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Firefox on Windoze

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# 26013

Hehe ... right.

Who says Tabx extension doesnt work on Win32 Firefox?! It DOES, indeed. Dont know why all those fellas try to hide that very nice extension, which is quite well known from Galeon *shaking head*
Anyway - see it magically work:


Of course I added some other, most useful extensions, like the all-famous Adblock - why the heck cant I see those nifty Flash and Rich Media-ads anymore? Where have the Google Ads been gone? ;->

Some other nice ones are:
a) the Lorum Ipsum-Generator - some useful thing for filling pages with test text - take this one for example:

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat. Ut wisi enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exerci tation ullamcorper suscipit lobortis nisl ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis autem vel eum iriure dolor in hendrerit in vulputate velit esse molestie consequat, vel illum dolore eu feugiat nulla facilisis at vero eros et accumsan et iusto odio dignissim qui blandit praesent luptatum zzril delenit augue duis dolore te feugait nulla facilisi.

b) ChatZilla - an IRC client completely written in JavaScript and XUL

c) Firesomething - making some jokes about Mozilla.Org's name changing policy ;) .. randomly generated!
Current user agent string: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; de-DE; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040803 Spacestarfish/0.9.3 (Firefox/0.9.3 polymorph)

Note: What I really miss fucking badly under Win32 is some kind of window manager like Fluxbox - double-clicking on a window title on Linux normally would produce a scaled-down version of it, showing only the title bar and thus uncluttering your desktop / screen a bit.

Hm .. after a bit of thinking, rememembering and researching I stumbled across these ones:

- BB4Win - Blackbox for Windows ... I knew there was some kind of Blackbox port! ;)
- xoblite - 'An advanced Blackbox for Windows branch with integrated SystemBar and Slit' .. Slit == Slit list/toolbar

cu, w0lf.

NP: Lord Belial - Scythe of Death

This post was edited by ginsterbusch on Sep 01, 2004.

Arial, the ugly bitch

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# 26008

All in a sudden, my windoze box does connect again with the net. After 'bout 2 months of mostly hacking off on a linux box, I kind of dislike the font types Windows is offering.

Of course, some of the Linux Freetypes are way crappier than Windows ones, but somehow the Linux ones seem to be better adjustable/resizable despite the fact that they sometimes look a bit ... raw/pixeled.

Or maybe I'm getting this impression thanks to normally sitting about 40 - 50 cm away from the screen of linuxbox' monitor (and on the floor!) - on the windoze one it's just about 30 cm.

cu, w0lf.

The deed is done

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# 24343

Yes! Finally, I've installed WordPress 1.2 as a replacement for my beloved Morgaina weblogging software!

I just got bored waaay too much thanks to non-disfunctional MySQL-servers, etc. For those who dont now yet, Morgaina is a totally database-less weblog system I started more than a year ago, back then because out of the simple reason that there wasnt an option for a MySQL-DB at my ISP (and if, it would have costed me too much). Later, it turned into the brave effort and idea to build a weblog system completely WITHOUT any seperate db-engine.

But thanks to my hard disk crash some 2 months or so ago, all the new stuff I was working on - including a complete rewrite of the code, making it way more modular - got trashed down the drain, and although I still had parts of some recent versions backup-ed, I didnt find the energy to do this all over again.

So by today, my weblog is powered by some seriously hacked WordPress 1.2, of which all the changes I've done to the original source code are not yet all properly viewable. For now, the basic functionality is working stable and fine, online editing is as smooth as WP 1.2 has always been, nothing more to add, expect: give it a try ;)

cu, w0lf.

This post was edited by ginsterbusch on Jul 12, 2004.

To be or not to be ...

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# 22676


is it a sign to slightly get insane or just to have drunk to much when you come back home from an event, 7 am in the morning, turn on the TV for some relaxation, and half an hour later starting hysterically laughing because of some strange "ernie and bert"-strip you're seeing right now? :)

oh yes, I can turn on the fucking linuxbox, but I definitly shouldnt drink that much anymore... *fg*

cu, w0lf.

ps: just say: Im going slightly mad ... lalalala ... lala ... oh no ... dumdidum ... happens happens ...

NP: FM4: Heinz - In Between Days (The Cure-Cover)

This post was edited by ginsterbusch on May 23, 2004.

Re-using your old computer. .. (a GNU/Debian 3.0 Story)

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# 21264

Well, I've just set up my own nice tiny linux box, based on DSL (Damn Small Linux), which originally is aimed to be a so-called 'Business Card Distribution', meaning it fits onto those visit card-shaped CD-ROMs/Mini-Discs. ;)

All in all you're getting a 49 MB ISO-image, which includes many very useful, selected stuff, like the fluxbox window manager instead that overloaded KDE and Gnome, useful office apps like a RTF WYSIWYG word proccessor, an e-mail-client (Sylpheed Claws), and more ... even several server daemons are included, most to be mentioned is the monkey webserver daemon, which is way up to date and you even are able to use PHP + Perl, if you want to perform a HD Install!

And exactly this is what I did: First, I downloaded the brand-new iso image - version 0.6.2 just came out - burned it onto a CD-R, and then set out to start up my small old 6x86 PR166+ machine, to perform the hd install and get happy with it. :)

This was about two days ago or so. Yesterday, I've installed an already compiled (binaries only) LAMPP (Linux + Apache + MySQL + PHP 4 + Perl 5) package, namely XAMPP, which runs very stable and very well. The only thing that I've been missing now is the Samba Server, which I'm currently trying to install using dselect, a text-based graphical interface for installing/updating/removing packages from GNU/Debian 3.0 - Damn Small Linux is based on Knoppix, and this one is based on GNU/Debian 3.0 "Woody". Hopefully it'll work out well - if not, I'm just going to do a new roll-out, this time NOT forgetting to start the CD-R without GERMAN keyboard layout ... the US layout is a pain in the ass when you aint got a US keyboard X-(

cu, w0lf.

Black Noise, White Silence

# 19819

Freshly set up: a WordPress-based weblog, completely XHTML 1.0 conform if possible. My reason for doing this? To feed my ego ... *lol* :D

No joke is: it's going to be a multi-user-blog, meaning that it'll be a weblog in which several people are able to write to. Those who are interested in seeing my first stumbling steps, might want to look at the blog at:

Pleasant thing, beside others: WordPress is some hell of easily to be installed and should also be relatively well adaptable to the wanted result - at least its source code is kinda clean, although it aint that well structured as my favorite piece of code XMB Forum ;)

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