Sunday, August 19, 2007

fiber cut

Our internal fiber was cut at PS by some earthmoving equipment, so I've to use a USB key and sneakernet , walking to the Studio to finish work and access the Net.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Krishna reinstall

Had to reinstall krishna - forced into it by a compromise - so mail and search services were down for a day. Luckily Mandriva 2006 and 2007.1 are not too different, so many apps worked as before with just a copy-paste of the config files. Including the databases.

wordpad corrupts IIS Metabase.xml file

Once again, after my earlier post, had this bad experience. This time even after stopping IIS and then opening the metabase. So, it is definitely wordpad's fault, notepad doesn't corrupt, so use notepad alone for editing metabase.xml. ( %SystemRoot%\System32\Inetsrv\MetaBase.xml )

Saturday, August 04, 2007

copying text from a locked pdf file

1. Used PDF Edit tools from to remove the lock
2. This is shareware, adds watermark text which says
You can order the program at

3. Used pdftohtml - - to convert to html
4. Used find and replace in a text editor like kwrite to remove the watermark text after text conversion.