What’s in your Browser?

The official Chrome Extensions page is coming and soon I’ll be seriously considering making a switch to my default browser setting. While Chromium (the open source component of Chrome) is a fantastically speedy, low memory and nimble browser it’s lack of extensions if the main thing holding me back from making the fully committed switch. …

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Would you accept a patch like this?

Wow, I actually found something that netcat can’t do. — netcat-openbsd-1.89/netcat.c 2009-11-20 17:44:40.000000000 +0000 +++ netcat-openbsd-1.89.patched/netcat.c 2009-11-20 17:43:35.000000000 +0000 @@ -74,6 +74,7 @@ /* Command Line Options */ int Cflag = 0; /* CRLF line-ending */ +int cflag = 0; /* CR line-ending */ int dflag; /* detached, no stdin */ int iflag; /* Interval …

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Ripping PS3 compatible MP4s

There are literally hundreds of scripts and tools for encoding stuff to various compressed video formats. However I was never able to find something that did exactly what I wanted and until recently just did everything from the command line with mencoder. Eventually I got tired of the copy and paste and scripted stuff up …

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Restoring GUI connectivity from screen

GNU Screen is one of the most useful tools in my arsenal. In the days before I used screen I used to make extensive use of Gnome Terminal’s multiple tab functionality. I’d have one tab for edit/commit commands, one for running code, others for watching logs and the plethora of other tasks you may be …

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Partaaaay Aftermarth

Well this weekend was filled with the preparation, execution and aftermath of our House Warming party. Fliss finished a number of final touches to curtains, clothes racks, and other such details while I pottered around moving cardboard to the outbuildings and ordering two polypins of local ale to keep people suitably lubricated. We had a …

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