Monthly Archives: April 2010

QuickProxy :: Add-ons for Firefox

QuickProxy :: Add-ons for Firefox. In the absence of a compatible SwitchProxy extension for FF3.6, this is a good alternative (unless you have > 1 proxy setting). Works very well if for example you vpn into work and have to … Continue reading

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How I got Really Simple Captcha to work

By configuring php with these options when I compiled it: –with-gd –enable-gd-native-ttf –with-ttf –with-freetype-dir=/usr

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A tip for my bank

When sending marketing email, don’t send it so that it trips a load of SpamAssassin rules and gets marked as spam. In particular, try to send mail from a domain that actually exists. X-Spam-Report: * 3.5 NO_DNS_FOR_FROM DNS: Envelope sender … Continue reading

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BITTER SEEDS: Alternate WWII novel pits English warlocks against Nazi X-Men – Boing Boing

Ian Tregillis’ stellar debut novel Bitter Seeds hits shelves today. It’s a beautifully written and thoroughly researched alternate WWII history, the twist being that a mad German scientist has discovered a way to endow a group of sociopaths — raised … Continue reading

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iPhone & iPod Management on Linux Just Got Easier

iPhone & iPod Management on Linux Just Got Easier At last a library exists to access iphones on Linux.

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Geek Atlas

[amtap amazon:isbn=0596523203] looks interesting

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quickfile for thunderbird

In the absence of functionality like “save-hooks” in mutt, the quickfile extension for Thunderbird is really handy. Whilst having a message selected, hit a key combination and start typing the folder name you want it moved to (name will autocomplete). … Continue reading

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Conky

Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any information on your desktop. Conky is licensed under the GPL and runs on Linux and BSD. via Conky – Home.

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