Short URL’s

Microblogging makes this important. There are a bunch, but I prefer http://is.gd because its five characters long. Services Other’s I’ve found and used include http://tinyurl.com/ http://bit.ly/ A number of people publish top 10 lists, you can use google to find them. Problem definition I am interested in writing or implementing a url-shortener, for use inside…

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Glassfish

Glassfish was Sun’s open source application server. This was written in 2009 and at some point Sun/Oracle shit canned it. These notes are no longer worthwhile and I have marked the article as deprecated. If you want to see what I said, then you can read more …

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Installing Laconica

This was published in 2009, the product has been superseded and the version dependent facts are over eight years old. This may not be as useful as it once was; the article talks about installing Laconica on an Ubuntu VM. 

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Small screen HTML runes

Optimising HTML for small screens I have been interested in optimising HTML for small screens and/or using CSS as the vehicle. This has been driven by my personal publication properties and started at Sun with the then Sun Blog. I marked it as deprecated in 2020.

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Audio on the Dell

This documented an intermittent error on my Dell Dimension and WXP. Dated in 2009, now deprecated. Microphone I tried to use the microphone to make video’s on the Dell and the sound track is inaudible. Sound Recorder also creats inaudible tracks. I have tried to discover how to audit the sound drivers. There is a…

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My Alienware Aurora

I bought one of these in February 2006 and it went bang for the 2nd time in the Summer of 2014. I could probably get it repaired but I can’t be arsed. It served me well, the rest of this article is/was an action log. …

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mobile VNC

I got interested in VNC. I have some notes elsewhere in the wiki, when I built a vnc server for AWS, so I could use windows to manage the remote Linux box. This note was written when I was experimenting with playing PC games through a small screen/handheld device.

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Norton Anti-Virus

For various reasons, I use Norton AV, now owned and distributed by Symantec. This was first written in 2008, and a year later I moved to Citihub where other anti-virus products were in use. I stopped using it about then. I have marked this page as deprecated.

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External Disk on an XP system

This article was originally written in 2008, and was copied to this wiki in June 2013. It covers both moving XP windows directories from the internal local drive to the external disk, and some wish scripting to check the disk was on and remind people to turn it on if not already done. This article…

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OpenLDAP

This page was originally set up when considering putting a personal LDAP server on the web. This didn’t happen, but the problem of having one address book permanently available still needs to be solved. I got as far as starting a server, although it seems I need root user privilege. None of the vendors help;…

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Add This

I created this page to test scripts published by http://addthis.com. It was originally created on the Qube. See below for early experiments for what I wrote at the time, all probably useless now. I have installed their wordpress widget and so even lower down on this page, after the article , are add this’s sharing…

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