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Internet Goodness, Javascript »

[28 Sep 2007 | No Comment | ]

Some Interesting Javascript – I am no JS guru, so comments are welcome
ExtJS – an interesting javascript library with some half-decent documentation and community, as well as paid support and alternative licensing
Shortcut.js – Keyboard enable your web application – this is something that’s seriously needed. I have seen bank tellers migrate from Terminal based systems to browser based systems where they were literally forced to work at a quarter of the speed of their terminal apps because the browser forces them into hunt and peck mode. Especially for old grannies …

Automotive / Transportation, Hardware & Gadgetry, Internet Goodness, Open Source, Philosophy, Python, Transportation, Virtualization (Virtualisation) »

[21 Aug 2007 | One Comment | ]

Is it just me or is this the year of open source? That ever elusive “year of Linux” may not arrive but certainly, it seems the virus of open source is taking hold. It certainly is happening in the kind of Web2.0 projects we are seeing coming up, and many businesses are choosing open business models of traditional models. Green is in, Green is good and open source is along for the ride. Or is it that suddenly because I am kind of focused on Open Source technologies, it starts …

Cross-Platform, Internet Goodness, Open Source, Python »

[3 Aug 2007 | One Comment | ]

Whether you are trying to study for your RHCE, MCSE, Solaris, Linux+  or some University exams or maybe even trying to learn a new language, having some flashcards can be extremely helpful – for both short-term and long-term learning.
I have a pretty good system setup: cross-platform, remote learning.
I have played with both Jmemorize and now Granule – Granule is written in C++ & GTK and Jmemorize is Java both run on different platforms and are based on the ‘famous’ Leitner system. Jmemorize has some fancy graphs and Granule doesn’t. Both …

Internet Goodness, Windows Administration »

[1 Aug 2007 | No Comment | ]

A good article from Lifehacker came through today about extending Launchy.
It details using the Curl library and some batch scripts – it’s given me a few ideas on how to extend launchy
Go and read it here
Technorati Tags: launchy, lifehacker, curl, batch scripts
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Internet Goodness, Linux Administration, Windows Administration »

[31 Jul 2007 | No Comment | ]

The weekend saw me doing a Motherboard / CPU / HDD upgrade on one of our household’s PC’s – It’s a Windows 2003 server that had an IDE drive in it and the new Mobo was SATA. The day before, the system wouldn’t boot – some cool bad sector business had caused it. So, I didn’t have a working image to restore to the new hard drive and the system has been running for about 2 years anyway, so I figured it’s probably time for a fresh install.
But I forgot …

Hardware & Gadgetry, Internet Goodness, Philosophy, Python, Transportation »

[25 Jul 2007 | One Comment | ]

Update May 2009: If you made it here trying to find how to write Django apps for Facebook, probably the best resource I have seen to get started is

FreeNX & NoMachine, Internet Goodness, Virtualization (Virtualisation) »

[21 Jul 2007 | 2 Comments | ]

Something that was not obvious to me when using NX client was the ability to get out of fullscreen. I initially thought that they just hadn’t implemented it as yet.. but we are now on version 3 and I thought that the mere oversight should have been fixed by now.
Well, I don’t know if it has always been there but there’s two ways to switch between the remote desktop session and your local session when using NX
You can switch between full-screen and your original desktop by clicking on the …

Internet Goodness, Python »

[21 Jul 2007 | No Comment | ]

I am very much into music (and I don’t own an IPOD!) and not quite your normal, radio delivered stuff either – I have a passion for World Music – here’s a bit of a list of some of my favourites – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Fela Kuti, Orchestra Baobab, Fania All Stars, Tinariwen, Cesaria Evora, Hector Lavoe, Africando, Afro-Cuban All Stars and in the english speaking world I like Miles Davis, Tim Buckley and the Godfather of Soul – James Brown.
I have used plenty of different music …

Internet Goodness, Python, vi, vim and gvim »

[20 Jul 2007 | No Comment | ]

Seems I am a bit slow to the party on Yubnub – I guess I kind of see it like a cross between the unix command line and the vi of search engines – it has modes, commands and even split screens:
For example: ls australia gives you all the yubnub commands that include Australia.
Here’s some of my favourites:
gaus <searchterm> – Google.com.au Australia localised search – pages from Australiagau ebayau <product> – Ebay Australia searchauspc <town> – Australian Postcode search shopbot <product> – Shopbot search (Australia’s equivalent of pricewatch.com)seek <job keywords> …

Internet Goodness, Linux Administration, Python, vi, vim and gvim »

[3 Jul 2007 | No Comment | ]

I remember watching the first screencasts of Ruby on Rails and seeing class structures appear as the author was typing and it was almost like “fill in the blanks” – then I found out it was Textmate, then I found it was a Mac only thing.. that left me out – anyways (Nacho libre spanish accent), who cares I am a systems admin right?
Yes, I still trudged around in my daily grind jealous of the textmate crowd and waiting for something similar… then e-texteditor appeared for Windows and Scribus appeared …