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A stand-alone TextDisplay widget in QT

Posted 12-10-2012 at 02:47 PM by rainbowsally

A stand-alone TextDisplay widget in QT

Skip this part if you know about mc2 (makefile creator, the second generation)

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Before we start, if you haven't tried mc2 yet, don't be put off by the installation location. The Computer Mad Science Team uses 4 levels of installation for various kinds of apps.

The most basic type is the HOME/bin sandbox. This allows instantly running applications because that folder is usually in the...
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Nedit copy/paste failure

Posted 12-09-2012 at 05:55 PM by flshope

At the risk of revealing myself to be a computer muggle, I will start by saying that I do most of my code writing/editing using NEdit. I have been using NEdit for most of a decade. I know I should learn Emacs, but I just haven't gotten around to that. I like NEdit a lot, except for one fairly serious problem ...

Seemingly at random, when I have multiple instances of NEdit running simultaneously, the copy/paste function suddenly stops working on all instances. Closing all NEdit sessions...
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Which MUA for Linux?

Posted 12-09-2012 at 07:40 AM by dr_agon
Updated 12-09-2012 at 07:44 AM by dr_agon

applies to: linux, KMail, Opera, Balsa, Claws

Recently I got sick of new KMail. I tried to be patient and after upgrading to new KDE4 (together with Kubuntu 12.04, which is "Long Term Support", so it was ment to be "stable") I ran trough all pains with migrating my e-mails and configuring it together with Akonadi, Nepomuk, and Virtuoso. I hoped to get the whole KDE-PIM usable again. Now, after half a year, I gave up and searched for replacement.
I needed Mail User...
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Email disaster with Opera

Posted 12-08-2012 at 08:11 PM by flshope

I do my email using Opera. Opera is fast as a browser and it's convenient to open web links from emails in the same application.

A few days ago, I had an email disaster. I had just switched from internet work to email only to find, much to my horror, that all my current and previously stored emails had disappeared. Somewhat surprisingly, Opera's email client continued to work normally in terms of downloading and manipulating new emails. I had not been backing up the .opera directory....
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Logstalgia

Posted 12-08-2012 at 03:38 AM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)

Here's a weird one that recently hit the Gentoo repositories:

Logstalgia

Basically, it replays the access log for your Web server - video game style! Using opengl, it transforms your Web log into a colorful version of Pong: each time you get a hit, the paddle for that virtual host (if in vhost paddle mode) intercepts the ball, also displaying the return code and the page accessed. Maintains a counter for the hits. Fun to watch, and also handy because you can adjust...
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