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Open Source, Solar / Green Tech »

[26 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]

While searching around for parabolic trough’s yesterday, I stumbled upon this site.
We are building the world’s first replicable, open source, modern off-grid global village – to transcend survival and evolve to freedom. We are farmer scientists – working to develop a world class research center for decentralization technologies using open source permaculture and technology to work together for providing basic needs and self replicating the entire operation at the cost of scrap metal. This is a stepping stone to transcending survival and evolving to freedom. Factor e Farm is the …

Apache, Linux Administration, Open Source, Web Development »

[29 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

Hopefully this helps me or someone else with the same issue in the future

suhosin[25917]: ALERT – configured POST variable limit exceeded – dropped variable ‘task_com_morfeoshow[]‘ (attacker ‘xxx.xxx.xx.xxx’, file ‘/home/user/public_html/administrator/index.php’)
in your php.ini (or suhosin.ini depending on your setup)
[suhosin]suhosin.post.max_vars = 2000suhosin.request.max_vars = 1000

Technorati Tags: suhosin, apache, joomla

Bash, Internet Goodness, Open Source, Python, Web Development »

[29 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

I have been playing around with boo a little bit because it has Python-inspired syntax, runs at C# speeds and is a first class citizen on dotnet.
So I decided to find out what it would be like to do some web programming in it. I learned a bit about asp.Net in the process and mono also.
So first thing I did was:
$ cd /usr/share/doc/boo/examples/asp.net$ xsp2
and then from your browser you can run any of the “inline” samples
http://localhost:8080/InlineBooButtonClick.aspxhttp://localhost:8080/InlineBooExpression.aspxhttp://localhost:8080/InlineBooHelloAspNet.aspx
but if you try and run one of the code behind samples, you get something …

Music & Audio, Open Source, Python »

[20 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]

There’s three options available for achieving this, as far as I can see:

TheLastRipper – This is a fully featured streamripper for last.fm that has a great feature set (ID3v2 tags, international characters, automatic directory hierachies) BUT you can not listen to the streams while it’s ripping. It’s got the ‘love’ / ‘ban’ buttons but how can you tell if you can’t hear the bloody music right?
LastLonger – Is a command line client written in Perl and you can output the stream to a music player also. When I saw this, …

Bash, Linux Administration, Open Source »

[19 Oct 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

Sometimes I forget what power there is in free software. I put this quickie together the other day. Just be aware that it won’t handle any spaces in the PDF filename.
for i in *.pdf;do pdfimages $i ${i%.*};done && for i in *.ppm;do ppmtojpeg $i >> ${i%.*}.jpg;done; rm -f *.ppm
images are exported as
-00n.jpg – ie: the n’th image found in the pdf.

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, …

Accounting, Cross-Platform, Open Source, Unix & Solaris, Windows Administration »

[13 Feb 2008 | One Comment | ]

My list of different time tracking / logging applications:

Application
Price / License
Unique Feature
OS’s

Timesnapper
$39.95
Intermittent screenshots recorded
Windows Only

Rachota
Open Source
All platforms
Java – Linux / Mac / Windows

Gnome Time Tracker
Open Source
Power shell can kick off any process
Linux (possibly Windows?)

CaptureWorks
$79.00
Automatically monitors files used
Windows / Mac

Allnetic Time Tracker
$29.95
Monitors activity and pauses if none
Windows Only

RescueTime
Free / Proprietary desktop client reports to their servers
Monitors URL’s visited in IE, FF, Opera
Windows / Mac / Linux

TTracker
Open Source
Monitors Application …