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Katoob 0.5.4

Submitted by msameer on Mon, 23/10/2006 - 4:21am

* Importing or exporting text with bidi and shaping applied won't reverse it.
* Updated Japanese translation.
* The preferences dialog sections are now translated.
Tarball, md5sum and GPG signed md5sum

Katoob 0.5.3 is out.

Submitted by msameer on Wed, 11/10/2006 - 12:46am

Only 2 new changed:
* Can now import and export text that has bidi and shaping applied to.
* The plain text exporting now depends on fribidi.
from the usual location!

Katoob 0.5.2

Submitted by msameer on Tue, 19/09/2006 - 10:58pm

Here's the tarball, md5sum and a gpg-signed md5sum file.
Can now open remote files using an external command.
Added an option to insert files.
Some small code improvements and cleanups.
Depend on gtkmm 2.6.0 instead of 2.6.5

katoob 0.5.1

Submitted by msameer on Tue, 05/09/2006 - 3:28pm

katoob 0.5.0 is out.

Submitted by msameer on Mon, 04/09/2006 - 12:18pm

This is how you can fix your utf8 b0rked drupal database.

Submitted by msameer on Tue, 29/08/2006 - 7:21pm

The problem:

You are on a shared hosting. Your host upgrades MySQL. Your drupal 4.7 installation is boom broken!

The reason:

Drupal 4.7 sets the database connection to utf8 if you are running MySQL 4.1+
When you upgrade drupal from 4.6 to 4.7 and you are using MySQL 4.1+, drupal will convert the tables to utf8. But it won't if you are running MySQL 4.0.
Your host upgrades MySQL from 4.0 to 4.1+ and drupal will start setting the connection to utf8 BUT MySQL "knows" that the tables are in latin1 encoding. He doesnt know that the data is really utf8 but the tables are latin1. It'll convert the data from latin1 to utf8 and send it to drupal. You'll end up with a broken website due to the double utf8 conversion.

The solution:

Use his script to convert the tables to utf8.

The instructions are near the top.

Google ? Google. Google! Google...

Submitted by msameer on Mon, 07/08/2006 - 8:39am

Now what ? Google is providing hosting for Open Source projects!!!
Yesterday I also discovered that google has "Google bookmarks" so you can store your bookmarks there. Not talking about personalized search, Gmail, Google spreadsheet, Orkut, Google maps, Google moon, Google desktop, Google talk, Blogger, Google video, Google OS, Google browser, ... and what ? Where are we going ?

APC Wireless day 1

Submitted by msameer on Thu, 13/07/2006 - 1:22am

OK, So to continue the last part. We spent the 12 hours in Istanbul in the Airport Hotel. They gave us a room for free. The flight to Casablanka was really boring. 5 hours is too long especially when it was delayed and the end result was a 2 hours late departure.

The moment they announced that we are going to "El dar El Baida" which is the Arabic name of casablanca (As I knew later) I started to panic.
Damn! We are supposed to go to casa. What the HELL are they doing ?? I then discovered (Diaa told me actually) that they are the same.

We arrived at 8 pm Casablanca time (GMT). The trip to Ifrane took like 4 hours but we stopped to eat. We arrived at the university by 1 am (24 hours travelling).

We slept and woke up next day. The first day was mainly an introduction to wireless, we also configured some access points. We had a small introduction to wikis.

I'm unable to exchange money until now which means that we can't even get water to drink.

The food here is mainly a mix between sweet and non-sweet things. Like chicken (Among other things) plus sugar!

I can say that I'm eating like a PIG! Damn, A lot of food here.

In the class, We can find WiFi and I can check my mail but in the room, you they blocked both pop and SMTP. I managed to bypass this but I'll put it in another post ;-)

It's now 1:15 am (Which is 4:15 am EET). Diaa is sleeping. We had a lot of jokes today during nd after the dinner ;-)

The reverse path to Morocco.

Submitted by msameer on Tue, 11/07/2006 - 3:58am

First, I'd like to say that it's stupid to fly from Cairo to Istanbul and then to Casablanca. But this is the only flight I found.

OK, The fucken guy in Cairo airport announced that it's the last call for the flight, The flight was supposed to depart at 0345 but the announcement was at 0240 so we (Me and Diaa) had to leave the smoking area and discover the trick afterwards,

OK, I slept like a (whatever) during the flight. The food was not bad, Wish they gave me a bag of bread. It's completely strange that they give you a metal fork, spoon and knife.

Is the aircraft crashing ?? No, We are landing. God damn this landing!

To Morocco...

Submitted by msameer on Sun, 09/07/2006 - 2:17pm

Yes! I've got the visa and booked today.

I will attend the APC North Africa Wireless Workshop held in Ifrane from the 12th to the 16th of July.

Will be flying with Diaa of EGLUG on the 11th and returning on the 18th.

Will have roaming soanyone can call me for any emergency but if it's not an emergency, You'd better dig your grave if you phone me ;-)

Poor Alaa, You didn't make it ;-)