today is something new TFMail (improved Form Mail) With that script page/encoding for text message can use UTF-8 for form fields and there are more options in the configuration area.
http://nms-cgi.sourceforge.net/tfmail.tar.gz


tar -zxvf tfmail.tar.gz

cd tfmail

vi .htaccess
Order Deny,Allow
Deny from all

copy the file TFmail.pl into your cgi-bin
directory.


cp TFmail.pl ../


vi default.trc
complete the recipient field with your email address


cd ../

change the LIBDIR, CONFIG_ROOT
In my case was '/example/cgi-bin/tfmail'

MAILPROG '/usr/sbin/sendmail -oi -t'

chown apache.apache TFmail.pl (in case you run it with suexec under apache or nobody user)

create an html form like for the formmail script (without recipient field)

contact.html
< action="http://www.example.com/cgi-bin/TFmail.pl" method="POST" name="test">

< type="text" name="contact" size="40">

Test the contact script www.example.com/contact.html

Monday, May 08, 2006

UTF-8 and formail script

Seems that the page/encoding for text message that is send to recipient is not using UTF-8
So you see the accented chars replaced with strange chars
My first recommended solution is to use the
nms FormMail is a drop-in replacement for Matt Wright's FormMail scrip
http://nms-cgi.sourceforge.net/scripts.shtml

ps: is recomended on the Matt Wright's scripts page as an secure and better written FormMail script

http://www.scriptarchive.com/nms.html

Friday, May 05, 2006

AMD/Microsoft's PIC snubs Linux

[When plaing monopoly with Microsoft I guess is easy to forget the penguins, I think the AMD's customer/client in this case is Microsoft and the bios - (that appendix of the x86 evolution) is closed source , guess what :they don't care about other os-es]

Read more at linuxdevices.com/news/N...

checking for intelligent life...

[LoooooL very nice joke]

Read more at www.linuxforen.de/forum...

Thursday, May 04, 2006

flash player 8.5 linux (ubuntu dapper drake)

1.install wine
sudo apt-get install wine
2. install msttcorefonts (optional)

sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts

3. Download firfox version for windows (yes you heard it well - Thank you macromedia)
wget
http://ftp-mozilla.netscape.com/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/1.5.0.3/win32/en-US/Firefox%20Setup%201.5.0.3.exe

run the setup
~$wine Firefox\ Setup\ 1.5.0.3.exe

4.Download the macromedia flash 8.5 setup
wget http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/fp8-5_beta/install_flash_player_8-5_beta.exe

Start the setup with wine
~$wine install_flash_player_8-5_beta.exe

point the plugins directory to c:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins

5.wine .wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Mozilla\ Firefox/firefox.exe

write about:plugins in the Url bar

flash player 8 on linux via wine

[yah flash sux on linux , doesn't work on 64bit machines, there is no version 8.x for ubuntu ...die macromedia die ...]

Read more at 0xdf.com/?p=49

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Add a new disk to a lvm2 partition (in ubuntu)

In my case i add partition /dev/hdc2 to lvm2 group
sudo su
pvscan
PV /dev/hda6 VG Ubuntu lvm2 [20.81 GB / 0 free]
PV /dev/hdc1 VG Ubuntu lvm2 [9.77 GB / 0 free]
Total: 2 [30.58 GB] / in use: 2 [30.58 GB] / in no VG: 0 [0 ]

fdisk /dev/hdc


Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/hdc: 41.1 GB, 41110142976 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4998 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdc1 * 1 1275 10241406 8e Linux LVM
/dev/hdc2 1276 4998 29904997+ 83 Linux

Command (m for help): t
Partition number (1-4): 2
Hex code (type L to list codes): 82
Changed system type of partition 2 to 82 (Linux swap / Solaris)

Command (m for help): t
Partition number (1-4): 2
Hex code (type L to list codes): 8e
Changed system type of partition 2 to 8e (Linux LVM)

Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/hdc: 41.1 GB, 41110142976 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4998 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdc1 * 1 1275 10241406 8e Linux LVM
/dev/hdc2 1276 4998 29904997+ 8e Linux LVM

pvcreate /dev/hdc2
Physical volume "/dev/hdc2" successfully created

pvscan
PV /dev/hda6 VG Ubuntu lvm2 [20.81 GB / 0 free]
PV /dev/hdc1 VG Ubuntu lvm2 [9.77 GB / 0 free]
PV /dev/hdc2 lvm2 [28.52 GB]
Total: 3 [59.10 GB] / in use: 2 [30.58 GB] / in no VG: 1 [28.52 GB]


vgextend Ubuntu /dev/hdc2
Volume group "Ubuntu" successfully extended


pvscan
PV /dev/hda6 VG Ubuntu lvm2 [20.81 GB / 0 free]
PV /dev/hdc1 VG Ubuntu lvm2 [9.77 GB / 0 free]
PV /dev/hdc2 VG Ubuntu lvm2 [28.52 GB / 28.52 GB free]
Total: 3 [59.09 GB] / in use: 3 [59.09 GB] / in no VG: 0 [0 ]

root@borkstation32:/home/ubuntu# lvextend -L+28G /dev/Ubuntu/root
Extending logical volume root to 57.70 GB
Logical volume root successfully resized

lvextend -L+528M /dev/Ubuntu/root
Extending logical volume root to 58.21 GB
Logical volume root successfully resized

e2fsck -f /dev/Ubuntu/root
resize2fs /dev/Ubuntu/root

You can check the new size with mount /dev/Ubuntu/root /mnt and then df
and reboot :)
All was don with an live cd (my root partition is on the lvm so i had to take it offline)