Google Talk & Pidgin (deprecated)

I first attempted this in August 2008. I have successfully configured Pidgin 2.0.1 to act as a client although in one case I have two channels between me and my correspondent. One of the reasons was to have a second XMPP chat service to test my problems with Pidgin and my work’s XMPP server. See…

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Snipsnap Portlets

This is an article about Snipsnap. There are a number of snips in the database called snipsnap-portlet-n. These will be displayed on a snipsnap page with a known class name, so CSS can be written for them. I documented the code of the sidebar on the original wiki, partly as a backup. To edit the…

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Bristol

Off to Bristol, for the University of Bristol OSUM ‘Hackathon’. I decided to visit friends at the same time and stayed am staying at the Hotel Mercure Brigstow in the city centre. The area seems lively with a large choice of restaurants and pubs which might be best booked in advance on a Saturday night,…

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Implementing a DHCP Client with BT Home Hub 2.0

The BT Home Hub supports dynamic and static i.e. file IP acquisition strategies for networked systems. It also permits the “fixing” of addresses to a dynamic client. I have implemented dynamic but fixed addresses on my three servers.  So note, we now have dynamic, fixed and static addresses. One needs to be clear when asking…

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Vienna & Hotels

I need to stay in Vienna at some time over the summer of 2009, I made this page to help find some Hotels for me and the family. In the noughties I used the Rough Guide but in Sept 2022, I decided to return in 2022 and used Expedia. Here are my notes …

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Pidgin

Meta I have been using Pidgin as a multi-protocol client for my instant messenger services since about 2008. This page is now marked as deprecated. The contents of this page originally relate to problems I was having with pidgin on a windows system. It was written in the Autumn of 2008 and both windows and…

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Bittorrent

I have looked at Bittorrent on and off over the years. It was controversial as it was the preferred filesharing solution of choice for copyright pirates but it has significant other uses and benefits. It was probably designed to  cope with site or server bandwidth scarcity in a client server transaction. I first created this…

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San Francisco

I have worked for Californian based companies twice, and visited San Francisco a number of times. Sun Microsystems moved its training conference from San Francisco to Las Vegas and so my time in San Francisco became limited to the airport. I can’t remember when and why I stuck this page up, nor why Fodors was…

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Shadow of Udrentide

I got this for Xmas in 2006. The last comments made prior to copying from the orginal bliki was in July 2009. It makes reference to Bioware community resources, which have since gone away. This is the second add-on to the Official Campaign; it is followed by a game called Hordes of the Underdark. See…

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Scripting on Windows

I need a couple of jobs done on my desktop machines (all Windows XP) and have been installing Activestate TCL on my windows systems for years. This page talks about my favourite, or favourite at the time.

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Shadohaunt

This is an HoU crossover module, taking you from the end of Shadow of Udrentide to the levels needed to play Hordes of the Underdark, and this is how its spelt in the vault.

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Snipsnap

Snipsnap was a blog/wiki written in Java. I used it from 2006 until 2013. This page acted as a source code archive with one utility and my Linux management tools. Most of what one might need is now available on github; it remains as host for HTMLMacro.jar.

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Perils of Branwen, a BG2 mod

This is the author’s home page for the BG2 mod, “The Perils of Branwen”.  I think I started it in 2003. Two people have made translations for which I am grateful. I have no plans to enhance or finish the mod. If anyone else wants to develop using it, then fine. (It might even be…

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