Give me some Air adobe..

Not all apps run smoothly… one of them is Adobe air (Ubuntu 8.10 64bit)… you’ll only find out after you’ve installed a set of apps…but then how do you get rid of these apps again.. No No lets not include an uninstaller or something else usefull…


I haven’t much time on programming lately because i am now more involved in processes and how to optimize software development. Now there are a lot of tools on the market that claim to have the perfect solution for almost anything.. but i was looking more into a tool that could help me with creating a proper backlog for the scrum projects.
On of the reasons most tools are crap, is because they are.. but also it does not leave any space to fill out domain specific information on what might be of some interest to the backlog.. until i ran into explainpmt which is open source, easy to use, just enough functionality and so on..

I could have gone for the good old excel/spreadsheet but was not very appealing to me either.

After reading a small review on explainmpt by Jake Dempsey, i was convinced to start using this tool.

Explainpmt is written in ruby.. so immediately i was enthusiastic.. and once more the install on ubuntu went almost smooth-less and the hickups i did encounter were quickly solved by the excellent user documentation on ubuntu or ruby sites…. just great

i-Apple, i-Tunes, i-nothing

Recently I was exposed to the holy grail of mobile smart phones … the i-phone.

At first sight it is too big and does too many things you’re probably not going to use anyway(i use it for professional purposes).
And besides the fact that you really need to have i-tunes, which is not available for any *NIX distro, i ran into another problem.
If you want to use the i-tunes store, you will need a i-apple account. Now i understand that Apple likes to know their customers, but what they are asking is one step to far.
Once you start creating your own i-apple id WHOEHEOEHOE you’re presented with a payment option. To be honest I was not looking to buy anything so why would i need to fill in personal data let alone credit data.
Thankfully there are some workarounds for this problem, but that is only if you start looking for it.

The second problem was activating the damn account. Apple will send you a nice email with a link which should take care of the activation…..NOT……
At first i was confused and thought it might have something to do with their servers that had to synchronize but after a day it seemed a bit unlikely that this was the problem.
On the net there were some suggestions about the missing credit details which would result in a low prio for processing the account. Not much i will do to change that.
So i started experimenting with different browsers like chrome, IE, Safari on the iphone. The last one was not able to process the activation, the second just got javascript errors and finally chrome was able to complete the process.
I was wondering what those guys are thinking???..maybe put some feedback if the process failes… duhhhhh..
So activation works on safari?, chrome but not on FF, IE… maybe they need a reality check.

-To much details asked (isn’t a name and email enough???)
-Credit details asked (i don’t want to buy anything

Sources GPG keys Ubuntu

Edited your sources.list in ubuntu but after the apt-get update you receive and error that says :
“GPG error: http://uri intrepid Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY
You might want to try the following:
gpg –keyserver –recv
gpg –export –armor | sudo apt-key add –
sudo apt-get update

Rewrite apache test

1. Create a php file called “rewrite.php” containing the following code

<h2 align=center>

if($_GET[‘link’]==1){echo"You are not using mod_rewrite";}
elseif($_GET[‘link’]==2){echo"Congratulations!! You are using Apache mod_rewrite";}
else{echo"Linux Apache mod_rewrte Test Tutorial";}
<title>How To Test mod_rewrite in Apache Linux Server</title>
<p><a href="rewrite.php?link=1">LINK1</a> = rewrite.php?link=1</p>
<p><a href="link2.html">LINK2</a> = link2.html</p>
<p>How this works: both links are for this same page, except they both are different. link one is without the mod_rewrite and link2 is using mod_rewrite. Link1 show the php file, with with mod_rewrite we are mascarading the php file into a html file. you can use whatever type of extension you want, you can change it to .htm or .shtml etc… all you have to do is to make sure you also chang it in the .htaccess file</p>

2. Create a .htaccess file with these lines.

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^link([^/]*).html$ rewrite.php?link=$1 [L]

3. Place both files in the same directory somewhere in the www root.
4. Open rewrite.php in your browser.
Now click on LINK2 and the same page will display with the a mod_rewrite message. If it doesnt you either did something wrong. Check your steps. If you checked your steps, refresh your browser, and if refreshing doesnt work, then you dont have mod_rewrite enabled.

Note: apache2 on ubuntu also requires you to edit the ‘default’ site as well in order to make rewrite possible (AllowOverride None -> All)

Todolist Abstractspoon

ToDoList from Abstractspoon is a great tool on managing your todo list. In is comprehensive and easy manageable. Although it has a release that will run on windows it will also run on Linux using wine.
For this to work you do need to copy a few files from your native xp to your wine environment:
Register msxml3 as a library in wine and you’ve got a working ToDoList.
It worked using wine 1.0.1 and ToDoList 5.5.2

fruits for the nation

Feed the herd and fad maiden

Sweet milk is just for you
We can’t hurt the world we can’t
Swim without a bone
I am not yet, I am not dead
I am not yet, I am not dead
And what do you see
And what do you feel
And what do you know – from me
We fill evry single day, we fill evry single day

Deep inside You’re not open
Sleepin’ while contemn that’s rude
Feel the heart is not frozen
And I can’t stand a cold
I am not yet, I am not dead
I am not yet, I am not dead
What do you see?
What do you feel?
And why do you call for me?

We fill ev’ry single day
We fill ev’ry single day
Yeah yeah I’m so yeah yeah blind
Yeah yeah so it rock into my mind
Yeah yeah I’m so yeah yeah blind
Yeah yeah so it rock into my mind
I’ve got to find my way
I’ve got to find my way
I’ve got to find my way

Yeah yeah

Auto completion on win2k

How to Enable Auto-Complete Feature In The Command Prompt
It’ll turn on the auto-complete feature so when you type ‘cd d’ and hit the tab key, the console will display the list of folders that begin with the ‘d’ letter, and you’ll be able to choose the one you’re looking for, right from the console instead of typing its path.
1. Log on as Administrator,
2. Click Start, and then click Run,
3. Type Regedit and OK,
4. Double click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE,
5. Double click SOFTWARE,
6. Double click Microsoft,
7. Double click Command Processor,
8. In the right pane of Regedit, double click the ‘CompletionChar’ DWORD value,
9. Type 9 click OK,
10. Close Regedit,
11. Click start/programs/accessories/command prompt,
12. Type ‘cd d’ and hit the Tab key: the first folder that matches the ‘d’ letter is displayed (you can switch from folders pushing several times the Tab key).

Big disk on win2k not so big?

Got win2k running, and putting a new HD in your system but the size does not seem match what you had in mind??… Well check if you have win2k enabled to handle disks > 137Gb.
1. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
2. Locate and then click the following key in the registry:
3. On the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then add the following registry value:
Value name: EnableBigLba
Data type: REG_DWORD
Value data: 0x1
4. Quit Registry Editor.
5. Reboot and check again.. 🙂