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Entries from October 2005

Macworld: Feature: The Secrets of Safari: Some nice Safari tips. I knew most of them, but the tip for disabling in-browser PDF display was new to me, and very useful – this behavior has always annoyed me. (0)

[Linux] Journal: Annie Chen’s Linux-related blog – another Gentooer (saw the light from Debian) with many good tips and tricks. (0)

TOOOL: The Open Organization Of Lockpickers. There’s a club for everything. (0)

Controlling two machines with x2vnc

October 19th, 2005 · 1 Comment

My regular work machine is a laptop with Gentoo Linux. However, for ocassional use, I also have a desktop machine under my desk running Windows. So far, using it involved keeping a second keyboard and mouse somewhere on my desk, and dragging them out whenever I wanted to use the Windows machine (I have [...]

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inquisitor ~ instant search: very neat ajax-powered search gateway that shows results instantly, formatted like Spotlight results. (0)

I found this link in Lifehacker: The Pod. I want one. (0)

“Wholly new forms of encyclopedias will appear…”

October 17th, 2005 · No Comments

I only recently had the chance to actually read Vannevar Bush’s “As We May Think“, in which he describes the Memex, an “enlarged intimate supplement to his memory”, and usually credited as a description of a WWW-like system. Interesting read.

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Emacs and Vi: a nice summary and comparison of both editors. I agree very much with this article – I regularly use both vi and emacs (vim and xemacs in my case) for different editing tasks. (0)

Tadekā€™s Blog : It took some bugging-him-every-day-or-so about it, but he’s finally made it public. Some good technical tidbits and other interesting stuff there. (0)

Vienna RSS reader

October 16th, 2005 · 2 Comments

Since Tiger came out, I’ve been using Safari’s RSS reader, which I really like. Today I learned about Vienna, an open-source RSS reader. You can define folders and smart folders of feeds, and in general looks very nice. I’m giving it a try, maybe it’ll stick, and maybe I can then go back to Firefox [...]

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