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  • Source for MPEG of John Stewarts CrossFire appearance
    10/23/2004 11:23PM
    Thanks to google and a '"John Stewart" CNN mpeg' search I found a copy over at:


    They have links to a bunch of copies. The interview /rocks/.
    I find it interesting that one of the most honest and intelligent voices on television works for comedy central.
  • Mount ISO file trick under Linux
    10/22/2004 10:48PM
    Let's say you have an ISO file (CD Image) that contains a filesystem that you want to "get into", for instance maybe to change a file.

    You can treat that file as if it were a real filesystem device using:

    mount -o loop -t iso9660 target.iso /mnt

    where target.iso is your iso file. It's the -o loop that makes this possible. This command will allow you to inspect the contents of target.iso by cd'ing into /mnt.
  • Javascript Resources
    10/21/2004 9:33PM
    I've been doing alot more javascript feature integration into formVista of late. Years ago I looked at Javascript and dismissed it as too flakey to develop with. Things have changed. With the latest browser it's quite impressive what you can do now.

    So here are some resources I've come across:

    HTMLArea by InteractiveTools.com, a browser based WYSIWYG Html editor.

    Javascript Frame FAQ a good introductory faq at developer.irt.org.
  • We Are Using 20% More Resources Than The Earth Can Produce
    10/21/2004 1:28PM

    "The human race is plundering the planet at a pace that outstrips its capacity to support life, according to a report by WWF. The Living Planet Report 2004 shows that humans currently consume 20 per cent more natural resources than the earth can produce, and that populations of terrestrial, freshwater and marine species fell on average by 40 per cent between 1970 and 2000."

    Article at overclockersclub.com of all places.

  • Good MRTG/SNMP starter HOWTO
    10/21/2004 1:17PM
    I wanted to measure the traffic on the one network interface of our web/mail server, but had never used MRTG and SNMP, never having had an SNMP-capable network device before. This guide had me set up NIC monitoring on the local box in no time.