Some months ago I started a website for listing local clubs and charities in my corner of New Zealand. The site is at http://hurunui-index.nz. Admittedly, we at the Tech Club need to organise another burst of activity, getting contacting organisations and promoting the Index as a whole.
As part of a much larger project I have made a simple gem for automatically realigning strings to an arbitrary right hand margin. require “marginalise” puts “This is a long string for the sake of testing the marginalise gem”.marginalise(10) This is a long string for the sake of testing the marginalise gem The full code… Continue reading Announcing the Marginalise Ruby gem
The first thing I have to do when I log into KDE is move Firefox windows to the activities they ought to be in. One to Programming, another to Writing, Administration, Internet, etcetera. KDE deserves a browser that takes advantage of activities and other features of the Plasma Desktop. Activity awareness The browser would have… Continue reading KDE ideas – A better browser
I have just discovered a script that figures out what you just got wrong at the Linux/BSD/Mac command line and generates the correct command. It is called fuck.
Its home, complete with documentation is
Welcome back to my tutorial on Vimperator. In this section I will give an introduction to the command line and some pointers on configuration. If you enjoy this post or believe reading was a waste of time please tell me why below. Remember this tutorial assumes familiarity with vi and also that you have read… Continue reading Vimperator for Firefox Part 2
I know last time I promised to cover the command line mode and configuration files. That article is drafted and but I realised I neglected a few commands in my previous article which I will cover in this. If you haven’t read my previous article please do so now. CTRL+o Go back one page. CTRL+i… Continue reading Vimperator interface for Firefox Part 1.5
Vimperator is a plugin for Firefox that completely overhauls the GUI to behave like Vim making your mouse unneeded for most web sites. If this was not available I would be attempting to create something much like it. Quick start guide Like Vim, Vimperator is based on different interface modes. These are Browsing: Opening links,… Continue reading Vimperator interface for Firefox Part 1
http://www.linuxatemyram.com/ Is a one page web site that clearly explains how Linux has a huge grey area between free memory and memory that is reserved. This is essential reading if you want to become an expert in this operating system.
I often hear people complain that ownCloud is impossible to upgrade and I have been through that pain myself. However after repeatedly going to such extremes as uninstalling and starting from scratch I have found a series of steps that while simple are not entirely obvious. Update I has been pointed out to me on… Continue reading Upgrading ownCloud on Ubuntu
I’ve just found about VersionPress. It uses Git to give better control over writing draft versions of articles. I’ll investigate this more closely later to see if I can/should port the blog over to it.