one year has past and we meet again
/me hearts his advogato fans!
< insert yearly blog entry here >
I should write a script that does this every year :S
Time for my yearly advogato diary entry. nothing much to report. Still alive and blogging up a storm at my blog anyone looking for me will find information there.
Ahhh, it feels good to be back... such a long time, but it's still as plain as ever :).
I've most recently gotten involved with PHPCommunity.org, which we WILL make THE php community. Doing most of the work in the Content department... got a mailing list set up, so if anyone wants to come in and lend a hand please drop us a line.
OK, back to work :)
Geez, been a long time. Well, I've kept my blog busy, so didn't have anything to put here.
The last few days I've been adding different Custom Kewords to my Custom Keywords Wiki page. I just finished writing a script that parses the wiki page into a bookmarks file that you can feed to your Birds bookmark manager. It's still a bit buggy, but we'll have to solve those problems when we get to them :)
Questions or suggestions welcomed on my blog annoucement page, you can see the source for the converter there too.
I'm very proud to have discovered a way to satisfy my wife's need for shopping. Ebay works like a charm... and the best part about it is that she hasn't spent anything yet :)
Now that we're talking about ebay, I'll drop a blatent plug for something I'm selling there.
Here is a nifty home made serial remote control receiver. It used to be great fun before my kid learned how to walk and flushed the remote control down the toilet. Anyway, there is no reserve and it's about to go pretty cheap (approx $2.25).
I've taken my Home Video VCD collection and made ISO's of them on my hdd. Now I'm trying to find a way to view them straight off the ISOs.
Do any of the standard movie players in Linux play the avseq01.dat file directly off the mounted iso, without going through the VCD interface? I've tried with xine/totem/mplayer but they don't work. I've asked questions in chat rooms but gotten less then sufficient answers.
I haven't put a lot of time into this, but if anyone has done this I'd be very pleased if you'd let me know.
It's been a while since I've been here! Personal life has been VERY busy, so all else is put aside... such is life.
Linux Mags and UK
So I've relocated to the UK, and to my disappointment I haven't been able to find ANY Linux mags in any of the newsagents. Why is this? In Italy and Germany every little Kiosk on the corner has anything you would want.
I've never had to DL iso's of the latest and greatest Linux distro, as it was without a doubt at the corner News agent... oh well...
I Konverted. Is that a Krime?
Ever since I can remember I have been a Gnome guy. When I was on Mandrake 9 I was less then satisfied with the speed of Gnome, and then when I got fed up with that and upgraded to Slackware I used the very nice Dropline Gnome. However, Nautilus still didn't satisfy my file management needs.
I hadn't even installed KDE when I installed Slackware, but in my quest to find the perfect PGP gui (which I'm still on) I flew over to linuxpackages.net and grabbed a copy of KDE 3.1.2.
Konquerer (the filemangager, not browser) was kluttered yet, usable. The desktop is friendly (with the "new" menu which is strangely absent from Gnome), the printing is wonderful, dialogs are beautiful. What more can I say?
So now I primarily use the KDE desktop, but still use other non-KDE apps, Abiword, Xchat, GAIM, Mozilla, etc... I miss my Gnome Fish, and all the pretty icons, but I'm trading that all for the functionality that KDE offers.
Gnome does have a bright future, and I will stay with whatever scratches my itch.
And yes, I am a bit annoyed with the Kontinual lack of Kreativity both camps show in the naming of their apps.
The saga continues, with version .905 released yesterday. I will be playing with it over the next few weeks, it shows lots of promise.
New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.
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