Building simplicidade.org: notes, projects, and occasional rants

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Tip: XML::LibXML and Debian

If even after you apt-get install libxml2 libxml2-dev you still can't install XML::LibXML, look for this error message: CPAN.pm: Going to build P/PH/PHISH/XML-LibXML-Common-0.13.tar.gz enable native perl UTF8 running xml2-config... ok looking for -lxml2... no looking for -llibxml2... no libxml2 not found Try setting LIBS and INC values on the command line Or get libxml2 from http://www.libxml.org/ If you install via RPMs, make sure you also install the -devel RPMs, as this is where the headers (.

ping melo.mobi

[email protected]:melo $ ping melo.mobi PING melo.mobi (melo.mobi): 56 data bytes ping: sendto: No route to host ping: sendto: Host is down ping: sendto: Host is down ping: sendto: Host is down ping: sendto: Host is down ping: sendto: Host is down ping: sendto: Host is down ^C — melo.mobi ping statistics — 12 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100% packet loss My mobile phone is dead. Replacement hasn't landed yet. If you need to contact me, use Jabber.

Googla Apps for Domains

Google Apps for Domains is looking very very good. Pedro switched today, and I would to, but right now I depend on IMAP (I use offline mode a lot), and there is no support for it, even on the Premier Edition (the one I would be using myself). I've read some comments that IMAP would have less than ideal mapping to the current tag-based approach of GMail, but for me, thats a non issue:

Macbook Pro shuts down

Houston, we have a problem. This is happening to me to. After the 10.4.9 upgrade, when I'm using battery, the Macbook just shuts down without any warning whatsoever. Crap. Update: Today I got this behavior with a TiBook G4 at work, very weird. This could point to a problem with the 10.4.9 upgrade. Articles I'm following about this: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=892757&tstart=285;http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=867275&tstart=240 (this is a good one, might have find my problem);http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=863919.I think I have a swollen battery.

Quicksilver Proxy objects

Recently, Merlin Mann did a show about Quicksilver Proxy Objects. If you have problems getting that to work, follow the excellent mini-tutorial about enabling Quicksilver proxies and application menus by Robert Daeley. In fact, you should read the short tutorial before watching the show.

Quicksilver Proxy objects

Recently, Merlin Mann did a show about Quicksilver Proxy Objects. If you have problems getting that to work, follow the excellent mini-tutorial about enabling Quicksilver proxies and application menus by Robert Daeley. In fact, you should read the short tutorial before watching the show.

Countdown

April 6 is just around the corner... Fun!

Either you like it or STFU

Publico is one of the largest newspapers in Portugal and they also have an online version. I was reading a piece on solar energy and at the end I found this: (for the portuguese impaired, the text before the checkbox asks "Did you find this article interesting?". The checkbox label is 'Yes'.) Now, I can understand what the person that designed this was trying to do (at least I think I do), but how can I say "No, I did not like the article".

Local networking

In my new work setup, one of the things I did was to upgrade the switch between the two laptops to a D-Link Gigabit switch (less than €30 at a local discount shop if I remember correctly). I did some benchmarks to compare the speed of copying a 2.4 Gbyte Parallels XP image in several scenarios: On the old TiBook, local disk to local disk: $ time cp winxp.hdd winxp.hdd2 real 3m24.