Monthly Archives: August 2007

moving and routing

We moved house recently. For some reason, this proved to be a traumatic experience for our network router (a Linksys WRT54GL). We have moved internet service with the same supplier, so I assumed that the router would work with no changes. This was not the case. In the end I reset it to factory defaults […]

today’s dumb bash script

An ‘awesome’ now-playing display: while true do dcop amarok player nowPlaying | figlet sleep 60 done Ok, room for improvement there. I am amused by figlet though. Today’s actually in use bash script: WPS=( /home/edward/enchantwp* ) WPCOUNT=${#WPS[@]}   `dirname $0`/xpropf -spy -root _NET_CURRENT_DESKTOP | while read v do A=($v); N=${A2} gconftool-2 -t string -s /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename […]

blog migration

My previous blog software (Typo) had become pretty much unusable. It seems that this hosting service doesn’t cope with larger Rails apps very well. So I have migrated my blog to use WordPress instead. Fortunately I found some sql scripts to help move over my content (though I had to edit them a little). I […]