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Archive for February, 2006

21
Feb

CLI Magick: Patching the differences

My latest article is up on Linux.com. It is about the command line tools patch and diff as the title somewhat suggests I have discussed how patchfiles are created using diff and are then applied using patch. I find the two tools very useful and must for all developers and also for people who maintain [...]

16
Feb

A spiritual solution to Spam

It’s obvious isn’t it. There is a spiritual solution to every problem and Dr. Wayne Dyer can’t possible stress on this enough. Please allow me now to reflect on the spiritual solution to spam. Below you will find a few quotes, not mine, that you can apply to all areas in your life for possible [...]

16
Feb

A testimony of the Internet in China

Google provided their testimony before the Committee on International Relations of the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday. Reading through the introduction, I come to the conclusion that Google is on a self-defeating goal here. They claim that google.cn is an initiative to spread the availability of information to the Chinese. I have never once on [...]

16
Feb

Mobile Spam gets a code of conduct

The GSM Association, or GSMA, has brought together Bharti, Hutchinson, Orange, T-Mobile, Vodafone plus another couple of impressive mobile operators to sign a code of practice to collectively work on minimizing picture and text message spam. In all, 15 mobile operators have agreed to work with the GSMA to take action against erring spammers. The [...]

13
Feb

Gmail chat

It is amazing. I am impressed with the functionality and the ease of use of Google chat. No need to download any software or configuring gaim. Just click on any name and start yapping… Plus, you have the advantage of tagging yourself as busy if you don’t want to be disturbed in the middle of [...]

10
Feb

Creating Web albums with shalbum

My latest article is up on Linux.com. It is about Shalbum, a BASH script that uses ImageMagick to create web albums. A simple command can give you a very pretty web album and you can also have a description for each image. I was totally stunned when I first found out about shalbum. Eduardo, a [...]

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