Topic: Computers Kwiki title bug

12:10pm, Monday 21 September 2009

Note to self:

Kwiki has a bug in the tabnav theme where the page title doesn't get set properly. To fix, edit theme/tabnav/template/tt2/kwiki_screen.html and change page_id (line 9 or so) to be page_name.


Topic: Computers Spam of the day

10:17am, Tuesday 15 September 2009


Do you know where your million towels are?

Topic: Computers Weather forecast in the Gnome panel

12:04am, Saturday 1 August 2009

It's annoyed me for some time that the standard Gnome weather applet doesn't display forecasts for the UK (it's a long-standing bug). So I scratched the itch.

Given that I'd be hacking something together in Perl, the Gnome2::PanelApplet module seemed like a good place to start. It didn't take long to get something that mostly worked. But, er, either I'm doing something wrong or there are still some lurking bugs; my applet wouldn't add properly from the Gnome menu, only if I started it from the command line first.

oh look, it's going to rainSo I resorted to gnome-swallow-applet which is a clever (but revolting) hack to "swallow" any X window into the panel, and wrote a script to parse the BBC's weather RSS feeds and display icons for the upcoming days. This is what it looks like. You can download the script; change the feed URL for your location, and enjoy. If you fix any of the bits labelled FIXME please send me a patch!

Topic: Computers False-positive spam rejections

9:30pm, Monday 13 July 2009

To anyone I've erroneously rejected email from today - sorry.

It seems that Sanesecurity's Sanesecurity.Jurlbl.5624 virus definition is a little too wide-ranging; I've disabled it.

Topic: General Vocabulary of a 16 month old

12:30pm, Friday 8 May 2009

Stuart's vocabulary is quite extensive now:

doordoor or window
dochdog, quadruped
RAAAAthe dog that lives at the pub opposite our house
brumbrumcar, bus, tractor, vehicle
dindindinner, food
dinkystinky (poo), sticky, wet
hochhot, dangerous, mustn't touch

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