Donncha's Monday Links

  • Waterworks – great feel to this image.
  • Modsecurity and WordPress paper – I haven’t used ModSecurity myself but it seems like something good to know about.
  • Let’s Dance – I love the long exposure flowing crowd!
  • WiFi in an SD card? No more wires or plugging your camera’s flash card into a reader! Now, I want a CF version, and one that’s certified outside the US!
  • Another new WordPress MU user blogs.

    And now, having this multi-user version, we can literally host hundreds of blogs using the same WordPress instance. Imagine a company with several brands or locations that wants to have their sites all look and behave similarly but also wants each to manage their own content.

  • A GIMP plugin rss feed has been created by Garrett. I’m subscribed!
  • If you thought morning traffic was bad, be glad you don’t need to take a detour like this. (via) detour
  • Heroes in Cork – Heroes comes to Cork apparently and the Irish accents are awful!

Donncha's Saturday Links

Catching up on some links.

  • Cubic Telecom win it@Cork emerging company award. Congrats Pat!
  • Keith says Airtricity have a simple approach to electricity meter reading. Email and text. Sure you could lie, but they have a good notion of how much electricity you use and I’m sure a meter reader would be out after another month of only 10 units used.
  • 494 comments – I need to paginate the comments on that post.
  • GIMP plugins I discovered through the GIMP Registry RSS feed: photo effects contains a bunch of pretty effects. Cross processing and cross processing 2.4 make your image all green and contrasty. Sort of like these cross processed pictures.
  • Figmentation has some great photos. Another Irish photoblog.
  • My funny video blog now has a pagerank of 2! Not all sites went down I guess. Here’s a great clip of Jeremy Clarkson in his Peel P50 driving around the offices of the BBC in London!

Donncha's Tuesday Links

There’s nothing like the laughter of your baby to perk up one’s morning after a bank holiday weekend!

Linux Ubuntu Dapper to Edgy – no problem

I upgraded my Ubuntu 6.06 install to the new Edgy soon after it’s release using the simple command gksu "update-manager -c". Several hours later, and after clicking on a few dialog boxes to update files in /etc/, I’m not running Ubuntu Edgy on my desktop box.

Initially I wondered where Firefox 2.0 was hiding, but on my upgraded system it’s /usb/bin/firefox.ubuntu so it’ll live alongside version 1.5. I also noticed that when saving files in the GIMP the filename would disappear when I clicked on a new folder in the “bookmark” folder of the Gnome file dialog. Once I noticed, ctrl-c to record the filename and ctrl-v to paste it in again worked fine. I rename my files when saving so it’s not much of a hardship.

My machine seems slightly faster but I haven’t delved too deeply into what has been upgraded but Firefox, xchat, terminal, GIMP and Gthumb all work fine! Did your upgrade go as well?

GIMP Preview – the why and what of it

A recent thread on the GIMP User mailing list asked about why previews are so small, and why the “main window” preview isn’t available everywhere.
Replies were soon forthcoming. It seems that plugins can’t preview their changes in the main window, but built-in tools can.
Carol Spears even offered a small tutorial explaining how you can increase the preview size in plugins very easily!