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Minimalistic RSS feed aggregator.

Submitted by msameer on Wed, 08/02/2006 - 12:56pm

Ali of OpenCraft wanted an RSS feed aggregator that'll display the latest items like what we see on the T.V.

I had a perl script that'll grab the latest items and email them to you. I modified it to print the titles to the standard output. You can then use osd_cat to display it.

Now what ? I thought that I can rewrite it to use the traditional UNIX tools and the end was:

cat rss.xml  | sed -e 's/<title>\([^<]*\)<\/title>/\1/g' | tr -s " " | grep "^ \w"  | sed -e 's/^ //'

2 new patches, Arabic in sylpheed and sylpheed claws.

Submitted by msameer on Fri, 27/01/2006 - 7:01pm

Both are FLOSS mal clients with a very similar code base, In fact Sylpheed claws is a friendly fork from sylpheed.

Patch against sylpheed 2.2.0beta6, I emailed the author.
Patch against sylpheed-claws 1.9.100, In their bug tracking system.

Africa Source II Images.

Submitted by msameer on Sat, 21/01/2006 - 7:46pm

Enjoy the 261 images ;-)

I couldn't post all the images as they are +800 M.

I also had to resize them otherwise they'd have consumed a lot of space.

Images that are missing:

Me pissing in the nile: Alan.
Me with the tatto: Fred and Alaa.
Plotting my hair: Anas, Gunner and Alaa.

No more phaeronix contributions for me.

Submitted by msameer on Thu, 19/01/2006 - 4:39pm

No more phaeronix contributions for me.

Please, I hate this ....... .

Note to self: Be prepared for a lot of depressing things and a lot of discussions the following days.

AfricaSource 2, I'm back

Submitted by msameer on Wed, 18/01/2006 - 2:42am

I'm back.
I did it again and pissed in the source of the nil for the last time on the last night.
Next day we had to empty the resort, The last bus left at about 12, Damn that long way.

Nuagara hotel was full, We had to spend the night in another one called Antonio sessions club or whatever. No, I won't be able to say goodbye to my friends :-(

I slept early, Next day we were supposed to go to the city, But they told me that I have to go to Niagara because there's a bus leaving to the airport.
Good, I can say goodbye to all my friends.

To the airport and the 1st kiss in my life ;-)
Flight delay again.
Departure at 8:15 or so, It was supposed to b at 5:40

To Adis Ababa, The other flight to Cairo airport and here I'm!

Downloading my email.

More minutes.

Submitted by msameer on Sun, 15/01/2006 - 11:22am

Today was the closing circle, All was fine.

A lot of people are leaving now.

I can't post photos now as we have a very limited bandwidth.


Cool Day!

Submitted by msameer on Fri, 13/01/2006 - 7:06am

Yesterday was a day off, We went to an outing, We had four, I choose to go to the fishing village.
We walked for about an hour and a half in the forest. Come on! It's cool but I guess it's a fake forest. WE found a water pipe there ;-)
Anyway, I wasn't going to go but I changed my mind on the last minute. I went without a sun protective cream and with my slippers.
Imagine walking in a forest with them.

We reached a village, The guide had no idea that we were supposed to go back by a boat. We had to argue with him and it was raining.
At last we went back to the venue. Food yes!

Damn, Sun burns hurt.

At 6 we had the bazaar and it was really fun and guess what ? I've got a Creative Commons
tattoo. I guess I'm now under a CC license and that I'm no longer the property of myself!

Before that we had a session on beer-bottles opening. With your teeth, eyes, GSM phone, lighter, With another bottle and finally with an Ethernet cable although it failed!

This ginger tea from Patrice is cool!

In the bight we had an open mic. You can go, Hold the mic and sing!

After that we danced until 1 am or so, We went after that to sit by the fire and eat the fish we bought today!