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[29 May 2008 | No Comment | ]

Here ’tis
w | awk ‘{a[$1]++}END{for(i in a){print a[i] ” ” i}}’ | sort -rn | head
stumbled on this issue with a HP-UX server we run where the maxusers kernel paramater is set to 600 (512 by default). To change this setting, requires a reboot of the server (something not easily achievable at midday with 600 users logged in). You can change kernel parameters via SAM in HP-UX
This is a slight modification of the 1 liner that sorts your bash history by commands used:
history | awk ‘{a[$2]++}END{for(i in a){print a[i] ” …

Cross-Platform, Linux Administration, Open Source, Video »

[29 May 2008 | 6 Comments | ]

I haven’t spent much time with Video editing / DVD authoring on either Linux or Windows. Mostly because I don’t watch much video except for a wierd philia for watching Cop Chases on Youtube or at the other end of the spectrum, watching the extremely interesting TedTalks using Miro or Google Tech Talks.
Anyway, my sister-in-law purchased a Mini-DVD Sony camera. It just so happens that Linux doesn’t support this format at the moment (though Windows 2003 doesn’t natively either), so be warned. Anyway, we managed to use Sony’s software to …

Django, Ecommerce, Finance, Internet Goodness, Open Source, Python, Web Development »

[28 May 2008 | 4 Comments | ]

A couple of new open source Ecommerce products out and about that will hopefully see the end of the monstrosity called OSCommerce and it’s less ugly incarnations –
Whilst they have served me well in the past and I may feel tempted to use Virtuemart for a customer who:
a) Will never ever need any customisations done to itb) Already has a Joomla installation and is very comfortable using Joomla
What’s the issue with Zencart, OSC or Virtuemart you may ask?
The issue is this. First OSCommerce is a mess. Every single module …

Cross-Platform, Javascript, Open Source, Web Development »

[28 May 2008 | One Comment | ]

I have been using Linux on the desktop part-time for nearly 6 years now and full-time for 3 years. My web development experience began using Macromedia’s tools and when I migrated to Linux, I took them with me with the help of the Wine project to run them under Linux. The majority of the functionality I used in Fireworks worked flawlessly, with only a few small exceptions and never crashed on me.
Dreamweaver was a slightly different story, especially as layouts became more complex and the html grew in size, …

Internet Goodness, Open Source »

[16 May 2008 | No Comment | ]

ThemesWiki.org is a new website designed to provide users with comprehensive, free guides for designing Web Themes and Templates. This site intends to ease the web design process by providing tutorials for a large number of systems at a common location.
It is often difficult to find a resource that is focused on providing quality, relevant and free information for designing themes and templates; specifically one that covers a wide range of applications. This is where ThemesWiki.org intends to step in. Launched initially with tutorials covering over 20 Content Management Systems, …