Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
A process for this page is already running and it was still alive 305 seconds agoand refused to run from commandline. Went back to the web-based link from the admin section, this time it said
Running commandline, quitting. We'll find out what to do in the next run.
A process for this page is already running and it was still alive 461 seconds agobut after 20 sec, started processing afresh. But this is somewhat risky when running from a remote machine, because the connection may break during the hour or so taken for processing. The best thing, then, would be to either
Sleeping for 20 seconds, aborting will quit
- run the bounce processing as a cron job (like we do), or
- when troubleshooting, run from inside a screen console, detach the screen when not actively monitoring it, or
- run the web-based link from a local X console, or
- run the web-based link from a VNC X console running on localhost.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
To add the print directory feature to Windows Explorer, follow these steps:He notes that this is adapted from Microsoft's knowledgebase.
a) Open Notepad and then copy and paste the following text into Notepad:
dir %1 /-p /o:gn > "%temp%\Listing"
start /w notepad /p "%temp%\Listing"
b) Save the file as Prin.bat in the Windows directory, and then close Notepad.
c) Start Windows Explorer, click Tools, and then click Folder Options.
d) Click the File Types tab, and then click File Folder. d1)Click Advanced (this step added by Gizmo)
e) Click Edit, and then click New.
f) In the Action box, type Print Directory Listing.
g) In Application used to perform action, click Prin.bat, and then click OK.
h) Click OK, click Apply, and then click OK.
Now Open Windows Explorer, right-click the folder that you would like to print a directory listing of, and then click Print Directory Listing.
...completely reliable way of booting into Safe Mode and that's by using the MSConfig Utility. This tip is not only useful getting problem USB keyboards into Safe Mode but also for folks who have trouble getting their timing right when pressing the F8 key during the boot sequence.This is especially useful for people like me in multi-boot environments.
Press Start/Run and type msconfig into the run box and press Enter. When MSConfig starts, click the BOOT.TAB and put a check mark against /SAFEBOOT. Next time you boot, Windows will automatically start in Safe mode without any need to press F8. Remember later to take out the check mark otherwise your PC will always boot in Safe Mode.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
After many tries with WinXP "repair" and the command-line
ipconfig /releaseand other such stunts, even a wired connection to the router failed, and pings showed a strange character in the destination's place,
Pinging <strange wing-dings character> with 32 bytes of data:Finally it was wiped and the dell recovery CD was used to re-install WinXP, then everything started working again.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
keychain: command not foundevery time we logged on to krishna via ssh. Googled, found that it was a bug in Mandriva, fixed it by editing .bash_profile by adding an if [ -x /usr/bin/keychain ] like
if [ ! -d $HOME/.keychain ]; thenThe [space] before the -x is important....
if [ -x /usr/bin/keychain ] ; then
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
For Nokia phones not supported by this app, there is the S60 Internet Radio.
The user instructions say that you need to copy the pls files of the stations of your choice. For SGH, the pls files are linked from the listen now links:For Windows mobile, there is GSPlayer. For phones with Java, Glassplayer - not free, costs $5. Will add more players here as I find them.
Please note that if your internet connection is slow, you will hear choppy audio with breaks.
After installing and rebooting, once again go to Control Panel -> Regional and Language Options -> Languages -> Details -> Add , choose your language, and in the drop down below, choose the newly installed IME if you want to type in phonetic English characters, or choose Inscript or other keyboard layout if you prefer that. Again you may need to restart. The Wikipedia Indic support page says that XP SP2 is required for Malayalam support, but Devanagari and the other South Indian languages can do without SP2. Blogger's transliteration help is here, which notes that the transliteration is also available as a separate product here.
IMEs cannot be installed or upgraded on a system that doesn't already support IMEs in the same language that you are installing. To enable Indic IME, go to control panel - > Regional and Language Options. Select Language Tab, and check the option "Install files for complex scripts and left-to-right language and insert Win XP CD in your CD-ROM drive.
Edit: The Putty suite's PSFTP seems to be as slow as WinScp - commandline on Linux is still faster.
Edit: See this post for improving speed on Windows!
Monday, July 07, 2008
Thursday, July 03, 2008
यह हिन्दी में है - Yeh Hindi mein hai
ഇതു മലയാളത്തിലാണ് - ithu malayalathilAnu
ఇది తెలుగులో - idi telugulo
ಇದು ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ - idu kannadadalli
இது தமிழில் - ithu tamizhil
Blogger does not allow copy-paste between languages as far as I can see - the pasted script remains as Malayalam or Hindi or English or Tamil or Kannada or Telugu. The Language Tool on the toolbar does the magic, with Spell-check, too! Nice. Should try out some desktop Indic tools, maybe.
Edit: Tried various tools including Microsoft's Indic support site and Iwrite32. Using the Microsoft IME (Input Method Editor), text can be entered nicely in all apps, but transliteration between scripts is possible only in MS Office or some limited apps. I tried and did not succeed with Notepad, Wordpad, typing in IE or Firefox. Google docs, too can use the MS IME, but no transliteration. The best of the lot seemed to be online tools - wikipedia page on Indic support has lots and lots of good info and links. The online transliterate tool girgit looks interesting.
Edit: corrected a typo in the Tamil.