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A moment of silence to all the victims of the accident.
WindowsXP Professional Edition

i have to admit that microsoft windowsXP GUI/Explorer/IE is way more advance than Gnome/* or KDE/Konqueror.

xach ::
Oh,talking about performance,i know sorting before accessing it will slow down the system a lot.

How about hash the list,then search it?

29 Aug 2001 (updated 29 Aug 2001 at 06:27 UTC) »
xach ::
I can just think of storing your stuffs in multi-dimensional array.Then you can sort/reverse-sort particular dimension and get the latest element.

is it ok?

28 Aug 2001 (updated 28 Aug 2001 at 17:51 UTC) »
xach ::
What sort of sorted list is that?

Some data entries seperated by line breaks?

I wanna give it a try to exercise my brain,more details please!

27 Aug 2001 (updated 27 Aug 2001 at 10:25 UTC) »

Free Softwares / Documentation Mirrors

Softwares ::


The above mirrors are running on my home cable connection with a debian box.

Please exploit the bandwidth as I pay about USD $30 per month.

You can contact me to obtain the methods of mirroring the above sites.

20 Aug 2001 (updated 20 Aug 2001 at 18:05 UTC) »
Time for fun

The site www.stallman.org is running Apache/1.3.6 (Unix) on FreeBSD.

We run linux for freedom,stallman runs FreeBSD for stability.

19 Aug 2001 (updated 19 Aug 2001 at 18:35 UTC) »

I 've tried to post a new entry of diary.But after clicking [submit],one of my old entries was [updated].

I suspect my ISP proxy fucked up the whole thing.

Here is my diary ::

The Linux Cookbook

The Linux Cookbook contains Tips and Techniques for Everyday Use!
Over 1,500 time-saving recipes and hints for busy modern computer users!

``The Linux Cookbook is a good guide for beginners who want to learn about the standard commands that are available on all systems."

Avaliable for free at

http://cookbook.xcyber.org/ (unofficial mirror)

Hope you enjoy this new mirror.
Disclaimer :: All of my works about open source softwares will be open source.If some of them cannot be open source,due to contracts between i and the opposite party,half of the profit will go to Free Software Foundation.


Still coding a simple web application in ASP in office.I found its connectivity to a plain ACCESS .mdb file thru Standard SQL queries is very useful and interesting.

Who said those programmers in Microsoft are all idiots?



Wrote an article on ASP vs. PHP.

In conclusion,PHP is more versatille and efficient.

Writing an article about web caching. It talks about caching of both dynamic and static contents and compression of PHP outputs.

It also details the advantages and disadvantages of using caching.

This one is about broadband DIY at Hongkong.A newbie style screen-shots based article.Not for geeks.
CodeRed and CodeRed II
Although not all programmers in Microsoft are all idiots,but some of them are!

Below is my apache access log. - - [06/Aug/2001:01:31:45 
+0800] "GET /default.ida?
u00=a  HTTP/1.0" 404 205 "-" "-" 0 xcyber.org
Microsoft,thanks for creating such a robust OS and web server product,which screw up 20% of web sys admins in the world.

The above attack is caused by Code Red II,a variant which can actually destroy your OS.

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