[27 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Interesting OSS links: Skype for Asterix / Wavemaker / AccountLabPlus

Haven’t had much time to go into detail with these but I think it’s worthy to take note of them
Skype for Asterisk has been released at last.

A new Skype for Linux Beta 2.1.047 has been released which fixes CPU problems with new PulseAudio and works brilliantly and also adds SMS support.
Also, I came across a very Rapid Application framework for building Ajax web apps called Wavemaker. They have an open source version and an Enterprise Version. Watch one of the videos where he builds a searchable client database in …

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[9 Nov 2011 | One Comment | ]

This is a holder page for a bit more information on the issue but basically Phonon won’t retain it’s settings. The clearchat works fine but Phonon won’t use it by default or hold the priority you give it.
The short answer is to install pavucontrol
sudo apt-get install pavucontrol
Then run pavucontrol and turn your internal mic off and Phonon will then use your USB Clearchat. Enjoy

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[14 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]

rsync -av –include=’*/’ –exclude=’*’ /src/path /destination/path
An example where we use it is when building Magento templates and themes, we copy the directory structure across but not the files so that when we need to, we can copy a file across from the base theme without having to create the directory structure before copying the file:
rsync -av –include=’*/’ –exclude=’*’ app/design/frontend/base/default/ app/design/frontend/default/default/

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[14 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

High Quality – File size ends up being larger than the M4V
for i in *.m4v;do ffmpeg -i $i -ar 22050 -qscale .1 ${i%.*}.flv;done
Quality is almost indiscernible from the original M4V in a laptop
for i in *.m4v;do ffmpeg -i $i -ar 22050 -ab 96k -qscale 2 ${i%.*}.flv;done
Slight degradation in quality. File size approx. 35% less than the original m4v.
for i in *.m4v;do ffmpeg -i $i -ar 22050 -ab 96k -qscale 5 ${i%.*}.flv;done

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[3 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

Debug core dump files:
gdb /usr/bin/php5 /path/to/core.3224
Mass delete core dump files safely.
find . -type f -regex “.*/core\.[0-9]*$” -exec rm -v {} \;
Disable Core dumps system wide

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[30 May 2011 | 7 Comments | ]

I just bought this laptop yesterday. I’ve just solved issue 1 of 3 (all issues as of 26/7/11)
1. Touchpad isn’t recognised as a touchpad but rather a mouse and so can’t “disable touchpad while typing” causing me to constantly bump it.
2. Suspend / Resume isn’t working.. I will fix this soon (fixed: 26/07/11)
3. Slight high-pitched noise coming from built-in mic. (fixed: 26/07/11)
4. Don’t run ecrypt-fs on your /home partition. It causes a lot of freezing.
5. My grub config now /etc/default/grub now has the following. The semaphore line fixes some …