Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Firefox 2 RC1 is out!

Which means Firefox 2.0 itself (final release) is not far off!

Monday, September 25, 2006

bak v1.03 updated

v1.03 is my latest update at the time of this post. But in the future it will be updated further. I consider this script submission (click on the title) to be in the public domain.

Friday, September 22, 2006

bak v1.02 -- my linux profile backup script

This is the little script I wrote to backup my linux profile. No, it won't work for you. But you can make it work, I suppose. How? I have no idea, sorry. The standard disclaimer applies here: it works fine on my system. So there! :)

#| bak - Backup current linux profile to external storage (personal) |
#| v1.02 |
#| 2006-09-21 |
#| |
#| history: |
#| 0.01 - first working prototype |
#| 1.00 - initial release (hardcoded user, dynamic dating filename) |
#| 1.01 - dynamic username (current using `id -un`) |
#| 1.02 - $HOME usage in copy for simplification |
echo -e "\0033[1mBacking up to `id -un``date +%Y%m%d`\0033[0m______\0033[1m.tar.bz2!\0033[0m"
#| Use root privileges to back up linux profile in home folder |
#| (delete older daily backups for today's date and add current backup)|
su -l root -c 'cd /home; rm -f '`id -un`'`date +%Y%m%d`*.tar.bz2; tar cpjf '`id -un`'`date +%Y%m%d%H%M%S`.tar.bz2 '`id -un`
echo -e '\0033[1m[/home]\0033[0m'
ls -hl --color=tty /home
#| On external storage, delete all daily backups for today's date |
rm -f /media/SEA_DISC/Backups/Linux/`id -un``date +%Y%m%d`*.tar.bz2
#| copy most current daily backup from profile area to external storage|
cp -au `echo $HOME``date +%Y%m%d`*.tar.bz2 /media/SEA_DISC/Backups/Linux
echo -e '\0033[1m[/media/SEA_DISC/Backups/Linux]\0033[0m'
ls -hl --color=tty /media/SEA_DISC/Backups/Linux

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Howto:convert aac/mp4 to wav/mp3/ogg on Linux


e-Sword on Linux, revisited

Finally got it to work as desired on Linux. Still can't install any modules, so I did the next best thing, which is copying the e-Sword folder from the Windows side to the Linux side, and adding the appropriate DLLs needed as Wine overrides (riched20, msls31). The registry had to be updated to point to the new e-Sword location, too. But now it works almost perfectly, pop-ups and all.

Monday, September 18, 2006

NET Bible available for Sword/GnomeSword/BibleTime

Of course, it comes in two versions: free (limited notes) and non-free (full notes).

Monday, September 11, 2006

Benchmark Career Institute

This looked interesting, especially for Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and other Microsoft certifications.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Gnome GTK+ programming for Linux (also available for Win32).

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Turbo Explorer

Borland is back.

Ogg (Lossy Codec)

All about Ogg (Lossy codec) from

FLAC - Free Lossless Audio Codec

All about FLAC, straight from the horse's mouth.

Apple - iTunes - Podcasts - Technical Specifications

This fifth post means I've outdone myself.

SermonAudio's MP3 Tools

OK. Can't help myself. Must post this one too.

Monarch Computer

(Note to self--interesting!) A friend of mine acquired the following computer hardware:
MSI K9N SLI Platinum
Nvidia 7900 GT KO
Corsair XM2 DDR2 800

Hi-Q (Windows, Freeware)

Also found this today (haven't tried this myself yet, but a classmate of mine told me about it).

RSS Publisher 2.0 (Windows, Freeware)

Found this today. Also see this interesting article (by no means the only, or even perhaps the best): Create Podcasts With PC.