Thursday, November 27, 2003

How to compare 2 files and show the items that appear in both

Command: comm -12 file1 file2

comm output has 3 columns : colum 1 - items that only appear in file1 , column 2 - only in file2 , column 3 - items that appear in both files.

Extract a listing of email addresses you have sent email to from your maillog and stick it in a text file, making sure that the mail addresses listed are sorted from A to Z and are uniquely listed.

grep "status=sent" maillog | awk '{print $7}' | cut -d'<' -f 2 | cut -d'>' -f 1 | sort --field-separator="@" | uniq > emails_sent_to.txt

Note: the awk command means "print column 7". A space separating an item of text in a line is considered a column delimiter by Awk

GKrellM: Geek eye-candy, monitors, and more

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Comic Icons
Great cartoony icon set for Linux available, although it's not very extensive - but what is there is top class, excellent work.

Linux 2.6 expected in mid-December
Bill Joy spurned job at 'out of control' Google
Major vendors to push Linux to the desktop
Krusader 1.30 Does Tabbed-Browsing
XDefine KDE icon sets
Kool Gorilla
Blue Gorilla iconset for KDE

Still haven't gotten around to setting up my icecast server. Just dumping some links here.
IceCast FAQ here
"OddcastV2 - XMMS is a combination of a few different products. The purpose is to provide a method of using XMMS for broadcasting."
Radio Paradise
The Bleeding Edge

Friday, November 21, 2003

Feel Free to Jack Into My iPod
Fascinating Wired article on a new social phenomenon , whereby total strangers listen to each others iPods. The distinctive white earbuds of the iPod allow this to happen , as you can spot another iPod user whilst walking down the street.

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Well , I have to admit it - i've finally gotten all religious and joined this church

You can view the entire series of "The Theory Of Everything" aka "The Elegant Universe" from this PBS website. Now that's a seriously excellent link. I wonder if they'll get Slashdotted? Hope not....

Monday, November 17, 2003

Shock! Horror! The Inland Revenue appear to have a sense of humour

Gateway to start selling SuSe servers
Sun announces AMD product line

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

The Microsoft "Hall of Innovation"
The Bloatware Debate
Microsoft's Really Hidden Files

Spam surge raises fears of junk mail assault
"Organised spammers may have launched a new assault on Web users, with an anti-spam company reporting a spike in the amount of junk mail being sent"

Latest figures from MessageLabs report that 50.5 per cent of all email is now spam. And that's probably an underestimate.

IP To Country
Useful csv database that can map a visitor's ip address to their country. Sample code provided.
Linux on the desktop - the man from Armonk, he say yes!
Mission impossible? Blunkett's big biometric ID adventure
About the British ID card proposal.

Desktop Linux Conference: KDE Report
"Our PR is worse in North America than I had originally imagined."
" Browser plugins are a mess."
"Businesses want a corporate partner to buy their free desktop from. Go figure."
"We need to integrate better with OpenOffice, and we need to better educate people about Konqueror."

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Interview with George Staikos
The USA Linux User Group interview George Staikos, who is a KDE core developer, app developer, North America/Canada press contact, and I also involved in North American PR for KDE.
KDE Wins Spot At Comdex Open Source Pavillion
KDE came second in an online O'Reilly poll.
KDE Traffic #67
Regular newsletter on all things KDE
IE to block pop-ups in XP service pack
Don't bother Microsoft, we've already moved to Mozilla Firebird.

And speaking of Mozilla, here's
101 Things You Can Do In Mozilla That You Can't In IE

Wired -"Yet Another Rendition of Linux"
Wired article on Bruce Peren's forthcoming "UserLinux" project , which is aimed specifically at the average desktop user.

The Slashdotters are having a big discussion about this here

"Programmers are like artists" - an interview with Bruce Perens

Monday, November 10, 2003

Monday's Linkdump
Spammers Can Run But They Can't Hide
NY Times interview with Steve Linford, head of Spamhaus
AA - Cryogenic style
New eye candy for KDE
Kicker PNG's
Cool backgrounds for your KDE kicker panel , in various colors.
Slashdot on "Why Blacklisting Spammers is a bad idea"
The Register: "Penn State Pigolist Pork Is Not Smelling Sweet"

LED Binary Clock
"Yes, It's A Clock. No, Your Mom Cant Read It"

Friday, November 07, 2003

KDE screenshots
Here's some screenshots contributed to KDE Look
Click on the thumbnails in the pages linked below to see the full screenshot.

Think Linux
Karamba Slicker Dragon
Orange Luv
Bugs Desktop

Here's some customisation components that went into building the OrangeLuv screenshot:
Orange KDE wallpaper
Noia Warm Iconset
Micromon komponent
Liquid Weather
Smoothy panel
Alloy style

The OrangeLuv screenshot , and many others, use the Superkaramba KDE extension.

Friday's Linkdump

K3b: better than advertised
NewsForge readers pick their favorite desktop Linux apps
"The MoviX project is a series of three different tiny Linux CD distributions containing all the software to boot from a CD and play multimedia files through the MPlayer, the best multimedia player in the Unix world"
Star Wars Original Trilogy Gets DVD Release Date
Linux Journal: Penguins for President?
Your 99c belong to the RIAA - Steve Jobs
Information Week: PHP becoming dominant

Thursday, November 06, 2003

KDevelop 3.0 (snapshot20031031) with MDK 9.2
From the Kdevelop forum, posted by Bluepanther

1.) do the make cvs "make -f Makefile.cvs". It will generate the configure script and so on
2.) exec "./configure --prefix=/usr" now it configures all and creates the Makefile's
3.) edit the file "languages/Makefile"
3.1.) search for the entry "SUBDIRS=" and remove: pascal, ada (this three plugins make an error by compiling it... you will miss it when you need one or both of this two languages, but if you needn't it you won't need it
4.) now execute "make" in the root directory of the sources
5.) now su to root and "make install"
6.) now ther comes the dirty part ^^... cd to the directory "/usr/local" and execute "ln -s /usr kde". why you ask? it's simple, when you wana create a new project with the wizzard, it searsches for a perl module called "". but it won't search in the correct dir "/usr/share/..." it search in the dir "/usr/local/kde/share/..." and so you need this link
7.) now lets make the last step... kdevelop will not find itself... I now this is funny but true. when you start it now it will cry, that it doesn't find its plugins ^^
But the solution is simple.
Execute in a console "export KDEDIRS=/usr/bin:/usr:$KDEDIRS && kbuildsycoca"

so, now its done, execute "kdevelop"... it will start fine, and now you can work with it. I don't know if there are mor problems, but if I find sone I will try to solve it and post it here.

Mandrake bashrc profile for compiling Gideon
this was also posted in the forum

The other thing you have to do is set the KDEDIRS environment variable so that KDE understands where to find application data (otherwise Gideon will start and not be able to find its own bits and pieces).

I put the following things in my .bash_profile :

export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/usr/bin:/usr/lib/qt3/bin
export KDEDIR=/usr
export QTDIR=/usr/lib/qt3
export KDEDIRS=/usr:/home/nic/usr

I run Mandrake, so the locations of KDE and QT may be different for you..

KDevelop Forum #1
KDevelop Forum #2

Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Red Hat CEO says you should buy Windows
"I would say that for the consumer market place, Windows probably continues to be the right product line," he said. "I would argue that from the device-driver standpoint and perhaps some of the other traditional functionality, for that classic consumer purchaser, it is my view that [Linux] technology needs to mature a little bit more."
"Consumers want USB drivers and digital camera support; but for the enterprise desktop, that is a little bit different - that area is ripe," he said. "We think that the enterprise desktop market place is much more strategic and has buyers whose needs we can exceed."

Novell buys SuSe Linux in $210m cash deal
And IBM takes a $50 million stake in Novell....

Monday, November 03, 2003

KDE 3.2 Beta "Rudi" released
Over here the Slashdotters chat about it.

KDE will feature in the new series of "24" as shown in these screenshots - now, how cool is that?

Handy Sed one liners
Introduction to Awk
Linux Cookbook

Joachim's Round the World travel blog
Follow Joachim as he embarks on a round the world trip, leaving his job, property and friends behind.

Sunday, November 02, 2003

Linus Torvalds Interview at a recent Geek Cruise
Japanese team reports quantum computing breakthrough