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Date: March 19th, 2006 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Websites, Wordpress

The built-in editor of WordPress isn’t really all that fancy as it appears, breaking some layout and such. So since yesterday I switched to EditorMonkey , which is a plugin that gives you a highly configurable WYSIWYG editor using TinyMCE or FCKeditor. Way better! 🙂

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Why Linux is better
Date: March 19th, 2006 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Interweb, Linux, Websites

Yes, yes, it’s GNU/Linux 😉

 Stumbled upon this page with a very clear look on why Linux is actually better (than Windows) for you, and your computer. It doesn’t hammer again and again on the freedom (as in speech or as in beer) but more on the actual advantages which can help you persuade others to try this wonderful OS out 😉

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Google AdSense doubles your hits
Date: March 13th, 2006 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Computing, Development, Interweb, Websites

I was wondering why every time I did a search on the search counter incremented by 2. I checked through my code but nowhere was that statement being executed twice. After a while, thinking about something else related to AdSense, it dawned on me… I recalled seeing Google AdSense hits in my access_log for the site, requesting the exact same page as the user (to adjust to the content on the page). On a “search engine” ofcourse, this means that Google does the exact same search as the other user, effectively doubling the number of searches logged… I have adapted my code to check the user agent, will be fixing up the database later so that Google’s hits aren’t included anymore…

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Sveasoft violates the GPL
Date: March 13th, 2006 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Computing, Networking, Software

Sveasoft, maker of replacement firmware for the Linksys WRT54G, has been utilising GPL’d OpenWrt code in its releases without releasing source code. Sveasoft think this is OK because they’ve only released it to a few people – however the GPL says source code must always be given, no matter how small the distribution. I’m an avid user of the OpenWrt firmware and Free Software and cannot really condone what is going on here, parasiting (is that an English word?) on a nice free firmware, demanding money for it, not releasing the source, and denying doing anything wrong…

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OpenWrt on WL-HDD’s harddisk
Date: March 12th, 2006 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Computing, Hardware, Linux, Networking, Uncategorized

I converted my OpenWrt installation on my WL-HDD to boot from harddisk, as 4M flash isn’t a lot if you want to make a print/scan/webcam server out of the little thing…

root@nalia:~# df -h
Filesystem                Size      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/root                 3.2M      2.9M    324.0k  90% /jffs
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1     9.2G    134.3M      8.6G   1% /
none                      7.0M     20.0k      7.0M   0% /tmp

Lookin’ good 😉

Update: Oh, eck, wait , a few minutes after this post the harddisk made a loud click and everything started giving bus errors. Now it doesn’t boot anymore. :'(

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Date: March 8th, 2006 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Activities, Computing, Linux

Just received a few emails from LPI saying I passed my 102 exam, so I can now proudly call myself LPIC-1 certified! 😀

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