Category: techie

  • Windows 7 and Ubuntu on HP Firebird 802

    Overall, setting up a Windows 7 and Ubuntu Linux dual boot on the HP Firebird with VoodooDNA 802 was a breeze. Some observations about this desktop: So QUIET! It ranges from 10 dB (extremely quiet) to 30 dB (quiet room – my EeePc 901’s fan are this quiet), and you can sleep with it on. […]

  • Customize Google Spreadsheet Forms – simplified

    I stripped down GOS’s excellent how-to on using javascript to display a custom message instead of sending users to the unfriendly-looking Google Spreadsheet Forms confirmation page. The simplified code follows: function custommsg() { document.getElementById(“form-message”).style.display=””; document.getElementById(“form-message”).innerHTML=”THANK YOU MESSAGE HERE”; } PASTE YOUR FORM CODE HERE

  • Unicode characters in filename leads to "failed to convert command to 8 bit charset" in FileZilla

    On Windows XP, I had converted 150 low-resolution (160×120, 10fps) Quicktime MOV files to FLV files, and was trying to upload them through FTP using FileZilla 3.1.2 One of the files somehow had unicode characters inside the filename: “07-82.flv”, which produced the below error: 08:37:40 Status: Starting upload of D:docsGoogle Talk Received Filesvideos07-82.flv (bla bla) […]

  • Cite Extension Reflist unavail to anon users

    MediaWiki’s Cite Extension Reflist, normally pulled with the tag, was invisible to anon users, while visible to registered users. The source showed this: Notes I deactivated the parser cache by adding the line $wgEnableParserCache=false; in LocalSettings.php And the problem was solved. Not sure why it was happening, though. Versions: MediaWiki 13.3.3, Cite SVN Snapshot

  • Mailman issue

    I had the below issue, which was solved by: postalias /etc/aliases /etc/init.d/postfix restart ———- Forwarded message ———- From: Mail Delivery Subsystem Date: Sat, Nov 8, 2008 at 5:18 PM Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Failure) To: This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently: LISTNAME@DOMAIN Technical details of […]

  • MediaWiki+FCKeditor

    This combo works without any core file modifications: MediaWiki 1.12.1 FCK Editor Nightly Build as of 10/16/08 7:30 AM PDT This combo didn’t work – when clicking “edit” the screen turned white svn checkout svn checkout FCKeditor wget