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Pinkish KDE...

Submitted by msameer on Sat, 13/10/2007 - 6:13pm

Christian, Here's a KDE pink color scheme.
Hope it's useful. I'm not a KDE user.


hunspell-ar for debian hits NEW.

Submitted by msameer on Sun, 12/08/2007 - 4:10pm

I've just uploaded the result of the ayaspell-dic project packaged for debian as hunspell-ar (The Arabic hunspell dictionary).
The packages are now waiting in new.

The same packages can be downloaded from here. Maybe someone other than me'd like to use them ;-)


Yes for Debian Maintainers...

Submitted by msameer on Sun, 29/07/2007 - 11:02pm

* Yes, they can upload crappy packages but we can ask to revoke an account.
* Yes, they can upload crappy packages but someone must sponsor the 1st upload.
* Yes, they can upload crap but a DD is advocating them. If they are smart enough to fool a DD to get an DM account then they are smart enough to fool him for the DD process.
* Yes, they can seek sponsors but finding sonsors is not that easy (At least for me).

Perhaps there's a way to identify the DM uploads so we can do more checks "not part of the process" ?


mbox splitter

Submitted by msameer on Mon, 23/07/2007 - 12:56am

Just because I can't run sa-learn on my 15,000+ messages spam folder. It'll crash due to some hardware problems.
I thought that splitting the mailbox into smaller files will allow me to feed it to sa-learn.
I'm not sure something similar doesn't exist but I wrote mine anyway ;-)

The only problem is it consumes a lot of CPU and RAM, it was killed/crashed multiple times but it worked and allowed me to feed my spam mailbox to spamassassin!

Here it is in case someone needs it: split_mailbox.py. Needs python 2.5


No connectivity.

Submitted by msameer on Tue, 10/07/2007 - 5:17pm

No connectivity since Friday evening. I took all the precautions to ensure my connection will be working in the new place but it seems I'll have to wait until Thursday.

No email or anything. Even worse, I have a FTBFS bug that needs fixing.

Why are all the hotspots I find encrypted ? ;-)

Update: mbar has a free wifi connection but they allow only http and ssh. The more I use ssh tunneling, the more I love ssh and the more I feel proud of FOSS! ;-)

Update2: I'm back online. Just as I thought. I was using the radio outlet which was labeled TV incorrectly!


Got the last GPS unit...

Submitted by msameer on Tue, 10/04/2007 - 8:29pm

The last TomTom one European from Anttila in the Sello shopping center.
Got that for 380 Euros. Not bad I guess.

And I just discovered that I had to buy a few more things and ended up paying 404 Euros! That's a geeky number ;-)

Now let's see if I can know where I'm when I'm in the bus!

Thanks Lazyweb for the suggestions.


Buying a GPS.

Submitted by msameer on Wed, 04/04/2007 - 11:57pm

Dear Lazyweb,

Well, my 3rd post shouldn't be like this but I need help.

Given the fact that I have a very low sight and that it's very easy for me to get lost (I was getting lost for a whole week trying to find where my home is when I relocated here!). I decided to hunt for a GPS to help me.

I was searching and fount that I can go for:
* The garmin mobile 10x as I already have an iPAQ that can be used with it.
* A widescreen garmin device (No idea which model yet but maybe a nuvi 6XX ?).
* A wide screen TomTom navigator (No idea which model yet).

I don't really know which one is better and I'm also open to other alternatives.
I prefer if I can get it directly from a shop here in Finland but I can also buy it online.

So dear lazyweb, do you have something for me ?


DPL Elections 2007

Submitted by msameer on Sun, 01/04/2007 - 9:55pm

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[ 8 ] Choice 1: Wouter Verhelst
[ 9 ] Choice 2: Aigars Mahinovs
[ 6 ] Choice 3: Gustavo Franco
[ 1 ] Choice 4: Sam Hocevar
[ 1 ] Choice 5: Steve McIntyre
[ 5 ] Choice 6: Raphaël Hertzog
[ 7 ] Choice 7: Anthony Towns
[ 9 ] Choice 8: Simon Richter
[ 2 ] Choice 9: None Of The Above
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