Browsers in Linux

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Okay. After my Opera link frustration I must admit that I've come back. Firefox was nice and fast at the beginning, but it's got serious issues after using it for a while. And with many tabs it gets slower, it's not very pretty, it takes longer to load, FlashBlock causes me a lot of trouble. And other issues.

I just like Opera. It doesn't get slower after using it for a couple weeks. It's got a neat bookmark system (It better not dare swallowing my bookmarks again!!!), it's fast&snappy. I hope they'll fix the network issue which cause Opera to be faster on slow links but slower on fast links. And some webpage don't render well.

And I hope they'll quickly incorporate a lot of the improvements of Chrome. I think if it would run natively on Linux (it works quite well with WINE), I'd be very tempted to use it as my primary browser.
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Google Ads Experiment Ended

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I've ended the experiment with Google Ads and removed all ads. I've earned somewhere between 0 and 8 cents. Looks like my Blog (still) has way too few visitors. I don't even really know from looking at my ad control website. And then they did put some quite weird and non-fitting ads in here every once in a while...

But don't worry, I'm still spying on you with Google Analytics. ;)
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Linux Boot in 5 Seconds (with subscriber link)

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Linuxhaxor posted a special subscriber link to the long-awaited article on how to get (the eee pc) to boot in 5 seconds as part of an (unfortunately superficious and highly redundant) collection of linux tip articles.

The lwn article turned out to be not as impressive as I had hoped and expected from lwn - usually their articles are of excellent quality. Don't get me wrong - I do like what they've done. But the documentation level is too low for my taste. It is far from a howto that someone in the comments then asked about.

But I can recommend the flame war in the comments about how to correctly measure the boot time of a distribution. Come one guys, it's still so far away from 5 seconds, it doesn't matter how you measure it. And yes, some serious changes arelikely needed.

I hope Ubuntu puts a lot of the boot time improvement into the next release. I would put up with a couple bug in the release for that.
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James Paick concept spaceship art

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James Paick's portfolio. Lots of fantastic work there.

Keywords: gnomon school of digital Arts production design 1 class teacher concept artist James Paick digital technical environmental concept ship art designer
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How To Use Leaves in Fall

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How To Use Leaves in FallIt's Fall. Your yard is covered with leaves. How do you use those fallen leaves to your advantage? If you do any type of gardening you can make leaf mold with your leaves. And use that leaf mold in your vegetable or flower beds come next summer when you need a good mulch or soil amendment to hold moisture and enrich your soil. Making leaf mold need not be a difficult task
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Arjan van de Ven Interview

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As I mentioned in my last post, O'Reilly interviewed him and it's a quite interesting read. I only disagree on one point. He says "I think there are always going to be keyboards." (...) "it's also the fastest way to get more than a few characters into the computer."

I think that will change. At some point voice detection has to come around and get better than the keyboard and we will finally start talking again - as nature wants us to - instead of quietly sitting in front of our computer.

And at some point there will be developments to directly transfer sentences from your brain to the computer without the need to talk - though I'm not sure if that's really an improvement, language is just too cool an invention imo.

Well, for now I really look forward to improvements in booting time and on latency issues. That's another point were Windows has a really hard time to compete. The drivers' and applications' code is mostly proprietary and hidden somewhere behind closed doors and servers.

It's simply a great technical advantage to be immediately able to look at all the code, see how it works and find out where's the best point to fix a certain problem. And then being able to fix the actual root cause of the problem. That's one of the neatest things about open source.
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Registration Hell

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I know this is an old hat: You have to register for everything. Then came OpenID to the rescue. Only that it's so complicated to actually implement it on the server side and use it on the user side (what exactly do I have to put into the user box?) that it never quite arrived.

Now more and more I notice myself not bothering to register somewhere to add a comment to a bug, or file a new bug if it doesn't really matter that much to me. I've got probably a hundred or more accounts at different places by now and it's so bothersome. I really hope something's going to eliminate that problem at some point...

The actual page that made me write this was a pidgin bug ticket, which is related to pidgin using fsync way too often and causing very bad latency in the process. (~300+ms on my system). I found it using latencytop after reading this interesting interview. And I was wondering if something has been done about the problem. It doesn't look like it...
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Ville Ericcson concept ship

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Monday, September 29, 2008

Ville Ericcson's portfolio.

Keywords: digital concept spaceship render art illustration by from ville ericsson artist from sweden
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Bashrc Tipps

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Here's a little article with some tips for making your daily shell life easier which at least I have not seen before. They include saving the history of all shells on exit.
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Quick Transcoding with Mencoder and Xvid

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Sunday, September 28, 2008

This little script helps you to quickly transcode any content mplayer accepts to an xvid avi file. It copies the audio track and encodes the video track to xvid in the original resolution in your current directory.

# (c) 2008

# settings

BR=1400 # bitrate
lang=en # your language code for the DVD audio track, e.g. en/de/es
OUT=`basename "$1"`"-xvid-fast.avi" # output file in current directory
XVID="lumi_mask:interlacing:nochroma_me:me_quality=4:vhq=1:autoaspect:chroma_opt:bitrate=$BR" # xvid settings

# settings end

[ -f "$OUT" ] && echo File exists && exit 1;

echo Encoding $i
screen -O mencoder -alang $lang -cache 32768 -ovc xvid -oac copy \
-xvidencopts $XVID "$1" -o "$OUT";

e.g. bash dvd://

You may want to compile xvid and mencoder for your machine to speed it up even more, but I've already set the xvid settings to a reasonably fast mode. I get around 25-30 fps when doing a DVD to Xvid backup on my notebook.

You could add -vf scale=640:-1 but it doesn't really increase speed, but makes it look worse. I use screen, so I can detach(Ctrl-a, Ctrl-d) from the encoding when I have to e.g. exit the current X session.

Detaching also helps to decrease unnecessary screen updates which eat cpu in many terminals. And it's better than passing -quiet as command line argument, because you now have the choice between seeing what's going on and how long it'll take or not. Screen is great... You can re-attach with screen -r. If you have several cores, try adding threads=x to the xvid options.

Black borders are not removed. If you have an idea how to do that automatically, let me know. Interlacing is kept for a good reason: Deinterlacing slows down the process and usually also degrades the quality. Deinterlacing while playing is usually the better alternative.

By the way: The most important parts are the xvid setting me_quality=4 and vhq=1 - they speed it up a lot - and compiling xvid for your processor, because some distributions don't properly compile it, even for amd64.

You may not use this script for content you do not have the rights to transcode.
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Iron - Chrome after Rehab

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Saturday, September 27, 2008

Some German developers put Google's Open Source Chrome browser into a rehab and removed most of it's spying functions. They call it Iron and you can already download it for Windows. It's from German developers but works fine in English. Be aware that the security problems are probably not fixed.

And don't forget to disable the Google Ad cookie (permanent link in my links box on the right side of the webpage)! ;-)
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Ben Goldacre - Hypocrite

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Friday, September 26, 2008

Book Review -

Great review of Ben Goldacre's book. It's apparently a collection of essays from Goldacre's Guardian column which you can read for free online.

Goldacre slags off his peers as "churnalists" so it's only a matter of time before they roast the 'Bitch Doctor' with a mega chip on his shoulder in a Sunday BBQ and expose his bias for what it really is - pure sour grapes.

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A selection of works from

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I would like for all of the weekly headers to be animated. It would be great to collaborate with other artists and make some high quality/definition animated Flash loops for the top there... Sort of an animated magazine cover. That would be a ton of work and a full time gig for sure... Maybe one day!?

In the meantime, here is a selection of concept spaceship artwork from the forum.

Nate temple's project cosmos project.



Alan R Jones

From postrodent

By Zach Wolfe

The best of conceptships weekly header #29 September 26th - October 3rd, 2008

Keywords: a selection of concept spaceship art from the members of the website forum boards posts threads links urls
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Ein krank(machende)s Gesundheits-System? Panorama berichtet online ...

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Ein krank(machende)s Gesundheits-System? Panorama berichtet online ...

Von PANORAMA ein erschreckender Bericht über die neue Gesundheits-Reform:

Je kränker, desto besser – Die absurde Logik der neuen Gesundheitsreform.

Von PANORAMA ein erschreckender Bericht über die neue Gesundheits-Reform:

NUR NOCH die Pharmaaktien seien sicher, sagte die Dame v. Stiftung Warentest im Radio.

(In Bezug auf chem. Medikamente MIT Nebenwirkungen war das ja schon immer/lange so.)

Die Entwicklung sind dann "Selbstgänger".

Zum Thema Gesundheitsreform erschien in der größten Zeitung Deutschlands folgender Kommentar.

Seid Ihr eigentlich krank ?

Die Bundesregierung bittet mal wieder zur Kasse. Ab 2009 steigt der Betrag für gesetzlich Versicherte von derzeit 14.9 % auf mindestens 15.5 % vom Bruttolohn.

Grund für die Anhebung ist der Gesundheitsfonds - ein Verwaltungsmoloch, der kein Problem löst, aber neue schafft.

Der Gesundheitsfonds erhöht die Lohnnebenkosten (entgegen den Versprechen von CDU und SPD), macht Arbeitsplätze teurer, sorgt damit für weniger Investitionen in Deutschland, entzieht den Bürgern Kaufkraft und Mittel für die private Altersvorsorge, bürdet den Krankenkassen noch mehr Bürokratie auf, beendet den Wettbewerb um den niedrigsten Beitragssatz, belohnt Kranksein, bestraft Vorsorge und kostet die Beitragszahler ca. 300 Millionen Euro allein für Porto, Broschüren etc. bei der Einführung.

Zahlen müssen 51 Millionen Versicherte. Profitieren werden Ärzte, Apotheker, vor allem Pharmaunternehmen.

Ein Schwachsinnsprojekt.

Die Regierungsparteien wollen es. Gegen den dringenden Rat aller Experten.

Wer ist hier eigentlich krank ?



Garantiert mehr Lebensqualität:

Egal, was hier steht, Sie wollen etwas ändern?

Unsere Lösung, auch wenn es NICHT GLEICH verständlich ist ..., ist ganz einfach, Zahnbürste/Lotion bestellen im Gesundheitsshop und weitere Infos bei Job Gesundheit Freizeit und Unterstützung von uns anfordern!


Videofilm: Gesundheitshinweise


Fragen zur Anwendung und Selbsthilfe beantwortet unser internes Gesundheitsnetzwerk.

Positives Feedback


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Concept ships by Bjorn Borkur Eriksson

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Thursday, September 25, 2008

See more of Bjorn's work at borkurart.

Keywords: concept spaceship art from by lead artist illustrator at ccp whitewolf iceland Bjorn Borkur Eriksson
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OpenOffice Tips

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LinuxPlanet has a nice article with some tips for efficient OpenOffice (Writer) usage.

I always recommend continually saving with a new filename if you're working on a big document, e.g. Important00, Important 01, (...). This means that if your current document should for some reason get lost (which happens a lot with MS Office, but rarely with Openoffice), you can use the last save. I actually had Openoffice corrupt a document once I think.
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Syntax Highlighting in Nano

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You can easily activate a pretty nice syntax highlighting in the small nano text editor, by putting these lines into your ~/.nanorc:

include "/usr/share/nano/c.nanorc"
include "/usr/share/nano/patch.nanorc"
include "/usr/share/nano/sh.nanorc"

See what else is available with ls /usr/share/nano/

Found here.
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Breast is Best

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 Asia: "The Geneva-based World Health Organisation (WHO) says exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of a child's life is the single best strategy for the infant's survival, growth and development."

The recent scandal in China where melamine was discovered in infant formula exposed an increased reliance on formula by mothers in asia.

In the Philippines, where $465 million of formula is bought each year, one in six babies depended on breast milk at 5 months of age in 2003, a decrease from one in five infants in 1998, the WHO said. ``Inappropriate feeding practices, including the use of infant formula,'' is linked to the deaths of about 16,000 children younger than 5 annually, the agency said
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Concept ships by Velocity Kendall

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Check out this thread on

Keywords: industrial architectural automotive concept vehicle planes spaceships sail boat high speed trains digital design drafting paint art from by velocity kendall
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Concept ship models by Bearfoot films

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Neil Maccormack's art portfolio.

Keywords: bearfoot films based in geneva switzerland Neil Maccormack concept spaceship 3D models illustrations art design technical propeller ships over ocean glider plane polygons lightwave newtek
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Concept spaceship art from Mass effect by Derek Watts

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Monday, September 22, 2008

Spaceship art images from the Art of Mass Effect book. Some images from the book.

Keywords: mass effect video game concept spaceship art by Derek Watts BioWare Demiurge Studios (PC)Microsoft Game Studios Action role-playing game for the Xbox 360 Windows platforms Electronic Arts
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China's food safety chief resigns over poisoned milk scandal | World news |

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How To Make a Homemade Ice Pack

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Saturday, September 20, 2008

How To Make a Homemade Ice PackYou may, at one time or another in your life, find yourself needing a homemade ice pack. A sprained ankle. An aching back. It doesn't matter what the condition is, you'll just want relief, and quick! You can make an ice pack quickly by adding 3 cups of water and 1 cup of rubbing alcohol to a one gallon freezer bag. Seal the bag and then slide this bag inside another
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Chrome Developer's Channel

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Friday, September 19, 2008

There's now a Chrome Developer's Channel available with automatically installed bleeding-edge versions of Chrome.
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Ubuntu Restricted Extras

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I just found out how easy it is to install all that good stuff to be able to listen to mp3s and everything:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

You must of course first check the legal situation of these packages in your country.
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Multiseat Display Manager Out Now

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The Multiseat Display Manager is now out and (hopefully) helps you to set up a multiseat environment (much) easier than before.

I have always wondered when a software such as the MDM would come out, as the Unix and X architecture is already perfectly prepared for cases as this and even over Network it is already possible.

Now you need only one computer with several displays, keyboards and mice to let several users e.g. surf the internet at the same time.

I will post my experiences as soon as I get to trying it out. For the curious of you here is a link to installing instructions, packages for debian and ubuntu are provided, as well as the sources of couse.

Update: The packages is very large at 20K, but unfortunately at this point available only as i386 package...

Update2: I've quickly assembled a Ubuntu 8.04 package for AMD64 systems ;-).
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Maciej Kuciara concept spaceship art

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Thursday, September 18, 2008

Maciej's web site and blog. Art director at Crytek studios.

Maciej Kuciara conceptships weekly header #28 September 19th - September 26th, 2008

Keywords: art director at crytek studios concept spaceship art design by from maciej kuciara
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Leo Delauncey concept ship art

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Leo's works.

Keywords: concept spaceship on launch pad rocket airplane art from leo delauncey portfolio on carbonmade
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Concept ships on Wired!

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I've collaborated with WIRED on a concept spaceship art article...Check it! Also... Shouts go out to boingboing and io9... all of the artists featured here on Concept ships. Thanks for the support!

Keywords: concept ships conceptships animated multimedia magazine collaboration article for on line online magazine
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Conceptual spaceship art by Spyros Verykios

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Spyros' portfolio.

Keywords: oil on paper comic panel concept spaceship art design the seed magilon ltd by spyros verykios
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'Brainy Bread' Saves Environment

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Tuesday, September 16, 2008

omega 3 essential fats from Algae in EPA DHA rich vegetarian vegan bread, pasta, cheese, milk, yoghurt
Response Source | Press Releases - Brainy Bread Now Affordable With Omega 3 Algae Oil Food Ingredient - Could Save Environment

Omega 3 Brainy Bread, Pasta, cheese and yoghurts could save the planet!

The company that gave us V-Pure, the world's first fish free vegetarian and vegan Docosahexaenoic acid - (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) product has recently bought the rights to a new product that could make products such as 'Brainy Bread' and 'Brainy Pasta' a viable and affordable possibility.

Eau Plus now have a range of Algal Oils and products and have dramatically increased their production capabilities through acquistion of a new European fermentation facility. Other algal oils on the market just contain DHA but V-Pure has both DHA and EPA making it the perfect product to use to manufacture vegan and vegetarian superfoods that will sustainably address the essential fat famine in modern diets.

"This nutrient rich algae food ingredient could transform the food manufacturing industry and at last re-address the balance between easily available foods that contribute to health and foods that leave us with a net nutrient deficit" says London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston.

Eau + also have a new groundbreaking dairy free calcium drink.

See also Nutra Ingredients
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Chrome on Linux Now Really Easy

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CodeWeavers has ported Google Chrome to Linux using Wine. You can download packages here.

Update: In my experience the package is not really worth trying. I had much better results running it with normal wine as mentioned before. The CodeWeavers package is really easy and comfortable.

But the AMD64 version I tested is also much slower and less responsive and I think it crashes more often than, but that's hard to tell with Chrome ;-). And the tabs often hang after loading a webpage and the webpage disappears until you press reload. And the letters are not on the same line, but always higher or lower.

But the cool thing about the port: SSL works. That means you can actually use google webpages with login like GMail. I hope that is ported back to wine, making chrome actually usable in Linux.

Update2: The problems I had seem to be related to 64-bit, as other webpages don't mention these issues.
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Don't try Multi Head Configurations with KDE 4.1

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There are several issues up to KDE 4.1 in multiple display configurations, so I can not recommend using KDE 4 for that purpose (yet).

See these bugs for more:
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Vitamin B12 Protects Brain

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Monday, September 15, 2008

Minyanville - Market Commentary, Investing Ideas, Global Finance, The Economy: "Anna Vogiatzoglou, a member of the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics at Oxford, in a prepared statement on brain shrinkage said that “Research shows that Vitamin B-12 deficiency is a public health problem, especially among the elderly, so more Vitamin B-12 intake could help reverse this problem.”

Vitamin B-12 deficiency can also cause anemia and troubles with the nervous system, researchers found.

Researchers at Oxford University established the link between diet and brain size by conducting memory tests, physical exams and brain scans on 107 people aged 61 to 87. The volunteers were retested five years after the initial exam and researchers found those with the lowest levels of Vitamin B-12 were more likely to have suffered brain shrinkage. The tests support earlier research that established a link between brain atrophy and low levels of Vitamin B-12.

Alcohol also hammers the brain. Researchers found that brain scans of more than 1,800 people who had 14 or more drinks a week sustained 1.6% more brain shrinkage than those who didn’t drink at all. Beer does less damage than wine.

Aging hippies who say marijuana is harmless are mistaken. Researchers found that cannabis has the same brain-damaging effect as alcohol"
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Concept ship by graphmac

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Neil's Deviant art page.

Keywords: green concept ships vehicle spaceship hover design by graphmac neil smoke propulsion thrusters
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Plasma Crash on Start Since Last Update

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Sunday, September 14, 2008

Since the last time I've updated my Ubuntu KDE 4.1.1 packages, plasma keeps crashing every single time I start KDE4. I think I'll try a mv ~/.kde4 ~/.kde4-crash ...

So my recommendation: Skip the KDE 4.1.1 upgrades for now.
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Correct Ink Printer Usage

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Friday, September 12, 2008

No matter if you use your printer under Linux or Windows, there's a couple things you should do to extend your printers life time and reduce your ink usage:
  1. Keep the Printer connected to the power outlet. (Do turn it off, though.) The energy this costs should be low on any modern printer. And if you disconnect your printer it will most likely clean it's ink tank the next time you turn it on or print something. And cleaning the ink tank once takes a lot of ink.
  2. Print something in every color at least once a week. This keeps the tank clean and ensures the printer doesn't need to use the ink cleaning program, which uses a lot more ink than most things you will print. The best thing to do it to print the test pattern once a week if nothing else. It usually activates every ink once and has a very low ink usage.
  3. Use printing modes like "draft" for uninportant things. They are not only faster, they also use much less ink. Also use your printer's duplex feature if it has one. This saves 50% paper and therefore is good for the environment and your wallet. And you can always print several pages on each side of a paper.
  4. Get your ink cardridges refilled. This is good for the environment, your bank account balance and it doesn't hurt your printer. Sometimes alternative ink is even better than the original one. E.g. Pelican ink works with printers with a chip now and the results are even better than with Canon's original ink.
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Battlestar Galactica concept ships by Richard Livingston

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Richard sent me some high resolution Battlestar Galactica concept art. Thanks so much! Check out the scale on the header image... Insane. More of Mr. Livingston's Battlestar Galactica concept art HERE.

Richard Livingston conceptships weekly header #27 September 12th - September 19th, 2008

Keywords: battlestar galactica spaceship cylon concept art locomotive inspired ship designs by richard livingston dock cargo bay array raider railway system ravenwood entertainment
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How To Get Engine Grease Out of Clothes

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How To Get Engine Grease Out of ClothesI love working on cars and trucks. But with some projects you'll find me covered in engine grease and grime and it inevitably ends up staining my clothes. You can use a commercial laundry detergent to try to remove the stain, but most of the times you'll pull the piece of clothing out of the dryer and find that the stain still remains. Well, those clothes
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Safely Reboot a Crashed Linux

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Thursday, September 11, 2008

You need to press
Alt + Print, hold it and press
(without the spaces).

Now your kernel *should* sync and unmount the filesystems and then reboot.

Found in 10 tips for lazy admins.
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3D concept ship model by Tim Cameron

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Tim Cameron's website. Check out the motorcycle designs.

Keywords: tim cameron design 3d three dimensional modeling technical design illustration concept art out of australia concept ships
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In dem Buch "Die Lösung" wird in einer klaren, einfachen Sprache das Geschäftsprinzip, die Art und Weise ohne Beschönigung und Schnörkel dargelegt. Wer dieses Buch ernsthaft der Reihe nach durcharbeitet (Dauer: ca. 1,5 Stunden) wird danach für sich erkennen, ob ihn hier und heute diese Art des seriösen Geldverdienenens anspricht. Man (auch Frau) hat durch dieses Buch eine einfache Anleitung und einen leicht duplizierbaren Weg, dieses Geschäft zu starten und mit Einsatz durchzuführen. Ich wünsche jedem Leser, dass er erkennt, wie es möglich ist, sein Leben in eine neue finanzielle und unabhängige Zukunft zu lenken.

Robert Merkel beschreibt in DIE LÖSUNG eine etablierte Geschäftsform, die tatsächlich schon zigtausend Menschen einen machbaren Weg zur Unabhängigkeit aufgezeigt hat.

Seine langjährige Erfahrung und sein außergewöhnlicher Erfolg mit dieser Geschäftsform, seine Kenntnis unterschiedlichster Systeme prädestinieren ihn zum Schreiben dieses Buches.

Der Inhalt ist deshalb aus meiner Sicht absolut authentisch, da der Autor in der Branche seit Jahren als jemand bekannt ist, der menschliche Werte lebt und immer für offenes und ehrliches Miteinander steht.

Seine sozialethische Haltung drückt sich nicht nur durch die bestmögliche und unermüdliche Unterstützung seiner Geschäftspartner und Freunde aus. Auch als Gründungsmitglied und 2. Vorstand des NETWORKER FOR HUMANITY e. V. stellt er dies unter Beweis. Ich wünschte mir, es gäbe noch viel mehr Menschen seines Schlages in der Geschäftswelt.
Dirk Jakob

Liebe Leserin, lieber Leser, Gibt es in Ihrem Leben hin und wieder Situationen, in denen Sie vieles in Frage stellen? Situationen, in denen Sie am liebsten einfach alles hinwerfen oder etwas ganz Neues anfangen würden? Ja?
Dieses Buch kann die Lösung für Sie sein – wenn Sie offen sind für Neues!
Es geht hier um eine Möglichkeit zur Verbesserung Ihrer Lebensqualität, um Ihre Zukunft und Ihre Unabhängigkeit! Wer weiß, vielleicht werden Sie der Person, die Ihnen dieses Buch empfohlen hat, einmal sehr dankbar sein.
Wer war es? War es ein Bekannter, eine Freundin, eine Verwandte, jemand, den Sie vielleicht erst kürzlich kennen gelernt haben oder mit dem Sie sonst irgendwie in Verbindung gekommen sind?
In der Regel war es jemand, der für sich selbst den Wert des Inhaltes erkannt hat, der Ihnen mit dieser Empfehlung seine persönliche Wertschätzung ausdrückt und den Ihre Meinung interessiert.
Oder war es Zufall?
Nun, die einen glauben an Zufälle, die anderen behaupten, die gäbe es nicht. Egal! Jedenfalls sollte es offensichtlich wohl so sein, dass Ihnen dieses Buch zufällt. Es wird schon seinen Grund haben!
Ich werde Ihnen hier aufzeigen, dass es auch anders geht, als überwiegend in Hektik, Sorge, Zukunftsängsten, krank machendem Stress und vor allem ständiger Geldknappheit zu leben.

Sie werden erfahren, wie Sie Ihrem Leben innerhalb relativ kurzer Zeit eine völlig neue Richtung geben können – gleichgültig, ob Sie Akademiker, Geschäftsfrau, Angestellter, Hausfrau, Beamter, Rentner(in), allein erziehend … sind –, wenn Sie es wirklich wollen!
Ich möchte Sie wachrütteln!
Vielleicht fühlen Sie sich sogar stellenweise
Das ist Absicht!
Lesen Sie bitte trotzdem weiter!
Geben Sie sich die Chance, ein Instrument kennen zu lernen, mit dem Sie Ihr Leben in die von Ihnen gewünschte Richtung lenken können.
Zuallererst ist dieses Buch für Sie geschrieben – wie könnte es anders sein. Sie erhalten die Möglichkeit, sich selbst umfassend und vollständig über eine zukunftsweisende und lukrative Geschäftsform zu informieren.
Zum Zweiten unterstützt es aber auch gleichzeitig all diejenigen, die diese Möglichkeit für sich bereits erkannt haben und umsetzen. Zum Beispiel die Person, die Ihnen das Buch zu lesen empfohlen hat.
Der Schreibstil wurde ganz bewusst einfach und für jeden möglichst verständlich gehalten. Vielleicht können Sie Ihre eventuell höheren Ansprüche für ca. 90 Minuten zurückschrauben. Sie werden im Verlaufe des Buches erkennen, warum dies hier wichtig ist.
LeserInnen mögen mir bitte nachsehen, dass ich der Einfachheit halber
grammatikalisch nicht immer ausdrücklich auf das weibliche Geschlecht
Das Gesamtkonzept, das außerordentliche Potenzial und damit die Lösung werden Sie nur dann vollständig erfassen, wenn Sie das Buch Seite um Seite lesen. Vielleicht ist die hier beschriebene Geschäftsform ja genau die Chance, auf die Sie gewartet haben, und Sie lernen diese Form
genauso schätzen und lieben wie viele tausend Menschen auf bereits vier Kontinenten dieser Erde!

Auf den nächsten Seiten informiere ich Sie über eine etablierte, rechtlich einwandfreie und inzwischen 1000fach bewährte Geschäftsform mit Zukunft.

Es geht um einen Weg, Produkte zu bewegen, vom HERSTELLER zum ENDVERBRAUCHER,
also um eine VERMARKTUNGSFORM Vermarktung = Marketing

Das Besondere an dieser Strategie liegt darin, dass zwar Produkte bewegt werden, SIE diese aber nicht verkaufen.

Jeder Hersteller von Produkten hat die Wahl, sich für die aus seiner Sicht ideale Vermarktungsform zu entscheiden.

Davon gibt es – grob zusammengefasst – eigentlich nur zwei mit jeweils einigen Varianten:
1. Zwischenhandel
2. Direktvertrieb
Diese wollen wir auf den nächsten Seiten etwas näher betrachten, um das hier beschriebene Konzept logisch und für Sie verständlich ableiten zu

Neben der Tatsache, dass in der heutigen Zeit keine funktionierende Vermarktung ohne Netzwerke jeglicher Art möglich ist, hat sich in den letzten Jahrzehnten eine Vertriebsform etabliert, die schon in ihrer Bezeichnung diesen Begriff trägt.

Die Netzwerkvermarktung oder Network-Marketing

Es geht hier nicht um die klassische Form des Network-Marketings, mit dem viele schnell Gedanken verbinden wie:
• verkaufen – an Freunde und Bekannte
• Schneeballsystem
• etc.
In diesem klassischen Network-Marketing geht es nämlich darum, Produkte einzukaufen und sie an andere Menschen wieder zu verkaufen, mit der Möglichkeit, sich wiederum weitere Verkäufer zu suchen und von deren Verkaufsumsätzen zu profitieren.

Das funktioniert – wenn seriös betrieben – auch hervorragend, aber nur für Menschen, die eben gerne verkaufen, überzeugen und präsentieren.

Wir werden uns hier auch mit Netzwerkvermarktung beschäftigen. In unserer zunehmend globalisierten und vernetzten Welt gehört dieser Vermarktungsform unbestritten die Zukunft.

Viele Vertreter aus dem Bereich des klassischen Network-Marketings verwenden fälschlicherweise den Begriff des Empfehlungsmarketings für ihre Arbeitsweise.

Vielleicht weil es besser klingt? Es ist aber schlichtweg falsch.

Der Unterschied beider Systeme liegt darin, dass im klassischen Network Marketing jeder Geschäftspartner
– systemabhängig und systembedingt
– in der Regel verkaufen muss. Anders im ausschließlichen Empfehlungsmarketing.

Hier muss niemand ein Produkt verkaufen.

Es wäre auch kaufmännisch gesehen unintelligent, denn:

Man kann im reinen
Empfehlungsmarketing nicht am Verkauf verdienen!

Dazu bedürfte es nämlich einer Handelsspanne, also einer Differenz zwischen Ein- und Verkauf! Die gibt es hier nicht!

… es sei denn, Sie lernen umzudenken.

Wenn Sie leidenschaftlich gerne verkaufen, also aus der Handelsspanne Geld verdienen möchten, dann sind Sie hier leider an der falschen Stelle!

Eigentlich könnten Sie das Buch jetzt zur Seite legen.

Geben Sie es jemandem, der genau das nicht gerne tut: verkaufen!

Das sind übrigens ca. 95 % der Menschen – und das ist wiederum der Grund für den Erfolg des Systems Empfehlungsmarketing.

Denn, was so ziemlich alle Menschen gerne tun, ist, etwas zu empfehlen, von dem sie selbst überzeugt sind. So nach dem Motto: „Ich weiß etwas, was du noch nicht weißt, und wenn ich dir davon erzähle, dann hätte ich gerne ein wenig Anerkennung dafür.“

Sie auch? Sicher, tun wir doch alle gern. Ich auch. Aber wie kann man ein Geschäft aufbauen, in dem niemand etwas verkauft?

Sie wollen mehr erfahren?
Sprechen Sie mit der Person die Ihnen diese Leseprobe empfohlen hat und bestellen Sie sich das vollständige Buch.
Mir freundlichen Grüßen
Robert Merkel

Aus dem Buch "Die Lösung", S. 91:
Empfehlungsmarketing hat sich in vielen Ländern inzwischen zu einem unverzichtbaren Wirtschaftsfaktor gemausert - auch in Deutschland respektive in Europa! Würde heute einer der führenden Politiker die Aussage treffen, dass Network-Marketing unter Beachtung der gesetzlichen Regelung in § ... Absatz ... eine empfehlenswerte Möglichkeit für Menschen sei, sich selbständig zu machen, könnte sich die Empfehlungs-Marketing Branche vor Bewerbern nicht mehr retten. Und alle Kritiker wären plötzlich stumm! Sie tun es noch nicht, weil diese Vertriebsform mächtige Konzerne empfindlich stört.

Aus dem Buch "Die Lösung", S. 90:
Und dann schalten wir doch zusätzlich einfach unseren gesunden Menschenverstand ein: Glauben manche Menschen wirklich, dass ein Unternehmen fast 25 Jahre international daran arbeitet, etwas aufzubauen, das nicht rechtlich vollkommen abgesichert wäre?

Dieses Schneeballsystem-Gefasel hat oft Methode!

Diese Einschüchterungstaktik, dieses Gerede über Illegalität verunsichert schnell viele Menschen, die den Willen und den Mut haben, ihr Leben selbst in die Hand zu nehmen und den Mut und die Flexibilität besitzen, neu zu beginnen. Kaum haben sie sich entschlossen, es mal gewagt, den Kopf bisschen über den Tellerrant hinauszustrecken, werden sie schon wieder gedeckelt! Viele der Kritiker wissen längst, dass Network mit illegalen Schneeballsystemen überhaupt nichts zu tun haben, sie wollen es nur nicht wahrhaben.
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Unsere Lösung, auch wenn es NICHT GLEICH verständlich ist ..., ist ganz einfach, Zahnbürste/Lotion bestellen im Gesundheitsshop (neu) und weitere Infos bei Job Gesundheit Freizeit und Unterstützung von uns anfordern!


Videofilm: Gesundheitshinweise
Fragen zur Anwendung und Selbsthilfe beantwortet unser internes Gesundheitsnetzwerk.
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Sysctl for Network Perfomance

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The short version:

net.ipv4.tcp_fin_timeout = 15
net.ipv4.tcp_keepalive_time = 1800
net.ipv4.tcp_window_scaling = 0
net.ipv4.tcp_sack = 0
net.ipv4.tcp_timestamps = 0
net.ipv4.icmp_ignore_bogus_error_responses = 1
net.ipv4.conf.all.log_martians = 1
net.ipv4.tcp_max_syn_backlog = 1024
net.ipv4.tcp_max_tw_buckets = 1440000
net.ipv4.tcp_rmem = 4096 87380 8388608
net.ipv4.tcp_wmem = 4096 87380 8388608
net.core.wmem_max = 262143
net.core.rmem_max = 262143
net.core.rmem_default = 262143
net.core.wmem_default = 262143

Or less with more comments:
# Decrease the time default value for tcp_fin_timeout connection
net.ipv4.tcp_fin_timeout = 15

# Decrease the time default value for tcp_keepalive_time connection
net.ipv4.tcp_keepalive_time = 1800

# Turn off the tcp_window_scaling
net.ipv4.tcp_window_scaling = 0

# Turn off the tcp_sack
net.ipv4.tcp_sack = 0

# Turn off the tcp_timestamps
net.ipv4.tcp_timestamps = 0

# Enable bad error message Protection
net.ipv4.icmp_ignore_bogus_error_responses = 1

# Log Spoofed Packets, Source Routed Packets, Redirect Packets
net.ipv4.conf.all.log_martians = 1

# Increases the size of the socket queue (effectively, q0).
net.ipv4.tcp_max_syn_backlog = 1024

# Increase the tcp-time-wait buckets pool size
net.ipv4.tcp_max_tw_buckets = 1440000

An excerpt from Webhostingtalk.
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The Great Sysctl Mystery

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim

Most advanced Linux users with know the sysctl interface for fine-tuning the Linux kernel. But there is probably noone on earth who really understands all those parameters. Well no wonder, as they're usually not even documented.

So I just thought to myself:
It would be great to have a program which has all the values and explanations to them. It could then create configuration files and let sysctl parse them. "Linux Kernel Tuning" would be a cool name. If I had more time... ;-)
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The World in Danger

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim

When the Large Hadron Collider was activated for the first today there was a very disconcerting picture leaked.

Also check out this comic.
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Project Cosmos concept ships by Nate Temple

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim

Tovette's post on

Keywords: concept spaceship art from nate temple project cosmos series concept art
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DHA and Breastfeeding Boost Baby Brains

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim

Breast feeding and omega 3 DHA and EPA best for Baby brain
Eating Fish While Pregnant, Longer Breastfeeding, Lead To Better Infant Development, Research Finds

Here's another study , this time from Denmark, backing up the findings that omega 3 long chain fatty acids DHA and EPA and human milk rather than cow's milk derivatives can optimise a baby's cognitive brain development.

The study, which appeared in the September issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, was conducted by researchers from the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention of Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and the Maternal Nutrition Group from the Department of Epidemiology at Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen, Denmark. These findings provide further evidence that omega-3 fatty acids and compounds in breast milk are beneficial to infant development.

The children whose mothers ate the most fish during pregnancy were more likely to have better motor and cognitive skills. For example, among mothers who ate the least fish, 5.7% of their children had the lowest developmental scores at 18 months, compared with only 3.7% of children whose mothers had the highest fish intake. Compared with women who ate the least fish, women with the highest fish intake (about 60 grams - 2 ounces - per day on average) had children 25% more likely to have higher developmental scores at 6 months and almost 30% more likely to have higher scores at 18 months.

Longer duration of breastfeeding was also associated with better infant development, especially at 18 months. Breastmilk also contains omega-3 fatty acids. The benefit of fish consumption was similar among infants breastfed for shorter or longer durations.

Powdered milk made from cow's milk is a poor substitute for human milk and health professionals should stop encouraging the use of powdered milks to the detriment of mothers confidence to breast feed.

Sustainable alternatives to fish oil made from algae are now available. Until the age of 5 infants seem to most benefit from DHA but so far the algae alternatives are all DHA rich.

See omega 3 long chain fatty acids DHA and EPA for more details and the importance of DHA and EPA omega 3 fats
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Git Bisecting the Linux Kernel to Find Bugs

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim

You can help the Linux developers by testing out the current bleeding edge version of Linux by downloading the current version from git:
git clone git://

And then you can compile the kernel normally. To fetch the newest updates you enter the directory (linux-2.6) and enter git pull.

Then if you find a bug that wasn't there before you can find out which patch caused it with a git bisect search. It's relatively quick through a binary search algorithm, it only needs around 14 compiles and boots for about 4000 patches, and the complexity is logarithmic I believe (so it's always relatively quick, even with a lot to test).

Also see this quick intro and the man page.

Compiling really takes most of the time. You can decrease that time by creating a minimal kernel configuration (it's worth it!) with only the features activated that are needed to trigger the bug.

I recommend compiling everything directly into the kernel, you can then just do "make bzImage" instead of make and save the time for making and installing the modules (over and over again).
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Dan Blomberg on concept ships

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Dan's website.

Keywords: dan blomberg aka rassel tassel concept artist freelance illustrator digital painter residing in barcelona spain
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When Community does not Help: Ubuntu Maintainers keep their hands still about NetworkManager Memory Leak

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim

There is a bug report about the current networkmanager memory leak at launchpad since March now. At that time the current Release was not even out. But the maintainers at Ubuntu are so passionately careless about it that they haven't even commented on it since then.

There are several people watching the bug and of course thousands affected with NetworkManager being in the standard installation of at least Ubuntu and Kubuntu, but the maintainers keep their hands still. A fix is also out and has been successfully applied and a package was released, too. It just never went into the current distribution.

This shows how the community can care so much about important bugs, if the appropriate people don't respond, many Linux users are just as helpless as when they use Windows. But I really doubt that such a major memory leak would remain unfixed for such a long time even in any current Microsoft product.

A shame...

If you want the bug fixed for you, you can do so manually, I posted links to the fixed packages a while ago.
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Concept ships by Andrew Melnychuk-Oseen

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Monday, September 8, 2008

Andrew's portfolio.

Keywords: concepts spaceship art be Andrew Melnychuk-Oseen aka depleted artist for blur studio venice california digital concept artist
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Latencytop Explained

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim

I hope you all know what powertop is - at least if you own a Laptop with Linux on it - but I always had trouble with the wonderfully non-intuitive interface to LatencyTop. But now there's an article on explaining it.
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Debian Packages the Easy Way

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Sunday, September 7, 2008

Ever wanted to create a debian package so your package manager knows about the program you installed from source and helps you with the clean up or upgrades? Do you configure; make as usual and then simpy give it a
sudo checkinstall -D

You may of course need to apt-get install the package checkinstall first.
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Using IrDA on Linux

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Saturday, September 6, 2008

Using IrDA under Windows is quite simple. It just works. On Linux it took me literally hours to get it working. But you might get it working much faster with these tips ;-)

A very useful website was this one:

You have to do most things as user root. Otherwise they might now work because you don't have the permissions but you won't know that because the programs won't tell you.
  1. You need to load all the appropriate modules for your driver, also ircomm_tty irtty_sir sir_dev.
  2. Then you need to activate the network interface irda0: ifconfig irda0 up.
  3. You should now be ready to establish a connection (as root).
I've made this script, which lets me connect a Siemens M65 to the Acer Extensa 5220:
#reprobe irda kernel module
rmmod nsc-ircc
modprobe nsc-ircc dma=3 io=0x02F8 irq=3 # these are standard settings for the 5220. they might work for you, too.

# activate interface
ifconfig irda0 up
# enable discovery
echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/irda/discovery
#wait for results
sleep 2
#check results
cat /proc/net/irda/discovery

#attach irda stack
irattach irda0 -s

#you should now be able to watch the transfer stats with irdadump

# for mobile phone connectivity problems I need to reduce the connection speed
echo 9600 > /proc/sys/net/irda/max_baud_rate
  • cat /proc/net/irda/* shows you some information about the irda devices.
  • Be aware that the connection device is /dev/ircomm0.
  • You should first try everything as user root. Otherwise it might fail just because of missing permissions. Then in a second step when it works, try to use it as a user.
  • obexftp claims it doesn't need the -i parameter for irda. Well, it does, though.
  • I still haven't been able to get ppp over GPRS to work with Linux.
  • Irda currently works only after rebooting into Linux from Windows.
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Memory Usage - Pidgin vs. Kopete

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim

The GTalk outage gave me some time to run another test of pidgin vs. kopete in memory consumption. Pidgin used to always win this competition, which is - next to the then better working file transfers - why I use pidgin.

I tested it again today and this time the Kopete coming with KDE 4.1.1 in Kubuntu won!

  • Kopete used about 18 MB ram
  • Pidgin used 23 MB ram

These results and the differences were reproducible. They were tested with "free" in the console. I started one program, then the other and in between ran free in the shell - several times.

Of course these results apply only if you're running a KDE 4.1.1 desktop. If you're a gnome user, pidgin is very likely to use less memory for you.

Also reproducible was that Kopete ate a lot of memory when opening the - currently very slow - configuration dialogue.

There seems to be a bug somewhere, as this memory is not freed until after you restart kopete. So after configuring something in Kopete 0.60.1 make sure you quit and restart it.

Feel free to test it yourself and post your results. Make sure to include what distribution, program versions and desktop environment you use and that you have the same amout of accounts active in each program.

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Google Server Problem

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim

Google wasn't especially known for server problems so far. But it seems recently there have been outages or slow service in Gmail and other Google online services. So if your Google Talk account doesn't work today don't worry - you're not the only one.
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How To Tell the Age of a Tree

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim

How To Tell the Age of a TreeYou can tell how old a tree is, or the age of a tree, by counting the dark rings from a trunk cut section of the tree. You will notice that trees have a very dark center in the tree. This is known as the pith. Start counting the dark rings outside the dark center (don't confuse the pith with the heartwood) and you'll have the age of the tree by however many rings you
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Google Chrome under Linux with WINE

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Friday, September 5, 2008

It turns out the guys at WineHQ already figured out how to run Google Chrome within WINE. Heres a really easy quick guide for you:

  1. Get a current wine version (1.1.3+)
  2. Download the Chrome offline installer.
  3. Install normally, best with a fresh wine installation.
  4. Go into the install directory (e.g. #cd ".wine/drive_c/windows/profiles//Local Settings/Application Data/Google/Chrome/Application") NOTE: this path is not exactly the same for everyone
  5. Start chrome like this: wine chrome.exe --new-http --no-sandbox
To get some privacy you should also
  1. Disable URL typo correction.
  2. Disable website suggestions.
  3. Disable Google Ad cookies.
  4. Quit Chrome. Then change the browser's unique identifier in "User Data/Local State" to the values from Google Chrome Portable to (hopefully) prevent Google from identifying your personal browser copy:
"client_id": "FA7069F6-ACF8-4E92-805E-2AEBC67F45E0",
"client_id_timestamp": "1220449017",

And now finally enjoy your privacy-enhanced Google Chrome browser! :)

Unfortunately there's no guarantee that Google hasn't hidden even more spying features in this otherwise pretty neat little browser.
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Keith Thompson concept ships

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim

Keith Thompson's art gallery. Tons of fantastic stuff on his site... A must check. Keith's character design dvd from the gnomon workshop.

Keith Thompson conceptships weekly header #26 September 5th - September 12th, 2008

Keywords: concept vehicle spaceship airplane tank mecha helicopter steampunk shirow style art design by keith thompson gnomon instructional how to dvd techniques isotx iron grip video game concept art
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