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Thursday, February 22, 2007

chapter 7 from the why's (poignantguide ) to ruby is out

When You Wish Upon a Beard

why’s (poignant) guide to ruby :: 7. When You Wish Upon a Beard

He wishes for the cloths of heaven - William Butler Yeats

But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams.

DrBacchus' Journal

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

ie for linux 2.5 beta 5

# New: IE Window title now shows IE version# New: IE7 is now an option on GUI

using --gtk option and choosing advanced button

$ ./ies4linux --gui gtk

$ /home/mariuz/bin/ie7

IEs 4 Linux News » IEs4Linux 2.5 Beta 5

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

ADempiere Virtual Appliance which runs under VMware player

Download of AVA ADempiere 3.1.2 is now available in the download section (latest release). AVA is an ADempiere VMWare Appliance created by Timo Kontro of Finland. This AVA allows you to evaluate ADempiere 312 without installing Linux, PostgreSQL, browser and ADempiere binary on your PC. It runs with just one click! AVA 3.1.2 available now in SF

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Thursday, February 08, 2007

recompiling mplayer in feisty

mkdir scratch

cd scratch

apt-get source mplayer

sudo apt-get install dpkg-dev

 sudo apt-get build-dep mplayer

cd mplayer-1.0~rc1/

modify the debian rules

vi debian/rules

sudo apt-get install build-essential checkinstall devscripts fakeroot

debuild -us -uc

apt-get remove mplayer

dpkg -i  ../mplayer_1.0~rc1-0ubuntu3_i386.deb

Ubuntu -- mplayer

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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

force ffmpeg to use ffmpge instead of mp3lib

force ffmpeg to use ffmpge instead of mp3lib for audio decoding

right click -> Preferences -> Codecs & Demuxer -> Audio codec family -> FFmpeg

Translated version of

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some movies are broken with new mp3lib codecs in mplayer (ubuntu feisty)

If you read the changelog you will see that mp3lib audio codec is now enabled
Add --enable-mp3lib to CONFIGURE_AUDIO_CODECS (LP: #83580). - Remove --disable-mp3lib. This one took some time to find.

I will see if it works with the new update

Here is is how it was decoded in the past (with the big red warning)

Requested audio codec family [mp3] (afm=mp3lib) not available.
Enable it at compilation.
Opening audio decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg/libavcodec audio decoders
AUDIO: 44100 Hz, 2 ch, s16le, 127.7 kbit/9.05% (ratio: 15963->176400)
Selected audio codec: [ffmp3] afm: ffmpeg (FFmpeg MPEG layer-3 audio decoder)
Opening video decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg's libavcodec codec family
Selected video codec: [ffdivx] vfm: ffmpeg (FFmpeg DivX ;-) (MS MPEG-4 v3))

Accepted mplayer 2:1.0~rc1-0ubuntu3 (source)

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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

E-Railed (OpenBSD Mix)

I like the first part of the song , it sound like enya or i have the feeling i listen to an Lord of the Rings Sound Track
"Don't tell anyone I'm free Don't tell anyone I'm free",1000000169,2133221-39001111c,00.htm

OpenBSD release song lyrics

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Quote of the day John Krakeur via

Somany people live within unhappy circumstances yet will not take the initiativeto change their situation because they are conditioned to a life ofsecurity,conformity and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peaceof mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spiritwithin a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man's livingspirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounterswith new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have anendlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun

Ken Gourlay - Solo Around the World

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