Cleaning my inbox

I send a lot of emails to my self with stuff I find around the net. Stuff that I actually believe I might use some day. :) My problem is that it clutters up my inbox… but where to put things that should reside inside ones head?

I tend to forget how to do things if I haven’t used it myself (only read about it). So now I will use my blog to help me archive some stuff.

First a little command that lists used network ports on the computer

debian:~# netstat -lnp

Second I have a javascript:

function deObfuscate(email) {

  //Obfuscate the e-mail address to prevent spam
  var emailaddress;
  emailaddress = email.replace('', '@');
  emailaddress = emailaddress.replace(/[|]+/g,'');
  window.location.href='mailto:' + emailaddress;

I have made a change to the weblog system (Serendipity) so now I have a button named “Code” which inserts the following:

I have used it to create the 3 code examples in this entry of my blog.

Update: I don’t use this div-code-ting anymore… only the markdown syntax :)

How to spend a friday night.... kernel compiling

For I while now I have been having problems with my keyboard (danish layout). The button with an apostrophe (‘) and a star (*) was totally dead. Nothing at all happend when pressing it, neither in X or console… WTF?!?

Last night I found out by coincidence that it was my 2.6.1 kernel (look at link above). A guy i the Danish Debian forum had the exact same problem. So now I have compiled myself a new kernel (2.6.4). As always I had to compile a few times before I got it all working :)

First I forgot UDMA support and after that I forgot to compile USB support. Now I think I’m all set but we’ll see :-D It is kind a annoying that you have to recompile the NVIDIA driver every time you recompile your kernel. I have to look into packaging the driver into a deb.

Now I only need to find out why video playback have strange colors… I think it happend after updating XFree86 from 4.2 -> 4.3.

Desktop bloat... I like it :)

Last night I played around with gDesklet, emblems and a new desktop font. You can see the result on the screenshot. More screenshots are available on my webserver.

I like a good looking GUI. GNOME is the desktop for me and I’m looking forward to the 2.6 release (try read this GNOME 2.6 preview). Even though KDE overall looks better than GNOME, I hate the clutter in the context menues in KDE. GNOME HIG ROCKS!!!

Let’s hope the 2.6 release includes a fix for a bug I reported (#122618 ).

Post LinuxForum

Wheeew… it was two great days. I meet Morten from which I had been looking forward.

Peter Toft introduced me to Jacob Nordfalk who have written a few Java books. He was interested in helping out with FriFinans and he clarified a few things for me and commented on the code.

Overall today was just a relaxing day with my girlfriend whom I have neglected the last couple of days.

Late again... I'll never learn

I had a friend over today and we talked about a welcome splash for a danish CD-rom (for Windows). I have made a sketch of my thoughts and my friend will try realize it in Flash (hopefully this week so we can have it ready for LinuxForum 2004).

Instead of starting the installer (which can take forever on slow machines and it is not always the action people want) we want a little splash screen to popup when Autorun is activated. Basicly you have 2 options:

  1. Install danish (emphasized)
  2. Browse CD for extra material

The splash should contain a link to the danish homepage and som graphics from OpenOffice marketing