Thursday, February 26, 2009

My first deb

Yes, am done with my first deb creation! All it took was a simple control file to be under the directory containing all your files needed for installation and a simple command: dpkg -b . first_all_0.1.deb.

Somehow, first_all_0.1.deb comes up as a hidden file. Need to read more.
But, am feeling good.

p.s: first_all_0.1.deb is not the actual name of the deb I made ;-)

Friday, February 13, 2009

14 Mokos at once!!!

Pictured at Karlsruhe openmoko meeting by Joachim Breitner :)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Tag Cloud

One thing that Me found very useful with blogs, e-mails etc., was tags and tag clouds. Irrespective of the volume of the blogs/ e-mails, tags provide a easy way of categorizing and accessing data.

A tagcloud, elaborated more in this article on Wikipedia, is a cloud full of words, the font size of each word and/ or color indicating how importance of the tag. Each tag, typically is a hyperlink that lists out all the items with that tag on them.

Now, Me really wished google provided a gadget for generating tag clouds on blogs hosted on Nevertheless, Me found this link, containing good instructions about how to create tag clouds on blogger hosted blogs. 

Me liked his implementations so much, Me had to leave a note on this site, to give him his due credit, hence this blog post.

Further reading:
Developing a tag cloud using PHP:


Sunday, February 1, 2009

wget -P /path/to/alternate/dir something.ogg

I found out that one could use the -P option to download to an alternate location in wget. That's really neat. There's a python script sitting in the /srv/www/cgi-bin folder which downloads to a share in the openfiler here.

In the open source, we begin by putting all the blocks together! Think of something and its probably already there in the open source!