Friday, October 30, 2009

nano nowrap

To make the nowrap (-w) option default when starting nano, edit (or create) .nanorc in your home directory with the line:

set nowrap

More info at The GNU nano editor FAQ

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Firefox - Bookmarks - Parent Folder

I've been wishing for this functionality in Firefox, but not enough to go looking for it - until today. Found a couple add-ons that help when organizing the bookmarks library:

Go Parent Folder - Adds a "Go Parent Folder" option to the context menu in the bookmarks library. Opens the parent folder of the current bookmark in the folder tree (left pane).

Show Parent Folder - Makes a "Parent Folder" column available in the bookmarks library search results (right pane).

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


"rsnapshot is a filesystem snapshot utility for making backups of local and remote systems. Using rsync and hard links, it is possible to keep multiple, full backups instantly available. The disk space required is just a little more than the space of one full backup, plus incrementals."


"AutoMapper uses a fluent configuration API to define an object-object mapping strategy. AutoMapper uses a convention-based matching algorithm to match up source to destination values."


Apache log4net
"log4net is a tool to help the programmer output log statements to a variety of output targets. log4net is a port of the excellent log4j framework to the .NET runtime."

Monday, October 26, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit

MAP: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit
"The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is a powerful inventory, assessment and reporting tool that can securely assess IT environments for various platform migrations and virtualization without the use of any software agents."


BlogScope: analyze the blogosphere
"BlogScope is an analysis and visualization tool for blogosphere which is being developed as part of a research project at the University of Toronto."

Source for this post and the previous on IceRocket: The REAL real time search


IceRocket real-time search

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"This site collects many different feeds from blogs, newsgroups and other Delphi sites. We publish short excerpts from these postings or articles on the front page"

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Simple Test for PHP

Simple Test for PHP
"Amongst software testing tools, a unit tester is the one closest to the developer. In the context of agile development the test code sits right next to the source code as both are written simultaneously. In this context SimpleTest aims to be a complete PHP developer test solution and is called 'Simple' because it should be easy to use and extend. It wasn't a good choice of name really. It includes all of the typical functions you would expect from JUnit and the PHPUnit ports, and includes mock objects."

Monday, October 12, 2009


Windows Sysinternals: Disk2vhd
"Disk2vhd is a utility that creates VHD (Virtual Hard Disk - Microsoft’s Virtual Machine disk format) versions of physical disks for use in Microsoft Virtual PC or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs). The difference between Disk2vhd and other physical-to-virtual tools is that you can run Disk2vhd on a system that’s online."

Friday, October 09, 2009


Project Hosting on Google Code: simplejson
"simplejson is compatible with Python 2.4 and later with no external dependencies. It covers the full JSON specification for both encoding and decoding, with unicode support."

Wednesday, October 07, 2009


gdatacopier on Google Code
"GDataCopier provides two command line utilities (the syntax of which largely resembles scp) that allow users to

* list documents on the Google document system
* export and import documents on the Google document system

Our target audience are system administrators (on Unix like platforms) who are looking to automate off site backups of their Google documents."

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Herding Code

Herding Code

I haven't listened to this podcast yet but will soon. No link dump will be needed for this one - they have a nice big list of links from the show. That I like.

Lifehacker - Mastering Wget

Geek to Live: Mastering Wget

Monday, October 05, 2009

Hanselminutes 181 - Mono

Link dump from Hanselminutes 181 with Joseph Hill and Scott Bellware:

Hanselminutes - Show 181


Intel Software Network Blogs: Joseph Hill from Novell talking about Mono

Interview with Joseph Hill – Mono

Scott Bellware

Monospace - The Open Source and Cross-Platform Conference for Mono and .NET

Apple: iPhone Dev Center


Open Source Initiative: Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL)

Wikipedia: Shared source - Ms-PL



Wikipedia: MonoDevelop

Mono Tools for Visual Studio (MonoVS)

MoMA - Mono

(16:20) Bellware: "I'm hosting a conference not because I'm an expert but because I want to have some time with some experts."

I like Scott Bellware's ideas on conferences that are much more about learning and teaching than pushing a vendor's products. They seem to be popular.



Miguel de Icaza

Introduction to The Objective-C 2.0 Programming Language

Mono on the Wii



Some "Getting started with iPhone development" links:

ZD-Net: Ed Burnette’s Dev Connection

Quite Useful: Getting Started With iPhone Development

mobiForge: Getting Started with iPhone DevelopmentmobiForge

iPhone Development: A Primer for Non-Mac Development Shops

Now, if I just had toy money for a Mac and an iPhone...

RunAs Radio 128

Link dump from RunAs Radio show 128 with Buck Woody:

RunAs Radio - Show 128 - Buck Woody

Carpe Datum - Buck Woody's Blog

CodePlex: SQL Server Central Management System

Bill Ramos on SQL Server

Microsoft Office Online: OneNote

Around 20:40 Buck mentions Compaq "T1100" tablet PC. Wonder if that's the TC1100?
YouTube - HP Compaq TC1100 Tablet PC Introduction

sqlcmd Utility

Enterprise Policy Management Framework - Home

Lara Rubbelke

LE1700 Tablet PC - Powerful and Full-featured Tablet Computer - Richard's tablet (er, slate) PC.

CustomGuide - Free Computer Training Quick References, Cheat Sheets

SSWUG.ORG - SQL Server Worldwide Users Group

Saturday, October 03, 2009

jwz - that "duct tape" silliness

jwz - that "duct tape" silliness:
"So I guess to the extent that he puts me up on a pedestal for merely being practical, that's a pretty sad indictment of the state of the industry."

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Ubuntu Release Cycle

The Ubuntu Release Cycle

[Update 2010-09-08]

The above link seems to no longer work. The release schedule is listed here:
Releases - Ubuntu Wiki