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28 January / / software
Window Manager for tty? The package screen is something that has been around for a long time. With screen, you can have many session running on on tty, and you can switch to another session with out touching a mouse. With the proper configuration, you can get notified if there is some change (like if you have a IM client up) or if there is no output (say, if you are
26 November / / software
Disconnected IMAP So, in an effort to get to the office earlier, I decided to try to figure out how to do disconnected IMAP. Well, the route I took was to use a tool called <a mailsync which is a cool tool to allow you to sync IAMP mailboxes. So, my tack is to sync it down to my laptop, and read the email on the bus. I sync email down
23 November / / software
Screen Saver? Yes! So, a while back I found a screensaver which is meant for the command line. It is called tss. The latest version is 0.8.1, and it is looking pretty cool. Under screen 4.0 or higher, there is a command called idle which is set in seconds. By default, it uses screen’s built in lockscreen function, but if you define the environment variable LOCKPGR, then you can call something else.
22 November / / software
RSS Reader: Raggle Well, after getting some time over the US holiday to try to get raggle built, I gave up. I am guessing that Fedora Core 5⁄6 are not very ruby friendly yet, as I could not find everything I needed very easily. I was able to get it almost all the way there, but I could not get the ruby-Ncurses rpm to build, and I am very strict about
02 November / / software
Another RSS reader? Well, it seems that someone is reading this after all. So, tonight I have been given a pointer to raggle (http://www.raggle.org). I guess I need to install ruby to try it out… Thanks to Philip McClure for the pointer. Updates after I try it out some…